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Brooklet officer leaves post over disagreement

A Brooklet police officer resigned in November after a passionate disagreement with his police chief over an incident involving the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department.

December 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three area hospitals among ‘neediest’ in state

Candler County Hospital in Metter, Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro and Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton are ranked among the top 12 of the most financially stressed among 49 rural hospitals eligible for a new state tax credit program.

December 09, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


City backs naming VA clinic for Ray Hendrix

While taking a leading role in the long, successful campaign to bring a VA medical clinic to Statesboro, the late Ray Hendrix set up a van service to transport area veterans to the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta. Hendrix, who retired as a command sergeant major after 42 years in the Army and National Guard, was also an official advocate for veterans at the national level.

December 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd officer dies after Americus shooting

A second Georgia police officer died Thursday, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for the suspected gunman ended when a SWAT team found the fugitive dead - apparently by his own hand - inside a home where he was hiding.

December 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Turner named Business Leader of Year

Vice president for college advancement at Ogeechee Technical College, partner with his wife in a local bakery-restaurant and still active in his original field, funeral services, Barry Turner also chairs the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

December 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bonuses for experienced cops

Struggling with turnover and a perennial shortage of officers, the Statesboro Police Department will offer hiring bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, depending on experience, for already certified police officers, plus a $1,000 bonus for active-duty military veterans who become SPD officers.

December 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Local family heading Gatlinburg school supplies effort

Donation efforts across the South have collected food, clothing and other supplies for the victims of the Gatlinburg area wildfires, but a local family is reaching out to fill a forgotten need: school supplies.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather causes wrecks; one dead

Two single-vehicle accidents Tuesday morning that happened one after another on Highway 80 East near Stilson led to the death of one driver, Richard Mason, 22, Packinghouse Road, Statesboro.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern alumnus and the Georgia State Board of Education's chairman.

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 7, 2016 - Looking back at the 2016 GSU football season

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

December 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Pearl Harbor - A sister's faith rewarded

Dixie Sanders was 10 years old when her family received word her brother George Turner was missing in action after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

December 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'Everybody was sort of scared of the Japanese coming over'

Joe Giddens was 11 when the Imperial Japanese Navy carried out its surprise attack on U.S. military installations at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands.

December 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


'Where is Pearl Harbor?'

On December 7, 1941, Louis Simmons was 11 years old.

December 07, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Stores consent to alcohol suspensions

Two stores, including the biggest store in Statesboro, have their city licenses to sell beer and wine suspended for seven days beginning Thursday. Another two stores, including one unit of America's second-largest drug store chain, have their alcohol licenses suspended for 15 days.

December 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Regents green light Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

The state Board of Regents voted unanimous approval Wednesday to consolidate Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University under the Georgia Southern name.

January 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing new football offense and the red hot men's basketball team

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

January 11, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Regents approve Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

ATLANTA - The Board of Regents has approved a new round of consolidations affecting four universities in southern Georgia.

January 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tony Kishman headlines Rockin' Out Alzheimer's Jan. 28 at the PAC

Chandler Dennard and Darron Burnette attend the Heritage Golf Tournament each year. But a few years ago, they came away with much more than an ...

January 11, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Deal, Ralston tout investment in Georgia roads and rails

ATLANTA - As Gov. Nathan Deal touted progress in improving Georgia highways, House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday he wants to take a serious look at ...

January 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Renewed police chief search nabs 45 applicants

Working with leadership consulting firm Developmental Associates LLC, city of Statesboro staff members received 45 applicants for police chief this time around and have pared ...

January 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Policy change for local funeral escorts

The Statesboro Police Department no longer will provide funeral procession escorts unless conducted by off-duty officers who will charge for their service.

January 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alum to exhibit work at Averitt

The first African-American to graduate from Georgia Southern with a Fine Arts degree will bring his national portrait exhibit – "The Soul Within: Figuration by Abner ...

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Area farmers could get up to $200K in federal disaster aid

Farmers in Bulloch and Candler counties who lost orchard trees, suffered damaged fences or equipment due to downed trees and wind or experienced debris cleanup ...

January 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Diving into Statesboro

With Southern Dive Center, Statesboro not only has a place that sells and rents scuba equipment, but one that offers classes for diving certification and ...

January 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Renasant names Carolyn Ethridge market president

Renasant Bank just announced the appointment of community leader Carolyn Ethridge as Statesboro market president.

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Insomnia Cookies brings unique concept

Never again will you wake up at 2 a.m. disappointed there are no warm cookies at your house. Insomnia Cookies can take care of ...

January 09, 2017 | | Local


Woman arrested in jewelry thefts

A woman wanted for jewelry theft tried hiding under a bed while her husband distracted Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies by causing a disturbance when ...

January 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU gets new K9

A new K9 officer with Georgia Southern University brings something to the table that has been missing; explosives detection.

January 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers to focus on schools

ATLANTA - Georgia's General Assembly gavels in a new legislative session on Monday. The opening days of a legislative session typically include more ceremony than ...

January 07, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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