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'Campus carry' bill moves ahead

Georgia lawmakers moved one step closer to allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses, as some other states have done, when the proposal supported by the National Rifle Association won support from a Senate panel Monday.

March 07, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Ryan’s closes

The Ryan's buffet restaurant in Statesboro never opened for business Sunday and remained closed Monday, but there were contradictory signs as to why. After being purchased by another company in August, the chain that owns Ryan's closed more than 70 restaurants last month, but the location on Highway 80 East in Statesboro initially wasn't one of them.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tankersley seeks fourth term

State Representative Jan Tankersley (R-Brooklet) qualified Monday, seeking re-election for a fourth term to the office of House District 160, which includes a large portion of Bulloch County and North Bryan County.

March 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wagner wants to remain on BOE from District 1

Cheri Wagner, Bulloch County Board of Education member in District 1, says she wants to continue on the board because she believes in the school system's current direction and wants to help the schools continue on the path shown by their strategic plan.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


FMB announces five promotions for 'performance'

Brett Morgan, president of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Statesboro, announced the promotion of five long-term bank employees, citing their "long-term performance and dedication to the bank and to the people of Bulloch County we serve."

March 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners honor Nevil Tire's reputation

In 1988, Mack Nevil founded Nevil Tire Service and grew it into one of the largest auto service centers in the area. Five years ago, Mack passed away leaving his staff and family to run the business. The business continued to grow and serve the needs of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

March 07, 2016 | | Local


Casino supporters look to next legislative session

ATLANTA - The battle to bring casino gambling to Georgia hit a major roadblock last week in the House of Representatives, but even those opposed to the idea expect the fight to continue.

March 05, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Candidates must qualify this week

Although a number of people have announced as candidates for Bulloch County and area offices in the upcoming elections, none are official until this week, when candidate qualifying will open at 9 a.m. Monday and close at noon Friday.

March 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


All-State – three years in a row

Statesboro High School ninth grader and percussionist Robert Lloyd was selected recently for the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band. While an honor and testament to his musical abilities, the All-State opportunity isn't new to Lloyd.

March 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Event raises cash for wounded soldiers

Six men and a boy from the Millen area, joined at times by others, such as military veterans who are students at Georgia Southern University, will take turns running, crossing Georgia in the fourth annual Benning to Gordon Relay.

March 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia College provost next GSU president candidate

Dr. Kelli McCormack Brown, scheduled to visit campus Sunday through Tuesday as the fourth in a series of five contenders to be the next president of 20,500-student Georgia Southern University, is different from the first three candidates in two obvious ways.

March 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Mallard to run for re-election

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard announced Friday he intends to run for re-election.

March 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


UPDATE: Driver involved in fatal school bus crash critical

The driver of a car that slammed into the back of a stationary school bus Thursday afternoon remains in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.

March 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Stockton offers to be ‘transformational’ GSU leader

The third of five contenders coming to campus in the quest to be Georgia Southern University's next president, Dr. Carl A. Stockton, said he has been described as a "transformational leader" in style.

March 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former ADA to run for superior court judge seat

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter, a former chief assistant district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, announced Wednesday that he will run for Superior Court judge of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, comprised of Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven Counties.

March 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when ...

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Business owner challenges incumbent commissioner

A Statesboro entrepreneur is challenging the incumbent for Bulloch County Commission seat 1A, claiming his leadership and ability to work hard, along with a focus ...

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another year, another successful rodeo

Superb bucking broncs and bulls, fast horses, skillful riding and good roping by cowboys and cowgirls made the sixth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo an amazing ...

April 24, 2016 | By BILL ANDERSON, Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Special to the Herald | Local


Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition ...

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time ...

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


Registration deadline approaches for voting in General Primary

If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so and be eligible to cast your ballots in the upcoming May ...

April 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National conventions pick area delegates

Georgia's 12th Congressional District, which extends from Augusta to Douglas and includes Statesboro, will send five voting delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention ...

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Going the extra 'Blue Mile'

Three enthusiastic spokes-folks travel to the America's Best Communities Summit in Durham, N.C., this week with Stateboro's plan to create a Blue ...

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Allen authors IRS free speech bill

A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Allen to bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting citizens for exercising First Amendment rights passed the ...

April 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Guido Bible Institute welcomes evangelist

The Guido Bible Institute in Metter welcomed Dr. Robert Smith for a recent weekend presentation: "Our Problems – God's Solutions." Smith is a professor of ...

April 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Families of slain GSU nursing students speak

Over $84 million has been awarded to the families of four of five Georgia Southern University students killed in a fiery, seven-car pileup on Interstate ...

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins stabbing suspect caught in Bulloch

A car chase through the west side of Statesboro Thursday morning ended in a crash as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped an aggravated assault ...

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Settlements reached in three GSU nursing student wrongful death suits

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements ...

April 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

In its first year hosting the ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has received a lot ...

April 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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