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Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 or so employees at a continuing annual cost of about $566,000 when fully implemented.

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration drive and the chance to meet and learn more about those running for office.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about themselves and what they plan to do if elected.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers await Deal's 'campus carry' decision

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal could deal another major blow to conservatives in the Republican-dominated Legislature as lawmakers await his decision on another controversial piece of legislation: a bill to allow college and university students ages 21 and up to carry a concealed handgun on campus with a permit.

April 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census figures show.

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ward's growing in Statesboro

After outgrowing a smaller shop in Brooklet in about a year's time, Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks moved in January to a larger, established shop on U.S. Highway 301 South, next door to J.C. Lewis Ford in Statesboro. An open house event is scheduled for April 30.

April 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners plan Gentilly Gardens upgrades

Gentilly Gardens, an assisted living and memory care facility on Gentilly Road, was acquired last week by local entrepreneurs Ralph Cowart and Alan Skipper.

April 04, 2016 | | Local


Faith's place in the modern world

Representatives from four world religions took part in a panel discussion in the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University last week for the annual "Hot Wings and Hot Topics" event, where students and audience members dined on free wings and delved into contemporary and sometimes controversial religious subjects.

April 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Local Ferst Foundation chapter raises $1,600 to send books to area children

More than $1,660 worth of raffle tickets were sold to support the Bulloch County chapter of the Ferst Foundation, an organization that mails new books free of charge to children from birth until 5 years of age.

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High School senior receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Ashley Patrick, a senior at Southeast Bulloch High School, has received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award recognizes Americans, like Patrick, who have devoted significant amounts of time to serving their communities and country. She was nominated for the national honor in September by SEBHS faculty.

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ireland’s Easter Rising explored by GSU researchers

One hundred years ago this April and May, the Easter Rising, a short-lived and cruelly suppressed rebellion in Ireland against rule by Great Britain, generated headlines and mixed feelings in Savannah, with its significant Irish population.

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate forum set for April 19

Political candidates seeking election in three local races will face off Tuesday, April 19 in a debate held at Ogeechee Technical College in the Joseph Kennedy Building auditorium.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names new leader

Paul Theriot Jr. was named chief executive officer of East Georgia Regional Medical Center and will assume leading the hospital starting April 25.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah Ave. on schedule

With water and sewer mains completed, the city's $1.85 million, multifaceted project on Savannah Avenue remains on schedule for a June 19 completion date, says Stateboro's city engineer. But motorists and residents should expect more disruptions yet.

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Veteran touts relationship skills in seeking commission seat

Bulloch County resident Gerald P. Fleming, Sr., Capt. USCG (ret), said he feels his experiences with strong personal and business relationships would be an asset if he is elected to Bulloch County Commission Seat 2A.

April 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a ...

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic ...

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind ...

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars ...

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

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


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