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A surprising mission

Statesboro's Southbridge Community Church spent time last Sunday after the morning worship service to be the hands and feet of Jesus when they walked into the BI-LO grocery store and purchased food items for the Statesboro Food Bank using gift cards provided by the church.

March 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A 70th reunion at GSU

Known as the Baptist Student Union when it was founded, Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministries will hold a 70th Anniversary Reunion Celebration this coming Saturday.

March 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Rep. Rick Allen to hold veterans town hall

Congressman Rick Allen will host a town hall meeting specifically for veterans Wednesday in Statesboro.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Win $1,000 at Statesboro Film Festival

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia First Lady to speak at Deen Day Awards

The 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal as the keynote speaker.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GBI: Foul play not suspected in Bulloch Co. inmate's death

On Friday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Cathy Sapp released the identity of an inmate found dead in the Bulloch County Jail on Thursday evening.

March 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woodall challenges Tankersley in state House District 160

James "Major" Woodall, Georgia Youth and College Division NAACP state president, a senior at Georgia Southern University and a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, recently took on a new role: Democratic Party candidate for Georgia House of Representatives in

March 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GBI investigating death at Bulloch County Jail

Special agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into the death of an inmate at the Bulloch County Jail Thursday evening, according to a release from Jared Akins, chief deputy with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


9 charged with murder after teen slain in massive brawl

A Georgia sheriff has charged nine people with murder after a fight between two high school girls escalated into a neighborhood street brawl with a mob wielding baseball bats and knives - and one driver charging at people with a car - before a teenager was fatally stabbed in the neck.

March 24, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Job fair, other help planned for SpartanNash employees

The Georgia Department of Labor and other agencies are planning workshops and a job fair for people who will lose their current jobs when SpartanNash closes its Statesboro grocery distribution center.

March 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 arrested in string of burglaries

Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile teen in connection to a rash of burglaries last week in the Whispering Pines subdivision.

March 24, 2016 | | Local


Couple offers reward in cat killing

Harry was a sweet gray tabby cat who just "showed up" in Mary Ann Stanley's yard one day, and she and her husband, Greg Vogel, took him in. Today, the couple is offering a $1,000 reward to find out who shot and killed their beloved pet.

March 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


All about Trump

As with most political discussions lately, the main topic during a presentation Wednesday at Georgia Southern University was Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gene Anderson running for County Commission seat 2C

Gene Anderson said he will focus on lowering taxes for homeowners, business owners and elderly residents if elected to the Bulloch County Commission seat 2C.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SpartanNash to close here, shedding 60 jobs

SpartanNash will close its "Nash Finch" Statesboro wholesale grocery distribution center at the end of May, eliminating 60 jobs here, the corporation's vice president for communications confirmed Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Voting results in Bulloch County

With Early Voting, Brooklet, Sinkhole, Stilson and Register precinct totals:

May 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shots fired in dog attack startles children

Shots fired by a Statesboro police officer that killed a reportedly aggressive pit bulldog Monday caused a nearby child care center to send children inside ...

May 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


3 commission seats contested

About 11 percent of registered Bulloch County voters took advantage of the early voting period, which ended Friday. The rest will get their chance at ...

May 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt summer camps filling up

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and program director Tony Phillips said he expects more than ...

May 23, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Ga. OKs $7.5M for joint seaport with SC

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah ...

May 23, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


New leader at Hospice

Next week when Ogeechee Area Hospice founder Nancy Bryant retires a second time as the hospice's executive director, she won't exactly be leaving ...

May 23, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Tourism continues to grow in Georgia, Bulloch

Community leaders came together last week to celebrate another banner year for tourism in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

May 23, 2016 | | Local


Adventures in Scouting

Connor Calhoun, a member of Boy Scout Troop 342 of Statesboro, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He received the highest award in Scouting ...

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 seeking Superior Court post

Three candidates are vying for the position of Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, which spans Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties.

May 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probate judge race could go to runoff

With five candidates – and no incumbent – the Bulloch County Probate Court judge race is the local contest in Tuesday's election where a runoff is ...

May 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Main event set for Tuesday

A little less than 11 percent of Bulloch County's 30,298 active registered voters cast ballots during three weeks of early voting or mailed ...

May 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Red Cross hopes to stay ahead of summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross is trying to counter the summer slowdown in blood donations in Bulloch County with a series of blood drives leading up ...

May 20, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Community Reading Fair Saturday at Statesboro High

This Saturday brings the inaugural Bulloch County Community Reading Fair, with free books and prizes, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesboro ...

May 20, 2016 | | Local


Districts 1 and 7 deciding BOE races

Voters in two districts, about one-fourth of Bulloch County's population, are making choices in the current election for who will represent them on the ...

May 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Splash set to open

While rain may be in the forecast, the slides will be open, the lounge chairs out and the Lazy River flowing, as Splash in the ...

May 19, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


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