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Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro's monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And if the rains hold off, First Friday has that covered, too.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Schools to ‘park’ added state funding

The Bulloch County Schools should receive an almost $1.7 million increase in state funding this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown told the Board of Education last week.

March 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two different calculations on LGBT rights

ATLANTA - Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.

March 30, 2016 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is April 14

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 years ago.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU presidential search down to one

Dr. Jaimie Hebert is the only finalist for the job of Georgia Southern University president, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced Wednesday.

March 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Ga. first lady addresses honorees

Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal said she felt like she was home, being in Statesboro for the 28th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala.

March 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 honored for lifetime achievement

Three community leaders were recognized Tuesday night for dedicating their lives to helping others. Jewel Dabbs, Allen Webb and JD Dunn each were awarded lifetime achievement honors during the 28th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

March 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chris Yaughn named Humanitarian of the Year

The man behind Fostering Families Bulloch, Chris Yaughn, held true to his introduction Tuesday night as he accepted the 2016 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year award during the 28th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala.

March 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shots fired at apartment complex

Shots fired at a local apartment complex Monday night have some residents concerned and police seeking information about the suspects involved.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man found dead in local pond

Police do not yet know whether the death of a man whose body was found in a Statesboro pond Sunday involves foul play.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man dares deputies to shoot

A Statesboro man who aggressively taunted deputies to shoot him gave a new deputy quite a challenge on his first day of field training Monday.

March 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Local reality show personality lands in Bulloch County Jail

Michael Wayne Duke of CMT's "Party Down South 2" brought reality home Saturday morning when he was charged with DUI after crashing his truck into a guardrail on Interstate 16.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 Boro businesses win big at Flavor of Ga.

Kim's Cheese Straws of Statesboro and Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet both won big at the University of Georgia's annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest in Atlanta.

March 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


CCAT to learn its fate Wednesday

A recommendation to renew the charter of Statesboro's only publicly funded charter school is on the agenda for the State Charter Schools Commission's meeting Wednesday in Atlanta.

March 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

ATLANTA - Georgia's term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal took a stand against his own party and averted threatened boycotts by major corporations on Monday by announcing his veto of a "religious freedom" bill.

March 28, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


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Brooklet bank robbery suspect in custody; was unarmed

An elderly man reportedly attempted to rob a Brooklet bank Tuesday morning, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating, said GBI Special Agent-in-charge ...

April 19, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


FBI honors fallen hero

The family of a fallen local hero was gifted Monday with the presentation of an American flag that was flown in his honor over the ...

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alzheimer's educational series begins Wednesday at Willow Pond

The Alzheimer's Association's three-part special educational series, "Living with Middle Stage Dementia," begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Willow Pond Senior ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police investigating shots fired at local apartment complex

After repeated reports of gunfire at a local apartment complex, Statesboro police investigators are asking for the public's help in finding out who is ...

April 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Manufacturing key part of Bulloch economy

Every year local and state leaders set aside a week to recognize the impact manufacturing has on the Georgia economy.

April 18, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Great Dane, indeed

Four years after opening, Great Dane Trailers' Statesboro plant has surpassed the 500-employee mark. So, when selected as the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year nominee ...

April 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspicious bathroom incident ends in arrest

Two men in one bathroom for more than 30 minutes prompted a local store clerk to call police, and one of the men was arrested ...

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Day trippin' to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

While there are plenty of attractions and activities in Bulloch County, one of the great things about living here are that there are many more ...

April 17, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Campaign signs litter landscape

Signs, signs, everywhere signs –proof that election time is drawing closer and candidates are fighting for attention and votes. While some may be tired of ...

April 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


When home sewer failure results in street repairs

When she pays her latest plumbing bill, Azalea Drive resident Sue Smith will have spent more than $4,000 in the past two years to ...

April 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Nepal documentary wins Statesboro Film Festival

A documentary about Nepal earthquakes and their aftermath during spring, 2015, took top honors Friday night during the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cody hired as Metter city manager

Mandi Cody will be leaving as planning and development director for the city of Statesboro to start as Metter's city manager May 2.

April 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lewis pleads guilty to extortion

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted in December on a charge of extortion, admitted guilt Thursday under a plea agreement with the government, said ...

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GOP prepares for Georgia delegate fight

ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part ...

April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Protesters call for ‘campus carry’ veto

A campaign event Thursday afternoon for Rep. Jon Burns, R-Newington, Georgia House majority leader, drew House Speaker David Ralston to Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Caf ...

April 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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