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Local couple bilked out of $66,000

A woman accused of bilking an elderly Bulloch County couple out of thousands of dollars told the victims she expected a windfall from pending lawsuits, but needed loans until her money came, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

December 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pembroke man charged with vehicular homicide

After two years' investigation, the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit called for the arrest Wednesday of a Pembroke man in the case of a January 2014 hit-and-run fatality.

December 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Education law rewrite passes Congress

WASHINGTON - Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states - not the U.S. government - authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating teachers and schools.

December 09, 2015 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Local


Four arrested in abandoned house on Spruce Street

Four men caught in an abandoned house without permission were arrested on drug and gun charges Tuesday.

December 09, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Parks & Rec scores state title

Call it home of Splash in the Boro and Mill Creek Regional Park - and seven other parks. Call it caretaker of the S&S Greenway trail. Call it provider of after-school programs and summer jobs, of baseball, basketball and cheerleading, football, soccer and track, but also of Sit Fit, bingo and horseback riding lessons, and seasonal events such as the Firecracker Fest.

December 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Food Bank in need of money

Most people think of canned goods and nonperishable foods when considering donations to local food banks, but the Statesboro Food Bank needs cash, too.

December 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Fire Department completes specialized training

The Statesboro Fire Department recently completed in-house training on atmospheric air monitoring during and after working fires, said Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams.

December 08, 2015 | | Local


Langston takes bite of national apple promo

Thanks to nearly 10,000 photos posted online of children and adults enjoying apples and apple snacks, Langston Chapel Elementary School has $10,000 to spend on playground improvements plus $1,500 to buy iPads for fifth-grade reading. The school won both first place and third place in the U.S. Apple Association's Apples4Ed contest.

December 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


East Georgia commencement set for Saturday

East Georgia State College will hold its 53rd Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday in the gymnasium. Dr. H. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at EGSC, will give the commencement Address.

December 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 Fla. men caught with trailer full of stolen motorcycles

Two men from Florida left town with four brand new motorcycles stolen from Statesboro Yamaha early Sunday, but quick response by local law enforcement made sure the two never reached the state line.

December 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen learns about dialysis legislation

For registered nurse Melissa R. "Missy" Cook, legislation under consideration in the U.S. Congress that would help kidney dialysis patients receive additional Medicare coverage is "very personal."

December 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Man arrested in knife fight

Statesboro police arrested a man on three counts of aggravated assault after a Saturday night fight at a local bar.

December 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Author, civil servant, Army general to speak at GSU graduation

Georgia Southern University will hold its 24th annual Fall Commencement with ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse.

December 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Baldinos back in Boro; Clyde's expanding

Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs has re-entered the Statesboro market after leaving more than three decades ago.

December 07, 2015 | | Local


'Puts you right back there'

When the Rev. Carl E. Ledbetter, an 82-year-old Army veteran, walked through the Washington, D.C., memorial exhibits last month, he was mesmerized and moved by what he saw. But when he came upon the Korean War Veterans Memorial - his memorial - he was caught off guard.

December 06, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a ...

February 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Longtime businessman reaching for county commission seat

Longtime Statesboro businessman Jasper "Jappy" Stringer announced Wednesday he intends to qualify to run for seat 2C of the Bulloch County Commission.

February 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register mayor suspended

Register Town council members suspended Mayor John Williams and another town employee Tuesday night in the wake of Williams' admission that he improperly disposed of ...

February 11, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Mims seeking BOE District 7 seat

Heather Mims, a mother of five children, a school council member at two of the Bulloch County Schools and currently a substitute teacher, has announced ...

February 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

Nineteen-year-old Cierra Crowe is taking a huge leap of faith. She is moving from Register to Kireka, Uganda, next week for the sole purpose of ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ethridge will not seek re-election to commission

Bulloch County Commissioner Carolyn Ethridge announced Monday that she does not plan to seek re-election to the commission.

February 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A degree in caring

These weren't his exact words, but 2016 Rotary Citizen of the Year David Ball said he got a degree in caring.

February 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Fees waived downtown

Last week, Statesboro City Council restored an incentive program for redevelopment in the downtown district that had waived almost $200,000 in building permit, water ...

February 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sobe Nails creates an upscale experience

With Valentine's Day coming up Sunday, many of you are still looking for the perfect gift idea.

February 08, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Do not pass

While Monday's collision between a school bus and tractor-trailer rig did not involve illegal passing, it calls attention to the fact that a vast ...

February 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler that struck a school bus in Statesboro on Monday morning has been charged with following too closely, according to Georgia ...

February 08, 2016 | By JIM HEALY and HOLLI SAXON jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Local


Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team responded to an vehicular accident on the 500 block of Ft. Argyle Road that claimed the ...

February 08, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the ...

February 07, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Local


2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

February 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


In case of emergency

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Bulloch County Schools' students, faculty and staff practiced an emergency plan in the event of a tornado warning ...

February 07, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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