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City hears no direct objections to tax hike

Last week in the first two of three required hearings, Statesboro's mayor and council members heard no direct objections to a proposed increase of up to 1 mill in property taxes.

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Register short 2 candidates

During last week's candidate qualifying, Register Mayor Barbara Rushing qualified for election to a full term, but nobody signed up for the two Register Town Council seats due for election.

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Shooting death unsolved after 5 years

It has been five years since Akeila Rochelle Martin was shot and killed outside a now-closed downtown club, but police are still seeking the person responsible.

August 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff seeks information in suspicious incident

Two men, covering their faces, approached a woman cutting grass Saturday near Ivanhoe Road and Hwy. 119, asking for money, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

August 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's investigators still tracking leads in rash of burglaries

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators continue to work with law enforcement in other counties to solve a rash of burglaries that has plagued the area for more than four months, said Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

August 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Beloved Community' hopes to bridge the gap

The Bulloch County Beloved Community group launched its "Bridging the Gap" series of events Saturday aimed at creating understanding and inclusion across differences in the community.

August 28, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Money donations for hurricane victims needed now

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to wreak havoc on portions of Texas, people across the country are waiting to see how they can help.

August 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Businesses go to campus

Dozens of Statesboro businesses came to the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday of last week to introduce themselves to students.

August 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Creating easier way to tailgate at Paulson

In the south, football is a way of life.

August 28, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


 James Magazine names OTC top tech college in Ga.

Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro was named recently the top technical college in Georgia by James Magazine.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. unveiled in his hometown

ATLANTA - The daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. stood beside her father's newly unveiled statue Monday, just a few blocks from where he grew up, handing out hugs and telling each well-wisher: "It's about time."

August 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Message from Ted Wynn and the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency

Want to help victims of Harvey?

August 27, 2017 | | Local


Goin' nuts at annual Peanut Festival

For 28 years, the Bulloch County town of Brooklet has celebrated its rich agricultural heritage by recognizing, promoting and glorifying the mighty goober at the Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival. On Saturday, peanuts that were boiled, parched, roasted, fried and toasted were plentiful at the festival that started with a parade and ended with a street party. Since 1990, the town has celebrated its rich agricultural heritage by holding the festival centered around peanuts. It is hosted each year by the Brooklet Community Development Association, which is comprised entirely of volunteers.

August 27, 2017 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Primitive Baptist drops Boy Scout troop

With a decision by Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church as sponsoring organization not to renew the charter of Boy Scout Troop 342, a relationship going back 54 years will come to an end Dec. 31.

August 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


‘At the foot of the cross’

Hundreds of college students put aside studying, or perhaps partying, Thursday evening to gather on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University for the second annual Prayer Walk many cited as an example of what they hope the community and country can do in the wake of much turmoil and divisiveness.

August 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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Six arrested on gang-related charges

Six suspects believed to be members of the "Mobb" street gang face charges after Statesboro police linked them to two armed robberies and a burglary.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI raids Bulloch convenience stores

On Thursday, the GBI's Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Team, and in cooperation with the Georgia ...

October 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor

This is the last in a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fireball won’t return to Fair

The Fireball, one of Amusement of America's most popular thrill rides, won't be featured this year during the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. After a ...

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade to kick off 2017 Fair

This year, there will be more rides, more food and more fun to be found at the 56th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bobby Jones, Face of Manufacturing in Ga.

When state and local officials came to Koyo Bearings in Sylvania to honor Bobby Jones as one of Georgia's Faces of Manufacturing, he passed ...

October 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge

This is part of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Suicide rates on the rise

While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals.

October 10, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Homicide victim identified

A woman found in her South Mulberry Street home Sunday was stabbed to death. Statesboro Police said the death of Deborah Miles is being ruled ...

October 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


1 shot, 2 arrests in four weekend gunshot reports in Statesboro

One victim was shot and two suspects arrested in separate cases as Statesboro police investigated several reports of gunfire over the weekend.

October 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Grotheer offers a fresh face in Statesboro mayoral race

This is the first of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro woman confesses to killing father

A Statesboro woman charged last week with killing her father confessed to the murder, and hid the victim's body in a closet for months ...

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability hosted its 2017 GreenFest, a festival that celebrates ways people can be more environmentally responsible, in downtown Statesboro ...

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man charged in Statesboro homicide

A Claxton man was arrested Monday, charged with the felony murder of a woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in a South Mulberry Street ...

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Restoring a Claxton beauty

He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other ...

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


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