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In with the new … elected officials

There's a new sheriff in Bulloch County – and two new judges, a new Board of Commissioners chairman, two new commissioners, two new Board of Education members and a new State Court chief solicitor.

December 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Poll: 2017 will be better year

NEW YORK - Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

December 27, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Local


Nine new officials among 20 to be sworn

Among the 20 Bulloch County and Ogeechee Judicial Circuit officials scheduled to be sworn in for new terms at 10 a.m. Thursday are nine newly elected to their offices during 2016.

December 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Cold doesn't dampen the spirit at 'Christmas at the Courthouse'

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrapped in scarves, hats and mittens, many gathered at the Bulloch County Courthouse Dec. 16 for the inaugural "Christmas at the Courthouse" to celebrate the birth of Jesus long ago. The wind was brisk and chilling, but participants huddled close to worship and pray.

December 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP hopes to avoid snags over annual hospital tax

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care expenses when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

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


Solar pecan processing

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 million that is projected to pay for itself in power bill savings and incentives in four to seven years.

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots to discover at GSU's Botanic Gardens

One of my favorite things about this column, in addition often to being the first to share the news about exciting new businesses coming to town, is to introduce you to businesses and venues that I consider "hidden jewels" of our community.

December 26, 2016 | | Local


Metter dentist Clance earns rare Mastership Award

Dr. William W. Clance of Metter attained a rare distinction among dentists this year when he received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings like the seven 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility units now on order.

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan offers a solution to that problem.

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro, said Chris Wiggins, a relationship banker at Sea Island Bank, and Lori Wiggins, an administrative assistant in Georgia Southern University's Department of Technology and Learning, will lead the 2017 event.

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chase ends with PIT maneuver and arrest

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy, assisting Statesboro police in a high-speed chase, stopped a fleeing suspect by using the PIT maneuver on Highway 301 South Thursday afternoon.

December 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City done with hurricane cleanup; county, almost

The city of Statesboro has, at last, finished collecting tree parts and other debris left at the curb after Hurricane Matthew, which passed through the area Oct. 7-8. Outside the city limits, Bulloch County's crews have almost, but not quite, finished collecting the debris along roads.

December 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Happy Birthday, Jesus

That glow from the northwest side of town isn't the North Star; it's the reflection from the Polk residence on Baldwin Street.

December 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch’s Deputy of the Year

Law enforcement wasn't the first career choice for Bulloch County sheriff's Sr. Deputy Maurice Lester. In fact, he spent 22 years working for ...

February 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alice follows the White Rabbit to the Boro

Bits N' Pieces Puppet Theatre will bring the beloved children's classic, "Alice in Wonderland," to the Emma Kelly Theater for a Family Night Out ...

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Prayer service held for local resident with leukemia

Family, friends and community members gathered last week for a prayer service at Connection Church for local resident Clay Chandler, owner of Chandler Roofing.

February 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Police shoot armed truck theft suspect

An armed man who was shot Monday by law enforcement as they were pursuing a stolen vehicle on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County remains in ...

February 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rotarians honor High as Citizen of the Year

Dr. James A. "Jimmy" High retired from his orthodontics practice in 2009 after 34 years but now provides free dental care at the Hearts & Hands ...

February 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and ...

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


MLES teacher wins prestigious Georgia Science Teacher of Promise award

She began Friday's lesson with a picture of an Ophiderma bimaculata and said to the fifth graders, "You're about to get a feel ...

February 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City hires attorney to fight for insurance in Gatto suit

This week, the city of Statesboro acted to hire an attorney, at a cost of up to $125,000, for an effort to keep an ...

February 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Please join me for some coffee, discussion

As you may have read last week, the Statesboro Herald recently purchased property across Proctor Street from the Herald building totaling a little less than ...

February 11, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


GSU alum Seth Orme to present ‘Packing it Out’

Statesboro native and Georgia Southern University alumnus Seth Orme ('14) will return to campus to share his experiences about raising awareness of littering with a ...

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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