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Committee ranks Bulloch County Schools’ facility needs

While Bulloch County spent tens of millions of dollars building new schools over the past 15 years, some of the schools' smaller wants and needs were pushed to the future, and some additional problems cropped up.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Herald seeks Deen Day Smith nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bi-Lo and a Clyde’s store get 3-day suspensions

Two Statesboro stores that are part of larger companies, Clyde's Market No. 48 on U.S. Highway 301 South and the Bi-Lo supermarket at the mall, have their city licenses to sell beer and wine suspended Thursday through Saturday.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Space heater likely cause of fatal Millen house fire

A space heater is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Millen Sunday morning that took the life of a teenage boy.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries after semi flips in Bulloch County

No one was injured Monday morning when an 18-wheeler flipped over on Georgia Highway 119 near the Interstate 16 off ramp.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University launches new virtual campus tour

Georgia Southern University recently launched a virtual campus tour for prospective students interested in learning more about the university and the admissions experience.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Mattie Lively student smoothly spells his way to Bulloch County championship

PORTAL - The 2015 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion lived up to his winning word: "mellifluous."

February 02, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Officers fight with armed man in Statesboro

A traffic stop Friday night quickly turned dangerous when an armed man fled from deputies, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Park Avenue shooting suspect in custody

A man suspected of shooting a Park Avenue homeowner Nov. 10 is in custody, with warrants pending for his arrest.

February 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen fire claims life of 14-year-old boy

MILLEN - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Millen.

February 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


The heart behind the hands

As director of The Hearts & Hands Clinic, Urkovia Andrews is the face of Statesboro's only free health care clinic for the medically uninsured.

February 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Alcohol license moratorium continues

Statesboro City Council recently extended its moratorium on processing new alcoholic beverage licenses for the former Platinum Lounge and Primetime Lounge locations by another six months. But this time, the vote was not unanimous.

February 02, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Memorial scholarship now open for high school seniors

The window is now open for area students to apply for a scholarship honoring the memory of a beloved Toombs County teen. From now until March 16, qualified seniors who wish to apply for the first annual Courtney Wilkes Ag & Vet Scholarship can submit their applications.

February 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch deputies hold public ‘use of force’ training

Voices echoed loudly, music blared from a truck radio and, suddenly, the sound of gunfire pierced the night air Tuesday as a crowd gathered in the Bulloch County Jail parking lot.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Vidalia Onion Committee announces culinary contest

The Vidalia Onion Committee announces the Fourth Annual Golden Onion culinary competition on April 26 in conjunction with the Vidalia Onion Festival. The competition is open to all professional chefs in Georgia.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deadline to sign up for marketing workshop is Monday at 6 p.m.

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and multimedia consultant and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


City of Statesboro faces possible $11M claim

Attorneys for the parents and estate of Michael Joseph Gatto, 18, who died after a violent encounter at the now-closed Rude Rudy's bar Aug. 28, have filed notice with the city of Statesboro alleging more than $11 million in damages and that the city is to blame for not enforcing its own alcohol laws.

March 01, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Two-time champion: Statesboro dog owner takes home 2nd Best of Breed title

For the second year in a row, Lynn Vogel walked away with a Best of Breed title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Bulloch County mother, son found safe

A woman and her young son have been found in good health, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center expanding to West Main St.

With gallery space where artworks will be sold in front, backed by two ballet studios and a black box theater, a large building that previously held a small shoe repair shop has been transformed into the first of three envisioned new facilities of the Averitt Center for the Arts.

March 01, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Former Georgia Southern football player shot, later arrested

A former Georgia Southern University football player was arrested Thursday after being shot in a Campus Crossings apartment, located on Lanier Drive near the Georgia Southern University campus.

February 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Disc Golf Course opens

A small crowd of Bulloch County officials and disc golf fans gathered Friday afternoon to christen the county's first Disc Golf Course.

February 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested three suspects in a homicide investigation that left a Norcross man dead.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Authorities are still seeking the whereabouts of a Bulloch County mother and child reported missing Wednesday.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern's Wendy Denton is Kiwanian of the Year

Wendy Denton was named the 2015 Kiwanian of the Year Thursday night during the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's 55th anniversary celebration.

February 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

If you want to install a birdhouse - and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something - the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

It was a sad day in August 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left but his legacy, fans held on to his memory.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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