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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


Legislative battle looms over dental hygienist bill

A South Georgia elementary school has three dental chairs set up for kids who don't have a regular dentist.

December 21, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Girl Scout’s project may save lives

A Girl Scout since she was in the second grade, 18-year-old Natalie Lanier addressed the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as one of the final steps for her Gold Award project that would help save lives in Bulloch County.

December 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


YMCA on schedule heading into 2017

The Statesboro Family YMCA received a $500,000 commitment from its parent YMCA in Savannah to get Phase 1 of the Statesboro facility - the repurposed gym of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School - ready for a first-quarter 2017 opening.

December 21, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Four charged in Brooklet armed robbery

All four suspects in a Dec. 9 armed robbery attack in Brooklet are now behind bars, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grinch strikes TMT Farms

TMT Farms, which hosts an annual Christmas lights display that doubles as a food and toy drive, was robbed Friday in broad daylight by someone who easily could be described as the Grinch.

December 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sallie Z. Elementary wins $500 agribusiness grant for STEM lab

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School has won a $500 grant for its STEM exploratory lab from the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

December 19, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Portal native a 'Triple Eagle'

On Dec. 9, nearly 1,700 students walked across the stage in Paulson Stadium to become Georgia Southern University graduates. A Portal native, however, just made the walk for the third time, giving her an official "Triple Eagle" status.

December 19, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Expansions, renovations and new businesses

Growth in Statesboro is ending the year as strong as it began. While we are preparing this week to celebrate Christmas and wind down the year, I wanted to update you on a few exciting projects around town.

December 19, 2016 | | Local


OTC names new Dean; announces EAGLE winner

Jan Moore, vice president for Economic Development at Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced the appointment of Samantha Smith as the Dean for Adult Education.

December 19, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia GOP electors: We'll vote Trump

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans chosen to cast the state's electoral votes expect little drama when they convene Monday despite receiving thousands of emails, letters and other appeals to oppose Donald Trump in an effort to deny him the presidency.

December 17, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


2016 GSU grad living his dream

Statesboro native James Shaw is living the life he dreamed about as a 5-year-old - working for NASA.

December 17, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


School performance scores to be Bulloch’s baseline for improvement

On Georgia's key measure of school performance, Bulloch County's public middle and high schools scored higher in 2016 than in 2015, while the elementary schools, on average, scored lower, but that was also true of elementary schools statewide.

December 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Regents green light Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

The state Board of Regents voted unanimous approval Wednesday to consolidate Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University under the Georgia Southern name.

January 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing new football offense and the red hot men's basketball team

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

January 11, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Regents approve Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

ATLANTA - The Board of Regents has approved a new round of consolidations affecting four universities in southern Georgia.

January 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tony Kishman headlines Rockin' Out Alzheimer's Jan. 28 at the PAC

Chandler Dennard and Darron Burnette attend the Heritage Golf Tournament each year. But a few years ago, they came away with much more than an ...

January 11, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Deal, Ralston tout investment in Georgia roads and rails

ATLANTA - As Gov. Nathan Deal touted progress in improving Georgia highways, House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday he wants to take a serious look at ...

January 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Renewed police chief search nabs 45 applicants

Working with leadership consulting firm Developmental Associates LLC, city of Statesboro staff members received 45 applicants for police chief this time around and have pared ...

January 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Policy change for local funeral escorts

The Statesboro Police Department no longer will provide funeral procession escorts unless conducted by off-duty officers who will charge for their service.

January 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alum to exhibit work at Averitt

The first African-American to graduate from Georgia Southern with a Fine Arts degree will bring his national portrait exhibit – "The Soul Within: Figuration by Abner ...

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Area farmers could get up to $200K in federal disaster aid

Farmers in Bulloch and Candler counties who lost orchard trees, suffered damaged fences or equipment due to downed trees and wind or experienced debris cleanup ...

January 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Diving into Statesboro

With Southern Dive Center, Statesboro not only has a place that sells and rents scuba equipment, but one that offers classes for diving certification and ...

January 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Renasant names Carolyn Ethridge market president

Renasant Bank just announced the appointment of community leader Carolyn Ethridge as Statesboro market president.

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Insomnia Cookies brings unique concept

Never again will you wake up at 2 a.m. disappointed there are no warm cookies at your house. Insomnia Cookies can take care of ...

January 09, 2017 | | Local


Woman arrested in jewelry thefts

A woman wanted for jewelry theft tried hiding under a bed while her husband distracted Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies by causing a disturbance when ...

January 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU gets new K9

A new K9 officer with Georgia Southern University brings something to the table that has been missing; explosives detection.

January 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers to focus on schools

ATLANTA - Georgia's General Assembly gavels in a new legislative session on Monday. The opening days of a legislative session typically include more ceremony than ...

January 07, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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