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State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins one of the America's Best Community contest prizes of $1 million or more.

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps for college students.

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month to encourage responsible waste disposal.

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to employ more than 100 people.

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and professional development. The conference targeted women in the community who want to enter or re-enter the work place without the resources to do so.

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a tiger he had grabbed by the tail.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of Manufacturing in Georgia.

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists, the Statesboro chapter, is not only the largest chapter in the state, but also the nation.

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms of the ability to sell beer directly to consumers.

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim.

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican governor's forceful veto of a similar bill last year.

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong beginning July 1, and the consolidation committee announced that all academic programs will be offered on their current campuses through spring semester 2022.

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch’s Deputy of the Year

Law enforcement wasn't the first career choice for Bulloch County sheriff's Sr. Deputy Maurice Lester. In fact, he spent 22 years working for a local automobile dealership before a friend talked him into trying something new - and now, six years later, he finds himself the 2016 Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year.

February 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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A ‘historic’ debut in the Boro

The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro Friday and Saturday as the very first film festival in the United States ...

March 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating the gift of life

There was a celebration of the gift of life Thursday.

March 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Mayor: I’m running for re-election

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore and the two City Council members up for election this year, Phil Boyum in District 1 and John Riggs in District ...

March 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fire destroys home on Whippoorwill Drive

Statesboro firefighters responded to a house fire on Whippoorwill Drive Thursday evening, but the structure was a total loss after hours of fighting the blaze.

March 18, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Post 90 celebrates American Legion’s 98th birthday

American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 celebrated the Legion's 98th birthday with appreciation awards, a cake and guest speakers on the Georgia Southern University ...

March 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Senate committee approves 'campus carry' bill

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation backed by a Senate committee Thursday evening, with a new exemption ...

March 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Murder suspect arrested in Statesboro

A man wanted in connection to a murder in Swainsboro was apprehended in Statesboro Thursday.

March 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boyer winning Manufacturing Week poster artist

With her poster depicting a conveyor belt moving industries into Georgia, Bethany Boyer, a William James Middle School seventh-grader, captured the statewide grades 6-8 prize ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Collins man indicted for post office burglaries

A federal grand jury indicted a Collins man last week, charging him with several counts of burglarizing Tattnall County post offices.

March 16, 2017 | | Local


Businessman charged again with insurance fraud

A Statesboro businessman was arrested Tuesday for the second time in four years on charges of insurance fraud.

March 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Freeze may affect fruit crops

What may be winter's last gasp – an icy blast of below-freezing temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday nights – may have a harmful impact on fruit crops ...

March 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Chatham STARs tie at region

Bulloch County STAR Student Neha Aggarwal, a senior at Statesboro High School, and Chatham County STAR Student Harrison West, a senior at Savannah Country Day ...

March 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


New police chief arriving April 17

Mike Broadhead, now scheduled to begin work April 17 as Statesboro's police chief, says the heart of his mission will be to promote the ...

March 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man sought on drug charges

Sheriff's investigators are seeking a Portal man wanted on marijuana distribution charges.

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Common Clay' currently on display

Georgia Southern University graduate student Annamarie Kistler has worked meticulously to convey the stories of folk potters in the region through her historical exhibit, "Common ...

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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