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Busy times at Ole Times

In the restaurant's first five weeks in operation, the popularity of the Ole Times Country Buffet in Statesboro has exceeded his expectations, said Pat O'Neal, owner of the Valdosta-based chain.

June 13, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local




Man, 73, charged with molesting 10-year-old girl

Police arrested a 73-year-old man on Friday who charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl.

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer.

June 13, 2016 | By BEN FOX and MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Local


Worst mass shooting in US history

ORLANDO, Fla. - A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

June 12, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


All fun and games — and learning, too

Camp RAD, a four-week long camp for young people ages 10-23 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has parents, students and campers raving about the fun and benefits taking place at Luetta Moore Park from 1 to 4PM, Monday through Thursday.

June 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


BOE: No tax increase in 2017 budget

It's full-speed ahead for a 3 percent one-time pay bonus for Bulloch County school system employees, and no school-related tax increase for local property owners. The Board of Education tentatively adopted its fiscal year 2017 budget Thursday evening.

June 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Students learn music at Violin Camp at Averitt

One of the music summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, Violin Camp, began on June 6 and will end on June 10.

June 10, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Savannah Avenue nears completion

Except for a short section of added paving, the renewal of Savannah Avenue is nearly complete. Low-growing shrubs have been selected for the islands in the middle of the street. The general contractor said his company will be painting stripes and a subcontractor will be installing faux brick-paver crosswalks next week.

June 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet sites added for kids’ free meals

In addition to four sites in Statesboro and Portal previously announced, the Bulloch County Schools are serving free breakfast and lunch for children at three locations in Brooklet, weekdays through June 30.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Arrest made in latest Park Place shooting

A man suspected in a shooting Saturday at Park Place Apartments was arrested Sunday in Cobb County.

June 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fusion of fun, learning

The Averitt Center for the Arts resumed one of its most popular summer camps, Art Fusion, on Monday June 6 and will end on June 10. The program gives children ages 7-12 the opportunity to be creative, expand their interest in various types of art and let their imaginations run wild.

June 09, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Suspect sought in theft of guns

More than $25,000 worth of weapons was stolen from a local store sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Man airlifted after Jeep collides with motorcycle

A North Carolina man was airlifted to a Savannah hospital Tuesday night after police said a teen in a Jeep pulled into his path.

June 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Council takes no action on tax increase

City staff members say an increase in Statesboro's water and sewer bills is needed for the replacement and repair of failing and porous pipes, especially in the sewer system.

June 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Unity through protest

In the wake of tragic shootings last week in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota, hundreds of people didn't let oppressive heat and humidity on Saturday ...

July 11, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Plank & Tile: It's cool

The owners of Plank & Tile want to make their 8,500-square-foot showroom on U.S. Highway 301 South a destination for homeowners and designers, while ...

July 11, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Famous in Athens, Little Italy to open in Boro

If you have spent any time in Athens, chances are you have eaten at the legendary Little Italy Pizzeria downtown.

July 11, 2016 | | Local


Dr. Horace Deal honored for philanthropy

Dr. Horace Deal of Southeastern Eyecare Clinics was named one of 59 Philanthropists of the Year by Optometry Giving Sight for his 10 years of ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Old Sallie Z. School sold

The Bulloch County Board of Education recently sold the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School on East Jones Avenue at Gentilly Road for $1 million to ...

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


City manager hiring decision expected Tuesday

Statesboro City Council has a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, when a decision to hire a new city manager is expected.

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Silent No More'

The Bulloch County NAACP will lead a "Silent No More" protest march Saturday in Statesboro at 5:30 p.m.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register looks to Brooklet for police

Brooklet Police soon may enter into a partnership with the Town of Register to bring back a police presence, said Register Mayor Barbara Rushing.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven Co. sex offender back in jail

A Screven County man who was removed from the registered sex offender's list three years ago was arrested a second time Monday on child ...

July 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NCAA finds GS football infractions

The NCAA announced Thursday an investigation into Georgia Southern football found several violations relating to academics.

July 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


New GS president praises ‘campus carry’ veto

New Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD., who recently arrived from Texas where he publicly opposed legislation allowing guns to be carried on college ...

July 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DA drops indictments against trucking company

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden will not prosecute a transportation company indicted earlier this year in the deaths of five Georgia Southern University ...

July 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man arrested, linked to The Country Store armed robbery

A man police say is responsible for two local convenience store armed robberies is behind bars, facing charges from two separate law enforcement agencies.

July 06, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Early voting underway in runoff

Early voting began Tuesday in the July 26 runoff. It features nonpartisan races for Bulloch County Probate Court judge and an Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court ...

July 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police seek suspect in Parker's armed robbery

Statesboro police are seeking information regarding a man suspected in the armed robbery of a Lanier Drive convenience store Monday.

July 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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