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Party in the USA

NEW YORK - Americans celebrated their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | By REBECCA GIBIAN Associated Press | Local


5 Points, 2 businesses, 1 spot

The Five Points Store and the Round About Café bring an upscale-concept convenience store and a unique eating place, also locally but separately owned, to a busy road hub and growing Bulloch County population center.

July 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man flees from deputies after darting into traffic

A man who was darting into traffic led Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on a short chase before fighting arrest Sunday, according to sheriff's incident reports.

July 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Campus carry among new laws taking effect in July

ATLANTA - Dozens of new laws are now in effect with the start of Georgia's fiscal year, including an end to a ban on guns on the state's public college campuses.

July 03, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July friendship

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful day for my best friend of more than 20 years and I happened in our sixth period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.

July 03, 2017 | | Local


SFD inducts 5 new firefighters

Having come from previous jobs as far away as Michigan and as near as Savannah, five firefighters received their badges Friday evening as the Statesboro Fire Department's newest members.

July 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Son accidently shoots, kills mother in vehicle

A juvenile accidently discharged a firearm while handling it in the backseat of a vehicle traveling through Jenkins County, striking and killing his mother.

July 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Power to close Boro office

Georgia Power Company announced Friday it will close its Statesboro office along with all of their 27 customer service offices statewide by the end of the year. Employees in the Georgia Power office at 305 South Main Street were notified Thursday of the closure plans.

July 01, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tormenta stadium in advanced planning stages

Early in May, South Georgia Tormenta FC announced plans to both look into building a stadium of its own and possibly make the move to become a full professional franchise.

July 01, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change

June 30, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman shot; GBI investigating

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are trying to unravel the story behind woman reportedly shot in Jenkins County who ended up in Bulloch County Friday, asking convenience store employees to call 911.

June 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fourth of July week brings 3 public celebrations

The annual Mill Creek July 4 celebration with fireworks isn't Bulloch County's only Independence Week celebration. A community group hosts a parade and fun run Tuesday morning in Brooklet, and downtown Statesboro extends the festivities to July 7 with the First Friday Downtown Picnic.

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks – what to buy and how to stay safe

Now that consumer-grade fireworks are legal to possess in Georgia, some may be confused about what kind to buy and how to handle them safely.

June 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Firecracker Fest 2017 set for Fourth of July

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Synovus Bank, Firecracker Fest 2017 is set to begin Tuesday - the Fourth of July - at 5 p.m. at Mill Creek Park.

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million, according to an annual survey.

June 28, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Local


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US in rare bull's-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 05, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


School attendance ripples through week 1

Attendance in the Bulloch County Schools did not set a record this week, despite a higher enrollment number the first day of classes. Both enrollment ...

August 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free screenings part of concussion research

Researchers from Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology have teamed up with Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation and Clark Medical Group to ...

August 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Medicare penalizing Ga. hospitals

Four out of 5 Georgia hospitals are set to receive Medicare penalties for having too many patients returning within a month of their discharge.

August 04, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Teal House moving

The Teal House Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center, a haven and counseling center for victims of sexual assault, soon will move to a larger ...

August 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Congress OKs big boost in GI Bill college aid for veterans

WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.

August 03, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Local


Contractor to replace city’s gas line under river

The city of Statesboro has hired a contractor, Electricom LLC, to replace the city's natural gas supply pipeline under the Ogeechee River for $861 ...

August 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Incident forces evacuation of schools

An incident that started in the shared kitchen area of Langston Chapel Middle and Elementary Schools forced an evacuation of the schools Wednesday morning that ...

August 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Schools reopen after incident forces evacuation of Langston Chapel Middle and Elementary Schools

An incident that started in the shared kitchen area of Langston Chapel Middle and Elementary Schools forced an evacuation of the schools Wednesday morning that ...

August 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man struck by vehicle during shootout

Swainsboro police are seeking a suspect who was involved in a shooting incident with a bizarre twist that left a man dead Friday.

August 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School starts without major problems

The lines of vehicles, with some long waits for parents who accompanied children to school, were expected. But the traffic eventually cleared and school got ...

August 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Safe start to the new school year

Deputies and police officers will be on extra patrol during the first week of school for Bulloch County Schools as parents and students get used ...

July 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


El Rancho Grande’s team in Statesboro

The team at El Rancho Grande hopes to succeed in Statesboro's crowded Mexican restaurant arena with generous portions and chef Adan Martinez's distinctive ...

July 31, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ollie's opening features NASCAR's Kahne

Fresh off of his Brickyard 400 win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will be in Statesboro to welcome fans at the ...

July 31, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro's Three Tree Coffee moving roasting operation next door

Three Tree Coffee is expanding their current coffee shop location at 441 S Main St., Suite 1A by moving their roasting operation into the next ...

July 31, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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