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Our View: Johnny Isakson has earned a third term

With Congressional approval ratings under 15 percent for the past several years, it's hard to find many positive signs when it comes to governing in Washington. And make no mistake, that under-15-percent rating is well-deserved. Hyper-partisanship has made compromise a four-letter word and most elected representatives in the House and Senate do not even consider working with a colleague from across the aisle for fear of being branded not a true Republican or Democrat.

November 06, 2016 | | Local


The true story of the Register & Glennville RR

In the late summer of 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman - after he burnt down Atlanta - began his famous "March to the Sea" to Savannah. Sherman's troops lived off the land and destroyed much of the property along the way.

November 06, 2016 | By L. FOY SIMMMONS Special to the Herald | Local


‘Shaggy’ law enforcement

If you notice Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and Statesboro Police Department officers looking a little shaggy, they are in no way slacking off on their duties. In fact, just the opposite.

November 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Gattos file suit against city

A lawsuit filed Oct. 26 by attorneys for the parents of Michael Joseph Gatto, who was 18 when he died after being punched unconscious by a bouncer at the Rude Rudy's nightclub, means a jury may eventually be asked to assign a dollar value to Gatto's life and decide whether the city of Statesboro shares the blame.

November 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police investigating fatal shooting at Park Place

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Statesboro man Friday night at Park Place Apartments.

November 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch early voting sets record

Bulloch County has established a new record for voting prior to the final Election Day. More than 39 percent of the county's 34,865 active registered voters had voted early or returned paper absentee ballots by 5 p.m. Friday.

November 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DNR: Captured bear was euthanized, not relocated

A black bear trapped Wednesday night after visiting a Bulloch County home four nights in a row was euthanized, not released near Macon, as was the original plan.

November 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


FEMA Disaster Recovery Center open 3 days

Bulloch County residents affected by Hurricane Matthew will have the chance to meet one-on-one with Federal Emergency Management Agency associates today through Monday to register for aid.

November 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Allen campaigns despite unseen challenger

Although his general election challenger's effort amounts to little more than having her name on the ballot, U.S. Rep. Rick Allen made a 10-day campaign bus tour to all 19 counties of the 12th Congressional District.

November 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Mischievious bear caught

The third time might be a charm, but the fourth night a male black bear visited a home near Statesboro, it meant capture.

November 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect arrested taking photos at school

A man using a false name who was reportedly taking unauthorized photos at a local middle school was arrested on charges of simple assault and disrupting a public school.

November 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Best work of local artists on display at Averitt

The Statesboro Regional Art Association's Juried Exhibit opens to the public Thursday in the Averitt Center's Main Gallery.

November 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Early voter turnout record remains in reach

Thursday and Friday are the last two days for in-person advanced voting before Tuesday's election, with races from president down to county commissioner. Bulloch County has two locations open for voting this week, and despite an off day Saturday, early-voting turnout is within reach of a new record.

November 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Curious bear visiting Bulloch home

Biologists with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources set a trap on Wednesday hoping to catch a mischievous black bear that has been wreaking havoc around a home off Highway 67, south of Statesboro.

November 02, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GATA Cast - Nov. 2, 2016 - Interview with Eagles radio voice Danny Reed

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

November 02, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


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City answers Gatto wrongful-death suit

In addition to denying most of the allegations in a wrongful-death suit brought by the parents of Michael J. Gatto, 18, attorneys for the city ...

December 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former investigator won’t face criminal charges

Criminal charges are not expected to be filed against a former Bulloch County Sheriff's investigator whose resignation followed accusations he acted against policy, as ...

December 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UPDATE: Summers to continue as Georgia Southern head football coach

Georgia Southern Eagles Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein released a statement Saturday afternoon affirming that head football coach Tyson Summers would remain in place as coach ...

December 03, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS fall commencement now at stadium

With weather permitting, Georgia Southern University's 2016 fall commencement will consist of a single, open-air ceremony, 1 p.m. Friday at Allen E. Paulson ...

December 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Savannah man charged in Campus Crossings shootings

A Savannah man was charged Friday in connection with the shootings of three people at Campus Crossings Apartments that Statesboro Police said was part of ...

December 02, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


An invitation from Santa

When children pull Carl Rushing's lush white beard, their eyes widen in surprise when they realize it's not fake. The magic of childhood ...

December 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UPDATE: Police: Three shooting victims at Campus Crossings

Three people were shot Thursday afternoon at Campus Crossings Apartments in Statesboro, near the campus of Georgia Southern University.

December 01, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and AL HACKLE | Local


Wrestling show to benefit Toys for Tots

Folks can enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and watch live wrestling matches in Statesboro Saturday, and help make Christmas happen for children who would not have any ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


County agent earns highest UGA honor

Bulloch County residents depend a great deal on Bill Tyson.

November 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Free Coffee for Free People’

"Free Coffee for Free People" will be held Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Three Tree Coffee on South Main Street in Statesboro.

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Funeral home aims to help Tennessee fire relief effort

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Bulloch Memorial Gardens will assist in emergency and recovery assistance for the citizens of Sevierville, Tennessee, who are being severely affected ...

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘America’s Best’ holiday First Friday

After one year in existence, the Tormenta FC pro soccer organization will take an honored place in Statesboro's First Friday Holiday Celebration, joining Santa ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Georgia Power searching for cause of Tuesday outage

Many Georgia Power Company customers in the Statesboro area around the mall and downtown experienced a widespread power outage Tuesday morning. The cause of the ...

November 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Low-income seniors sign up for credit

So far, 81 Statesboro residents age 65 and up with limited incomes have signed up for a city-sponsored break on their water and sanitation bills ...

November 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


No serious injuries in 18-wheeler crash

Two 18-wheeler trucks collided Friday on a busy highway, but only minor injuries - those of a passenger in one truck - were reported.

November 28, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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