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Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance, a couple of sentimental tunes and a great deal of energy Saturday when the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center hosted an event at the Whitaker Black Box Theater to raise funds for a new location for the non-profit organization. The building used for the center's office was sold recently.

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


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the Ellabell community.

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has taken extra steps to make sure visitors realize the state park also is home to an abundance of alligators.

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party's nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual Democratic Party of Bulloch County Gala.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party's nominee, James "Major" Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160's representative in the Georgia General Assembly with a kickoff rally Thursday night.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN - Hundreds of people - including law officers from around Georgia and the nation - mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a high school gymnasium to accommodate the huge crowd.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


UPDATE - Investigators probe reported home invasion

A Rocky Ford woman reported a home invasion Friday, claiming two men bound her arms and legs with duct tape and doused her with gasoline. She was not set on fire, said Bulloch County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

August 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by the Bulloch County Board of Education.

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Solar farms considered

Bulloch County Commissioners will decide Sept. 6 whether owners of six Bulloch County properties will be allowed to use their land for solar farms.

August 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


West Parrish Street repaving ordered

Residents and other drivers who travel West Parrish Street can expect some inconvenience in the near future, to be followed by a smoother ride.

August 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Prayers on Greek Row

Hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University's campus Tuesday night to join in "The Prayer Walk: Thriving in Unity, Boldness and Faith."

August 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


CST bust nets 5 arrests, AK-47

Last week, investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team executed two search warrants at the conclusion of a narcotics investigation. The warrants resulted in five arrests and took quantities of crack cocaine, illegal prescription medications and more than 5 pounds of marijuana off the streets. Several firearms also were seized, including an AK-47 rifle.

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Watch out for buses and kids, says state’s first lady

With about 2 million children riding school buses annually, Georgia has gone two years now without a student fatality in a bus accident. First lady Sandra Deal and Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood are campaigning to make this a third consecutive fatality-free school year.

August 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Armed robbery leads to arrests

Six suspects have been arrested and charged in two separate incidents over the past two weeks.

August 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Gas stations go dry amid shortage

ATLANTA - Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week ...

September 19, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hulsey gaining noteriety as floral designer

Sharing stories about young, passionate entrepreneurs is what I love most about writing.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Two of three armed robbery suspects behind bars

Two of three armed robbery suspects who police say fired a shot at pursuing officers early Monday morning are behind bars, but one is still ...

September 19, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A lifetime in the making

Tom Armstrong has accomplished something of which few can boast - and the ones who can are a fraction of his age. Yet the humble gentleman ...

September 19, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

NEW YORK - An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was ...

September 19, 2016 | By JAKE PEARSON and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Local


Lines form at the gas pump in the wake of pipeline spill

ATLANTA (AP) - Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for ...

September 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ralston: Voters should approve amendments Nov. 8

State House Speaker David Ralston, interviewed during a visit to Statesboro this week, said he supports passage of all four proposed amendments on Georgia's ...

September 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


One-man play brings beloved columnist to life

The Averitt Center for the Arts is well known for stuffing its seasons with Elvis impersonators and tribute bands, coming up on Friday and Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hulk star tells Boys & Girls to find their own path

Lou Ferrigno, the championship bodybuilder turned actor famous around the world since becoming "The Incredible Hulk" nearly 40 years ago, told Boys & Girls Club of ...

September 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Judge Neville dies at 93

The Honorable Senior Judge William Josiah Neville, age 93, passed away Thursday, September 15, at his home under the care of Gentiva Hospice.

September 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch seeks volunteer firefighters

The Bulloch County Fire Department is actively recruiting volunteer firefighters. Candidates will be provided with quality training that could lead to a career. The next ...

September 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police academy held for clergy

More than a dozen members of the local clergy marked their graduation this week from Statesboro's inaugural class of the Concerned Clergy Citizens Police ...

September 15, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Election officials seek to reassure voters

One major safeguard against hackers tampering with the voting machines used in Bulloch County is the fact that the machines are not connected to the ...

September 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast

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

September 15, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local




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