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Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

WASHINGTON - Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

January 17, 2018 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Local


3 arrested in home invasion shooting, burglary

Three suspects are in custody and one is expected to turn himself in regarding two separate incidents on Dec. 29 - a home invasion shooting and a burglary.

January 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Women’s March downtown Sunday

For the second annual Statesboro Women's March, organizers are bringing the event downtown to places where votes count and are counted, in keeping with the national theme "Power to the Polls."

January 16, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Second suspect charged in car theft hit and run investigation

Evans County sheriff's investigators have charged a second suspect in a fatal hit-and-run incident involving a car theft ring on Jan. 5.

January 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Stepping into Statesboro, out of retirement

The King James Version of Proverbs 16:9 says, "A man's heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps."

January 16, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


MLK Day parade draws diverse crowd downtown

A moderate crowd braved the chilly wind Monday, with spectators bundled in coats and hats, ready to enjoy the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration parade.

January 15, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


MLK speaker: 'Leave it better than you found it'

Sounding the keynote at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service in Statesboro, Dr. Torian White called on listeners to leave their community better than they found it.

January 15, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Local DAR chapter honors president of the Children of the American Revolution

A local civic organization honored Erin Catherine Moore, national president of the Children of the American Revolution, with an afternoon tea and reception Saturday at the Honey Bowen building.

January 15, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Fox funds light up Emma Kelly

A nearly $40,000 project to add color-programmable LED lighting above the Emma Kelly Theater's stage represents the first third of about $120,000 in updates proposed for the historic theater, says Averitt Center for the Arts Executive Director Jamie Grady.

January 15, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Amy Kitching set to open 'Statesboro Thrives'

When you drive through downtown Statesboro you can witness the magical transformation of one of Statesboro's former landmarks at 116 Savannah Avenue. For decades, the building housed the legendary Colonial House of Flowers before they relocated to their current location in the Market District. After the move, the building remained vacant for years.

January 15, 2018 | | Local


AgSouth Farm Credit welcomes back Christy Marsh

Theron Anderson, director of SMM & Related Services at AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that Christy Marsh has joined the cooperative as Country Home loan manager. Marsh will manage the association's mortgage loan originators and will be based in the company's headquarters in Statesboro.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Hospital completes ‘E.R.’ expansion

An expansion and renovation of East Georgia Regional Medical Center's emergency department, completed in December, added 10 treatment rooms plus a sub-waiting area designed for emergency patients with less urgent needs.

January 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Sex and the Georgia teenager: Data finally on the way

Every two years, the nation's high school students are asked about their use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, and about sexual intercourse, physical activity and diet.

January 13, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


No school make-up days this year

No weather make-up days are planned for the current school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson said Thursday night.

January 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter has new police chief

Rob Shore was appointed to the position of Metter Police chief, City Manager Mandi Cody announced Friday.

January 12, 2018 | | Local


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Imperial Sugar tragedy: Repercussions continue decade later

PORT WENTWORTH - Broken equipment inside a steel conveyor belt sparked the first explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on a mild winter ...

February 10, 2018 | By MARY LANDERS and JAN SKUTCH Savannah Morning News | Local


Bulloch Schools employee recruitment fair a first

The Bulloch County Schools will hold an employee recruitment fair, believed to be the first in the school system's history, Saturday, Feb. 24, for ...

February 10, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Flu season still getting worse

NEW YORK - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine ...

February 09, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Mayor: Brooklet officers won’t be disciplined

Brooklet police officers accused of improper behavior during a traffic stop will not be disciplined, as they did nothing wrong, said Brooklet Mayor William Hendrix.

February 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro ‘Tree City USA’ for 25 years

Every year for Arbor Day, the city of Statesboro unfurls a Tree City USA flag. But this year, the flag is a special one marking ...

February 08, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Cope pleads not guilty in Taco Bell crash

A teen charged with felony murder after crashing his car into a Swainsboro fast-food restaurant in September pled not guilty to murder and aggravated assault ...

February 07, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal police seek missing man

A reportedly homeless man with Portal connections is missing, and Portal police Chief Jason Sapp hopes someone can help locate him.

February 06, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff seeks suspect in shots fired into home

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are looking for a man who fired shots into a Pretoria Rushing Road home on Monday.

February 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


SPD getting $400,000 worth of new vehicles

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday approved spending $400,000 to buy and equip nine new vehicles, including seven patrol SUVs, one unmarked SUV and a ...

February 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


For Joyner, YMCA a family tradition

Tory Joyner came to the job of executive director of the Statesboro Family YMCA with a family legacy in YMCA management and career experience deeper ...

February 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


'Loam,' 'newton' earn SEBMS eighth-grader spelling bee title

Worlanyo Gato, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Southeast Bulloch Middle School, won the 2018 Bulloch County Spelling Bee held Monday evening at Statesboro High School. Gato ...

February 06, 2018 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Man's body found in burned car in Ellabell

An autopsy performed Monday revealed that a body found in a burned car in Ellabell on Friday is that of a male, but investigators are ...

February 05, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Little Doses becomes a standalone store

Little Doses, the children's store located inside the original Walker Pharmacy on Northside Drive West, has expanded to a new location at 1100 Brampton ...

February 05, 2018 | | Local


Local business briefs

The Gardens Senior Living names Malphrus Health Services director

February 05, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


A farewell to Scout Troop 342

Dissolved after 54 years of service, Boy Scouts of America Troop 342 will reminisce with present and past Scouts, adult leaders, parents and other supporters ...

February 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


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