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CrossRoads member doesn’t know ‘slow’

Since he was 10, Ken Jackson has never lacked employment and said he usually has more than one job going at any given time. Jackson, who is one of the newest realtors added to the team of Statesboro Properties, also owns and operates Leap Joy Inflatables and works fulltime at Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control.

November 10, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


International Festival at Mill Creek Saturday

No passport is needed for the 12th annual International Festival at Mill Creek Regional Park today, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


City merges utility departments

The city of Statesboro has merged its Water-Wastewater and Natural Gas departments into a single Public Utilities Department under one director.

November 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local Habitat for Humanity names a new director

Bulloch County Habitat for Humanity is welcoming a new director to lead the charity organization, and Robin Diaz hopes to continue helping less fortunate citizens to become owners of their own homes.

November 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Walker leads SEB to playoffs

Not only is his last name Walker, but he wears number 34, plays running back and plays in the state of Georgia. So as Southeast Bulloch senior Chase Walker got close, it seemed only inevitable that he would not only "chase" the legendary Herschel Walker, but catch him as well.

November 09, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY Herald Writer | Local


School lockdown was for routine safety sweep

While reports of a lockdown at William James Middle School may have alarmed some parents Thursday morning, the reason for the lockdown was merely a routine safety sweep.

November 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holiday food drive seeks donated foods

While holidays are filled with loaded tables and festivities for many, some families are not so blessed. Area residents have the opportunity to help those less fortunate by participating in a holiday meal drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas, said Alex Smith, county coordinator for Bulloch County Concerted Services, Inc.

November 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Survey finds Georgia employers have health costs below average

Georgia employers' health care costs are lower than the national average, a recent survey has found.

November 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Veterans Day program Saturday

The "Music of World War I" Veterans Day observance, featuring professional performers and hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

November 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro firefighters support coworker with fundraisers

Coworkers of a Statesboro Fire Department firefighter battling a recent diagnosis of leukemia are banding together to help raise funds and support their fellow firefighter.

November 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


McCollar makes history

Around the time the outcome became certain, cheers from Jonathan McCollar's watch party, turned victory party, at Luetta Moore Park could be heard back at the election office in the County Annex off North Main Street.

November 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter police chief fired

Former Metter police chief Mack Seckinger will have an opportunity to appeal his recent termination before the city council, Metter City Manager Mandy Cody said Tuesday.

November 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Armed robbery suspects caught

A victim identified two suspects in an armed robbery Sunday night after they were quickly apprehended by police.

November 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local suspect charged in sexual battery case

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Monday on sexual battery charges.

November 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City finalizes police raise

Having earlier approved a tax increase to fund a pay raise for entry-level police officers, Statesboro City Council approved the actual pay package Tuesday.

November 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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Police raise sweeps in applicants

The pay raises City Council approved for Statesboro Police Department officers last month produced an immediate rise in the number of would-be and experienced officers ...

December 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Party shut down due to alcohol violation

A local businessman was arrested on alcohol license and catering violations following a private business Christmas party Saturday.

December 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SACS greenlights GSU-Armstrong consolidation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges gave its approval Tuesday for the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University ...

December 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'This is a hand up, not a handout' - Mission opens its 'Heart' in Statesboro

For some, it's a miracle just in time for Christmas. For many, it will be a life-altering place to lay their head temporarily that ...

December 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro man charged in rape

Sheriff's investigators arrested a man on rape charges Friday after meeting with an alleged victim in the hospital earlier last week.

December 04, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro Bi-Lo to show off renovations Thursday

BI-LO will introduce its newly remodeled Statesboro BI-LO store to the community at an official grand opening celebration on Thursday.

December 04, 2017 | | Local


Total Tire & Auto Care opens in Statesboro

Total Tire & Auto Care of Statesboro brings a need Jody Rogers perceived through his contracting business together with David Shackelford's knowledge of the tire ...

December 04, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


GSU's Joseph Telfair to lead American Public Health Association

Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW, MPH, professor of public health practice and research and chair of the Department of Community Health at Georgia Southern University was ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Panels to pursue mayoral goals

Statesboro Mayor-elect Jonathan McCollar has a transition team working on naming three citizen commissions to pursue initiatives in job creation, youth development and diversity and ...

December 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


After 50 years, Marie Waters retiring

When Marie Roberts Waters walks away from her desk at Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP on Dec. 31, she will have logged in 50 years ...

December 02, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal Christmas program Dec. 7

The Portal Heritage Society and Town of Portal will host its annual Christmas celebration Thursday, Dec. 7, starting with a parade.

December 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


County, cities negotiate TSPLOST

Officials of Bulloch County and the cities of Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro held their first formal meeting Friday toward putting a transportation sales tax ...

December 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter teen killed in crash

A Metter teenager was killed Thursday in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 16.

December 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Testimony: Suspects bragged of dragging black man to death

GRIFFIN, Ga. - The case of two Georgia men accused of dragging a black man to his death behind a pickup truck is going before a ...

December 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State considers voting machines replacements

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are considering replacements for the state's touch-screen voting machines that were adopted statewide 15 years ago and that have been criticized ...

December 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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