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Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars Walk in the home of the Statesboro Blues. After revealing an America's Best Communities medallion freshly 3D-printed at the soon-to-open local Innovation Incubator, one of the three team members capped the pitch with an invitation to sweet iced tea.

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also "one community."

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


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give back to his community by helping grow business and increase youth activities if he is elected to the Bulloch County Commission Seat 2A.

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about the drive that led to Georgia Southern College becoming a university on July 1, 1990.

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when complete.

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience store chains in the U.S. wasn't the idea.

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Business owner challenges incumbent commissioner

A Statesboro entrepreneur is challenging the incumbent for Bulloch County Commission seat 1A, claiming his leadership and ability to work hard, along with a focus on school bus and road safety, makes him the best candidate.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another year, another successful rodeo

Superb bucking broncs and bulls, fast horses, skillful riding and good roping by cowboys and cowgirls made the sixth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo an amazing event. Thanks to Hedrick Rodeo Company, the arena action was top-shelf stuff, both Friday and Saturday nights.

April 24, 2016 | By BILL ANDERSON, Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Special to the Herald | Local


Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition from college to university at the April monthly meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time bomb."

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


Registration deadline approaches for voting in General Primary

If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so and be eligible to cast your ballots in the upcoming May 24 General Primary is Tuesday, April 26.

April 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National conventions pick area delegates

Georgia's 12th Congressional District, which extends from Augusta to Douglas and includes Statesboro, will send five voting delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and three delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Going the extra 'Blue Mile'

Three enthusiastic spokes-folks travel to the America's Best Communities Summit in Durham, N.C., this week with Stateboro's plan to create a Blue Mile with archways and park spaces, no visible power lines, a Statesboro Stars Walk and a permanent home for the Main Street Farmers Market.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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


New leader at Hospice

Next week when Ogeechee Area Hospice founder Nancy Bryant retires a second time as the hospice's executive director, she won't exactly be leaving ...

May 23, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Tourism continues to grow in Georgia, Bulloch

Community leaders came together last week to celebrate another banner year for tourism in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

May 23, 2016 | | Local


Adventures in Scouting

Connor Calhoun, a member of Boy Scout Troop 342 of Statesboro, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He received the highest award in Scouting ...

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 seeking Superior Court post

Three candidates are vying for the position of Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, which spans Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties.

May 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probate judge race could go to runoff

With five candidates – and no incumbent – the Bulloch County Probate Court judge race is the local contest in Tuesday's election where a runoff is ...

May 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Main event set for Tuesday

A little less than 11 percent of Bulloch County's 30,298 active registered voters cast ballots during three weeks of early voting or mailed ...

May 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Red Cross hopes to stay ahead of summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross is trying to counter the summer slowdown in blood donations in Bulloch County with a series of blood drives leading up ...

May 20, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Community Reading Fair Saturday at Statesboro High

This Saturday brings the inaugural Bulloch County Community Reading Fair, with free books and prizes, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesboro ...

May 20, 2016 | | Local


Districts 1 and 7 deciding BOE races

Voters in two districts, about one-fourth of Bulloch County's population, are making choices in the current election for who will represent them on the ...

May 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Splash set to open

While rain may be in the forecast, the slides will be open, the lounge chairs out and the Lazy River flowing, as Splash in the ...

May 19, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


City taking police chief applications until June 6

Qualified law enforcement officers have until June 6 to apply for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

May 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff candidates address overtime issue

During this year's race for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat, candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each have addressed topics of interest to ...

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown talk experience, roles and crime

With the general primary election just days away, Bulloch County sheriff candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each are working to reach voters with messages ...

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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