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Unlikely duo forms bond

A new year with goals and resolutions like lose a few pounds, join a gym, stop smoking, write a book: Most people set goals or at least contemplate them, but many abandon their dreams rather quickly. Two men in Statesboro, an unlikely pair, are determined, however, to "never give up" on their goal.

January 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


New council members ready to 'move forward'

"It's a good opportunity to put the past behind us and move forward," said Sam Lee Jones, who will be sworn in Tuesday as Statesboro City Council member from District 2. Jeff Yawn will be sworn in as the new member from District 3.

January 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Looking back at 2015 and some predictions

What a year 2015 has been.

January 04, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro's 'Biggest Loser'

With the season's first episode set to air at 9 p.m. Monday, Statesboro resident Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison cannot reveal how much weight she loses on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." But she can tell us how much confidence she gained.

January 03, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


'A true American hero'

A river of emotion flowed through Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as one of Statesboro's own hometown heroes, Special Agent Staff Sgt. Chester JaMicheal McBride III, was lain to rest.

January 03, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Artifacts from Confederate gunship returned to river

SAVANNAH - Leather boots, the hilts of swords - even a stray earring - were among the nearly 30,000 artifacts recovered this fall from the wreckage of the sunken ironclad Confederate gunship CSS Georgia.

January 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Quiet respect welcomes Statesboro's hero home

When the hearse bearing the body of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride III turned the corner half a mile away, a shouted order of "Attention!" could be heard all around the Bulloch County Courthouse area.

January 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New signal aims to aid student safety

A new crosswalk on South Main Street, with a signal system that requires drivers to stop for pedestrians alone, will begin functioning Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

January 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Blues make appearance on national TV

Friends, family and fans of the Bulloch Blues Marching Band can see the band perform in the Florida Citrus Parade when it airs on Savannah's WJCL-TV Sunday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m.

December 31, 2015 | | Local


CST makes high-grade pot bust

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after local law enforcement agents caught her with over 11 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

December 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect arrested in child molestation case

Statesboro police detectives arrested a man Tuesday who was accused in November of molesting a 14-year-old girl.

December 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Colder, “normal” and wet weather on the way

Although Christmas was balmy, the weather will return to its normal seasonal temperatures this weekend, and it promises to be cooler and wet.

December 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register hopes police department suspension helps solve financial debt

Register Mayor John Williams blames the town's police department, which is indefinitely suspended effective today, for the town's financial disaster.

December 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bill Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago - the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America's Dad.

December 30, 2015 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Local


Register votes to suspend police department

Register Town Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to temporarily suspend the Register Police Department, effective Dec. 31.

December 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Recreation Dept. honors its volunteers of the year

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department depends on more than 600 volunteers each year in sports activities, recreational programs, and in the afterschool ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Glenn Davis merger start of something big

Mergers and acquisitions are key words today in the insurance industry. Many changes were brought on because of health care reform and other key indices ...

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Historical Society seeking documents about 1904 tragedies

The Bulloch County Historical Society is in the process of gathering factual information to be published in a book about the 1904 Hodges family murders ...

January 31, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two BOE incumbents not running

The current Bulloch County Board of Education chairman, Mike Herndon, and last year's chairman, Dr. LeVon Wilson, both said this week they will not ...

January 31, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


52 Weeks of Giving: Learning the gift of giving

Every Friday afternoon at 4, kids and adults of all ages gather at the Statesboro Library for one purpose: to do a good deed. The ...

January 31, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Speak Up for Education not all about waivers

In the opening assembly, Thursday night's Speak Up for Education focused on a plan to make the Bulloch County Schools a Strategic Waivers School ...

January 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Register by Monday to vote in presidential primary

Bulloch County residents who want to vote in the presidential primary election on March 1, must be registered by Monday.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

A fourth candidate has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash survivor remains on life support

A Portal man who lost his wife, 6-month-old great-granddaughter and the infant's mother Wednesday in a car crash in Jenkins County remains on life ...

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Build the beloved community’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro celebrated their new home Sunday with an emotional dedication service amid hopes of spreading "more love, justice and peace."

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Education advocate challenges all

Dr. Steve Perry, a strident advocate for education revolution and founder and principal of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., came to Georgia ...

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


3 killed in Jenkins Co. accident

A Portal family lost three loved ones Wednesday night in a tragic accident just inside Jenkins County. Two more family members survived, with one in ...

January 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Dreamgirls’ coming to Boro

"Dreamgirls" may just knock your socks off!

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch County has a new agent, and Victoria Tillery said she is excited about taking the county 4-H program to its next level.

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council putting alcohol law in final form – maybe

After almost two years of looking at a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance without adopting it, Statesboro City Council held a work session last week and ...

January 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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