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Free SPD funeral escorts resume

The ordinance City Council unanimously approved Thursday morning restores Statesboro Police Department escorts for funeral processions and does not limit them to two officers per funeral as was discussed Tuesday night.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crash involves deputy’s patrol car

A woman reportedly crashed into a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's patrol car Tuesday evening while the deputy was assisting Georgia State Patrol troopers at the scene of another wreck. The deputy was not harmed.

January 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reverse escort decision

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore called an ordinance authorizing police escorts for funeral processions a "compromise."

January 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts for funeral processions.

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Deputies arrest gunman hiding in barn

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies captured an armed suspect in Brooklet early Saturday morning after they say he threatened to kill his wife with a gun.

January 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'The urgency of now'

As keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service put on by the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler talked about "the urgency of now" as President Barack Obama's second term ends and President-elect Donald Trump is set to be sworn in Friday.

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Parade honors King's legacy

The atmosphere at Monday's parade celebrating the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of unity, fellowship and pure happiness as people marched and sang along Statesboro's main streets.

January 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reconsider 5-year lookback

A proposal is on the Statesboro City Council's agenda for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to reduce the time the city looks back for previous Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance violations from five years to three in considering suspensions of businesses' alcohol licenses.

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way in the Market District. The beautiful, spacious new office offers the agency better visibility, easier access for their clients and gives them room to grow BBWH was also named a "Best Practices Agency."

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Despite troubling 2016, Savannah's murder rate falls

SAVANNAH - The homicide rate in Savannah fell in 2016 for the first time since 2012, Savannah-Chatham police reported.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Counts retires after 33 years at AgSouth Farm Credit

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, has announced that Special Assets Manager John Mark Counts retired on Dec. 31 after more than 33 years of service to the association.

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Mayor, new chair do lunch

They don't want bread brought to the table. She doesn't like croutons on her salad. He likes extra croutons. They have been meeting at a steak place, but they usually order salads and sometimes soup and a sandwich, not steak.

January 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Next school year: 176 class days, more teacher training

In its first meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Board of Education adopted a calendar for next school year that adds four more days for teacher training and planning but has only 176 class days for students, instead of the traditional 180.

January 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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Rotarians honor High as Citizen of the Year

Dr. James A. "Jimmy" High retired from his orthodontics practice in 2009 after 34 years but now provides free dental care at the Hearts & Hands ...

February 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and ...

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


MLES teacher wins prestigious Georgia Science Teacher of Promise award

She began Friday's lesson with a picture of an Ophiderma bimaculata and said to the fifth graders, "You're about to get a feel ...

February 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City hires attorney to fight for insurance in Gatto suit

This week, the city of Statesboro acted to hire an attorney, at a cost of up to $125,000, for an effort to keep an ...

February 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Please join me for some coffee, discussion

As you may have read last week, the Statesboro Herald recently purchased property across Proctor Street from the Herald building totaling a little less than ...

February 11, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


GSU alum Seth Orme to present ‘Packing it Out’

Statesboro native and Georgia Southern University alumnus Seth Orme ('14) will return to campus to share his experiences about raising awareness of littering with a ...

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


T. Holmes Ramsey pleads guilty in jury tampering case

A Statesboro businessman recently pleaded guilty to charges of jury tampering related to a civil case originally filed in 2007.

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE hits pause on minority recruitment costs

The Bulloch County Board of Education postponed a decision Thursday night on a minority educator recruitment program. Initial cost estimates totaled $180,000 to $250 ...

February 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Tornado was EF2; 300 yards wide

After completing an investigation of the tornado that ripped an 11-mile path from southern Bulloch County into Effingham County, National Weather Service experts listed the ...

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 10, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks baseball with Coach Rodney Hennon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and head baseball coach Rodney Hennon discuss Eagle prospects for the 2017 season.

February 10, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


The joy of classical music

Since 1980, Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern has been considered to be one of the most important ensembles worldwide dedicated to the promotion of new music. Now ...

February 09, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


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