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Georgia Conservancy names Jon Burns top legislator

ATLANTA - The Georgia Conservancy's Board of Trustees recently honored two longtime supporters of Georgia's natural resources, former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard as its Georgia Distinguished Conservationist and House Majority Leader Jon Burns of Effingham County as its first Legislator of the Year. Both were celebrated at the Georgia Conservancy's annual gala in Atlanta, ecoBenefete.

October 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Rocky Horror’ brings its annual oddities to the Averitt

In its ninth year at the Averitt Center for the Arts, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE!" will give audiences two nights - Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. - in shows filled with lipstick, fishnets and riotous, bawdy humor.

October 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


55 years of fun at the fair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 55th time last week, where the Kiwanis Club welcomed folks with food, rides, exhibits and more.

October 23, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed by education groups.

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


2016 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair - Fun leads to funds

Another fair has come and gone, leaving behind acres of tramped parking lot and empty grounds. However, there is something left behind besides memories; the fair generated six figures in funds that will benefit a host of local charities.

October 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests in all tested subjects.

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s race campaign cash over $160,000,but most went to GOP primary candidates

Cash contributions to the three candidates who started out the Bulloch County Sheriff's race this year topped $160,000 by Sept. 30.

October 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Fun, food, family

Each year as October rolls around, excitement begins to grow as the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair approaches.

October 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


OctoberQuest to benefit United Way

A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest 2016 promises to be even better.

October 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Reward offered in Campus Crossings murder

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible for shooting and killing a Savannah man Wednesday at Campus Crossings Apartments in Statesboro.

October 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


A traveling man

Fourteen years ago, Bulloch County's Ronnie Douberly took a job he said saved his life.

October 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro homicide victim identified

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible for shooting and killing a Savannah man Wednesday at Campus Crossings Apartments in Statesboro.

October 20, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GATA Cast - Oct. 20, 2016 - New Mexico State Preview

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

October 20, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Ceramics artist to lecture at Averitt today

The public is invited to an artist's lecture and a meet-and-greet at the Averitt Center with Juan Granados, Thursday at 5:30 in the Center's Main Gallery.

October 19, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Smith family to entertain at the fair

Many long-time Bulloch County residents may remember the late Shorty Smith and the Pea Pickers, a popular band that entertained local crowds for more than 40 years. On Friday, a three-hour tribute concert by Smith's family members, including his son, renowned songwriter Gerald Smith, the "Georgia Quackerjack," will be performed at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Georgia leads US in executions this year

JACKSON - Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son ...

December 06, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Friday is day to vote for WJMS $100,000 STEM lab makeover

Supporters who visit the FabSchoolLabs page on Facebook this Friday, and only this Friday, could help William James Middle School win $100,000 for a ...

December 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Vaden Nissan using Winn-Dixie parking lot

One of the best parts of this job is learning what interests our readers the most. I gauge this by the questions I am asked ...

December 06, 2016 | | Local


Another shooting at Boro apartment complex

Statesboro police are investigating yet another shooting incident at an apartment complex, this time at Aspen Heights Apartments on Highway 67. The incident follows a ...

December 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'Faith' opens Sola Fide in Statesboro

Sola Fide, the name of the new boutique at 23 South Main St. in downtown Statesboro, means "by faith alone."

December 05, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Driver falls asleep, strikes utility pole

A man fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday morning, lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole on Northside Drive West, according to ...

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Woman killed in single-car accident on I-16

A woman was killed Thursday when she lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 16 near the 136 mile marker.

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Another shooting at Boro apartment complex

Statesboro police are investigating yet another shooting incident at an apartment complex, this time at Aspen Heights Apartments on Highway 67. The incident follows a ...

December 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Farmers & Merchants names Davis to chair Board

Gary M. Davis, accountant, restaurateur and longtime board member of Farmers & Merchants Bank, will now chair the bank's board of directors, FMB announced Monday.

December 05, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Dean, Gillespie relieved of duties from Georgia Southern staff

David Dean and Rance Gillespie have been relieved of their duties as Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators, head football coach Tyson Summers announced Sunday. A ...

December 04, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

ATLANTA - A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in ...

December 03, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK AP Retail Writer | Local


City answers Gatto wrongful-death suit

In addition to denying most of the allegations in a wrongful-death suit brought by the parents of Michael J. Gatto, 18, attorneys for the city ...

December 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former investigator won’t face criminal charges

Criminal charges are not expected to be filed against a former Bulloch County Sheriff's investigator whose resignation followed accusations he acted against policy, as ...

December 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UPDATE: Summers to continue as Georgia Southern head football coach

Georgia Southern Eagles Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein released a statement Saturday afternoon affirming that head football coach Tyson Summers would remain in place as coach ...

December 03, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS fall commencement now at stadium

With weather permitting, Georgia Southern University's 2016 fall commencement will consist of a single, open-air ceremony, 1 p.m. Friday at Allen E. Paulson ...

December 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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