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BOE still debating diversity plan

After indefinitely postponing a vote in February on a $180,000 plan to recruit more minority teachers and administrators, the Bulloch County Board of Education has not made an alternative move but recently renewed the discussion.

April 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


March for Science goes local at 2 p.m.

A group of local people, including a Statesboro High School student as lead organizer, plan to bring the March for Science home beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Georgia Southern University campus.

April 21, 2017 | | Local


City's strategic plan input meetings set for Monday

People who live, work, attend school or own a business in Statesboro will have two opportunities Monday to tell city officials and their strategic planning consultants what Statesboro's priorities should be for the next decade and sooner.

April 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Seven arrested in Campus Crossings drug raid

During a drug investigation last week, Statesboro police arrested seven on marijuana and gun charges after having to use a Taser to subdue a fleeing suspect.

April 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Memorial hospital in Savannah sold

HCA has agreed to acquire Memorial Health's financially struggling hospital in Savannah in a $710 million deal.

April 20, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


New Averitt Center director to begin job May 1

Jamie Grady, a New York-based arts management consultant with past experience from Atlanta, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Zealand, is scheduled to begin work May 1 as executive director of the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro.

April 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hoax device was ‘fake bomb’

The "suspicious device" found in a vehicle Tuesday that led to a temporary road closure was a fake bomb.

April 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo weekend is here

It's boots, broncs and bulls this weekend for Bulloch County as the seventh annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo gets underway.

April 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blue Mile brings Boro $1 million

It's not the top award, but it is one of the big three.

April 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Spring into Statesboro’ set for busy Saturday

The sixth annual Spring into Statesboro will offer outdoor activities for children and families in downtown Statesboro from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, coinciding with the weekly Mainstreet Farmers Market.

April 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested for “hoax device”

Investigators arrested a man Tuesday after a two-hour incident where a road was closed due to sheriff's deputies finding a "suspicious device."

April 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Will Statesboro take home $1, $2 or $3 million in the America's Best Communities competition?

Click here - America's Best Communities - to watch the announcement live on Facebook. Scroll down the page slightly to find the livestream.

April 19, 2017 | | Local


City: No tax hike, garbage fees may rise

Statesboro residents and businesses will probably pay higher sanitation fees, but not higher city taxes or water and sewer rates, under the 2017-18 city budget.

April 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Trish Tootle ‘roasted’ to help hospice

Friends of community activist, successful businesswoman and long-time Bulloch County resident Trish Tootle surprised her Monday night with a 60th birthday "roast" to benefit Ogeechee Area Hospice.

April 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Suspicious device found, roads closed

A suspicious device found during a traffic stop resulted in a portion of Highway 80 West being closed Tuesday afternoon.

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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High hopes for new high-tech Atlanta stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent ...

May 18, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


OTC receives $500,000 gift

In a 2002 resolution adopted by the Georgia General Assembly, it was stated that George W. "Jack" Strickland "always credited his tremendous success to his ...

May 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway Hospital celebrates 41st alumni homecoming

The first time the patients found themselves on the hospital campus, it marked the beginning of a long and difficult journey. But this past weekend ...

May 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Officials: High school 'stabbing' incident was just horseplay

A reported stabbing at Statesboro High School Monday was a "horseplay" altercation and did not result in any injury, said Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles ...

May 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sidewalks and safety come to council

Sidewalks and pedestrian and bicyclist safety were issues before Statesboro City Council when four members, with the mayor and one council member absent, held a ...

May 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man dies after apprehension of murder suspect

A man died Tuesday after he ingested cocaine during a traffic stop at which authorities captured another man suspected of murder, according to the Georgia ...

May 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Teen arrested for stabbing juvenile at Statesboro High

A teenage male involved in a stabbing at Statesboro High School on Monday is in jail, arrested without incident on aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro ...

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Reading Carnival returns with free books Saturday

The second annual Bulloch County Reading Carnival, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Statesboro High School, will offer games, music, food ...

May 16, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


D-Day plane flying into Boro Saturday

A vintage World War II plane that actually took part in the D-Day invasion will fly into the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport Saturday as part of ...

May 16, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Cruisers car show set for Saturday

The Southern Cruisers Car club loves nothing more than a car show - unless it is one of their own that doubles as a fundraiser for ...

May 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man walks to honor law enforcement

With a deep respect for law enforcement, Brooklet resident John Long set out early Monday morning to make a 40-mile trek from one end of ...

May 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Help Statesboro Kiwanis win 'Legacy of Play' contest

Could Statesboro use a new playground? The Statesboro Kiwanis Club thinks so, but your votes are needed to help the club win a $25,000 ...

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Investigators work to find culprits behind cyberattack

NEW YORK - The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it - a ...

May 15, 2017 | By ANICK JESDANUN and BARBARA ORTUTAY Statesboro Herald staff reports | Local


13 sentenced in federal meth roundup

Last week, United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced the last of 13 area defendants in a South Georgia methamphetamine trafficking ring to ...

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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