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Sea turtles shatter nesting records

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles spent a busy summer laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and the Carolinas, where nest counts this year smashed previous state records by double-digit margins.

August 27, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald Grocery Grab 2016

When he was selected as one of five finalists for the Statesboro Herald's third annual Grocery Grab, Stewart Bennett had advantages from the start – he actually had won a similar event years earlier and as an almost daily customer of Ken's IGA in Brooklet, he knew exactly how the meat, his target, was organized.

August 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

When U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale stepped onstage to speak at the Bulloch County Democrats' annual gala Friday night, he wore his hat, a rumpled riding cap, for a couple of minutes, letting everyone know he really was the man in the campaign ads.

August 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local


No decision yet on police chief

Three weeks after three finalists for Statesboro police chief were introduced to the public and interviewed by a special panel, city officials have not announced a decision.

August 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences every week of the season.

August 26, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the Arts since it opened in 2004. Tim has accepted the position as manager of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, Ga.

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause for panic.

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County, but that the virus was contracted elsewhere.

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase in property values, the Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to roll back its portion of the millage to offset the value inflation.

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off the 2016 season Friday in Portal.

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can in 60 seconds.

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like a big one.

August 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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BCSO disputes speeding claim

Bulloch County Sheriff's response to an emergency call the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11 has the Brooklet police chief upset about the speeds deputies ...

September 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry uses ‘extreme sports’ angle as message

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal gearing up for Catface Country Turpentine Festival

The Portal Heritage Society will hold its 35th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, bringing food, crafts vendors, kiddie rides and a great ...

September 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry takes an ‘extreme sports’ angle

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Former PAC director leads Averitt Center in interim

Carol Thompson is stepping out of her perennial starring role in the three-actor stage version of "Driving Miss Daisy" for a different role at the ...

September 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two more arrested in armed robbery

Statesboro Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with Sunday's armed robbery at Renaissance Apartments, as well as a fourth person who was ...

September 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Sept. 22, 2016

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

September 22, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Council licenses bar under new process

After a couple of months dry of alcohol issues, City Council granted the first all-new bar license Tuesday using the hearing process required by Statesboro ...

September 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU offers Ogeechee River study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allegedly intoxicated driver causes multi-car accident

A man charged with DUI and a multitude of other infractions caused a bizarre multi-vehicle accident Friday, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pipeline will soon reopen

ATLANTA - Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday - through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline - after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that ...

September 20, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN and SHAMEKA DUDLEY-LOWE Associated Press | Local


Bringing law enforcement, community together

Several local churches and members of the Concerned Clergy of Bulloch County are working together to sponsor an event called "Bridging the Gap: Community Day ...

September 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Voting machines tested for big event

In a basement beneath the North Main Street Annex, the testing and zeroing-out of Bulloch County's voting machines is underway, in preparation for early ...

September 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Sept. 20, 2016

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

September 20, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Trends in Statesboro's growth

On the job two months now as Statesboro's planning and development director, Frank A. Neal Jr. sees more exciting growth taking place now than ...

September 19, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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