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Bulloch and Chatham STARs tie at region

Bulloch County STAR Student Neha Aggarwal, a senior at Statesboro High School, and Chatham County STAR Student Harrison West, a senior at Savannah Country Day School, tied for the 2017 Region 8 STAR honors.

March 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


New police chief arriving April 17

Mike Broadhead, now scheduled to begin work April 17 as Statesboro's police chief, says the heart of his mission will be to promote the Statesboro Police Department as an asset to the community, inseparable from it.

March 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man sought on drug charges

Sheriff's investigators are seeking a Portal man wanted on marijuana distribution charges.

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Common Clay' currently on display

Georgia Southern University graduate student Annamarie Kistler has worked meticulously to convey the stories of folk potters in the region through her historical exhibit, "Common Clay."

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is March 30

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 years ago.

March 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


School accreditation brings bonus

After a visiting team from AdvancED approved the Bulloch County Schools last week for a five-year extension of the school system's accreditation, the Board of Education promptly rewarded all employees with a 1 percent pay stipend.

March 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police: Drug deal leads to murder

Statesboro police identified a man killed Thursday in a "drug transaction gone bad" as Deniro Smith, 22, of Rincon.

March 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Circus comes to Portal

Lewis & Clark Circus is bringing a taste of the Big Top to Portal this week, with daredevils, exotic animals and familyoriented fun, said Portal Heritage Society President Timothy Cook.

March 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'new' Free Spirit

Last year I shared with you about Free Spirit Pottery's impact on downtown and how owner Ann Walsh was looking for an apprentice to take over the business.

March 13, 2017 | | Local


WL Plastics opens Gateway Park plant

County Commission Chairman Roy Thompson, Development Authority Chairman Bruce Yawn and a host of community and state leaders gathered last week to cut the ribbon on WL Plastics. The company is Bulloch County's newest industry.

March 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU students compete in '3-Day Startup' program

Student entrepreneurs at Georgia Southern University brought their business ideas to life during the Business Innovation Group's fourth annual 3-Day Startup program, held last month.

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Shootings ruled suicide

Gunshots that killed a man and a woman Friday night at Eagle Gate Apartments on South Mulberry Street were self-inflicted.

March 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Splash's new pool adding 'wave' of jobs at water park

With the addition of the wave pool and other aspects of the $5.7 million expansion now underway at Splash in the Boro water park, Statesboro's largest generator of part-time summer jobs for teenagers will hire even more young people.

March 11, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Master Adviser in Bulloch schools

Bethany Gilliam, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Statesboro High School has been selected by Georgia's Family Community & Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter to receive its Master Adviser Award.

March 11, 2017 | | Local


UPDATE: Gunshots kill two in Statesboro

Bulloch County Coronor Jake Futch confirmed two people died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds but police have not yet confirmed if the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

March 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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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 ...

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


County closes dumpster site

After a disturbing presentation Tuesday morning about deplorable conditions at some of Bulloch County's dumpster locations, Bulloch County commissioners voted to close one of ...

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ABC contest reps get big blue sendoff

A giant inflatable Gus the Eagle loomed near the very blue-hued sendoff celebration for Statesboro's five-member team who will attend the America's Best ...

April 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA spending the week in Statesboro

Brittany Howard is used to being mistaken for one of the bachelorettes from the popular TV show, but in reality, she is a rodeo queen ...

April 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Atlanta highway closes

DECATUR - Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break ...

April 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Queensborough marks 115th anniversary

Queensborough National Bank and Trust will celebrate its 115th anniversary on Friday with the milestone marked company wide. Queensborough is a community bank with locations ...

April 17, 2017 | | Local


Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal mural a nod to the town's past

Residents and visitors to the town of Portal over the past several months have watched a work in progress as Deena Scarborough's art students ...

April 16, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


City seeks public input for strategic plan

To help flesh out a five- to 10-year strategy for things as various as street maintenance, park space and police and fire protection, Statesboro city ...

April 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Event aims to CURE childhood cancer

For a second year in a row, the Sisters on a Journey dinner that benefits Catie's Fund, a non-profit that donates all proceeds to ...

April 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ad blitz motivates Ga. voters

MARIETTA, Ga. - Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress ...

April 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


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