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Threat of Zika to continue for Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia so far has escaped the type of Zika threat faced by Florida, which has been the epicenter of the virus in the continental United States.

November 25, 2016 | | Local


Number of foster children on rise

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who'd been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

November 24, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Officials urge safe shopping

Shopping season begins today as people scramble for deals, get serious about buying gifts and purchase holiday decorations, but it is also the time of year when automobile break-ins and identity thefts occur.

November 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


William James vies for $100,000 STEM lab makeover

Supporters who visit a certain Facebook page on a certain day, Dec. 9, could help William James Middle School win $100,000 for a makeover of its STEM lab into a state-of-the-art space for project-based learning.

November 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Ralph Andrews dies at 88

Ralph Andrews, one of Statesboro's most compassionate residents who contributed generously to various causes and helped found the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, passed away Tuesday. He was 88.

November 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Making a bigger Splash

Construction workers at Splash in the Boro are building the framework that will hold in place the wave pool, the heart of an almost $5.7 million expansion meant to propel a tsunami of new visitors into the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department's waterpark.

November 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Changes at Eagle Creek

It was a bit of a soft transition, with food brought from another restaurant in the absence of an approved kitchen. But Eagle Creek Brewing Company switched Thursday from being a brewery that gave away samples of its beers and ales during paid tours to a brewpub that retails beer, wine, liquor drinks and light meals.

November 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - AgSouth plan reshapes future of downtown

When Allen Muldrew began his position as the director of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority he became the chief salesman for downtown Statesboro.

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Farmers & Merchants Bank promotes Jason Parrish

Jason Parrish of Farmers & Merchants Bank was promoted to banking officer, credit administration, bank officials announced Monday.

November 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Honor the memory of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States fully into World War II. The surprise morning strike by 353 Imperial Japanese planes left 2,403 Americans killed and 1,178 wounded, sank four battleships and eight other ships and destroyed 188 aircraft.

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Raybon Anderson honored as Chamber's 2016 Ag Partner

One of Bulloch County's most well-known people in the agriculture world, Raybon Anderson, was honored Friday by being named the 2016 Ag Partner by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee.

November 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Leaphart resigns as Statesboro city attorney

After five years as Statesboro's city attorney, J. Alvin Leaphart IV is heading west for a major change of scenery. He was hired recently to be county attorney for Los Alamos County, New Mexico, beginning Jan. 3.

November 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deputy US marshal, fugitive killed in shootout

LUDOWICI - A fugitive accused of attempting to murder police officers fatally shot a deputy U.S. marshal trying to arrest him Friday in southeast Georgia, where other law officers returned fire and killed the suspect, federal authorities said.

November 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


A Boro holiday tradition

Ornate and antique lanterns of all shapes and sizes will help guide your way to make your Thanksgiving celebration that much more special or get a jump on some early Christmas shopping or simply to enjoy a late fall evening in downtown Statesboro.

November 18, 2016 | | Local


Share your memories of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States fully into World War II. The surprise morning strike by 353 Imperial Japanese planes left 2,403 Americans killed and 1,178 wounded, sank four battleships and eight other ships and destroyed 188 aircraft.

November 18, 2016 | | Local


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Poet and activist speaks at GSU MLK Celebration

Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most well-known poets, spoke at Georgia Southern University last week. Besides reciting a few of her poems, she made ...

January 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Anti-Trump marches draw than 1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital ...

January 21, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Local


Severe weather to move in over weekend

The threat of severe weather in Bulloch and surrounding counties begins to move in Saturday, with the chance of heavy thunderstorms, wind, possible hail and ...

January 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New hours for city office

Statesboro City Hall will open 90 minutes earlier than usual three days each month beginning in February to accommodate people paying bills for water and ...

January 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Jan. 20, 2016 - Tyson Summers talks recruiting and moving into the 2017 season

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

January 20, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Poetry event Saturday at Whitaker Black Box

Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multi-media production, "An Evening of African American Poetry," to the Whitaker Black Box Theater Saturday ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A man who had been under investigation since being accused of child molestation over a year ago was arrested on Tuesday.

January 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The ...

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Much about GS-Armstrong merger yet to be decided

After its consolidation with Armstrong State University, the expanded Georgia Southern University will honor the scholarships of Armstrong student athletes, the two universities' presidents said ...

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free SPD funeral escorts resume

The ordinance City Council unanimously approved Thursday morning restores Statesboro Police Department escorts for funeral processions and does not limit them to two officers per ...

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crash involves deputy’s patrol car

A woman reportedly crashed into a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's patrol car Tuesday evening while the deputy was assisting Georgia State Patrol troopers ...

January 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reverse escort decision

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore called an ordinance authorizing police escorts for funeral processions a "compromise."

January 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts ...

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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