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Tips to prevent the flu, help if you get it

Across the nation, Georgia and Bulloch County, the flu season that began last October has seen one of the worst outbreaks in decades and pharmacist Len McCook and his wife Janie, who own McCook's Pharmacy, can personally attest to the rise in flu sufferers.

February 12, 2018 | By JIM HEALY | Local

Imperial Sugar tragedy: Repercussions continue decade later

PORT WENTWORTH - Broken equipment inside a steel conveyor belt sparked the first explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on a mild winter night 10 years ago.

February 10, 2018 | By MARY LANDERS and JAN SKUTCH Savannah Morning News | Local

Bulloch Schools employee recruitment fair a first

The Bulloch County Schools will hold an employee recruitment fair, believed to be the first in the school system's history, Saturday, Feb. 24, for all positions in the more than 1,500-employee system.

February 10, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Flu season still getting worse

NEW YORK - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.

February 09, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local

Mayor: Brooklet officers won’t be disciplined

Brooklet police officers accused of improper behavior during a traffic stop will not be disciplined, as they did nothing wrong, said Brooklet Mayor William Hendrix.

February 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Statesboro ‘Tree City USA’ for 25 years

Every year for Arbor Day, the city of Statesboro unfurls a Tree City USA flag. But this year, the flag is a special one marking Statesboro's 25th year with the Tree City USA designation.

February 08, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Cope pleads not guilty in Taco Bell crash

A teen charged with felony murder after crashing his car into a Swainsboro fast-food restaurant in September pled not guilty to murder and aggravated assault charges Wednesday in an Emanuel County courtroom.

February 07, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Jen’s Top 10 – Valentine's Day Edition!

Valentine's Day is less than a week away! Do you know what you are getting your Sweetie yet? Check out our TOP 10 Local Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day.

February 07, 2018 | | Local

Portal police seek missing man

A reportedly homeless man with Portal connections is missing, and Portal police Chief Jason Sapp hopes someone can help locate him.

February 06, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sheriff seeks suspect in shots fired into home

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are looking for a man who fired shots into a Pretoria Rushing Road home on Monday.

February 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

SPD getting $400,000 worth of new vehicles

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday approved spending $400,000 to buy and equip nine new vehicles, including seven patrol SUVs, one unmarked SUV and a pickup truck, for the Statesboro Police Department.

February 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

For Joyner, YMCA a family tradition

Tory Joyner came to the job of executive director of the Statesboro Family YMCA with a family legacy in YMCA management and career experience deeper than might be expected at a startup.

February 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

'Loam,' 'newton' earn SEBMS eighth-grader spelling bee title

Worlanyo Gato, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Southeast Bulloch Middle School, won the 2018 Bulloch County Spelling Bee held Monday evening at Statesboro High School. Gato grabbed the title after 10 rounds by correctly spelling the words "loam" and "newton" after his remaining challenger, Brianna Davis of Mattie Lively Elementary School, incorrectly spelled "haversack." Gato is the son of Worlanyo Eric and Vivian Gato of Statesboro. Davis is the 11-year-old daughter of Vanity and Bryan Hendrix of Statesboro.

February 06, 2018 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local

Man's body found in burned car in Ellabell

An autopsy performed Monday revealed that a body found in a burned car in Ellabell on Friday is that of a male, but investigators are still awaiting results to determine the person's identity and cause of death.

February 05, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Little Doses becomes a standalone store

Little Doses, the children's store located inside the original Walker Pharmacy on Northside Drive West, has expanded to a new location at 1100 Brampton Avenue, Suite A between LaBerry and Shane's Rib Shack in the Market District behind East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

February 05, 2018 | | Local

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BOE to issue $40 million in bonds for ESPLOST projects

The Bulloch County Board of Education voted earlier this month to issue $40 million worth of bonds to finance projects under the sales tax extension ...

March 20, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Brooklet police sergeant fired

Brooklet city councilmen fired a police sergeant Monday night during a meeting that began 30 minutes earlier than the time given to at least two ...

March 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

BI-LO changes won't affect Boro

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of the BI-LO store in Statesboro, has entered into a restructuring support agreement known as an RSA with a group ...

March 19, 2018 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Police: Man strikes woman with gun, threatens to shoot her

A man struck a woman with a gun Saturday after threatening to shoot her in front of children, according to Statesboro police reports.

March 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash identified

The 21-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Thursday in a motorcycle accident on Highway 67 near Statesboro has been identified.

March 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'In The Grove' shifts focus to upscale rentals

If you have driven out West Main Street, just past Julia P. Bryant Elementary School you can't miss all of the activity happening at ...

March 19, 2018 | | Local

Gloria Strauthers completes Maxwell Certification program

Gloria Strauthers of Exodus Management & Consulting, LLC, recently completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program and is recognized as a certified independent John C. Maxwell ...

March 19, 2018 | | Local

Statesboro District 5 special election date unsettled

Despite a decision by Statesboro City Council last week, the issue of whether to hold the special election for the vacant District 5 council seat ...

March 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

School threats on the increase

Threats of violence in schools are nothing new, but the Feb. 14 slaying of 17 at a high school in Parkland, Fla. seemingly sparked a ...

March 17, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Brooklet police officers suspended

Just days after Brooklet city councilmen voted to hire an interim police chief to fill the shoes of former chief Doug Meyer, who resigned following ...

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Pot growing operation discovered

An infant was removed from an Aden Lanier Road home Thursday after deputies found 16 marijuana plants growing in the home.

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

OTC Foundation to call on donors Tuesday

Ogeechee Technical College Foundation volunteers will be calling on OTC supporters and potential new donors in Bulloch and Evans counties Tuesday during the annual iGOT ...

March 16, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

PSC candidate Noel wants to halt Vogtle ‘boondoggle’

Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel wants the PSC to stop Georgia Power from passing on costs to consumers for the two already far ...

March 15, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Push for gun laws faces resistance in most states

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The campaign for tighter gun laws that inspired unprecedented student walkouts across the country still faces an uphill climb in a majority ...

March 15, 2018 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local

Wilson: Schools need community help on safety

The schools need the community's help to keep children safe, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson told concerned adults gathered Tuesday evening in the ...

March 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

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