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Georgia lawmaker proposes 'noncitizen' licenses

ATLANTA - Georgia driver's licenses for immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. would be stamped with the word "noncitizen" under legislation introduced this year that's being watched closely by immigration advocates.

February 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Benefit set for Saturday

A family-friendly fundraiser and benefit will use a bovine to play a rather unusual game – "Cow Patty Bingo."

February 25, 2017 | | Local


2017 STAR follows family footsteps

With the selection of Statesboro High School senior Neha Aggarwal, 17, as Bulloch County's 2017 district-level STAR student, her family has achieved a rare distinction.

February 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Protestors demand town hall meeting

"Listen to us." "I can't live without clean air and water." "You work for us too." "Stop deporting families." These were messages on signs held by people in a group of about 40 who demonstrated Friday morning outside the Statesboro Regional Library demanding that U.S. Rep. Rick Allen hold a town hall meeting.

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Chase ends in PIT maneuver

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday after a high-speed chase, finding him in possession of drugs and wanted on outstanding warrants.

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Christian conference targets women

Liz Corbett is founder of the Hearts Matter Conference Ministry at Connection Church in Statesboro. Inspired by Proverbs 4:23, Corbett said: "God instructs us to 'keep vigilant watch over your heart; that's where life starts.' I want to explore what does that really mean? Why do our hearts matter to God? What's the big deal?"

February 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Friends remember Devra Walker

Devra Proctor Walker, a well-known Statesboro businesswoman, died Thursday after a brief illness, leaving behind many friends and associates who remember her as a vibrant, ambitious woman who treasured her family.

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hopes to vote on ACA replacement by Easter

Rep. Rick Allen hopes to vote for a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, before Easter, he said Friday.

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged in knife attack against wife

A Portal man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing his wife and neglecting an infant child. Warrants are to be executed against the wife as well, after she recovers from her injuries, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

February 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Savannah woman arrested on fake check charges

Statesboro police arrested a Savannah woman Wednesday on charges of executing a number of fictitious checks.

February 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Brown honored by Kiwanis Club

After chairing one of the most successful Kiwanis Ogeechee fairs in history, Statesboro Kiwanis member Wallace Brown should not have been surprised Thursday night when he was chosen as the 2015-2016 Kiwanian of the Year.

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner said Joiner-Anderson would handle the funeral arrangements, but no services have been announced.

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Target: Distracted drivers

Statesboro and Bulloch County saw a saturation of law enforcement Thursday morning as a "distracted driving awareness initiative" got underway. Troopers, officers and deputies pulled people over for texting, eating and talking on the phone while driving and other infractions.

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department

City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles "Mike" Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming. Broadhead told the Statesboro Herald he intends to accept the job offer for personal and professional reasons.

February 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this weekend. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Murder suspect arrested in Statesboro

A man wanted in connection to a murder in Swainsboro was apprehended in Statesboro Thursday.

March 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boyer winning Manufacturing Week poster artist

With her poster depicting a conveyor belt moving industries into Georgia, Bethany Boyer, a William James Middle School seventh-grader, captured the statewide grades 6-8 prize ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Collins man indicted for post office burglaries

A federal grand jury indicted a Collins man last week, charging him with several counts of burglarizing Tattnall County post offices.

March 16, 2017 | | Local


Businessman charged again with insurance fraud

A Statesboro businessman was arrested Tuesday for the second time in four years on charges of insurance fraud.

March 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Freeze may affect fruit crops

What may be winter's last gasp – an icy blast of below-freezing temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday nights – may have a harmful impact on fruit crops ...

March 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Chatham STARs tie at region

Bulloch County STAR Student Neha Aggarwal, a senior at Statesboro High School, and Chatham County STAR Student Harrison West, a senior at Savannah Country Day ...

March 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


New police chief arriving April 17

Mike Broadhead, now scheduled to begin work April 17 as Statesboro's police chief, says the heart of his mission will be to promote the ...

March 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man sought on drug charges

Sheriff's investigators are seeking a Portal man wanted on marijuana distribution charges.

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Common Clay' currently on display

Georgia Southern University graduate student Annamarie Kistler has worked meticulously to convey the stories of folk potters in the region through her historical exhibit, "Common ...

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is March 30

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 ...

March 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


School accreditation brings bonus

After a visiting team from AdvancED approved the Bulloch County Schools last week for a five-year extension of the school system's accreditation, the Board ...

March 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police: Drug deal leads to murder

Statesboro police identified a man killed Thursday in a "drug transaction gone bad" as Deniro Smith, 22, of Rincon.

March 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Circus comes to Portal

Lewis & Clark Circus is bringing a taste of the Big Top to Portal this week, with daredevils, exotic animals and familyoriented fun, said Portal Heritage ...

March 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'new' Free Spirit

Last year I shared with you about Free Spirit Pottery's impact on downtown and how owner Ann Walsh was looking for an apprentice to ...

March 13, 2017 | | Local


WL Plastics opens Gateway Park plant

County Commission Chairman Roy Thompson, Development Authority Chairman Bruce Yawn and a host of community and state leaders gathered last week to cut the ribbon ...

March 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


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