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SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings like the seven 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility units now on order.

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan offers a solution to that problem.

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro, said Chris Wiggins, a relationship banker at Sea Island Bank, and Lori Wiggins, an administrative assistant in Georgia Southern University's Department of Technology and Learning, will lead the 2017 event.

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chase ends with PIT maneuver and arrest

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy, assisting Statesboro police in a high-speed chase, stopped a fleeing suspect by using the PIT maneuver on Highway 301 South Thursday afternoon.

December 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City done with hurricane cleanup; county, almost

The city of Statesboro has, at last, finished collecting tree parts and other debris left at the curb after Hurricane Matthew, which passed through the area Oct. 7-8. Outside the city limits, Bulloch County's crews have almost, but not quite, finished collecting the debris along roads.

December 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Happy Birthday, Jesus

That glow from the northwest side of town isn't the North Star; it's the reflection from the Polk residence on Baldwin Street.

December 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Legislative battle looms over dental hygienist bill

A South Georgia elementary school has three dental chairs set up for kids who don't have a regular dentist.

December 21, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Girl Scout’s project may save lives

A Girl Scout since she was in the second grade, 18-year-old Natalie Lanier addressed the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as one of the final steps for her Gold Award project that would help save lives in Bulloch County.

December 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


YMCA on schedule heading into 2017

The Statesboro Family YMCA received a $500,000 commitment from its parent YMCA in Savannah to get Phase 1 of the Statesboro facility - the repurposed gym of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School - ready for a first-quarter 2017 opening.

December 21, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Four charged in Brooklet armed robbery

All four suspects in a Dec. 9 armed robbery attack in Brooklet are now behind bars, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grinch strikes TMT Farms

TMT Farms, which hosts an annual Christmas lights display that doubles as a food and toy drive, was robbed Friday in broad daylight by someone who easily could be described as the Grinch.

December 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sallie Z. Elementary wins $500 agribusiness grant for STEM lab

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School has won a $500 grant for its STEM exploratory lab from the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

December 19, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Portal native a 'Triple Eagle'

On Dec. 9, nearly 1,700 students walked across the stage in Paulson Stadium to become Georgia Southern University graduates. A Portal native, however, just made the walk for the third time, giving her an official "Triple Eagle" status.

December 19, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Expansions, renovations and new businesses

Growth in Statesboro is ending the year as strong as it began. While we are preparing this week to celebrate Christmas and wind down the year, I wanted to update you on a few exciting projects around town.

December 19, 2016 | | Local


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Severe weather to move in over weekend

The threat of severe weather in Bulloch and surrounding counties begins to move in Saturday, with the chance of heavy thunderstorms, wind, possible hail and ...

January 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New hours for city office

Statesboro City Hall will open 90 minutes earlier than usual three days each month beginning in February to accommodate people paying bills for water and ...

January 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Jan. 20, 2016 - Tyson Summers talks recruiting and moving into the 2017 season

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

January 20, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Poetry event Saturday at Whitaker Black Box

Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multi-media production, "An Evening of African American Poetry," to the Whitaker Black Box Theater Saturday ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A man who had been under investigation since being accused of child molestation over a year ago was arrested on Tuesday.

January 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The ...

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Much about GS-Armstrong merger yet to be decided

After its consolidation with Armstrong State University, the expanded Georgia Southern University will honor the scholarships of Armstrong student athletes, the two universities' presidents said ...

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free SPD funeral escorts resume

The ordinance City Council unanimously approved Thursday morning restores Statesboro Police Department escorts for funeral processions and does not limit them to two officers per ...

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crash involves deputy’s patrol car

A woman reportedly crashed into a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's patrol car Tuesday evening while the deputy was assisting Georgia State Patrol troopers ...

January 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reverse escort decision

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore called an ordinance authorizing police escorts for funeral processions a "compromise."

January 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts ...

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Deputies arrest gunman hiding in barn

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies captured an armed suspect in Brooklet early Saturday morning after they say he threatened to kill his wife with a ...

January 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'The urgency of now'

As keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service put on by the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, former state ...

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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