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South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Local


South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Metter man facing charges in Statesboro child molestation

Statesboro police arrested a Metter man Tuesday, charged with sexual battery against a child.

July 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Jungle Book’ comes alive Friday

While walking in downtown Statesboro Friday, you might see characters from your favorite childhood book walking around as "The Jungle Book" is brought to life by local youth.

July 08, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


It's official: Keel named president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta

After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, effective July 20.

July 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Heated debate turns to Confederate flag

Following an intense discussion with references to the Nazi swastika, the flag of the terrorist group Isis and the U.S. Constitution, people carrying Confederate battle flags inside the Bulloch County Commission meeting room Tuesday were asked to leave after a unanimous vote. Commissioners, however, took no action regarding a petition to remove a Confederate soldier memorial from the county courthouse square.

July 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Council authorizes city manager search

Statesboro City Council launched a search for a new city manager Tuesday, a full year after firing former City Manager Frank Parker. A proposal to create a new deputy city manager post for interim City Manager Robert Cheshire is also on the table.

July 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Migos rapper seeks reconsideration of bond denial

The mother of a rap artist who is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on drugs, guns and other charges testified in court Tuesday during a motion to reconsider her son's denial of bond.

July 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


'In support of heritage'

About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.

July 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally ranked Market in Statesboro

Statesboro's Mainstreet Farmers Market shows up in some "best of" lists, and recently moved up in the "101 Best Farmers Markets in America" published by the food and drink website The Daily Meal.

July 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


A walk in the woods

Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss' love of nature recently took him a few steps farther - approximately 5 million steps, in fact.

July 05, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


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Up with People take the stage

About 110 performers from 20 countries arrived at Statesboro High School Monday to continue their 19-city world tour with Up with People, a nonprofit organization ...

August 30, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Willow Hill Festival adds bike rides

This year, the Willow Hill Heritage Festival rolls out a new activity, cycling, with the Thrill on the Hill, a pair of bike rides measuring ...

August 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Habitat family pays off mortgage

Late last month, Ronnie and Henrietta Brunson made the final payment on their 20-year mortgage for the third Habitat House ever built by volunteers of ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Feral hogs decimate local crops

Bulloch County farmer Wayne Mallard stood in the middle of one of his peanut fields Wednesday, surveying the devastation caused by feral hogs.

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Evans County gives Jack Hill a day

CLAXTON - Celebrating 25 years in the Georgia Senate with supporters in Evans County, Sen. Jack Hill announced Thursday night that he will seek a 14th ...

August 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Morning stand-off ends peacefully

Police captured a domestic violence suspect early Friday morning after a two-hour standoff, during which the suspect barricaded himself with his twin toddlers inside his ...

August 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Student killed in shooting at Savannah State

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.

August 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Portal man arrested on child porn charges

Statesboro police arrested a man Wednesday on child pornography charges after a months-long investigation that began in 2014.

August 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Britt won’t seek re-election

After serving three terms as a city councilman spanning 12 years, serving as mayor pro tem for the past four years and initially announcing he ...

August 28, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Up with People cast serves up hot meals

Young adults from nine nations chopped and seasoned food, served on the chow line, cleaned up and even provided a little music Thursday when Up ...

August 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


How many groceries can you grab in 60 seconds?

How much can you stuff into a grocery shopping cart in 60 seconds?

August 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live broadcast

MONETA, Va. - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he ...

August 26, 2015 | By STEVE HELBER, PAM RAMSEY and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


‘Up with People’ show is a 50-year ‘Journey’

When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage inside the Statesboro High School auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. the audience ...

August 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gracewood Baptist turns 60

Gracewood Baptist Church in Statesboro will mark 60 years since its founding on Sunday and Lynn Lamb has been a member for 55 of those ...

August 26, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Crop conditions vary after 'spotty' rainfall

If one were to drive across Bulloch County, it might be obvious that some areas have experienced good rainfall this year, while others have not.

August 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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