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Bulloch scores drop on SAT

In the recently released 2014-15 reports for the two major tests used nationally for college admissions, the Bulloch County Schools' overall scores dropped 3.1 percent on the SAT and were unchanged on the ACT, remaining below the statewide averages on both.

September 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Haught withdraws; Statesboro candidates unopposed

Steven Haught, who qualified Friday afternoon to run for Statesboro City Council in District 5, withdrew Tuesday, leaving incumbent Councilman Travis Chance unopposed.

September 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Vision of Renaissance in Statesboro

Visions for three projects, from a long-discussed dog park to an ambitious transformation of an old warehouse block to feature loft apartments, a restaurant, greenspaces and a pool, emerged from a Georgia Downtown Renaissance study of downtown Statesboro this summer.

September 07, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ulta brings 'beauty' to Statesboro Crossing

Statesboro Crossings newest store Ulta Beauty, opened this past Friday with not a lot of fanfare. And if the incredible response the store received over the weekend remains constant, it will prove to be an excellent expansion decision for the company.

September 07, 2015 | | Local

New medical coding system to help track quality of care

WASHINGTON - If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.

September 07, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Local

New nesting record for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - Wildlife biologist Doug Hoffman and his two interns kept busy this summer finding, cataloging and protecting a whopping 570 nests that giant loggerhead sea turtles had filled with eggs along the unspoiled beaches of Cumberland Island.

September 07, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Joy Café serves up Southern comfort

When Joy Austin Beber opened Joy Café in Atlanta four years ago, she never thought she would be entertaining Food Network host Guy Fieri in her kitchen one day.

September 06, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

Portal assured of new mayor

The town of Portal will have a new mayor when the Nov. 3 election rolls around, as incumbent mayor Larry Motes did not qualify to run by Friday at the 4:30 p.m. qualifying deadline.

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Mission trip a ‘Blessing’ for Boro teen

Statesboro teen Ava Hiller loves the English/Irish pop "boy band" One Direction so much, she saved and saved to raise enough money to attend one of their concerts.

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Civilians help police crack down on underage drinking

Civilians have been helping Statesboro police perform alcohol compliance checks since 2012, but a recent social media ad seeking qualified persons to assist in these checks received an overwhelming response.

September 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Haught challenges Chance in District 5

With five minutes to go before the close of qualifying Friday, Steven Haught handed in his finished paperwork and his $227 fee at City Hall, qualifying to run against incumbent Travis Chance for the District 5 seat on Statesboro City Council.

September 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

First Friday to feature ‘Taste of Downtown’

How would you like to sample most of your local restaurants in one convenient location, and for only a small fee?

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

No races for Statesboro City Council, so far

Going into the final day of qualifying, there are no vacancies but also no contested races for the three Statesboro City Council seats up for election Nov. 3.

September 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Zero tolerance for driving under the influence

Everyone knows holidays mean extra patrols on state highways, but local law enforcement agencies plan on patrolling back streets and rural dirt roads as well in attempt to keep everyone safe.

September 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Crime Suppression Team arrests 9 in drug sweeps

Nine suspects face drug sales charges after Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team agents rounded them up during four recent, separate investigations.

September 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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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

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults ...

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Handling a bomb threat

The 12-year-old girl police say is responsible for at least two of three bomb threat phone calls that shut down four local schools Tuesday remains ...

October 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Campus committee begins search for 3-5 candidates for GSU president

The 18-member campus committee received its working orders Wednesday morning, not to name the next president of Georgia Southern University, but to identify three to ...

September 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Keeping students safe

Each morning, students at Statesboro High School are met with smiles, words of greeting or high fives from Statesboro police Officer Steve Gravely.

September 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Juvenile arrested, charged in school bomb threat incidents

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a juvenile Tuesday evening on charges of making bomb threats that shut down four Statesboro-area schools.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

4 Bulloch schools receive bomb threats, classes cancelled

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and school officials remain on the scene at William James Middle School, Mill Creek Elementary and Langston Chapel middle and ...

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

No new schools, but state to fund renovations

The current five-year inventory of Bulloch County public school facilities does not qualify the district for any new schools. But local officials are ready to ...

September 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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