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What stinks in the Boro?

A pungent odor lingering in the air around Statesboro and Bulloch County may offend some noses, but for many area farmers, it's the smell of money.

March 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Giant canopies part of $6 billion Atlanta airport expansion

ATLANTA - Two giant, translucent canopies spanning several lanes of roadway and sidewalks outside the domestic terminal will be among the most visible aspects of a $6 billion expansion and renovation project at the world's busiest airport during the next 20 years, officials announced Thursday.

March 10, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Gang leader fights guards after failing drug test in prison

A known gang leader incarcerated in the Bulloch County Correctional Institute failed a drug test Tuesday and then fought guards who tried to take him to solitary confinement.

March 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hosts first Youth Leadership Summit

High school juniors and seniors from across Georgia's 12th Congressional District listened to speeches on leadership and asked questions of adult leaders during the 2016 GA-12 Youth Leadership Summit hosted by Congressman Rick Allen.

March 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


4 more candidates qualify Thursday for Bulloch County offices

Four candidates qualified Thursday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Candidates qualify Wednesday for Bulloch offices

Four more candidates qualified Wednesday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. to 5p.m. through Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


No city manager hired; council to cast the net again

After interviewing six applicants for the city manager's job by videoconferencing, Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are not hiring any of them.

March 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police: Two caught burglarizing school

Two men caught inside a local school early Wednesday were charged with burglary after deputies and police responded to an alarm.

March 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Victim of attempted murder released from hospital

A woman Statesboro Police say was shot by her boyfriend in a murder-suicide attempt last month was released Wednesday from the hospital.

March 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


More candidates qualify for Bulloch County offices

Four more candidates qualified Tuesday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. - 5p.m. through Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 08, 2016 | | Local


Snakes alive!

It's not just snakes anymore at the annual Evans County Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival. Several years ago, the Evans County Wildlife Club expanded the event to include educational displays and demonstrations that showcase other local wildlife as well.

March 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Sam Houston State provost vies for GSU president

Dr. Jaimie L. Hebert, provost of Sam Houston State University, visits Georgia Southern University for three days beginning Wednesday, concluding a series of five candidates who have come to Statesboro over the past two weeks as part of the search for the next GSU president.

March 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Fourth GSU presidential contender visits

Dr. Kelli Brown, latest of five applicants invited to visit the Georgia Southern University campus as they vie to be the university's next president, spoke of student debt, but also of sexual assault and a need for faculty diversity, as challenges facing higher education.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Campus carry' bill moves ahead

Georgia lawmakers moved one step closer to allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses, as some other states have done, when the proposal supported by the National Rifle Association won support from a Senate panel Monday.

March 07, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Ryan’s closes

The Ryan's buffet restaurant in Statesboro never opened for business Sunday and remained closed Monday, but there were contradictory signs as to why. After being purchased by another company in August, the chain that owns Ryan's closed more than 70 restaurants last month, but the location on Highway 80 East in Statesboro initially wasn't one of them.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Mical Whitaker retiring with ‘Charlie Brown’

Happiness is ... the Statesboro Youth Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Emma Kelly Theater at 7 p.m ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


City has 57 new applicants for city manager’s job

This time, Statesboro has 57 applicants for the job of city manager, an increase of four applicants from the number received on the first try ...

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Five pharmacies targeted in burglary attempts

Someone attempted to burglarize five locally owned pharmacies over the weekend, according to law enforcement reports. Now, investigators are seeking information about the incidents.

May 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved ...

May 03, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Georgia schools make room for thousands of migrant children

Among the tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America in recent years, roughly 1 in 26 of these young migrants have come to live ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Cason's Auto Repair opens in Brooklet

Walt and Beth Cason, successful Savannah automotive business owners who have been Bulloch County residents for almost 15 years, opened a business earlier this year ...

May 02, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Early voting off to a strong start

Early voting began with a bang Monday as 171 voters cast their ballots at the Board of Elections office in the Bulloch County Annex.

May 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Warrants issued for suspect in Millen woman's murder

Warrants for a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman Sunday follow an investigation opened by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Region ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City Council meets Tuesday at Statesboro High

Tuesday's 9 a.m. Statesboro City Council meeting is a regular meeting in the sense of the timing, but it is being held at ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Update on business projects in Statesboro

It's that time again, when I bring you up to speed on construction projects and other movement in the business community in Statesboro. We ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice earns honor

Ogeechee Area Hospice was recently recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Hospice Honors Program.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


ArtsFest 2016

Saturday's 34th annual ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle - hosted for the first time by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department ...

May 01, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Bulloch sharecropper tale goes national

Local attorney and Statesboro Herald columnist Kathy Bradley is a twice-published author, but the most recent book with her name in it is not one ...

April 30, 2016 | Brittani Howell | Local


Local ‘Youth Heroes’ honored

Twelve middle and high school students from southeast Georgia were recognized Friday by the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia as Youth Heroes ...

April 30, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Superior Court judge race tops $100K

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

April 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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