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Commission votes β€œyes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public hearing in the matter; about a dozen residents spoke against the increase during two July 30 hearings, but no one stepped forward to speak during Tuesday's hearing.

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts by some to have the memorial moved.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting until Tuesday.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City blocks new fireworks stores for 90 days

To give the city time to adopt zoning rules, Statesboro City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium blocking the creation or expansion of fireworks stores.

August 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

GSU alum may be next Travel Channel Star

When Blake Jeffers submitted a video entry to become the next Travel Channel Star, he didn't really expect to get a call saying he actually was in the running for the job.

August 04, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Special to the Herald | Local

Offices moving into new county annex

The finishing touches are being made to the new Bulloch County Annex, and several county offices expect to move in soon.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS | Local

Active shooter training to be held at Georgia Southern

Local law enforcement agencies will be conducting active shooter response training at Georgia Southern University through Thursday, Aug. 6.

August 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Palace moves to South Main

The Southern Palace Chinese Restaurant has been operating on South Main Street only since November, but has been a Statesboro family business, serving families of customers, for more than 17 years.

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Henry, for wonderful memories

In 1965, newlyweds Henry and Charlene Doyle traveled by Greyhound Bus from their hometown of Metter to Savannah so Henry could attend barber school.

August 03, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Ringing in a new year

Exactly 9,683 students started the 2015-16 term Monday in the Bulloch County Schools, but if trends hold true, enrollment will top 10,200 students within a few weeks.

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Rep. Rick Allen speaks to local Rotary Club

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen, R-Ga.-12, spoke against Planned Parenthood practices and of problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear deal and excessive government regulations Monday as he addressed the Rotary Club of Statesboro.

August 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Up With People: Meet the cast, part 2

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Averitt Center season tickets for 2015–16 season go on sale Aug. 4

Special to the Herald

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Make a will – protect loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no matter your age will help the ones you love.

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

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Bulloch reaching out to South Carolina flood victims

Bulloch County Public Safety is heading efforts to collect supplies to assist victims of flooding in South Carolina due in part to the effects of ...

October 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Traffic stop ends in meth arrests

A traffic stop on a reckless vehicle Monday ended in two drug arrests and the seizure of over $11,000 cash.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

Check out pictures from the 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The annual fundraiser added a second permance this year and raised $107,000 to ...

October 06, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

VA Medical Center to hold public forum Wednesday at Legion Hall

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will hold a combination Veterans Information Fair and Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the American ...

October 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Boro's Wholesale Customs

Wholesale Customs in the Boro might sound like the kind of place where young dudes take their rides to be jacked up with custom suspension ...

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Air Evac moving to Kiwanis fairgrounds

The Kiwanis fairgrounds is getting a new permanent resident that will certainly get some attention. Our local Air Evac Lifeteam emergency helicopter flight service is ...

October 05, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Local Scout earns Eagle rank

James Nash Welch, a ninth-grader at Statesboro High School, recently received the highest and most coveted award in Scouting. Welch earned the Eagle Scout rank ...

October 05, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Alcohol violation hearings resume with fall semester

After a respite of several months, Statesboro City Council will return to alcoholic beverage sales enforcement actions today with hearings for eight alleged violations at ...

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday ...

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

State NAACP convention here this week

Thursday through Saturday, member delegates from all over the state will gather in Statesboro for the 73rd Annual Georgia NAACP Convention. National NAACP President Cornell ...

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest ...

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads ...

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Historical Society honors Braz, Whitaker, Presley

The Bulloch County Historical Society this week honored one of its founding members, Del Presley, with its first-ever Distinguished Fellow Award, and two artists who ...

October 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Baby injured in drug sweep arrest

An infant was injured when a drug-trafficking suspect fled from law enforcement during a recent multicounty drug sweep, but deputies apprehended the man, and the ...

October 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

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