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8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

February 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Nationally recognized artist to lead workshop

The Averitt Center for the Arts, through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is proud to bring renowned artist George Snyder to conduct a weeklong residency at Portal Middle School. Mr. Snyder will be working with art teacher Deena Scarborough as well as science teachers, math teachers and students from March 2–5.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


A place in peril

A demure wooden building in the heart of Portal has been named one of 10 "Places in Peril" by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

February 22, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

Nontraditional sports are trending in the U.S., and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has responded to one of these trends by constructing a 27-hole Disc Golf Course on Mill Creek Road near Statesboro Airport, just off of U.S. Highway 301 North.

February 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo will arrive in mid-April, providing two nights of bulls, broncs and family entertainment.

February 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Caution: School zoning ahead

Redrawing attendance zones is a task Bulloch County Schools officials are approaching cautiously but say can no longer be delayed for some schools. The zones decide which schools students attend, or at least where a free school bus ride will take them.

February 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn't the end of the journey for Statesboro's first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

February 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

February 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Three men invaded a Clito-area home Thursday night and pistol-whipped a man from whom they stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

This year, the Georgia Soccer State Cup's Final Four, including 42 games for seven age groups of boys and girls, will be held in Statesboro May 30 and 31, using Georgia Southern University's soccer fields and fields at The Clubhouse.

February 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it - rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Business owners and managers in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Intoxicated bouncer invades Statesboro mayor’s home

When a reportedly drunken, underage bar bouncer went looking for the breaker box in a Benson Drive home Feb. 6, he didn't realize he was in the wrong house - the mayor's house.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Two Statesboro clubs cited in alcohol check

Agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted an alcohol compliance check in Statesboro March 5, resulting in in two clubs and seven people being cited involving underage alcohol possession.

March 21, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


University Plaza, with all its bars, up for sale

Known as the site for bars within walking distance of the Georgia Southern University campus, University Plaza is for sale with a list price of $5.5 million.

March 21, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Spring brings blooms, tornadoes

Along with pollen, colorful blooms and rain, spring can bring violent weather. The peak season in the South for tornadoes is March through May, and volatile weather changes can mean storms pop up unexpectedly.

March 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt’s center on West Main dedicated

Friday afternoon when the new Center for Performing Arts ceremonially opened in a renovated building at 41 West Main Street, the theater inside was revealed as the Mical Whitaker Black Box Theater.

March 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lucky ‘boot’ could win car at Rodeo

Visitors to the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may get a chance to win a brand new car.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County annex set for late May opening

Expected to be completed by the end of May, Bulloch County's new government annex building will provide improved services to the public and more room for county employees.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five Bulloch schools grade above average

Five Bulloch County schools were rated "above average" when the Georgia Department of Education released its first School Climate Star ratings for schools across the state earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


VFW post seeks help for public service

After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.

March 18, 2015 | | Local


Bulloch’s tied STARs take region honors

Bulloch Academy's Zoe Yan Li and Statesboro High School's Alex DiCesare first tied as Bulloch County's STAR students. Now they have won again and advance together, with their chosen teachers, as the Region 8 STARs.

March 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Election brings hope to Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford's newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.

March 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Savannah celebrates St. Patrick's Day in springtime sunshine

SAVANNAH - For those who could escape work -and thousands of green-garbed tourists and locals did - Tuesday turned out to be a nearly perfect day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.

March 17, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Eastern Heights Baptist Church hosts Passover Seder

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will hold a Model Seder Meal, presented by the organization "Jews for Jesus," on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center Fellowship Hall.

March 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


iGot hits the streets March 24

Community volunteers will hit the streets next week for Ogeechee Technical College's 2015 iGot campaign.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Schools plan first rezoning move

Under a planned transportation zone shift, about 140 students who would have attended Langston Chapel Elementary School next school year will ride buses to Sallie Zetterower Elementary instead.

March 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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