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Parks, sidewalks get dots of concern

Interested in parks, the local economy, sidewalks and other things, about 65 people dropped in during the city of Statesboro's first two strategic planning input meetings, held at different times and locations Monday.

April 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Benefit to help infant with rare brain condition

Elizabeth "Kate" Hall entered the world on Aug. 30, 2015, and Margaret Hall, Kate's mom, remembers thinking, "Kate is the epitome of a perfect baby."

April 25, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Empty restaurants in Statesboro

After 18 years in business, the Statesboro Applebee's closed April 7, leaving a restaurant building designed for a particular brand vacant in a part of Statesboro with a high volume of retail and dining traffic.

April 24, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Forestry official: Okefenokee fire could burn for 6 months

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for the next six months unless heavy rains snuff out the flames sooner, fire officials said Monday.

April 24, 2017 | | Local


3 killed in shooting at Savannah home

SAVANNAH - Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two years that the city had experienced no killings.

April 24, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - LaQuinta rebranded as Eagles Nest Inn

Earlier this year, local hotelier Andy Bhula rebranded his LaQuinta Inn located off the bypass at 225 Lanier Drive, to Eagles Nest Inn.

April 24, 2017 | | Local


Huling joins Citizens Bank of the South’s lending team

Kevin A. Harrison, Bulloch County president and corporate executive vice president of Citizens Bank of the South announced recently the hiring of Matthew S. Huling as assistant vice president and loan officer.

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


BOE still debating diversity plan

After indefinitely postponing a vote in February on a $180,000 plan to recruit more minority teachers and administrators, the Bulloch County Board of Education has not made an alternative move but recently renewed the discussion.

April 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


March for Science goes local at 2 p.m.

A group of local people, including a Statesboro High School student as lead organizer, plan to bring the March for Science home beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Georgia Southern University campus.

April 21, 2017 | | Local


City's strategic plan input meetings set for Monday

People who live, work, attend school or own a business in Statesboro will have two opportunities Monday to tell city officials and their strategic planning consultants what Statesboro's priorities should be for the next decade and sooner.

April 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Seven arrested in Campus Crossings drug raid

During a drug investigation last week, Statesboro police arrested seven on marijuana and gun charges after having to use a Taser to subdue a fleeing suspect.

April 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Memorial hospital in Savannah sold

HCA has agreed to acquire Memorial Health's financially struggling hospital in Savannah in a $710 million deal.

April 20, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


New Averitt Center director to begin job May 1

Jamie Grady, a New York-based arts management consultant with past experience from Atlanta, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Zealand, is scheduled to begin work May 1 as executive director of the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro.

April 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hoax device was ‘fake bomb’

The "suspicious device" found in a vehicle Tuesday that led to a temporary road closure was a fake bomb.

April 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo weekend is here

It's boots, broncs and bulls this weekend for Bulloch County as the seventh annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo gets underway.

April 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Investigators work to find culprits behind cyberattack

NEW YORK - The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it - a ...

May 15, 2017 | By ANICK JESDANUN and BARBARA ORTUTAY Statesboro Herald staff reports | Local


13 sentenced in federal meth roundup

Last week, United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced the last of 13 area defendants in a South Georgia methamphetamine trafficking ring to ...

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid

DUNWOODY - Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly ...

May 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


It's Classic Cleaners again

Out of the business for the past eight years but with more than 20 years of experience in dry cleaning, Janice C. Gray relaunched Classic ...

May 15, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Discarded tires made useful

Often the rumors buzzing around Statesboro on social media are normally so much more interesting than the actual truth. One Statesboro company, Efficien Technology located ...

May 15, 2017 | | Local


Lee, Hill & Johnston names two new principals

Bulloch County natives Mitchell Hill and Russ Taulbee recently were named principals at Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors according to an announcement by John Lee, president ...

May 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent ...

May 14, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Unitarians dedicate banner for ‘hope’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro held a dedication ceremony Thursday for a newly-displayed banner they hope symbolizes a movement aimed at bringing races and ...

May 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent ...

May 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Felton let go as Bulloch assistant superintendent, has job in Evans

Dr. Mary Felton, assistant superintendent of the Bulloch County schools since January 2014, was not offered a renewed contract for 2017-18 and resigned this week ...

May 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


'It takes up the whole river!'

SAVANNAH - The largest cargo ship ever to visit ports on the U.S. East Coast is so long the Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument ...

May 11, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Fostering Bulloch building downtown gets mural

Downtown visitors may have noticed some changes to a building just behind the Bulloch County Annex on the corner of Elm and North Walnut streets ...

May 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Foul play suspected in cold case disappearance

Foul play is suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a disabled Ellabell man, and Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown hopes someone will step forward with ...

May 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plan for ‘new Georgia Southern’ hits bump

In the process of merging Armstrong State University into Georgia Southern University, a proposal from a working group to create eight subject-area colleges, splitting the ...

May 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local firefighters help with Okefenokee fire

Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey and four other local firefighters left Wednesday morning for Charlton County to assist firefighters from all over the state ...

May 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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