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Boys & Girls Club receiving major boosts

To continue supplying a budget for year-round activities while also mounting a multiyear capital campaign, adult leaders of the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County hope to call on established supporters and new funding sources.

June 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Boys & Girls Club hopes for new home

Shoe squeaks and shouts of boys and girls playing on a basketball court below could be heard from Mike Jones' loft office. Jones works inside the former clothing factory warehouse that is the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County's remaining usable building, a building it doesn't own.

June 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet death ruled a homicide

The June 6 death of Betty Jean King, 51, is now being investigated as a homicide, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.

June 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Fight leads to child molestation arrest

A fight Friday night between women gave deputies the information they needed to arrest one woman on child molestation and other charges, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office reported.

June 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


An emotional service brings people, faiths of Statesboro together

Prayer, hope, sadness and an overwhelming faith in the healing powers of God filled the Original First African Baptist Church Sunday evening, as local residents of all races came together at the Statesboro church for a community service of unity in the wake of the Charleston church shootings.

June 21, 2015 | | Local


Shakespeare is not dead in Statesboro

Something wicked this way comes - dropping limbs and hunting brains along the way.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


County commissioners: Tax increase may be unavoidable

Bulloch County commissioners haven't raised taxes since 2007, but that trend is likely to end in 2015.

June 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A golf prodigy

As the best golfers in the world battle it out for the U.S. Open championship today, a homegrown possible future star of the sport will take on some of the best young golfers in the country.

June 20, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


CST arrests four on meth charges

After responding to reports of a possible meth lab, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested three people June 11 and a fourth person Friday.

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Trashy problem creates dumpster dilemma

Bulloch County has a trashy problem, and it seems to be getting worse, according to one county official. People are dumping illegally at several unmanned dumpster sites, and it is costing county taxpayers.

June 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A really special camp

A camp for adolescents with disabilities run by a partnership between Georgia Southern University, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Therapy SPOT has turned out to be a winning combination for all involved.

June 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Excelsior EMC facing two lawsuits

Two class action lawsuits filed in Candler County in May against Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation seek compensation for capital credits not refunded to members, past and present.

June 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City denies GBI request

With the City Charter requiring at least three votes to pass any motion, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday night did not approve a resolution releasing a document requested by the GBI, despite two votes in favor and one opposed.

June 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Canoe tug-of-war coming to Boro

Statesboro's monthly First Friday event for June actually will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a first in downtown Statesboro - a canoe tug-of-war.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect in custody for killing at church in Charleston, SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston.

June 18, 2015 | By ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Local


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Stormwater fee to appear on next water bills

Statesboro residents and all property owners in the city have yet to receive the first bill for the city's new stormwater fee, but will ...

July 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


High speed chase driver 'combative'

A man who caused a four-car crash Wednesday evening in the Denmark community was combative when police arrested him and admitted to having been under ...

July 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


21 arrested in drug sweep

An early-morning drug sweep in Portal Thursday led to more than 20 arrests, with more suspects expected to be taken into custody Friday. The sting ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Power outages in southeastern Bulloch County

Power outages for excelsior EMC customers in southeastern Bulloch County Tuesday and Wednesday were caused by "a problem with the …substation," said Excelsior EMC general ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


2 deny concealing death of relative

Two people charged in concealing the mysterious death of a Jenkins County woman, then burying her burned remains, have each pled not guilty during arraignment.

July 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council cancelled for lack of quorum

District 3 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Will Britt and District 4 Councilman John Riggs showed up for what would have been Statesboro City Council ...

July 22, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash

A man fleeing from Brooklet police led officers from several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase ending in a crash at Highway 67 ...

July 22, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fire training exercise held at airport Tuesday

The Georgia Forestry Commission performed joint wildfire training exercises with the Georgia Air National Guard at Statesboro Bulloch County Airport Tuesday.

July 21, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local


2015 ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign underway

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia will partner for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school ...

July 21, 2015 | | Local


Statue issue revisited; no action

Tuesday, Bulloch County commissioners once again heard citizens' views regarding a proposal to move a Confederate memorial statue from the county courthouse square, but still ...

July 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


17-year-old leads police on high speed chase in stolen car

A teenager driving a stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Statesboro in the wee hours of the morning Monday.

July 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Shoe Dept. Encore opens

After six months in a temporary location while the original store underwent a metamorphosis behind temporary walls, the Shoe Dept. in Statesboro Mall reopened Friday ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Frontier stepping up to help rural America

Last week, community leaders come together to celebrate Statesboro making it to the first round of the America's Best Communities, a $10 million prize ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro police training starts young

During the summer, many children enjoy day camps, Vacation Bible Schools and other activities, but a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of ...

July 19, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Up with People returning

A multinational cast of 100 talented and passionate young people representing 20 countries will make Statesboro the fourth stop on their 2015 North American tour ...

July 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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