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Local man charged with extortion

A man who illegally obtained a woman's private photographs and then used them in attempts to blackmail her faces extortion and other charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘Raise the Woof’ fundraiser benefits Humane Society

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a stand-up comedy show fundraiser, "Raise the Woof," on Friday, Nov. 6 at Statesboro's Springhill Suites. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

October 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Woman whose story is told in movie “Captive” to speak at Celebrate Recovery event

Ashley Smith, known worldwide as the single mother who persuaded Brian Nichols, Atlanta's courtroom killer, to surrender to police, will be the featured speaker at a Celebrate Recovery event on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The free event will be held at Eastern Heights Baptist Church on Highway 80 East and limited seating is available on a first-come basis, beginning at 6:30 when doors open. No nursery is provided.

October 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Motorists trade delays for improved intersection

Paving on U.S. Highway 80 at the Burkhalter Road intersection prompted lane closures throughout the work day, but that phase of the project was drawing to an end late Friday afternoon, said Jill Nagel, District 5 Georgia Department of Transportation communications officer.

October 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Looking for ‘A man called Jimps’

Jimerson "Jimpse" Kennedy, an influential 19th century resident of what was then a larger Bulloch County, left several legacies south and west of Statesboro, including the name of Kennedy Bridge Road and, due to his efforts, along with those of several of his friends and relatives, the community of Excelsior.

October 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Catron pleads not guilty to child molestation charge

A Bulloch County man charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl pled not guilty during an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

October 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Scare on the Square brings Halloween downtown

Scare on the Square will make the courthouse area a crossroads for Halloween fun, including a hayride, costume contests for all ages, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house and the annual pumpkin patch interactive activities, from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

DSDA moving forward with Homes for Heroes

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority plans to rehabilitate three houses it owns in the Blue Mile corridor and offer them for sale at cost to local police officers and firefighters. For its Homes for Heroes program, the DSDA is seeking businesses, such as those in the building trades, as sponsors.

October 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Tormenta on horizon

Nearly three months ago it was announced that a new Premier Development League franchise was scheduled to begin play in Statesboro for the 2016 season.

October 28, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

Parker v. City gets first hearing

It wasn't a trial, but Superior Court Judge John R. Turner heard Monday afternoon from both sides - and all three corners - in former City Manager Frank Parker's wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials.

October 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Domestic investigation leads to arrests for gambling, drugs

A Statesboro police officer responding to a domestic dispute Friday found more than people fighting. After obtaining a search warrant, Advanced Patrol Office Jared Shababy found evidence that helped the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team solve an investigation into narcotic sales and gambling.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sheriff's Office brings new youth program to Bulloch Co.

Teens and young adults interested in law enforcement also may be interested in joining a newly formed youth group sponsored by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park this Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and AT&T will hold Bulloch County's annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Friday. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

October 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Third bond request denied for Migos member

For the third time, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner has denied bond for a rapper being held in jail for drugs, guns, battery and other charges.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Common Concerns' for education to be addressed at forum

A public forum on education set for Saturday is a bipartisan project that grew out of shared interest in the subject between Democrats and Republicans in Bulloch County.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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2 plead guilty in concealment of Jenkins death

Two Jenkins County residents pled guilty Tuesday to concealing the death of a relative, whose remains were found burned and buried in a shallow grave ...

November 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Milestones results in for Bulloch schools

Results released Monday from the 2014-15 Georgia Milestones tests show that the majority of Bulloch County students, like the majority of their peers across the ...

November 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

OTC, Clubhouse, Tormenta form partnership

Ogeechee Technical College and the South Georgia soccer franchise of the Premier Development League, along with The Clubhouse Family Entertainment Center, entered into a Memorandum ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Gee Da’s gives downtown dining a boost

Downtown Statesboro welcomes Gee Da's Table as its newest addition.

November 16, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Correspondent | Local

12 arrested on drug, gun, gang charges

A dozen men involved in a fight Friday at the scene of a music video filming face drug, gang and gun charges after members of ...

November 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro High School to perform ‘High School Musical’ twice

Statesboro High School's musical theatre classes will present "High School Musical" Thursday, Nov. 19, in the school's fine arts auditorium. The first show ...

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Veterans Day 2015

In this year's Veterans Day ceremony, held Wednesday at the Averitt Center for the Arts, featured speaker Lonnie Ellis, post commander of the American ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff members | Local

Audit: Out-of-state speeders ignore fines

ATLANTA - Many out-of-state motorists who have been busted by Georgia's "super speeder" law don't pay up, state auditors found.

November 14, 2015 | | Local

Library to host “The River Rages” author

The Statesboro Regional Library will host a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Monday for J.G. Jakes, otherwise known as Jenny Massey of ...

November 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Aspen incentive package could reach $4.25 million

To help convince Aspen Aerogels to locate its new factory in Bulloch County, county commissioners, the development authority and the city of Statesboro provided an ...

November 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Despite glitch, citizens are still responsible for tag renewals

People with birthdays in December still have to get their vehicle tags by deadline, even if they haven't yet received a notice or pre-bill.

November 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Cancer survivor shares faith, hope

"Sometimes life catches one by surprise…."

November 13, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Habitat to build “House 50”

Joyce Baldwin and her teenage son, Jordan, have lived in their own home for over 21 years - the second house in Bulloch County built by ...

November 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

A campground for foster kids

The Fostering Bulloch organization hopes to purchase 30 acres in Bulloch County to use as a campground that would serve at-risk youth and children in ...

November 12, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

IRS back taxes scam resurfaces

An old scam resurfaced in the Bulloch County area Thursday, with callers threatening to sue victims if they didn't pay back taxes.

November 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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