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Camp works 'magic' on local kids

Arts camps are in full swing at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and campers are learning about everything from art to music to writing to dance.

July 10, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Local


Mental Health Court a 'lifesaver'

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court sets high expectations on defendants' time and life choices. But some participants and graduates say the accountability court program has saved their lives.

July 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Roundabout project means intersection, roads closure

Construction at the "Five Points" four-way intersection at Pretoria Rushing and Burkhalter roads will mean the roads will be closed beginning Monday through Tuesday, July 25.

July 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Festival to aid car crash victim

A fundraiser festival in Portal is expected to help with medical costs for a teen critically injured in a crash June 10.

July 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Smiles and thumbs up from woman charged with killing family

LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman charged with killing four of her young children and her husband smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday in metro Atlanta before telling a judge she doesn't want an attorney.

July 07, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Safety reasons cited for I-16 median clearing

Passing previously forested portions of the Interstate 16 median that have now been cleared of trees, drivers are seeing a project that involves the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Forestry Commission and a private timber buyer.

July 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Rash of burglaries occurring in area

Watch Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown's press conference here.

July 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with possession of eagle carcass

A man who claims he picked up a dead bald eagle after seeing it get struck by a vehicle faces charges from the Department of Natural Resources.

July 06, 2017 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER and HOLLI DEAL SAXON eledbetter@statesboroherald.com and hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Most Statesboro fire calls aren’t actual fires

Of the 1,084 service calls the Statesboro Fire Department answered in 2016, more than 900 calls, or a little over 83 percent, were emergency responses, but fire alarm malfunctions made up a majority of the reported emergencies.

July 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Gang members blamed for Savannah shootings, deadly SUV crash

SAVANNAH - Late-night Fourth of July celebrations in Savannah's downtown historic district erupted into chaos early Wednesday after gunfire wounded three people in a popular nightlife district, leading to a police chase in which a fleeing vehicle crashed and killed three others.

July 05, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Party in the USA

NEW YORK - Americans celebrated their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | By REBECCA GIBIAN Associated Press | Local


5 Points, 2 businesses, 1 spot

The Five Points Store and the Round About Café bring an upscale-concept convenience store and a unique eating place, also locally but separately owned, to a busy road hub and growing Bulloch County population center.

July 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man flees from deputies after darting into traffic

A man who was darting into traffic led Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on a short chase before fighting arrest Sunday, according to sheriff's incident reports.

July 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Campus carry among new laws taking effect in July

ATLANTA - Dozens of new laws are now in effect with the start of Georgia's fiscal year, including an end to a ban on guns on the state's public college campuses.

July 03, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July friendship

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful day for my best friend of more than 20 years and I happened in our sixth period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.

July 03, 2017 | | Local


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City eyes tax increase to raise police pay

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are proposing an increase in the property tax millage rate, Statesboro's first in a decade, to fund ...

August 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


CrossRoads support group helps battle grief

In some fashion or another, it's an emotion everyone must face eventually. Some handle it better than others. Many struggle when grief rears its ...

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


Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday

Regardless of whether you like peanuts, Saturday promises a day full of food, fun and family as the 28th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival gives the ...

August 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Restaurant 'so yummy'

Last week, Adam Tsang quietly opened Soyumi (pronounced "So Yummy"), his family's newest restaurant in Statesboro.

August 14, 2017 | | Local


BOE millage rollback offsets county's lack of one

The Bulloch County Board of Education last week voted to roll back its millage rate a fraction to offset inflation in property values and avoid ...

August 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro attorneys named to State Bar committees

A number of Statesboro-based attorneys have been appointed to serve as members of various standing, special and program committees of the 49,000-member State Bar ...

August 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets

ATLANTA - The Georgia company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament on Monday asked a judge to stop a golf memorabilia ...

August 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Guido Bible College starts Statesboro classes

Located on the campus of the Guido Evangelistic Association in Metter, Guido Bible College will open the doors of an additional training site in Statesboro ...

August 12, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.

August 12, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Solar eclipse: No totality in Boro, still fascinating

People who expect to see the full effects of a total solar eclipse in Statesboro on Aug. 21 will be disappointed, but the eclipse tracing ...

August 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bulloch schools extend day for eclipse

If parents choose no other option, their children will remain at school longer than usual Aug. 21 in the Bulloch County school system. The schools ...

August 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Second man arrested in kidnapping, armed robbery

The second suspect in a brutal armed robbery and kidnapping early Sunday morning at a Robin Hood Trail residence was the victim's neighbor. Statesboro ...

August 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys school bus

No injuries were reported after a Bulloch County school bus caught fire Thursday afternoon, forcing the driver to evacuate.

August 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Beware at the pump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon ...

August 10, 2017 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


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