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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


Brooklet woman killed in Emanuel Co. crash

A Brooklet woman was killed Monday morning when her 2004 Ford Expedition, driven by someone else, overturned on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Corbin to speak at OTC graduation

Gretchen Corbin, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address for Ogeechee Technical College's graduation, 7 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Giant air tanker used to attack growing Georgia wildfire

Firefighters called up a giant air tanker to attack a rapidly growing wildfire that threatened homes Tuesday on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp near the Georgia-Florida state line.

May 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train engine chugs out of Civil War history for its new role

ATLANTA - The 26-ton Texas, the famed engine that took part in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase, has made its way back to Georgia.

May 09, 2017 | By BO EMERSON The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Stroller Strong Moms roll into Boro

The fast-growing Stroller Strong Moms experience has rolled into Statesboro to provide a unique, fun and challenging total body workout for women. Typically, the participating women push a stroller with precious cargo for the workout, but bringing a little one is not a necessity.

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Daughter remains critical after Augusta crash that killed mother

A Statesboro man has been released, but his daughter remains in critical condition in an Augusta hospital after a Thursday morning crash in Augusta that killed Keisha Mercer, 42, of Statesboro.

May 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Openness and industry

Ruth Green, PhD., a retired university dance director and past owner of a dance school and a real estate agency, has for years been a gadfly for the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners. She demands openness in their proceedings, and particularly about the Development Authority of Bulloch County and its projects.

May 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia wildfire: Evacuations ordered, but many stay put

ST. GEORGE, Ga. - The wildfire burning for weeks in southeast Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp had gotten so close that Mason Pair could see its orange glow through the trees as large flakes of ash rained down around his home in St. George.

May 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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County sets new budget

It's another year of no tax increase for Bulloch County residents, as Bulloch County commissioners approved an overall balanced budget Tuesday of around $55 ...

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the ...

June 20, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Explosive destroys Portal man’s mailbox

An unidentified explosive left a Portal man's mailbox in pieces last week, and now he is concerned that the culprit may target another mailbox.

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Buyer saves Millen hospital from closing

Set to close in June, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins announced Monday that it had been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp.

June 20, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pizza Hut, Hardee's robbed

Statesboro police are unsure if two armed robberies at fast food restaurants over the weekend are related.

June 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash's wave pool ready to open

The delays caused by finicky weather, complicated construction and other factors are over: The wave pool at Splash in the Boro will be ready for ...

June 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Low Country now full-service Kubota dealer

Since introducing its first tractor to the United States in 1969, Kubota products have continued to gain popularity. Kubota filled a product void in the ...

June 19, 2017 | | Local


Local Business Briefs

Susan Cox is re-elected to Georgia Bar board

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race

ROSWELL - Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview ...

June 19, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


NAACP wants superintendent out

The executive board of the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP voted last week to ask the Bulloch County Board of Education not to renew ...

June 17, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week

An often quoted saying, "bloom where you're planted," extols a timely message, but perhaps the adage could add an additional thought: "Once you've ...

June 17, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: From the pond to the pan — here's to you, Dad

I've often been called "a chip off the ol' block." I am my father's daughter, there's no doubt about it. We're ...

June 17, 2017 | | Local


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


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