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Man walks to honor law enforcement

With a deep respect for law enforcement, Brooklet resident John Long set out early Monday morning to make a 40-mile trek from one end of Bulloch County to the other to raise awareness of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week.

May 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Help Statesboro Kiwanis win 'Legacy of Play' contest

Could Statesboro use a new playground? The Statesboro Kiwanis Club thinks so, but your votes are needed to help the club win a $25,000 prize in the "Legacy of Play" contest.

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Investigators work to find culprits behind cyberattack

NEW YORK - The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it - a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money.

May 15, 2017 | By ANICK JESDANUN and BARBARA ORTUTAY Statesboro Herald staff reports | Local


13 sentenced in federal meth roundup

Last week, United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced the last of 13 area defendants in a South Georgia methamphetamine trafficking ring to federal prison for their involvement in the crimes.

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid

DUNWOODY - Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly competitive House race to the California liberal who leads the rival party in the House.

May 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


It's Classic Cleaners again

Out of the business for the past eight years but with more than 20 years of experience in dry cleaning, Janice C. Gray relaunched Classic Cleaners on Northside Drive East near Walgreens in March.

May 15, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Discarded tires made useful

Often the rumors buzzing around Statesboro on social media are normally so much more interesting than the actual truth. One Statesboro company, Efficien Technology located in a warehouse at Northside Drive East and Zetterower Road is a great example of this speculation.

May 15, 2017 | | Local


Lee, Hill & Johnston names two new principals

Bulloch County natives Mitchell Hill and Russ Taulbee recently were named principals at Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors according to an announcement by John Lee, president of the local agency.

May 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent a variety of pathways, from 12-step and faith-based programs to medication-assisted treatment.

May 14, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Unitarians dedicate banner for ‘hope’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro held a dedication ceremony Thursday for a newly-displayed banner they hope symbolizes a movement aimed at bringing races and cultures closer together.

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


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent a variety of pathways, from 12-step and faith-based programs to medication-assisted treatment.

May 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Felton let go as Bulloch assistant superintendent, has job in Evans

Dr. Mary Felton, assistant superintendent of the Bulloch County schools since January 2014, was not offered a renewed contract for 2017-18 and resigned this week, effective June 30. Meanwhile, Felton had a job lined up as an assistant principal at Claxton Elementary School in Evans County.

May 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


'It takes up the whole river!'

SAVANNAH - The largest cargo ship ever to visit ports on the U.S. East Coast is so long the Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument could fit end-to-end along its deck and still leave room for Big Ben.

May 11, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Fostering Bulloch building downtown gets mural

Downtown visitors may have noticed some changes to a building just behind the Bulloch County Annex on the corner of Elm and North Walnut streets. The Fostering Bulloch building that houses the clothes closet is getting spruced up with a mural painted by Statesboro High School's National Art Honor Society students.

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


Foul play suspected in cold case disappearance

Foul play is suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a disabled Ellabell man, and Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown hopes someone will step forward with information about his whereabouts.

May 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

June 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

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


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Taking the journey of a lifetime

There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the ...

June 12, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

With the recent uptick in real estate sales, especially in the commercial sector, I thought it would be a good time to take a look ...

June 12, 2017 | | Local


School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

The Board of Education hasn't voted on a resolution yet, but an ESPLOST committee has been meeting since December, evaluating projects for a Nov ...

June 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local historical society meeting set for June 26

The Bulloch County Historical Society's 44th annual meeting will take place on Monday, June 26 at the Fellowship Hall of Pittman Park United Methodist ...

June 10, 2017 | | Local


Ogeechee advocacy group seeking new executive director

The environmental defense and advocacy organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is seeking a new executive director, also known as a Riverkeeper, following the May 31 departure of ...

June 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Dutch' joins K9 unit

There's a new dog in town. Dutch, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, joins Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 officers Max and Gismo to make a ...

June 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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