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Lee, Hill & Johnston names two new principals

Bulloch County natives Mitchell Hill and Russ Taulbee recently were named principals at Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors according to an announcement by John Lee, president of the local agency.

May 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent a variety of pathways, from 12-step and faith-based programs to medication-assisted treatment.

May 14, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Unitarians dedicate banner for ‘hope’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro held a dedication ceremony Thursday for a newly-displayed banner they hope symbolizes a movement aimed at bringing races and cultures closer together.

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


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent a variety of pathways, from 12-step and faith-based programs to medication-assisted treatment.

May 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Felton let go as Bulloch assistant superintendent, has job in Evans

Dr. Mary Felton, assistant superintendent of the Bulloch County schools since January 2014, was not offered a renewed contract for 2017-18 and resigned this week, effective June 30. Meanwhile, Felton had a job lined up as an assistant principal at Claxton Elementary School in Evans County.

May 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


'It takes up the whole river!'

SAVANNAH - The largest cargo ship ever to visit ports on the U.S. East Coast is so long the Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument could fit end-to-end along its deck and still leave room for Big Ben.

May 11, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Fostering Bulloch building downtown gets mural

Downtown visitors may have noticed some changes to a building just behind the Bulloch County Annex on the corner of Elm and North Walnut streets. The Fostering Bulloch building that houses the clothes closet is getting spruced up with a mural painted by Statesboro High School's National Art Honor Society students.

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


Foul play suspected in cold case disappearance

Foul play is suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a disabled Ellabell man, and Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown hopes someone will step forward with information about his whereabouts.

May 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plan for ‘new Georgia Southern’ hits bump

In the process of merging Armstrong State University into Georgia Southern University, a proposal from a working group to create eight subject-area colleges, splitting the current College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in two, hit a snag.

May 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local firefighters help with Okefenokee fire

Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey and four other local firefighters left Wednesday morning for Charlton County to assist firefighters from all over the state in battling a raging wildfire that has already burned more than 130,000 acres.

May 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


I-85 bridge set to reopen next week

ATLANTA - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state transportation officials announced Wednesday, about six weeks since a bridge on the highway collapsed because of a large fire.

May 10, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

Don't forget to set nonperishable foods beside your mailbox Saturday to support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.

May 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch's Top Gun

Growing up, Bulloch County sheriff's Cpl. Jody Deal was always shooting. If he wasn't hunting, he was target practicing with his grandfather or having BB gun competitions with his brothers. He enjoys the sport to this day, which might have something to do with his expert marksmanship: He was recently named the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Top Gun.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash, but not new wave pool, to open May 20

As planned, Splash in the Boro Waterpark will open May 20-21 for its first weekend of the season. However, due to some construction delays, the new wave pool will not be open on those dates, the Recreation Department announced Monday.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man bites deputy during arrest

A man was arrested Sunday after biting a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy twice.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Mental Health Court funding boost comes with local support requirement

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court will receive a 13 percent boost in its state grant, to $163,814, with the new fiscal year starting ...

June 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hail behind courthouse repairs

Hail damage from recent storms is the reason huge cranes began appearing last week outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

June 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday ...

June 16, 2017 | By ERIK SCHELZIG and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to ...

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the ...

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

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


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

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


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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