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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


OTC names new Dean; announces EAGLE winner

Jan Moore, vice president for Economic Development at Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced the appointment of Samantha Smith as the Dean for Adult Education.

December 19, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia GOP electors: We'll vote Trump

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans chosen to cast the state's electoral votes expect little drama when they convene Monday despite receiving thousands of emails, letters and other appeals to oppose Donald Trump in an effort to deny him the presidency.

December 17, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


2016 GSU grad living his dream

Statesboro native James Shaw is living the life he dreamed about as a 5-year-old - working for NASA.

December 17, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


School performance scores to be Bulloch’s baseline for improvement

On Georgia's key measure of school performance, Bulloch County's public middle and high schools scored higher in 2016 than in 2015, while the elementary schools, on average, scored lower, but that was also true of elementary schools statewide.

December 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former officer fired for flying Confederate flag sues city

ATLANTA - A former police officer fired for flying the Confederate flag at her suburban Atlanta home has filed a federal lawsuit saying her termination violates her constitutional right to free speech.

December 16, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man points gun at deputy

A Brooklet man faces multiple charges after pulling a gun on a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy Thursday during a traffic stop, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins. No shots were fired, but Akins said the situation easily could have taken a tragic turn.

December 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing the new offensive coordinator and basketball

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

December 16, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


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Parade honors King's legacy

The atmosphere at Monday's parade celebrating the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of unity, fellowship and pure happiness ...

January 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reconsider 5-year lookback

A proposal is on the Statesboro City Council's agenda for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to reduce the time the city looks back for ...

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Despite troubling 2016, Savannah's murder rate falls

SAVANNAH - The homicide rate in Savannah fell in 2016 for the first time since 2012, Savannah-Chatham police reported.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Counts retires after 33 years at AgSouth Farm Credit

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, has announced that Special Assets Manager John Mark Counts retired on Dec. 31 after more than 33 years ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Mayor, new chair do lunch

They don't want bread brought to the table. She doesn't like croutons on her salad. He likes extra croutons. They have been meeting ...

January 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Next school year: 176 class days, more teacher training

In its first meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Board of Education adopted a calendar for next school year that adds four more days for ...

January 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with photographing child’s underwear

A man who was arrested in December after reportedly taking photos of a toddler showing her underwear has been ordered to adhere to strict mandates ...

January 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmaker: Let Georgia voters decide growing of medical pot

ATLANTA - Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the ...

January 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


New Marine recruiter sets up shop in Boro

The region's newest Marine Corps recruiting station commander hails from Los Angeles, California, but loves Georgia so much that he made it his home ...

January 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged after girl confides in school officer

A Brooklet man was jailed without bond Wednesday after his 11-year-old stepdaughter told a school resource officer that the man had been molesting her for ...

January 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local Scottish Heritage Society to hold annual Burns Supper

The Scottish Heritage Society of Southeast Georgia will hold its 14th annual Robert Burns Supper to commemorate the 258th birthday of Scotland's famous poet.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Events planned for MLK Day

Several community events are planned in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and Bulloch County NAACP President Pearl Brown hopes to encourage ...

January 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Regents green light Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

The state Board of Regents voted unanimous approval Wednesday to consolidate Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University under the Georgia Southern name.

January 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing new football offense and the red hot men's basketball team

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

January 11, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


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