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Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition from college to university at the April monthly meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time bomb."

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


Registration deadline approaches for voting in General Primary

If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so and be eligible to cast your ballots in the upcoming May 24 General Primary is Tuesday, April 26.

April 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National conventions pick area delegates

Georgia's 12th Congressional District, which extends from Augusta to Douglas and includes Statesboro, will send five voting delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and three delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Going the extra 'Blue Mile'

Three enthusiastic spokes-folks travel to the America's Best Communities Summit in Durham, N.C., this week with Stateboro's plan to create a Blue Mile with archways and park spaces, no visible power lines, a Statesboro Stars Walk and a permanent home for the Main Street Farmers Market.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Allen authors IRS free speech bill

A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Allen to bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting citizens for exercising First Amendment rights passed the House on a unanimous voice vote Tuesday.

April 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Guido Bible Institute welcomes evangelist

The Guido Bible Institute in Metter welcomed Dr. Robert Smith for a recent weekend presentation: "Our Problems – God's Solutions." Smith is a professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.

April 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Families of slain GSU nursing students speak

Over $84 million has been awarded to the families of four of five Georgia Southern University students killed in a fiery, seven-car pileup on Interstate 16 in Bryan County April 22, 2015. The fifth family has not yet reached a settlement in their case.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins stabbing suspect caught in Bulloch

A car chase through the west side of Statesboro Thursday morning ended in a crash as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped an aggravated assault suspect from Jenkins County.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Settlements reached in three GSU nursing student wrongful death suits

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements were reached in wrongful death lawsuits regarding three of the victims.

April 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

In its first year hosting the ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has received a lot of help from friends.

April 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Probate judge candidates tout qualifications

What would candidates for probate judge debate, anyway? Officially, Tuesday evening's event was a forum, and the five candidates for judge of the Bulloch County Probate Court mainly discussed their qualifications and what they hope to achieve.

April 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Superior court judge candidates make pitches

About 250 citizens heard from three candidates seeking the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit superior court judge seat during Tuesday night's candidate forum at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates talk issues at forum

Two of the three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff fielded questions about special units, deputy safety and the importance of educational public programs during a forum Tuesday night at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet bank robbery suspect in custody; was unarmed

An elderly man reportedly attempted to rob a Brooklet bank Tuesday morning, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating, said GBI Special Agent-in-charge Catherine Sapp.

April 19, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GSU student dies in NC fall

A Georgia Southern University student and his hometown friend died Tuesday from injuries suffered when they each slipped and fell while exploring a waterfall in ...

May 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Saturday voting now

So far this election season, Bulloch County voters could vote early in one location. Beginning Saturday, there are two sites. The Honey Bowen Building at ...

May 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe ...

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local


Zoning request denied for retreat

Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission members voted unanimously Thursday to deny a conditional use request by the owners of a religious retreat that has ...

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tip leads to capture of wanted Bulloch suspect

A tip led to investigators capturing a man Wednesday who is wanted in connection to an arson and robbery case in Rincon.

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ...

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne ...

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 ...

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Men arrested after fight in pickup truck bed

Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County ...

May 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to ...

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Venue changes for Yu's political event

A political event planned for Tuesday evening by the campaign team for candidate Eugene Yu, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for ...

May 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have ...

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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