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Brooklet police officers suspended

Just days after Brooklet city councilmen voted to hire an interim police chief to fill the shoes of former chief Doug Meyer, who resigned following a controversy, the council suspended two officers also involved in the situation.

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pot growing operation discovered

An infant was removed from an Aden Lanier Road home Thursday after deputies found 16 marijuana plants growing in the home.

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


OTC Foundation to call on donors Tuesday

Ogeechee Technical College Foundation volunteers will be calling on OTC supporters and potential new donors in Bulloch and Evans counties Tuesday during the annual iGOT campaign.

March 16, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


PSC candidate Noel wants to halt Vogtle ‘boondoggle’

Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel wants the PSC to stop Georgia Power from passing on costs to consumers for the two already far over-budget additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.

March 15, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Push for gun laws faces resistance in most states

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The campaign for tighter gun laws that inspired unprecedented student walkouts across the country still faces an uphill climb in a majority of states, an Associated Press review of gun legislation found.

March 15, 2018 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local


Wilson: Schools need community help on safety

The schools need the community's help to keep children safe, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson told concerned adults gathered Tuesday evening in the Southeast Bulloch High School cafeteria.

March 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


BCSO arrests fugitive

A fugitive wanted by North Carolina authorities fled into the woods near Brooklet on Wednesday morning, but Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and K9 Officer Dutch captured him after a mile-long trek through the swamp.

March 14, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro STEAM walks out together

The call went out just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Statesboro STEAM College, Careers, Arts & Technology Academy: "Everyone grab your coats!"

March 14, 2018 | Scott Bryant | Local


WJMS student arrested for threats

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a sixth-grade student Wednesday for pretending to have a gun and acting as if he was shooting others.

March 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ice cream men booked on pot charges

Two men selling ice cream and more from an ice cream truck face charges after deputies were tipped off that they were offering more than Popsicles and fudge bars for sale.

March 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools to hold moment of silence one month after Parkland shooting

Bulloch County Schools will hold a moment of silence Wednesday, March 14, one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

March 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


City Council sets District 5 special election for May 22

Candidates to fill the District 5 Statesboro City Council vacancy will need to qualify March 26-28 after the four remaining council members unanimously voted to call the special election for May 22.

March 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


BA senior named top STAR in region

Bulloch Academy senior Kyle Samuels was surprised but elated to hear his name called as the 2018 Region 8 STAR student Tuesday at a luncheon held for all STAR students in the region. The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition luncheon was held at Georgia Southern University's College of Engineering and Information Technology.

March 13, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Flasher strikes for second time

A man who told a woman that he "liked what he was doing" as he flashed his privates had committed the act before, said Madison Warren, Statesboro police community information specialist.

March 13, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting suspect charged with murder

A man sought in connection to a shooting death on Friday now faces further charges, including murder. Police added charges after he was extradited back to the Bulloch County Jail from another state, where he was apprehended.

March 13, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


Rehab home destroyed in massive fire

A local rehabilitation program suffered a major loss Friday when fire destroyed one of its homes for recovering addicts. Ten men were displaced and lost ...

April 10, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with molestation, incest

Illegal, sexually explicit images on a Statesboro man's cellphone landed him behind bars after someone tipped off police about the photos.

April 10, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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