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Bulloch hurricane response expected to top FEMA threshold, but only for public costs

Congressman Rick Allen joined public safety officials of Bulloch County and its cities Wednesday at the county's Emergency Operations Center to talk about the impact of Hurricane Matthew and the availability of federal disaster relief money.

October 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ brings dark comedy to the Averitt

Just in time for Halloween, the Averitt Center for the Arts presents a black comedy about a twisted family that would give the famous Addams a run for their money.

October 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Power expected to be restored for most of Bulloch by Thursday

Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation spokesman Greg Brooks said most customers who have been without power since Hurricane Matthew rattled Bulloch County should have power restored by the end of the day Thursday.

October 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sea Turtle Center animals take refuge at GSU

About 80 animals from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, including Kemp's ridley sea turtles and green sea turtles, as well as some freshwater turtles, a tortoise, two owls and a wood stork, took refuge at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro during Hurricane Matthew.

October 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two GOP congressmen for the price of a fish fry

The approach of Hurricane Matthew reduced the crowd for the 2016 Screven County Fish Fry but did not prevent two Republican members of Congress from speaking and about 100 other people from coming to hear them and eat the fish.

October 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Spencer pleads, sentenced to 20 years

In a plea agreement, Grant James Spencer pled guilty on Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the Aug. 28, 2014, beating death of fellow Georgia Southern University student Michael Gatto.

October 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Power restoration process slow but steady

Crews are working fervently to restore power and clear county roads, but there is so much storm damage from Hurricane Matthew, "it's going to take some time," said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

October 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local bakery steps up in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Sunday was a day for property cleanup or relaxation for many in the Bulloch area as the county began to exhale from the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

October 10, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Slowly, life returning to normal along Ga. coast

SAVANNAH - Life along Georgia's coast continued its slow return to normal after Hurricane Matthew, though authorities advised patience as power is restored, trees are cleared and roads are reopened.

October 10, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A new take on coffee

If you see someone riding on a cool trike around campus and town with what looks like beer taps stop them and have a taste of Statesboro's newest coffee shop's signature nitro coffee and nitro tea.

October 10, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch County schools to be closed Monday

After the latest information from the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, Superintendent Charles Wilson has decided to close all schools and offices for Monday.

October 09, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


'All tore up': Matthew leaves big mess in Georgia

TYBEE ISLAND - Hurricane Matthew left a pattern of destruction in Georgia that was sometimes hard to fathom, with beachfront condos weathering the storm without a broken window while falling trees killed three people as far as 70 miles from the coast.

October 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Hurricane Matthew strikes Bulloch

Two men were killed early Saturday morning as tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Matthew ripped through Bulloch County, leaving a tangle of downed trees, fallen power lines and property damage.

October 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City plans to expand bill credits to more seniors

The city of Statesboro is revising the eligibility limits on water-bill credits to give more low-income seniors a break after hearing from Concerted Services Inc. But the change has not been enacted yet.

October 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch weathers Matthew

Early Friday afternoon, Statesboro and Bulloch County began feeling the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which still posed a threat to the area despite the storm's slight weakening overnight.

October 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Proposed state bill would make 'upskirting' illegal in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to close a gap in state law that led a divided Court of Appeals to find a man didn't do ...

November 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deadline to register for FEMA and SBA hurricane help Dec. 16

Within the 10-county declared disaster area, Georgia residents who experienced damage to their homes and businesses as a result of Hurricane Matthew have until Dec ...

November 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Threat of Zika to continue for Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia so far has escaped the type of Zika threat faced by Florida, which has been the epicenter of the virus in the continental ...

November 25, 2016 | | Local


Number of foster children on rise

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds ...

November 24, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Officials urge safe shopping

Shopping season begins today as people scramble for deals, get serious about buying gifts and purchase holiday decorations, but it is also the time of ...

November 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


William James vies for $100,000 STEM lab makeover

Supporters who visit a certain Facebook page on a certain day, Dec. 9, could help William James Middle School win $100,000 for a makeover ...

November 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Ralph Andrews dies at 88

Ralph Andrews, one of Statesboro's most compassionate residents who contributed generously to various causes and helped found the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind ...

November 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Making a bigger Splash

Construction workers at Splash in the Boro are building the framework that will hold in place the wave pool, the heart of an almost $5 ...

November 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Changes at Eagle Creek

It was a bit of a soft transition, with food brought from another restaurant in the absence of an approved kitchen. But Eagle Creek Brewing ...

November 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - AgSouth plan reshapes future of downtown

When Allen Muldrew began his position as the director of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority he became the chief salesman for downtown Statesboro.

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Farmers & Merchants Bank promotes Jason Parrish

Jason Parrish of Farmers & Merchants Bank was promoted to banking officer, credit administration, bank officials announced Monday.

November 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Honor the memory of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States fully into World War II ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Raybon Anderson honored as Chamber's 2016 Ag Partner

One of Bulloch County's most well-known people in the agriculture world, Raybon Anderson, was honored Friday by being named the 2016 Ag Partner by ...

November 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Leaphart resigns as Statesboro city attorney

After five years as Statesboro's city attorney, J. Alvin Leaphart IV is heading west for a major change of scenery. He was hired recently ...

November 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deputy US marshal, fugitive killed in shootout

LUDOWICI - A fugitive accused of attempting to murder police officers fatally shot a deputy U.S. marshal trying to arrest him Friday in southeast Georgia ...

November 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


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