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New principals, teachers, a roof and a.c.

Workers with nail guns were busy finishing the reroofing of Stilson Elementary School and portions of the new air-conditioning system were running Friday as the new principal, Tanita McDowell, talked about her job and the school where she greeted children and parents at a Thursday night open house.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police chief finalists named

City officials have now identified the three finalists for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city's landscape, while others quickly faded away.

July 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports writer | Local


Portal Elementary principal arrested in sex sting

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul David Hudson was arrested Thursday night in Effingham County, charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Division made the arrest, said Inv. Joe Heath, who leads the investigation.

July 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Allen makes support for Trump clear

Speaking to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, Congressman Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District, noted that he has called for consequences for the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, over her handling of emails while secretary of state. In an interview afterward, Allen made clear that he supports his party's nominee, Donald Trump, for president.

July 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools hold open house Thursday

All 15 campuses of the Bulloch County Schools hold open house events for students to meet their new teachers Thursday evening.

July 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


American flag retirement drop box unveiled at courthouse

The Bulloch County Courthouse square has a new permanent fixture thanks to a local Eagle Scout project completed under the direction of 15-year-old Statesboro High School student Cole Johnson, member of Troop 342 sponsored by Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

July 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Industrial park proposal withdrawn

A property owner seeking to build industrial park in Bulloch County has withdrawn his request for rezoning.

July 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City now licensing alcoholic beverage caterers

Statesboro City Council last week approved a new type of alcoholic beverage license for three established businesses that do catering. Meanwhile, proposals from two businesses to provide alcohol server training programs were referred to the new Alcohol Advisory Board for review.

July 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Muldrew to be new Superior Court judge

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling Martha Hall in Tuesday's runoff.

July 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DeLoach wins in tight probate judge race

Legal assistant Lorna DeLoach edged out challenger Charlie Aaron, a Statesboro attorney, Tuesday night in a tight race to win the position for Bulloch County Probate Court judge.

July 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deal wins Bulloch County Commission 2A runoff

Sales representative Curt Deal won the race for Bulloch County Board of Commissioners Seat 2A Tuesday with a 971-vote sweep.

July 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Final election results

FINAL ELECTION RESULTS:

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Nevils man accused of using a knife to threaten others

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies used Tasers on a man they said was threatening others with a knife on Saturday at a Martin Lanier Road home.

July 25, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia appeals court finds 'upskirting' is not against the law

ATLANTA - A man admitted he surreptitiously took cellphone video up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store, but a Georgia court said he didn't break the law.

July 25, 2016 | | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance ...

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the ...

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has ...

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party's nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual ...

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party's nominee, James "Major" Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160's representative in the ...

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN - Hundreds of people - including law officers from around Georgia and the nation - mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


UPDATE - Investigators probe reported home invasion

A Rocky Ford woman reported a home invasion Friday, claiming two men bound her arms and legs with duct tape and doused her with gasoline ...

August 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by ...

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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