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Statesboro man wanted for SC murder

A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.

March 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The secret to living a century

Naomi Neville just turned 100, but that milestone has not dampened her spirit or her memory.

March 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch drill teams capture region titles

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' (JROTC) color guard teams from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High captured both the boys and girls Region 9 championship titles, and each team won other trophies during the event held last Saturday at Metter High School.

March 15, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia House votes to raise minimum age for bouncers, bar patrons

Prompted by the death of 18-year-old Michael Joseph Gatto last summer, the Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to define what bars are, make 21 the minimum age to enter one or work as a bouncer, and place new demands on cities, counties and businesses to report alcoholic beverage violations.

March 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Southern Food: What it is, why it still matters

Damon Lee Fowler, a noted authority on Southern cooking and its history, will deliver the 2015 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

March 14, 2015 | | Local


Georgia’s turkey hunting season opens March 21

Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills?

March 14, 2015 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Averitt Center sets grand opening for new facility

The Averitt Center for the Arts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility, the Center for Performing Arts, at 41 W. Main St., on Friday.

March 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Proposed bill doesn’t quench brewers’ thirst

If a bill the Georgia Senate passed Friday becomes law, Eagle Creek Brewing Co. will be allowed to serve larger samples to adults touring the little brewery in the middle of Statesboro, and they will be able to take sealed samples home. But Eagle Creek still won't be allowed to sell beer directly to consumers.

March 14, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Former Marine now facing DUI charges in Twin City

A man released in October from a Mexican prison after being jailed there for seven months on charges of bringing guns into the country was released on bond Thursday after a DUI arrest in Twin City.

March 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Graphic images and the First Amendment

Photographs have the power to make us smile, laugh and remember the times of our lives. They also have the power to challenge our assertions and confront our worst fears. And, sometimes, they have the power to offend our sensibilities and taste.

March 13, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local


2 held without bond after shots fired in Statesboro

A man and woman charged after shots were fired at a condominium complex Thursday remain in jail without bond, facing multiple charges each, according to Bulloch County Jail records.

March 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


LeCain to lead Statesboro High

For the first time in 10 months, Statesboro High School has a permanent principal.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County RV park application public hearing postponed

A public hearing on a rezoning request for property near Bulloch Academy has been postponed until April 9. It originally was scheduled for tonight.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Shots fired at Statesboro condo complex

Statesboro police have two people in custody after shots were fired at a Lanier Drive location.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Anti-abortion group: Graphic images to be displayed on Georgia Southern campus

The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform announced in a news release late Wednesday that it plans to present large, graphic images of the aftermath of abortion outside Russell Union at Georgia Southern University today and Friday.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

April 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn't mean the work load will lighten.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man suffers copperhead bite

An elderly man bitten on the hand by a venomous snake Wednesday afternoon was flown to Savannah for treatment.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

April 14, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


Man flagging down traffic arrested on drug charges

A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.

April 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Armed teen arrested in burglaries

An armed teen suspect was arrested Sunday when a sheriff's deputy reportedly caught him with a stolen utility vehicle and a stolen handgun.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo riding into the Boro

Cowboys from around the world will ride into town this weekend to compete in the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coffee, fellowship with Deen Day Smith honorees

Following Tuesday evening's 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 12, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Irelynn’s battle

In just five short years, a precocious and spunky little darling has endured 83 blood transfusions. This week, Statesboro High School students and employees did their part to keep Irelynn Rose a happy and growing 5-year-old.

April 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Allen: Congress busy, problems are real

Rep. Rick Allen talked about the surprising fast pace of his first quarter representing Georgia's 12th District in Congress and the Republican answered "Yes" when asked if the relationship between Congress and the White House is as dysfunctional as it looks.

April 11, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Jenkins woman’s death leads to arrests

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County have led to the arrest of two suspects police believe are connected to a woman reported missing earlier this year.

April 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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