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New Health Center brings GSU into 2016

After 38 years in a health center built to handle a student population of about 5,000, Georgia Southern unveiled its new Health Center Friday, a 2016 version that's modern and large enough for the university's 20,500 students.

January 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Register council member owes $900 on town water bill

While the town of Register is fighting financial woes, one of the town's council members is over $900 in arrears in paying a water bill.

January 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Lee-Jackson Banquet set for Saturday

The 2016 Lee-Jackson Banquet, hosted by the Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at R.J.s Grill on South Main Street in Statesboro.

January 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


President search at GSU still on course

With at least 25 strongly interested candidates so far, the search remains on track to have Georgia Southern University's next president in place by July 1, said Dr. Stephen Vives, who chairs the campus search committee.

January 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A life-saving move

Beverly Harris moved to Statesboro recently from Tennessee. Last month, she began to experience shortness of breath, fatigue and an inability to do the things she used to do.

January 07, 2016 | By SCOTT LARSON Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested after police smell marijuana

The smell of marijuana emanating from a car near a Fair Road restaurant Tuesday night led to a struggle, then a wanted man's arrest.

January 06, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch sheriff will not seek re-election

After four terms as sheriff of Bulloch County and more than 30 years with the Sheriff's Office, Lynn Anderson told the Statesboro Herald Wednesday he would not seek another term and is retiring.

January 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alleged gang members face drug charges

A call about a domestic disturbance on New Year's Eve led local law enforcement officers to the discovery of several drugs at an off-campus apartment near Georgia Southern University.

January 05, 2016 | | Local


New council faces old issue: alcohol

Statesboro City Council began 2016 with the swearing-in of three members, two of them new. But an old issue, alcoholic beverage regulation, was back on the agenda Tuesday and will be for several upcoming meetings.

January 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former councilman pleads not guilty to extortion charges

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted on Dec. 3 on charges of attempted extortion, pleaded not guilty Tuesday during arraignment in federal court. He was released on a $50,000 signature bond, secured by his personal property.

January 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in alleged armed robbery attempt

A man was shot in the hand Sunday during an alleged armed robbery off Robin Hood Trail.

January 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Unlikely duo forms bond

A new year with goals and resolutions like lose a few pounds, join a gym, stop smoking, write a book: Most people set goals or at least contemplate them, but many abandon their dreams rather quickly. Two men in Statesboro, an unlikely pair, are determined, however, to "never give up" on their goal.

January 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


New council members ready to 'move forward'

"It's a good opportunity to put the past behind us and move forward," said Sam Lee Jones, who will be sworn in Tuesday as Statesboro City Council member from District 2. Jeff Yawn will be sworn in as the new member from District 3.

January 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Looking back at 2015 and some predictions

What a year 2015 has been.

January 04, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro's 'Biggest Loser'

With the season's first episode set to air at 9 p.m. Monday, Statesboro resident Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison cannot reveal how much weight she loses on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." But she can tell us how much confidence she gained.

January 03, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Bulloch schools open, but some roads closed

Schools in Evans and Tattnall counties will be closed Friday, but Bulloch County Schools will remain open, despite some road closures because of accumulated rain.

February 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission chairman not seeking re-election

Bulloch County Commission Chairman Garrett Nevil said Thursday he plans to seek a "true" retirement and will not qualify to run for re-election.

February 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Paulson’s field switch underway

At the moment, the field at Paulson Stadium - usually a lush green pasture - looks better suited to hosting a motocross rally or a monster truck ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Police: Third suspect arrested in automobile theft, chase

Law enforcement officers from three separate agencies linked a Monday-morning car chase, where a man and woman were arrested for car theft, to a third ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney confirms fifth probate judge candidacy

As Bulloch County grows, it will one day soon need a probate judge who is a licensed attorney, said local lawyer Charles Aaron, who announced ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police creating standards office

With approval from City Council, the Statesboro Police Department is creating an Office of Professional Standards, to be staffed by one sergeant responsible for recruiting ...

February 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Zika in Bulloch?

A mosquito-borne virus that has been known since 1947, Zika can affect anyone, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the virus, which is believed ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest back on for 34th year

ArtsFest, that day of parent-and-child activities ranging from molding clay, sculpting sand and painting pets to watching professional artists work, is back on for 2016 ...

February 03, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Oubliette,’ ‘corsair’ earn Brooklet student spelling bee title

Correctly spelling "oubliette" and "corsair" earned Eric Lim, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, the title of 2016 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion on ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local


Hall pitches bid for superior court judge seat

Former Assistant District Attorney and municipal Judge Martha Hall says she will focus on protecting families and serving the community should she be elected as ...

February 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Intoxicated couple steals car, crashes into convenience store

A man and woman in a stolen car that crashed into a convenience store Monday morning were too intoxicated to be completely booked into the ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Judge Turner will not seek re-election

Closing in on more than 30 years as a judge, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner announced Monday that he will not ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A local high-tech HQ

Digital Office Equipment's new headquarters, occupying the middle bend of the Ogeechee Crossing shopping center south of Statesboro, has a sort of Silicon Valley ...

February 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro man hospitalized after wreck Saturday

A man who ran a stop sign Saturday on Old River Road said his clutch failed, sending him crashing into another vehicle, according to Georgia ...

February 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Police seek information about convenience store robbery

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking information about an armed robbery at a local convenience store.

February 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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