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Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

When U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale stepped onstage to speak at the Bulloch County Democrats' annual gala Friday night, he wore his hat, a rumpled riding cap, for a couple of minutes, letting everyone know he really was the man in the campaign ads.

August 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local

No decision yet on police chief

Three weeks after three finalists for Statesboro police chief were introduced to the public and interviewed by a special panel, city officials have not announced a decision.

August 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences every week of the season.

August 26, 2016 | | Local

Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the Arts since it opened in 2004. Tim has accepted the position as manager of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, Ga.

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local

Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause for panic.

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County, but that the virus was contracted elsewhere.

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase in property values, the Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to roll back its portion of the millage to offset the value inflation.

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on, kicks off the 2016 season Friday in Portal.

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can in 60 seconds.

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like a big one.

August 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance, a couple of sentimental tunes and a great deal of energy Saturday when the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center hosted an event at the Whitaker Black Box Theater to raise funds for a new location for the non-profit organization. The building used for the center's office was sold recently.

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

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Georgia ranks high in infant mortality

Georgia still ranks high among states in rates of premature births, low-birthweight babies and infant mortality.

October 24, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

6 killed in mobile home fire in northeast Georgia

TRION - A mobile home fire in Georgia started by an improperly installed wood stove killed six people, including four children, authorities said Monday.

October 24, 2016 | | Local

A mobile bakeshop rises in Statesboro

After leaving one dream job, T. Chad Montgomery is making another vision a reality.

October 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital emergency department expanding

When Paul Theriot, Jr. took over as CEO of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, he stepped into leading one of the most significant facility enhancements ...

October 24, 2016 | | Local

Georgia Conservancy names Jon Burns top legislator

ATLANTA - The Georgia Conservancy's Board of Trustees recently honored two longtime supporters of Georgia's natural resources, former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard as its ...

October 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

‘Rocky Horror’ brings its annual oddities to the Averitt

In its ninth year at the Averitt Center for the Arts, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE!" will give audiences two nights - Tuesday and Wednesday ...

October 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

55 years of fun at the fair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 55th time last week, where the Kiwanis Club welcomed folks with food, rides, exhibits and more.

October 23, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

2016 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair - Fun leads to funds

Another fair has come and gone, leaving behind acres of tramped parking lot and empty grounds. However, there is something left behind besides memories; the ...

October 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s race campaign cash over $160,000,but most went to GOP primary candidates

Cash contributions to the three candidates who started out the Bulloch County Sheriff's race this year topped $160,000 by Sept. 30.

October 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Fun, food, family

Each year as October rolls around, excitement begins to grow as the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair approaches.

October 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

OctoberQuest to benefit United Way

A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest ...

October 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Reward offered in Campus Crossings murder

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible ...

October 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

A traveling man

Fourteen years ago, Bulloch County's Ronnie Douberly took a job he said saved his life.

October 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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