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Regents approve Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

ATLANTA - The Board of Regents has approved a new round of consolidations affecting four universities in southern Georgia.

January 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tony Kishman headlines Rockin' Out Alzheimer's Jan. 28 at the PAC

Chandler Dennard and Darron Burnette attend the Heritage Golf Tournament each year. But a few years ago, they came away with much more than an appreciation of the sport. They came away with an idea that would bring some top artists to the Boro and make an impact for the Alzheimer's Association locally and throughout the state.

January 11, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Deal, Ralston tout investment in Georgia roads and rails

ATLANTA - As Gov. Nathan Deal touted progress in improving Georgia highways, House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday he wants to take a serious look at a statewide plan to invest tax dollars in mass transit.

January 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Renewed police chief search nabs 45 applicants

Working with leadership consulting firm Developmental Associates LLC, city of Statesboro staff members received 45 applicants for police chief this time around and have pared the list to about a third of that number.

January 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Policy change for local funeral escorts

The Statesboro Police Department no longer will provide funeral procession escorts unless conducted by off-duty officers who will charge for their service.

January 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alum to exhibit work at Averitt

The first African-American to graduate from Georgia Southern with a Fine Arts degree will bring his national portrait exhibit – "The Soul Within: Figuration by Abner Cope" – to the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro from Friday through Feb. 25.

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Area farmers could get up to $200K in federal disaster aid

Farmers in Bulloch and Candler counties who lost orchard trees, suffered damaged fences or equipment due to downed trees and wind or experienced debris cleanup costs following Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Conservation Program offered by the Bulloch-Candler County Farm Service Agency Office.

January 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Diving into Statesboro

With Southern Dive Center, Statesboro not only has a place that sells and rents scuba equipment, but one that offers classes for diving certification and specialties such as wreck diving, night diving and underwater photography.

January 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Renasant names Carolyn Ethridge market president

Renasant Bank just announced the appointment of community leader Carolyn Ethridge as Statesboro market president.

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Insomnia Cookies brings unique concept

Never again will you wake up at 2 a.m. disappointed there are no warm cookies at your house. Insomnia Cookies can take care of your late night or anytime cooking cravings.

January 09, 2017 | | Local


Woman arrested in jewelry thefts

A woman wanted for jewelry theft tried hiding under a bed while her husband distracted Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies by causing a disturbance when they tried to serve warrants Thursday.

January 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU gets new K9

A new K9 officer with Georgia Southern University brings something to the table that has been missing; explosives detection.

January 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers to focus on schools

ATLANTA - Georgia's General Assembly gavels in a new legislative session on Monday. The opening days of a legislative session typically include more ceremony than legislative action, but the agenda Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to lay out in his State of the State address this week will shape the 40-day legislative session.

January 07, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

Several people in Bulloch County have been targeted recently by scammers who threatened them with jail time if they didn't pay up.

January 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch’s newest investigator makes history – twice

Former Bulloch County Sheriff's Patrol Deputy Prethenia Cone made history last week when she became both the county's first female and first African-American to be promoted to the rank of investigator, said Sheriff Noel Brown.

January 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Rotarians honor High as Citizen of the Year

Dr. James A. "Jimmy" High retired from his orthodontics practice in 2009 after 34 years but now provides free dental care at the Hearts & Hands ...

February 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and ...

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


MLES teacher wins prestigious Georgia Science Teacher of Promise award

She began Friday's lesson with a picture of an Ophiderma bimaculata and said to the fifth graders, "You're about to get a feel ...

February 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City hires attorney to fight for insurance in Gatto suit

This week, the city of Statesboro acted to hire an attorney, at a cost of up to $125,000, for an effort to keep an ...

February 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Please join me for some coffee, discussion

As you may have read last week, the Statesboro Herald recently purchased property across Proctor Street from the Herald building totaling a little less than ...

February 11, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


GSU alum Seth Orme to present ‘Packing it Out’

Statesboro native and Georgia Southern University alumnus Seth Orme ('14) will return to campus to share his experiences about raising awareness of littering with a ...

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


T. Holmes Ramsey pleads guilty in jury tampering case

A Statesboro businessman recently pleaded guilty to charges of jury tampering related to a civil case originally filed in 2007.

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE hits pause on minority recruitment costs

The Bulloch County Board of Education postponed a decision Thursday night on a minority educator recruitment program. Initial cost estimates totaled $180,000 to $250 ...

February 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Tornado was EF2; 300 yards wide

After completing an investigation of the tornado that ripped an 11-mile path from southern Bulloch County into Effingham County, National Weather Service experts listed the ...

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 10, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks baseball with Coach Rodney Hennon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and head baseball coach Rodney Hennon discuss Eagle prospects for the 2017 season.

February 10, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


The joy of classical music

Since 1980, Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern has been considered to be one of the most important ensembles worldwide dedicated to the promotion of new music. Now ...

February 09, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


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