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Nepal documentary wins Statesboro Film Festival

A documentary about Nepal earthquakes and their aftermath during spring, 2015, took top honors Friday night during the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cody hired as Metter city manager

Mandi Cody will be leaving as planning and development director for the city of Statesboro to start as Metter's city manager May 2.

April 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lewis pleads guilty to extortion

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted in December on a charge of extortion, admitted guilt Thursday under a plea agreement with the government, said Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Brian Tanner, who handled the case in federal court in Statesboro.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GOP prepares for Georgia delegate fight

ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part of a dominant showing throughout the South.

April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Protesters call for ‘campus carry’ veto

A campaign event Thursday afternoon for Rep. Jon Burns, R-Newington, Georgia House majority leader, drew House Speaker David Ralston to Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Café, and also drew protesters outside opposed to a pending state law that would allow handguns on college campuses.

April 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


From sea to shining sea

When Adam Kimble dreams, he dreams big. One of his large-sized dreams brought him through Statesboro earlier this week, on foot, on the final leg of his walk from one ocean to the other.

April 14, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Missing boy found

A 3-year-old boy reported missing around 2 p.m. Thursday in the Starling/Jim Futch Road area was found safe around 3:10 p.m. Further details of the search will be available later online and in Friday's Statesboro Herald.

April 14, 2016 | | Local


Ole Times Country Buffet comes to Boro

When Pat O'Neal of Valdosta opens an Ole Times Country Buffet in the building formerly occupied by the Statesboro Ryan's, he will have 14 restaurants in operation. He hopes to open it in early May, in time for Mother's Day, a peak day for family restaurants.

April 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Circus coming to Portal

The circus is coming to Portal.

April 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates spar

Both Republican candidates for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat squared off Tuesday evening, not only answering questions from the moderator but also from each other.

April 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police chief search to begin before manager is hired

After restarting their city manager search, Statesboro city officials are moving forward with steps to find a police chief as well, instead of waiting for a new city manager to be hired first, as was originally planned.

April 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Milestones testing to begin this week, with few opt-outs

Almost 4,700 Bulloch County students in the third through eighth grades are slated to take Georgia Milestones tests at various times over the next two weeks. A letter home warned parents that, this year, opting out will have consequences.

April 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA promotes Kiwanis Rodeo

Harmony Latham may be from California, but she's no valley girl. The 2016 Miss Rodeo USA loves horses and reading and is a live wire who made people nervous at a recent photo shoot by climbing on large round hay bales.

April 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New Coconut owners in Statesboro via NYC

Living in a university community brings culture and diversity that most communities our size would never experience. One area in which we are rich in cultural diversity is noted in our restaurant community.

April 11, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth puts $3.8 million back into local communities

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $39.9 million during 2015.

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Main event set for Tuesday

A little less than 11 percent of Bulloch County's 30,298 active registered voters cast ballots during three weeks of early voting or mailed ...

May 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Red Cross hopes to stay ahead of summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross is trying to counter the summer slowdown in blood donations in Bulloch County with a series of blood drives leading up ...

May 20, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Community Reading Fair Saturday at Statesboro High

This Saturday brings the inaugural Bulloch County Community Reading Fair, with free books and prizes, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesboro ...

May 20, 2016 | | Local


Districts 1 and 7 deciding BOE races

Voters in two districts, about one-fourth of Bulloch County's population, are making choices in the current election for who will represent them on the ...

May 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Splash set to open

While rain may be in the forecast, the slides will be open, the lounge chairs out and the Lazy River flowing, as Splash in the ...

May 19, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


City taking police chief applications until June 6

Qualified law enforcement officers have until June 6 to apply for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

May 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff candidates address overtime issue

During this year's race for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat, candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each have addressed topics of interest to ...

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown talk experience, roles and crime

With the general primary election just days away, Bulloch County sheriff candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each are working to reach voters with messages ...

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City spending on pipes, south and north

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with two $1 million-plus pipeline projects, miles outside the city limits in nearly opposite directions. One is part ...

May 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


5K to benefit Joseph Home, 7th Mile Farm

A cross-country 5K race to benefit Broken Shackle Ranch Joseph House and Fostering Bulloch's 7th Mile Farm is slated for Saturday, and organizers hope ...

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


4-H to host rabies vaccination clinic

The Bulloch County Extension Service and Bulloch County 4-H will host its annual rabies clinic Saturday. Vaccinations will cost $10 each.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Cruisers 25th anniversary show Saturday

Southern Cruisers will host its 25th anniversary edition car and truck show Saturday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, with vendors, door prizes, valve-cover races and ...

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hear from local candidates, help feed the hungry

A political forum planned for Friday will combine last-minute campaigning with a food drive, said Lindsay Gribble, communications director for the Bulloch County Republican Party ...

May 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kid's World's Frazier named state Pre-K Teacher of the Year finalist

Channie Frazier, who teaches prekindergarten at Kid's World Learning Center on Statesboro's Savannah Avenue, was surprised Tuesday morning when state officials, with reporters ...

May 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Spring Fling at New Hope Methodist to honor Emma Kelly

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling benefit Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is ...

May 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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