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Historic fun at Willow Hill

The first Willow Hill Heritage Festival this weekend will spotlight the history of the Willow Hill School while offering two days of crafts, food, music, children's activities and health information.

August 30, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


A yummy F1rst Friday

Downtown Statesboro retail shops will become mini restaurants Friday evening during the fourth annual Taste of Downtown.

August 30, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

With Georgia Southern set to open the season in Birmingham, Ala., Chris talks about getting revenge on Samford after three straight losses to the Bulldogs.

August 30, 2011 | | Local


Sex offender arrested on new charges

A woman who reported being touched inappropriately by a male roommate discovered he was a registered sex offender with a conviction of sexual battery against a juvenile, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

August 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to use both maps to qualify candidates

Still waiting for approval of its recently redrawn voting district map, the City of Statesboro began a week-long qualifying period for November's election Monday at City Hall.

August 29, 2011 | by JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Six arrested after gambling investigation

A two-month investigation into illegal gambling operations led to six offenders being arrested Tuesday after at least one offender advertised the illicit business.

August 28, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Attorney seeks recusal of judge

The attorney representing a Bulloch County teacher accused of molesting a student has filed a motion asking that Bulloch County Superiour Court Judge Gates Peed be recused from hearing a case against Amy Bass Jackson.

August 28, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City still waiting on map decision

Statesboro City Manager Frank Parker said Saturday that the city had not yet received final approval of its new voting district map. City officials failed to hear from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), leaving uncertainty about how the districts will be divided for Statesboro's November election.

August 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


67/46 gets safety upgrade

Long regarded as one of Bulloch County's most dangerous cross-sections of road, the intersection of State Routes 46 and 67 is being given a new and, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation, safer configuration.

August 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


A post card update from Armenia

When Dr. Michael Braz decided to join the Peace Corps after working 24 years in the Music Department of Georgia Southern, he knew the transition would be tough and fulfilling, at the same time.

August 27, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


City still awaiting map approval

With two days remaining until the start of a qualifying period for Statesboro's November election, officials haven't identified a district map upon which to base the process.

August 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


City awaits OK on map

With the qualifying date for November's city elections nearing, local leaders are awaiting news from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) about the status of Statesboro's recently adopted voting district map.

August 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice building $2.35M addition

Staff and supporters of Statesboro's Ogeechee Area Hospice assembled on a lawn behind the health care facility Thursday to celebrate the realization of a dream.

August 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Effingham teacher faces molestation charges

A Rincon man who was a teacher at Effingham County High is in custody facing several charges, including child molestation.

August 24, 2011 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Education roundtable

Local education leaders discussed growth, HOPE grants and scholarships and other pertinent issues Wednesday during an education roundtable luncheon.

August 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to ...

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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