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More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Haralson leaves for superintendent’s job

Dr. Shawn Haralson said goodbye Friday to the children at Langston Chapel Elementary School. Having served as principal of four Bulloch County schools in 11 years, he reports to work next week in Fitzgerald, where on July 1 he will officially become superintendent of the Ben Hill County Schools.

May 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees after chase

Although Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson called off Friday's search for a fugitive suspect involved in a high speed chase spanning three-counties, deputies remained on patrol in the area throughout the night Friday watching for the suspect.

May 27, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant plans to honor service members with more than just free food on Monday.

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


City to resurface West Parrish

The city of Statesboro has budgeted to resurface West Parrish Street, from North Main Street to Highway 80 West, this fall.

May 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


School board seats all decided

Because of Tuesday's election, Heather Mims will be District 7's new member on the Bulloch County Board of Education beginning in January, while Cheri Wagner will continue to represent District 1 for a second four-year term.

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission race 2A headed for runoff

One of three Bulloch County Commission races is headed for a runoff, but candidates in the other races swept the votes by significant margins.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hall and Muldrew head to runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in the race to succeed Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner.

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Probate judge race goes to runoff

Lorna DeLoach, a legal assistant, and Charles Aaron, a local attorney, will face off July 26 in a runoff election to become Bulloch County's next probate judge.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brown wins primary for sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Noel Brown defeated Chief Deputy Jared Akins in a sometimes contentious contest Tuesday in the Republican primary for Bulloch County sheriff.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Final local election results by the numbers

With all 16 precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shots fired in dog attack startles children

Shots fired by a Statesboro police officer that killed a reportedly aggressive pit bulldog Monday caused a nearby child care center to send children inside for safety reasons, according to the business owner and director.

May 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


3 commission seats contested

About 11 percent of registered Bulloch County voters took advantage of the early voting period, which ended Friday. The rest will get their chance at the polls on Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

May 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt summer camps filling up

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and program director Tony Phillips said he expects more than 300 campers will sign up, similar to last summer.

May 23, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Ga. OKs $7.5M for joint seaport with SC

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah River, to be operated jointly with South Carolina.

May 23, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Correctional Institute named best in state

The Bulloch County Correctional Institute was named best in the state during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Heat advisory: Triple digits coming

The first official days of summer in the Bulloch County area are expected to bring intense heat and humidity, along with warnings from public safety ...

June 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman arrested again for passing fraudulent checks

Statesboro police arrested a Sylvania woman on Friday who has a history of passing fraudulent checks and with identity theft, charging her again with two ...

June 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


8 arrested in Park Place fight

Statesboro police arrested eight people Saturday after responding to a reported fight at Park Place Apartments.

June 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Primos brings authentic NY-style pizza to Boro

Husband and wife team Brianne and Corey Ackerly have relocated to Statesboro from New York to open Primos Italian Pizza Kitchen.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


Ticket deadline extended for Historical Society meeting

Ticket sales for the 43rd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting are available through Wednesday at the front counter of the Statesboro Herald office at ...

June 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Trooper trouble in Georgia

ATLANTA - More than 2,700 men and women applied to become Georgia state troopers last year, but only 30 passed a variety of evaluations and ...

June 18, 2016 | | Local


Southern Pride director packs for Southern Miss

As Dr. Colin McKenzie packs to leave as director of Georgia Southern University's marching band for a job with the same titles in the ...

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Four city manager finalists named

The four finalists for the job of Statesboro city manager identified this weekend show that the latest search has indeed been a national one. They ...

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Large alligator captured off Tybee

ATLANTA - Authorities have reopened beaches along the Georgia coast after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot ...

June 17, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Ag solar power workshop Friday

Some area farmers have begun using solar panels to power cooling fans in poultry houses, and a Georgia manufacturer is developing a portable solar plant ...

June 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Newly legal fireworks scarce in area

Although the use and sale of consumer fireworks have been legal in Georgia since 2015, some Georgians may still find themselves crossing state lines to ...

June 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Complaint alleges illegal campaigning

An investigation into alleged illegal campaigning in Bulloch County could lead to a hearing before the state election board. However, due to the case still ...

June 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools to reduce testing as result of new law

Bulloch County's school system will soon take advantage of a change in Georgia law that reduces the amount of required testing, Superintendent Charles Wilson ...

June 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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