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Escape attempt fails

A man being processed at the Bulloch County Jail tried to escape from an interview room Wednesday night, but jail staff thwarted his attempts.

April 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Art-themed First Friday offers bowls

This First Friday, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority and the Averitt Center for the Arts are working together to provide an art-centered evening, with vendors, food and locally handcrafted bowls as well as live music, dance and support for the arts.

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Burglary arrest leads to more arrests for drugs

A burglary investigation led police to four arrests on Thursday: one for several burglaries and attempted burglaries, and three others - the offender's roommates - on drug charges.

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Heart patient recovering; prayers, donations needed

A Portal native and heart patient who was recently hospitalized for a brain bleed due to an infection is asking for prayers and a little financial assistance as he recovers.

April 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest occupies a busy Saturday

ArtsFest, returning for its 35th year, has camped on a very busy Saturday, April 22. But far from having a scheduling conflict with the April 21-22 Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, the ArtsFest has the Kiwanis Club as one of its sponsors.

April 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter insurance agent faces fraud charges

A former Metter insurance agent was jailed Tuesday on charges of insurance fraud.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Severe weather rakes area

Despite two tornado warnings and several apparent funnel cloud sightings around Bulloch County Wednesday evening, the only damage reported were some downed trees.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boro Applebee’s closing Friday

One of the first chain restaurants to open in Statesboro about 18 years ago, Applebee's will close its doors for good at the end of business on Friday. Apple America Group, which owns the local franchise, made the announcement Wednesday.

April 05, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Severe weather forecast causes closings

Bulloch County offices and area colleges will close early due to pending severe weather. Ogeechee Technical College, Georgia Southern University and East Georgia State College closed at 2 p.m., while county offices will close at 3 p.m.

April 05, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Confederate memorial vandalized

A wreath and flags were reportedly damaged after a Confederate History and Heritage Month observance Saturday.

April 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City orders repaving of 3+ miles of streets

At least three miles of Statesboro's streets, and a little more, are scheduled to be resurfaced this year at a cost of up to $644,078.

April 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police chief searches cost $44,700

The city of Statesboro spent a little more than $44,500 on its two searches for a police chief in 2016 and 2017. With help from the consulting firm Developmental Associates LLC, the second search, costing three times as much as the first, resulted in the hiring of Mike Broadhead, due to start April 17 as the new chief.

April 03, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-85 collapse brings jump in mass transit

ATLANTA - Atlanta area commuters crowded aboard mass transit trains and fewer cars hit the road Monday as public schools went on spring break, easing fears of fierce gridlock after last week's fiery collapse of a key interstate bridge.

April 03, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Council poised to appoint special judge

After amending the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance in March to turn hearings on license violation cases over to an administrative judge, Statesboro City Council has a proposal on Tuesday's agenda to appoint Tom A. Peterson IV, an attorney from Vidalia, for the task.

April 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.Y. firm takes over old Nash Finch site

A New York-based company has purchased the former SpartanNash facility on Highway 301 South from the heirs of T.J. Morris. Hypotenuse Incorporated will be the new name for the 240,000-square-foot distribution facility.

April 03, 2017 | | Local


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OTC receives $500,000 gift

In a 2002 resolution adopted by the Georgia General Assembly, it was stated that George W. "Jack" Strickland "always credited his tremendous success to his ...

May 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway Hospital celebrates 41st alumni homecoming

The first time the patients found themselves on the hospital campus, it marked the beginning of a long and difficult journey. But this past weekend ...

May 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Officials: High school 'stabbing' incident was just horseplay

A reported stabbing at Statesboro High School Monday was a "horseplay" altercation and did not result in any injury, said Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles ...

May 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sidewalks and safety come to council

Sidewalks and pedestrian and bicyclist safety were issues before Statesboro City Council when four members, with the mayor and one council member absent, held a ...

May 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man dies after apprehension of murder suspect

A man died Tuesday after he ingested cocaine during a traffic stop at which authorities captured another man suspected of murder, according to the Georgia ...

May 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Teen arrested for stabbing juvenile at Statesboro High

A teenage male involved in a stabbing at Statesboro High School on Monday is in jail, arrested without incident on aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro ...

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Reading Carnival returns with free books Saturday

The second annual Bulloch County Reading Carnival, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Statesboro High School, will offer games, music, food ...

May 16, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


D-Day plane flying into Boro Saturday

A vintage World War II plane that actually took part in the D-Day invasion will fly into the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport Saturday as part of ...

May 16, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Cruisers car show set for Saturday

The Southern Cruisers Car club loves nothing more than a car show - unless it is one of their own that doubles as a fundraiser for ...

May 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man walks to honor law enforcement

With a deep respect for law enforcement, Brooklet resident John Long set out early Monday morning to make a 40-mile trek from one end of ...

May 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Help Statesboro Kiwanis win 'Legacy of Play' contest

Could Statesboro use a new playground? The Statesboro Kiwanis Club thinks so, but your votes are needed to help the club win a $25,000 ...

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Investigators work to find culprits behind cyberattack

NEW YORK - The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it - a ...

May 15, 2017 | By ANICK JESDANUN and BARBARA ORTUTAY Statesboro Herald staff reports | Local


13 sentenced in federal meth roundup

Last week, United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced the last of 13 area defendants in a South Georgia methamphetamine trafficking ring to ...

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid

DUNWOODY - Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly ...

May 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


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