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Poet and activist speaks at GSU MLK Celebration

Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most well-known poets, spoke at Georgia Southern University last week. Besides reciting a few of her poems, she made comments touching on feminism, presidents, writing, race, sex and – believe it or not – space exploration.

January 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Anti-Trump marches draw more than 1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged.

January 21, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Local


Severe weather to move in over weekend

The threat of severe weather in Bulloch and surrounding counties begins to move in Saturday, with the chance of heavy thunderstorms, wind, possible hail and tornadoes increasing by Sunday, according to weather experts.

January 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New hours for city office

Statesboro City Hall will open 90 minutes earlier than usual three days each month beginning in February to accommodate people paying bills for water and other city services on the cutoff day.

January 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Jan. 20, 2016 - Tyson Summers talks recruiting and moving into the 2017 season

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

January 20, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Poetry event Saturday at Whitaker Black Box

Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multi-media production, "An Evening of African American Poetry," to the Whitaker Black Box Theater Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A man who had been under investigation since being accused of child molestation over a year ago was arrested on Tuesday.

January 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The march will begin at Sweetheart Circle and proceed through campus, ending at the Russell Union Rotunda with a rally.

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Much about GS-Armstrong merger yet to be decided

After its consolidation with Armstrong State University, the expanded Georgia Southern University will honor the scholarships of Armstrong student athletes, the two universities' presidents said Thursday.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free SPD funeral escorts resume

The ordinance City Council unanimously approved Thursday morning restores Statesboro Police Department escorts for funeral processions and does not limit them to two officers per funeral as was discussed Tuesday night.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crash involves deputy’s patrol car

A woman reportedly crashed into a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's patrol car Tuesday evening while the deputy was assisting Georgia State Patrol troopers at the scene of another wreck. The deputy was not harmed.

January 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reverse escort decision

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore called an ordinance authorizing police escorts for funeral processions a "compromise."

January 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts for funeral processions.

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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GATA Cast - Feb. 10, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks baseball with Coach Rodney Hennon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and head baseball coach Rodney Hennon discuss Eagle prospects for the 2017 season.

February 10, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


The joy of classical music

Since 1980, Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern has been considered to be one of the most important ensembles worldwide dedicated to the promotion of new music. Now ...

February 09, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


It's official: Tornado hit Stilson

The storm that ravaged the Stilson community in southern Bulloch County early Thursday morning was determined to be a tornado.

February 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators trying to determine if tornado caused injuries, damage in Stilson area

National Weather Service investigators met with Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn early Thursday afternoon to determine whether the storm that ravaged an area ...

February 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Roundabout construction to begin soon

Navigating two of Bulloch County's most challenging intersections will soon be easier with the construction of single –lane traffic circles, or "roundabouts."

February 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City backs dog park lease negotiations

In actions affecting the Blue Mile redevelopment district, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday backed negotiations to lease land for a dog park and authorized a ...

February 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Pam Tillis brings her style to the Boro

Statesboro music fans will enjoy an honest, genuine country music performance Friday as the Pam Tillis Trio comes to the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly ...

February 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clovers & Co. to perform at SHS

Georgia 4H's performing arts group, Clovers & Co., will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Statesboro High School Auditorium.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect arrested for stealing sex toys

A Swainsboro man suspected in several shoplifting incidents at a Statesboro adult novelty store was arrested after employees, anticipating his next visit, called law enforcement ...

February 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City orders long-term planning process

Statesboro's city government will pay a consulting firm $28,500 to guide a strategic planning process to forecast the city's needs in areas ...

February 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


SEB Middle 6th-grader retains spelling title

Following a marathon, 28-round final battle, Eric Lim correctly spelled "fraulein" and "mukhtar" to earn the title of Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion for the ...

February 07, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Baygall community Dumpster removal an 'attention-getter'

Residents of the Baygall community started calling Bulloch County Board of Commissioners Chairman Roy Thompson last week after the Dumpsters at Rocky Ford Road and ...

February 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juice Café is 1 of a kind

Despite how polished the place looks online and in-person, the new Juice Café on Brannen Street isn't a franchise, but a unique Statesboro-born business ...

February 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New caterer offers 'home-cooked' meals

This year, we made a commitment to try to eat at home more and eat healthier. Both of these are a challenge when you have ...

February 06, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern online programs earn top rankings

Georgia Southern University's online programs, once again, were recognized for excellence in rankings released by "U.S. News & World Report" for the best online ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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