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Atlanta rapper arrested at GSU

For the second time in two years, a hip-hop star and his entourage of three men were arrested on gun and drug charges during a performance at Georgia Southern University.

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Statesboro man missing after wakeboarding accident

Divers are searching for a Statesboro man who disappeared Sunday in the Savannah River after a suspected wakeboarding accident.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

3 charged in Screven home invasion

Three men suspected in a June home invasion in Newington are behind bars, said Bahan Rich, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Beacon Place project targeting upscale living

Developers Bill Tripp, Jackson Wallace and Greg Wood are building their newest project, Beacon Place, located at 1818 S & S Railroad Bed Road adjacent to the S & S Trail near Connection Church.

August 29, 2016 | | Local

Sea turtles shatter nesting records

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles spent a busy summer laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and the Carolinas, where nest counts this year smashed previous state records by double-digit margins.

August 27, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Statesboro Herald Grocery Grab 2016

When he was selected as one of five finalists for the Statesboro Herald's third annual Grocery Grab, Stewart Bennett had advantages from the start – he actually had won a similar event years earlier and as an almost daily customer of Ken's IGA in Brooklet, he knew exactly how the meat, his target, was organized.

August 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

When U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale stepped onstage to speak at the Bulloch County Democrats' annual gala Friday night, he wore his hat, a rumpled riding cap, for a couple of minutes, letting everyone know he really was the man in the campaign ads.

August 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local

No decision yet on police chief

Three weeks after three finalists for Statesboro police chief were introduced to the public and interviewed by a special panel, city officials have not announced a decision.

August 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences every week of the season.

August 26, 2016 | | Local

Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the Arts since it opened in 2004. Tim has accepted the position as manager of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, Ga.

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local

Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause for panic.

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County, but that the virus was contracted elsewhere.

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase in property values, the Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to roll back its portion of the millage to offset the value inflation.

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on, kicks off the 2016 season Friday in Portal.

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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Hebert streamlining Georgia Southern staff

In his first semester as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jaimie Hebert has streamlined the university's top administration, not refilling vacancies and thus ...

October 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Time to hang up the white coats?

Sylvia Wright hails from a family that has a long tradition of white coats.

October 17, 2016 | By KATJA RIDDERBUSCH Georgia Health News | Local

MFG Day, observed

About 100 eighth-graders took a look inside three local manufacturing plants and Ogeechee Technical College's industrial maintenance training lab Oct. 6 for Manufacturing Day.

October 17, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Vidalia plant part of growing Dot Foods brand

Vidalia is home to a company recognized among Forbes Magazine's "List of America's Largest Private Companies for 2016."

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro is 'America's Best Community'

This week we have shown why Statesboro is "America's Best Community."

October 17, 2016 | | Local

It’s Fair time

If you can feel excitement in the air this week, it is likely because of the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. In its 55th year, the ...

October 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Early voting begins Monday

With a race for president atop the ballot, 70 percent turnout would not be unprecedented in Bulloch County. It also wouldn't be a historic ...

October 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Food drop set for today

(Note: Changes have been made in the scheduled locations and availability of hot meals.)

October 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Matthew takes out Portal poinsettias

Many in Bulloch County look forward to Portal High School's poinsettias each year for the holidays. Unfortunately, this year's plants were wiped out ...

October 14, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

EEMC power restored

Crews completed their work in restoring power on the Excelsior EMC grid Thursday. EMC spokesman Greg Brooks said all members whose homes were ready for ...

October 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

GATA Cast - Oct. 14, 2016 - Georgia Tech Preview

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

October 14, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Sheriff hopefuls face off

Both Bulloch County sheriff candidates talked about technology, overtime and being accessible to the public during a forum Thursday night at Ogeechee Technical College. The ...

October 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Massive food drop to feed storm victims

One week after Hurricane Matthew left thousands of Bulloch County residents without power, water or food, the community pulled together with tremendous compassion to help ...

October 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Landfill fees waived for Bulloch residents’ storm debris

Statesboro and Bulloch County are giving residents free landfill access for vegetative debris such as limbs, leaves and sawed-up trees through next week. The local ...

October 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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 ...

October 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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