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Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the pending increase.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Jimmy Billings.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority with its latest rehab project.

July 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.

July 27, 2015 | | Local


Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


All a-"bot" fun

So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?

July 26, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Public gets its say on tax increase

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed increase in property taxes of 18.1 percent.

July 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School tax remains unchanged

With a vote Thursday night that also included other items under "old business," the Bulloch County Board of Education quietly took the final step to keep its property tax rate the same as last year's.

July 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Ninth Eagle Nation on Parade sculpture finds a home

The unveiling of the ninth eagle sculpture in the Eagle Nation on Parade took place Tuesday morning at the front entrance of East Georgia Regional ...

August 25, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Woodbridge residents question water problems

Residents of the Woodbridge subdivision on Josh Deal Road in southern Bulloch County were demanding answers Monday after going without water for almost two days ...

August 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal man stable after suffering injuries in house fire

A Portal man is in stable condition after being airlifted to Augusta for treatment of smoke inhalation and minors burns suffered in a house fire ...

August 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Three Tree branches out

Three Tree Coffee Roasters, which just opened its own coffee shop in Midtown Market, is a small Statesboro-born business with a global ethical outlook. Three ...

August 24, 2015 | Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Fur Nannies fills needs for Statesboro pet owners

Even when she was a little girl, Katelyn Stephens knew what she wanted to do with her life. Every step of the way was methodically ...

August 24, 2015 | | Local


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 5

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Miss Daisy' rides again at Georgia Southern

As director of the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University, Carol Thompson is well known for introducing each of the PAC's performances, taking ...

August 23, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


In the steps of Jimmy Carter

With Jason Carter as speaker for their 2015 Independence Gala, Bulloch County Democrats ended up hearing from the Carter Center's incoming chairman at an ...

August 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Program helps match donors to teachers' needs

With limited budgets, funding cuts and other challenges, teachers today often find shortfalls in meeting their classroom needs. Some Bulloch County educators have discovered an ...

August 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Drones provide farmers crop analysis

Knowing that farmers and reporters would inevitably call the little, computer-piloted plane a "drone," the organizers of the field demonstration of a UAS, or "unmanned ...

August 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

ATLANTA - With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and ...

August 20, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ on Saturday

The eighth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off ...

August 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Two semis collide in fiery crash

A fiery crash between two 18-wheelers on Interstate 16 near Metter and Excelsior early Thursday morning kept both lanes of traffic closed for several hours.

August 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship

SAVANNAH - After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the ...

August 19, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Private curbside recycling service planned

As Bulloch County ends its curbside recycling program in Statesboro and other towns, a local business owner intends to begin offering a similar service, but ...

August 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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