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Downtown pioneer 'Dub' Lovett passes

The Statesboro community is mourning the loss of a man who helped build the city's downtown area into a thriving business district.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Quick arrest nabs Metter bank robber

A man who robbed a Metter bank Monday morning didn't get very far, thanks to an alert citizen and fast-responding police.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'A friend we'll never forget'

The final strains of "She Talks to Angels" faded away and Joey Fennell, executive pastor for Connections Church, approached the microphone. Addressing the devastated Aubrey family and about 800 distraught friends gathered in the sanctuary of Connections, Fennell began the almost impossible task of bringing some comfort to a still stunned and grieving community at Saturday's funeral for Jordan Aubrey.

August 16, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local

Play like a girl

About 180 participants got the full game-day experience during Thursday's Women's Football Clinic at Georgia Southern University, including a tour of the facilities at Paulson Stadium, a fashion show with players sporting different uniforms and gear, and a chance to watch film with a real referee and Willie Fritz's coaching staff. Participants got to run through the tunnel out of the locker room at the Ted Smith Family Football Center and learned some basic football drills on the field. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Tickets for Kids program, which helps area disadvantaged youths attend games.

August 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Chance plans to run; Britt organizing campaign

District 5 Councilman Travis Chance will seek re-election, he said Friday. So, with candidates required to qualify two weeks from now for Nov. 3 city elections, all three current Statesboro City Council members with terms up this year have stated their intentions.

August 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Handling complaints against cops

Following a meeting Aug. 1 that included representatives from three local law enforcement agencies and members of Statesboro's African-American community, Chief Deputy Jared Akins of the Sheriff's Office said he learned that the office needs to make the public better aware of how complaints about officers' actions are handled, he said.

August 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch County joins GeorgiaLEADS

Bulloch County is one of just nine in the state and the only Southeast Georgia county selected to participate in a pilot program aimed at developing a broader and deeper network of leaders.

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Statesboro man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

A Statesboro man remains in serious condition after an accident Tuesday involving his motorcycle and a passenger car.

August 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Doctors: Various factors figure into Carter cancer treatment

ATLANTA - Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age and health, doctors said.

August 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Local

Metter community mourning student’s sudden death

The entire Candler County community remains in a state of shock following last month's sudden death of a Metter High School student.

August 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Driver killed in log truck accident

A Sandersville man was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle logging truck accident near Sylvania.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Coroner: Man found in peanut field died of natural causes

A man found dead in his car in the middle of a Register-area peanut field Tuesday died of natural causes, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

‘The state of our university is strong’

Noting that she is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels welcomed GSU employees to a new academic year Wednesday morning. Classes begin Monday for most of the expected 20,500 students.

August 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

City continues push for $3 million award

The team supporting Statesboro's selection in the America's Best Communities contest submitted a progress report last week on how it plans to move from quarterfinalist to semi-finalist status in the next round.

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

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State NAACP convention here this week

Thursday through Saturday, member delegates from all over the state will gather in Statesboro for the 73rd Annual Georgia NAACP Convention. National NAACP President Cornell ...

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest ...

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads ...

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Historical Society honors Braz, Whitaker, Presley

The Bulloch County Historical Society this week honored one of its founding members, Del Presley, with its first-ever Distinguished Fellow Award, and two artists who ...

October 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Baby injured in drug sweep arrest

An infant was injured when a drug-trafficking suspect fled from law enforcement during a recent multicounty drug sweep, but deputies apprehended the man, and the ...

October 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults ...

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Handling a bomb threat

The 12-year-old girl police say is responsible for at least two of three bomb threat phone calls that shut down four local schools Tuesday remains ...

October 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Campus committee begins search for 3-5 candidates for GSU president

The 18-member campus committee received its working orders Wednesday morning, not to name the next president of Georgia Southern University, but to identify three to ...

September 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Keeping students safe

Each morning, students at Statesboro High School are met with smiles, words of greeting or high fives from Statesboro police Officer Steve Gravely.

September 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Juvenile arrested, charged in school bomb threat incidents

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a juvenile Tuesday evening on charges of making bomb threats that shut down four Statesboro-area schools.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

4 Bulloch schools receive bomb threats, classes cancelled

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and school officials remain on the scene at William James Middle School, Mill Creek Elementary and Langston Chapel middle and ...

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

No new schools, but state to fund renovations

The current five-year inventory of Bulloch County public school facilities does not qualify the district for any new schools. But local officials are ready to ...

September 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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