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FEMAC big on security

Last year, a nationwide security industry publication named Corey Hendrix one of 20 leading security integrators under age 40 in the United States. In April, Hendrix, 33, accepted the role of president of FEMAC Security Solutions, a Bulloch County-based company with a three-state reach that has served more than 300 banks, as well as commercial clients as large as Georgia Power.

May 16, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Mooney family sells Willingway to national group

After 45 years of local ownership, the Mooney family has announced the sale of Willingway Hospital to Summit BHC, a leading provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn. When the sale is complete, Willlingway will become the second facility in Georgia owned by Summit and bring their total number to nine facilities nationwide. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

May 16, 2016 | | Local


Abigail Sneathen graduates Summa from Reinhardt University

Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., announced that Abigail Taylor Sneathen graduated Summa Cum Laude during graduation exercises May 6. Abi is a 2012 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School where she was STAR student her senior year and graduated with honors. She is the daughter of Dr. L. Dwight Sneathen Jr. and Susan Sneathen of Statesboro.

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal still looking for principal

Superintendent Charles Wilson recommended a new principal for Portal Middle High School. But the Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday rejected his recommendation on an unusually mixed vote with one member in favor, two abstaining, four opposed and one absent.

May 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GSU student dies in NC fall

A Georgia Southern University student and his hometown friend died Tuesday from injuries suffered when they each slipped and fell while exploring a waterfall in North Carolina.

May 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Saturday voting now

So far this election season, Bulloch County voters could vote early in one location. Beginning Saturday, there are two sites. The Honey Bowen Building at Fair Road Park joins the County Annex at 113 North Main Street, which has been the one place thus far.

May 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe located inside the Medical Center Pharmacy.

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local


Zoning request denied for retreat

Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission members voted unanimously Thursday to deny a conditional use request by the owners of a religious retreat that has reportedly treated soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder via exorcism.

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tip leads to capture of wanted Bulloch suspect

A tip led to investigators capturing a man Wednesday who is wanted in connection to an arson and robbery case in Rincon.

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ad.

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley said Thursday in Statesboro. She encourages taxpayers to help by keeping track of their refund status.

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 million children, who go hungry on a daily basis.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player and has won several awards recently, including a second-place tie performance in a statewide tournament.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


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Superior Court judge candidates campaigning hard

While campaigning hard in their race to become the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's newest Superior Court judge, and both sounding optimistic, Martha Hall and Michael ...

June 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


With Marsh, Statesboro keeps voice on Regents

Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment Friday of lawyer Laura Taulbee Marsh to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia means that the ...

June 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with domestic violence

A Savannah man involved in a domestic dispute Wednesday in Statesboro was arrested after police found him with marijuana "wax" in his possession.

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

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June 24, 2016 | | Local


21 vie for Boro police chief

The city of Statesboro's search for a police chief, who will probably be hired by a new city manager, has drawn 21 applicants. Nine ...

June 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries in structure fire on North Walnut St. in Statesboro

The cause of a Thursday morning fire in a two-story building on North Walnut St. in Statesboro is undetermined, but fire officials do not suspect ...

June 23, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Water bill hike OK’d

Statesboro City Council approved an increase Tuesday in the base charge for most water and sewer bills, but with a promise to create an equal ...

June 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Correctional Institute named best in state

The Bulloch County Correctional Institute was named best in the state during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Heat advisory: Triple digits coming

The first official days of summer in the Bulloch County area are expected to bring intense heat and humidity, along with warnings from public safety ...

June 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman arrested again for passing fraudulent checks

Statesboro police arrested a Sylvania woman on Friday who has a history of passing fraudulent checks and with identity theft, charging her again with two ...

June 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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