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Allen hopes to vote on health care

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District, hopes Congress will vote next week on two major pieces of legislation: the Graham-Cassidy Republican replacement for "Obamacare" and a budget that will help set the stage for tax reform.

September 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Statesboro police detectives are seeking information about two armed robbery incidents that occurred within hours of each other early Thursday morning at two university-area apartment complexes.

September 21, 2017 | | Local


Peed sentences Johnson in molestation case

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a former city of Statesboro employee Wednesday to 25 years to serve, without parole, for multiple child molestation charges.

September 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested in gang-related attack

Statesboro police arrested two teens on outstanding warrants Tuesday stemming from a Sept. 5 attack on a victim at the local public library.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former city employee pleads guilty to child sex offenses

A former long-time city of Statesboro employee pled guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of child molestation.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


STAND17 Christian event set for Saturday

Kenny Grant Evangelistic Ministries and The Band of Brothers will present the STAND17 Conference on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. STAND17 is an acronym for Students Taking a New Direction.

September 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GSU investigating reported rape

A Georgia Southern University student was reportedly the victim of a "strong arm rape" this past weekend, according to Georgia Southern University Police reports.

September 20, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘People don’t survive what I’ll share’

Eastern Heights Baptist Church is hosting a Celebrate Recovery event Saturday at 7 p.m. The event is free, but those planning to attend are encouraged to register via the church's website. Guest speaker Tony Hoffman is a former BMX Elite Pro. He will share his powerful life story that took him from addiction and homelessness in 2006 to Olympic Coach in 2016.

September 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia wants to execute inmates accused of killing guards

ATLANTA - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus three months ago were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges, including murder, and the state plans to seek the death penalty.

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Evans advocates universal Pre-K, restored HOPE, expanded Medicaid

Stacey Evans, Democratic primary candidate for governor, made hope, both in a general sense and HOPE in all-capital letters, the theme of her remarks Saturday evening at the annual Democratic Party of Bulloch County gala.

September 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulk waste permitted again at recycling centers

Bulloch County Commissioners were talking trash again during a scheduled meeting Tuesday, discussing future plans for dump sites and deciding to lift the temporary ban on bulk waste being accepted at manned recycling centers.

September 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PeachCare funding faces deadline

Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks.

September 19, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Natural disasters add stress to state budgets across US

ATLANTA - A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: how to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

September 19, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Local


Georgia Tech student killed by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police had called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person fitting his physical description.

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man charged in possible machete attack

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday on charges of aggravated assault after they responded to a reported domestic disturbance at an Old Register Way mobile home park.

September 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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Plenty of entertainment ensures never a dull moment at the Fair

Fair week in Statesboro brings a great deal of excitement to the area, but the week-long event isn't just thrill rides and fair food ...

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.C. group buys Statesboro Holiday Inn

Statesboro's premier full-service hotel, Holiday Inn sold on Monday to LRP Hotels based out of Greensboro, N.C.

October 16, 2017 | | Local


Renasant names consumer relationship officer

Renasant Bank announced the recent appointment of Judd Skinner as consumer relationship officer at the bank's Northside location in Statesboro.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Kiwanis Club installs new officers, board members

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently installed the 2017-18 slate of officers and board of directors, with one of their own club members, Jim Campbell ...

October 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $90,000

Friday night's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Mill Creek Park saw 195 participants and 29 teams register to take part in the fund ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jimmy Franklin's labor of love

Statesboro native Jimmy Franklin has been practicing law since 1966. While his expertise is mainly as a trial attorney for civil matters, Franklin recalled a ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Kemp advocates cap on state spending

As a step toward cutting taxes, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp proposes to put a cap on state spending, adjusted to population growth and ...

October 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GBI raids 4 Statesboro stores

Four Statesboro area convenience stores were targeted Thursday in a gambling sting conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Commercial Gambling Unit.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Six arrested on gang-related charges

Six suspects believed to be members of the "Mobb" street gang face charges after Statesboro police linked them to two armed robberies and a burglary.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI raids Bulloch convenience stores

On Thursday, the GBI's Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Team, and in cooperation with the Georgia ...

October 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor

This is the last in a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fireball won’t return to Fair

The Fireball, one of Amusement of America's most popular thrill rides, won't be featured this year during the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. After a ...

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade to kick off 2017 Fair

This year, there will be more rides, more food and more fun to be found at the 56th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bobby Jones, Face of Manufacturing in Ga.

When state and local officials came to Koyo Bearings in Sylvania to honor Bobby Jones as one of Georgia's Faces of Manufacturing, he passed ...

October 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge

This is part of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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