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Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority with its latest rehab project.

July 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.

July 27, 2015 | | Local


Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


All a-"bot" fun

So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?

July 26, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Public gets its say on tax increase

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed increase in property taxes of 18.1 percent.

July 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School tax remains unchanged

With a vote Thursday night that also included other items under "old business," the Bulloch County Board of Education quietly took the final step to keep its property tax rate the same as last year's.

July 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Art, monument or embarrassment?

ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man charged with child molestation

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a man Thursday who they say had inappropriate involvement with a juvenile.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Home invasion suspects arrested

Two men suspected in a July 6 home invasion are now behind bars. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the men ransacked the house on Bella Terra Road near Brooklet while an elderly couple hid in a locked bedroom during the robbery.

July 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Like The Eagles? You’ll love 7 Bridges Band

The music of one of the most popular bands of all time will be the centerpiece of a fundraising concert staged by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education.

July 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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How many groceries can you grab in 60 seconds?

How much can you stuff into a grocery shopping cart in 60 seconds?

August 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live broadcast

MONETA, Va. - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he ...

August 26, 2015 | By STEVE HELBER, PAM RAMSEY and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


‘Up with People’ show is a 50-year ‘Journey’

When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage inside the Statesboro High School auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. the audience ...

August 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gracewood Baptist turns 60

Gracewood Baptist Church in Statesboro will mark 60 years since its founding on Sunday and Lynn Lamb has been a member for 55 of those ...

August 26, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Crop conditions vary after 'spotty' rainfall

If one were to drive across Bulloch County, it might be obvious that some areas have experienced good rainfall this year, while others have not.

August 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A garden became the site of seven forts

Jim Byous gave Bulloch County Historical Society members a quick look Monday through the layered past of the Trustees' Garden, a compact Savannah site that ...

August 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Ninth Eagle Nation on Parade sculpture finds a home

The unveiling of the ninth eagle sculpture in the Eagle Nation on Parade took place Tuesday morning at the front entrance of East Georgia Regional ...

August 25, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Woodbridge residents question water problems

Residents of the Woodbridge subdivision on Josh Deal Road in southern Bulloch County were demanding answers Monday after going without water for almost two days ...

August 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal man stable after suffering injuries in house fire

A Portal man is in stable condition after being airlifted to Augusta for treatment of smoke inhalation and minors burns suffered in a house fire ...

August 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Three Tree branches out

Three Tree Coffee Roasters, which just opened its own coffee shop in Midtown Market, is a small Statesboro-born business with a global ethical outlook. Three ...

August 24, 2015 | Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Fur Nannies fills needs for Statesboro pet owners

Even when she was a little girl, Katelyn Stephens knew what she wanted to do with her life. Every step of the way was methodically ...

August 24, 2015 | | Local


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 5

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Miss Daisy' rides again at Georgia Southern

As director of the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University, Carol Thompson is well known for introducing each of the PAC's performances, taking ...

August 23, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


In the steps of Jimmy Carter

With Jason Carter as speaker for their 2015 Independence Gala, Bulloch County Democrats ended up hearing from the Carter Center's incoming chairman at an ...

August 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Program helps match donors to teachers' needs

With limited budgets, funding cuts and other challenges, teachers today often find shortfalls in meeting their classroom needs. Some Bulloch County educators have discovered an ...

August 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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