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Southern Pride director packs for Southern Miss

As Dr. Colin McKenzie packs to leave as director of Georgia Southern University's marching band for a job with the same titles in the larger band and music programs at the somewhat smaller University of Southern Mississippi, he is finding room for big memories.

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Four city manager finalists named

The four finalists for the job of Statesboro city manager identified this weekend show that the latest search has indeed been a national one. They live and work in four different states.

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Large alligator captured off Tybee

ATLANTA - Authorities have reopened beaches along the Georgia coast after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot near Savannah.

June 17, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Ag solar power workshop Friday

Some area farmers have begun using solar panels to power cooling fans in poultry houses, and a Georgia manufacturer is developing a portable solar plant for irrigation. Meanwhile, federal grants and guaranteed loans are available for solar energy projects by farms and rural small businesses.

June 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Newly legal fireworks scarce in area

Although the use and sale of consumer fireworks have been legal in Georgia since 2015, some Georgians may still find themselves crossing state lines to purchase the real deal.

June 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Complaint alleges illegal campaigning

An investigation into alleged illegal campaigning in Bulloch County could lead to a hearing before the state election board. However, due to the case still being an open investigation, details regarding the nature of the complaint are currently unavailable.

June 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools to reduce testing as result of new law

Bulloch County's school system will soon take advantage of a change in Georgia law that reduces the amount of required testing, Superintendent Charles Wilson has announced. As a result of Senate Bill 364, the schools will also stop doing certain surveys of students and teachers.

June 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Driver, company indicted in crash that killed 5 GSU nursing students

A Bryan County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday against truck driver John Wayne Johnson, who was involved in the April 2015 crash on Interstate 16 that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students, said Tom Durden, district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sneak peek of GSU Incubator

It's not an official opening. But a "sneak peek" into Statesboro's Innovation Incubator complex, including facilities of Georgia Southern University's Business Innovation Group and the Averitt Center for the Arts, will be offered from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday.

June 15, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Commissioners set to approve tentative fiscal year 2017 budget

Bulloch County commissioners are set to vote on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows for countywide improvements, much-needed equipment, a few new hires and no expected tax increase, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion container ship terminal to be built along the state line.

June 15, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Shooting in Orlando prompts outpouring of blood donations

The weekend's tragedy in Orlando brought to light the urgent need for blood donations, as more than 50 wounded victims were rushed to hospitals for treatment after a gunman opened fire at a popular night club. Fifty, including the shooter, were killed.

June 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Learning with LEGOs

In a medium-sized Nessmith-Lane Conference Center room, about 20 children, kindergartners through third-graders, met to learn and discuss new engineering and scientific concepts. Among the topics: cars that run on balloons and rubber bands, bridge building, catapults and centripetal force.

June 14, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain's "Power of a Woman" contest.

June 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist'

ORLANDO, Fla. - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic radical groups, the White House and the FBI said Monday.

June 13, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Local


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AgSouth Farm Credit celebrating 100 years of service

AgSouth Farm Credit, as part of the national Farm Credit System, is celebrating 100 years of service to agriculture and rural communities throughout this month.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Knife skills, gardening and looking the part

In just two weeks, I'll have under my belt my first semester of culinary school. I've never been more interested to learn. In ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Room to improve

After a lifelong struggle with a debilitating disease, Sylvania woman April Myles had to move in with her mother. However, their small house cannot sufficiently ...

July 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic ...

July 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Judge race closes in on one quarter million spent

Campaign spending in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race topped $220,000 by June 30, including the dollars spent by Martha Hall and ...

July 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro’s Sharma Lewis makes history

A former Statesboro resident made history by being elected as the first African-American woman in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

July 15, 2016 | | Local


Residents speak out against proposed industrial park

In spite of a request to defer a decision until next month, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny approval of ...

July 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one ...

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern dean will chair Statesboro alcohol board

When the six members of Statesboro's new Alcohol Advisory Board held their organizational meeting Monday, they chose as their chairperson Patrice Buckner Jackson, Georgia ...

July 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in armed robbery

Two weeks after an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments in Statesboro, police arrested a second man they say is responsible for the crime.

July 14, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center set to host Youth Chorale auditions

BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year ...

July 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Zoning board denies recommendation for industrial park

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny a recommendation to the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed industrial park ...

July 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘The Jungle Book’ returns to Averitt

Each summer since 2009, retired Georgia Southern University theater professor Mical Whitaker holds his Jungle Book Camp and the 2016 version is going on this ...

July 13, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Splash to add wave pool in $5 million upgrade

Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark, including ...

July 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New industrial park proposed

A man who hopes to build an industrial park near Interstate 16 and Highway 67 is seeking a zoning change for a 4,682-acre parcel.

July 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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