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Even more vigilant

Being a law enforcement officer is a dangerous occupation by nature, but following recent attacks on officers, simply going to work is becoming more of an emotional challenge.

July 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat settles into new neighborhood

As Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County looks forward to late summer, its recently relocated Spike's Habitat ReStore is teeming with customers every Friday and Saturday, and Habitat's 50th and 51st homes are almost ready to be occupied in downtown Statesboro's Blue Mile.

July 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tuesday runoff will decide three races

Voters Tuesday, along with those who have already voted during early voting the past three weeks, will decide who will be the next Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judge, the next Bulloch County Probate Court judge, and the next county commissioner in Seat 2A.

July 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagles to retain 2014 Sun Belt Championship

Earlier this month, the NCAA handed down sanctions to Georgia Southern's football program stemming from two separate incidents of academic impropriety during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

July 22, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Bulloch County Historical Society meeting Monday

The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, presenting the program, "Georgia's Crazy Days: The Three Governors Crisis," presented by Joe McGlamery. It will recount the free-for-all over who would be sworn into the governor's office in January 1947 after three men, Gov. Ellis Arnold, newly elected Lt. Gov. Melvin E. Thompson and Herman Talmadge, all claimed the right to take the state's top post.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


BOE undecided on what to do with $950K from old school

At its most recent meeting, the Bulloch County Board of Education remained undecided on what to do with $950,000 from the sale of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School campus.

July 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Verizon to give away 250 backpacks to area children

A local business is "giving back to the community" by offering free back-to-school backpacks for area children in need.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bryan withdraws from police chief search

Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan announced Thursday he is withdrawing his application seeking to be selected as the city's next police chief.

July 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City studying water bill credits

Will credits reducing the city of Statesboro's water bills extend to people who are either age 65 and older or have low incomes, or only to those who are both senior citizens and poor?

July 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inmate helps stricken guard

A prison work detail began as usual Monday morning, but an unexpected turn of events ended with a guard, experiencing a possible stroke, being airlifted to Savannah, thanks to a quick-thinking prison inmate who likely saved his life.

July 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Trump triumphs as GOP nominee

CLEVELAND - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

July 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Local


Agent: Crops need more rain

While some areas in and around Bulloch County have been blessed with ample rainfall this summer, others remain dry. The shortage of rain paired with intense heat over the stretch of several days can wreak havoc on local crops, according to Bulloch County Agriculture Extension Agent Bill Tyson.

July 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probate judge campaigns near $60,000

With more than $57,500 spent by five candidates in the race for Bulloch County probate judge, mainly by the two who are in Tuesday's runoff, the contest ranks well behind those for sheriff and Superior Court judge in campaign spending.

July 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


4-way stop near SEB takes effect

With the start of school approaching, parents and other drivers need to be aware of a new four-way stop near the Southeast Bulloch middle and high schools.

July 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Pokemon Go shows digital marketing power

Over the past week, downtown has been flooded with teenagers, college students and even some tech-savvy adults.

July 18, 2016 | | Local


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Man arrested on child sex offense charges

A Statesboro man was charged Friday with multiple sex offenses against a child after someone reported incidents that allegedly took place over the span of ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a school bus carrying students to Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools was involved in an accident on ...

August 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Public meets police chief finalists

When Deputy City Manager Robert Cheshire publicly posed questions to each of the three finalists he is considering for the job of Statesboro chief of ...

August 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Six Bulloch County landowners, represented by a company that hopes to construct solar farms similar to one already located in the Hopeulikit community, will seek ...

August 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two weight-loss gains

Dr. Eli Penn, a gastroenterologist practicing advanced endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is now performing two nonsurgical procedures aimed at helping people lose ...

August 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Local man killed while cutting down tree

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday at his Jason Franklin Road home when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

August 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

Our community was rocked last week by the abrupt announcement that R.J.'s Grill, a Statesboro landmark, would close. Fortunately, local Statesboro businessman Stacy ...

August 08, 2016 | | Local


R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy ...

August 07, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time ...

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days ...

August 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at ...

August 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's ...

August 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them ...

August 06, 2016 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Local


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