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March for Our Lives 1 p.m. today at GSU

Georgia Southern University students have organized a March for Our Lives event for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Statesboro campus.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions on different topics.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local


Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a U.S. senator, he enraged fellow Democrats with a primetime convention speech endorsing the re-election of President George W. Bush.

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


iGot campaign hits new high for Ogeechee Tech

The amount that resolved on the screen during Thursday afternoon's iGot celebration, $406,790, represents a new cash record for the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation's annual fundraising campaign.

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


More school safety forums Monday, Wednesday

Additional forums on school safety, open to all Bulloch County Schools students, parents, employees and community members, will be hosted by Statesboro High School on Monday, March 26, and by Portal Elementary School on Wednesday, March 28, both from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

March 22, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Council candidates need only 6 months residence

Candidates for Statesboro City Council, such as those who will qualify next week for the May 22 special election in District 5, need to have been residents of their district for just six months, City Attorney Cain Smith said Thursday.

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Council unmoved on special election: May 22

The date of Statesboro's special election for the vacant District 5 City Council seat remains May 22, after the remaining four council members declined to take up a resolution changing the election to Nov. 6.

March 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Local churches to mark Holy Week

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of local ministers will hold a series of Midday Holy Week Worship events to bring people together throughout the community and across denominational lines. The Statesboro Ministerial Association invites and encourages all to participate in a five-day worship experience during Holy Week - March 26–30 - from noon until approximately 1 p.m. each day.

March 21, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Time-saving idea earns officer top honors

Coming up with a way to make things easier and more efficient for Statesboro police officers and then doing an outstanding job of handling that task is why Advanced Patrol Officer Larry Futch was named the 2018 Statesboro Police Officer of the Year.

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shooting

A man shot Sunday at Blakewoods Apartments on East Olliff Street in Statesboro is in stable condition while the man who fired the shots is in jail.

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The suspect in a series of bombing attacks that terrorized Austin over the past few weeks blew himself up early Wednesday as law enforcement closed in on him. Authorities warned of concern that more explosives might still be out there.

March 21, 2018 | The Associated Press | Local


Driver of stolen car flees, wrecks

A short car chase into downtown Statesboro on Tuesday ended with the arrest of a man driving a stolen vehicle with an assortment of illegal drugs inside.

March 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Candidate wants to maintain services with no tax hike

Bulloch County Commission candidate Timmy Rushing hopes to bring a lifetime of business experience and the ability to bring projects to completion to the table ...

April 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UGA’s Smart, ESPN’s Pollack to speak for Bulloch Boys & Girls

After leading the Georgia Bulldogs to a Rose Bowl win and a National Championship game in his second season as head coach, Kirby Smart is ...

April 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants to better manage ‘fast growth’

(Note: A profile of Republican candidate Timmy Rushing running for Seat 2D, will appear in the Sunday edition of the Statesboro Herald.)

April 13, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman pleads guilty to bank embezzlement

A Statesboro woman pled guilty to embezzlement and must report to prison for a year, as well as pay restitution of more than $260,000.

April 13, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Candidate wants to attract more industry

(Note: Profiles of Republican candidates running for Seat 2B, Jeff Klare and Timmy Rushing, will appear in the Saturday and Sunday editions of the Statesboro ...

April 12, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Leadership SE Ga. class stops in Statesboro

Those of us lucky enough to choose Bulloch County as home understand what a special blessing it is to live and work here. However, it ...

April 12, 2018 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Candler County Hospital impact reveal Monday

Metter's city government and Candler County Hospital will make public the results of a study of the hospital's economic impact Monday evening.

April 12, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Hoops with Heroes set for Thursday

Today after school, William James Middle School students will have the chance to play basketball with local law enforcement as the second annual "Hoops with ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local


Man arrested in 2017 GSU rape

Georgia Southern University police took a man into custody Monday, charging him with a rape that was reported almost a year ago.

April 11, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fleeing escapee strikes deputy with car

A Bulloch County man struck a sheriff's deputy with his car Monday as he fled from court after being sentenced to 30 days in ...

April 11, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Exploring women charged with burglary

Two Pembroke women caught rambling in an abandoned house Tuesday face burglary and drug charges, said Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

April 11, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Study: Schools hampering South's talent

DURHAM, N.C. - The South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent won't share in the region's economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending ...

April 10, 2018 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Dispatchers recognized for service

When a fire breaks out, everybody sees the firefighters rushing to the scene. When an accident happens, witnesses watch as state troopers and EMS arrive ...

April 10, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police: Man kills pet rabbit

A man who police said brutally killed a child's pet faces charges of both animal and child cruelty.

April 10, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


For the love of a community

Statesboro area youth will have the opportunity to learn about making the right choices; get free makeovers and enroll in GED classes Sunday during the ...

April 10, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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