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A place in peril

A demure wooden building in the heart of Portal has been named one of 10 "Places in Peril" by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

February 22, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

Nontraditional sports are trending in the U.S., and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has responded to one of these trends by constructing a 27-hole Disc Golf Course on Mill Creek Road near Statesboro Airport, just off of U.S. Highway 301 North.

February 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo will arrive in mid-April, providing two nights of bulls, broncs and family entertainment.

February 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Caution: School zoning ahead

Redrawing attendance zones is a task Bulloch County Schools officials are approaching cautiously but say can no longer be delayed for some schools. The zones decide which schools students attend, or at least where a free school bus ride will take them.

February 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn't the end of the journey for Statesboro's first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

February 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

February 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Three men invaded a Clito-area home Thursday night and pistol-whipped a man from whom they stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

This year, the Georgia Soccer State Cup's Final Four, including 42 games for seven age groups of boys and girls, will be held in Statesboro May 30 and 31, using Georgia Southern University's soccer fields and fields at The Clubhouse.

February 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it - rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Business owners and managers in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Intoxicated bouncer invades Statesboro mayor’s home

When a reportedly drunken, underage bar bouncer went looking for the breaker box in a Benson Drive home Feb. 6, he didn't realize he was in the wrong house - the mayor's house.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NPR journalist discusses race in America, her own life

There was a time when veteran journalist Michele Norris used to resist covering - even talking about - Black History Month, or even anything to do with race at all.

February 18, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS and AL HACKLE Herald staff writers | Local


Statesboro City Council rejects Fair Road zoning change

Probably surprising nobody, Statesboro City Council has denied a zoning change and a height variance needed for a gas station and a four-story hotel to be built between Georgia Southern University's Garden of the Coastal Plain and First Presbyterian Church.

February 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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Little girl, big heart

Four-year-old Miraya Raval emptied her piggy bank to help others in need when she presented a check for $500 Tuesday to Mr. Joe Bill Brannon of the Statesboro Food Bank.

April 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OTC to teach mechatronics at Statesboro High

Beginning Aug. 3 with the new school year, high school students will be able to earn an engineering-related Basic Mechatronics Certificate in courses taught by Ogeechee Technical College faculty on the Statesboro High School campus.

April 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Survivor of fatal accident in stable condition

A man who survived a single-vehicle crash Friday that killed a passenger in his vehicle is listed in serious but stable condition, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

April 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


New Willow Pond exec

Bruce Yawn, who retired as a restaurateur in February 2012 after 41 years operating Snooky's, now has a new job as executive director of Willow Pond Senior Care, the personal care home on Country Club Road.

April 20, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business - Kennedy Realty to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Many of us are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we "grow up."

April 20, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald contributor | Local


Two Migos rappers post bond; one held in jail

Two of three members of the rap group Migos were released on bond Monday after being arrested on drug and gun charges during a Saturday night concert at Georgia Southern University.

April 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Migos rap group members arrested at Hanner show

The three members that make up the Migos rap group face drug and firearm charges after their concert Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse was interrupted and they were arrested.

April 20, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


ArtsFest 2015: Express yourself

Here in Statesboro, we really know how to paint the town.

April 19, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Rodeo crowd fills the stands

The stands were filled to capacity Saturday night as the second round of the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo drew people from all over the world to compete or watch the fun.

April 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Palmetto Pipeline fight goes to Richmond Hill

Along the proposed Palmetto Pipeline route, from places such as Sylvania and Springfield, concerned residents will drive Tuesday to Richmond Hill for the first real Georgia Department of Transportation hearing on the project.

April 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client's behalf.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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