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Investigators await toxicology in man’s death

An autopsy Wednesday revealed no immediate cause of death for a man found dead in his home Tuesday, but there is no indication of foul play, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

April 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Public invited to ‘Make Your Mark’ on future shelter

The Open Hearts Community Mission invites the public to attend a "Make Your Mark" event, at 3 p.m. Sunday at its homeless shelter site at 201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to embed the unfinished shelter with scriptures.

April 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


An interior facelift for the library

A major interior facelift for the Statesboro Regional Library was revealed Friday as part of the monthly First Friday celebration. At the event, the library showered patrons with hors d'oeuvres and a brand new look, both upstairs and downstairs.

April 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tedders running unopposed for BOE District 3

As an unopposed candidate, Dr. Stuart Tedders is set to replace Dr. LeVon Wilson as the District 3 member of the Bulloch County Board of Education in January.

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Investigators await autopsy in weight bench death

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to the determine the cause of death of a Bulloch County man reported found Tuesday morning on a weight bench with a barbell on top of him.

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


"An Evening with Emma Kelly"

Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the Averitt Center for the Arts and Emma Said Productions have paired up to bring "What's Your Favorite Song? An Evening with Emma Kelly" to the Emma Kelly Theater stage Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee show on Sunday at 2 p.m.

April 07, 2016 | By KATHERINE FALLON Special to the Herald | Local


Hebert new GSU president, beginning July 1

One week after naming him as the only finalist, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia went ahead Wednesday and hired Dr. Jaimie Hebert as president of Georgia Southern University.

April 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 or so employees at a continuing annual cost of about $566,000 when fully implemented.

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration drive and the chance to meet and learn more about those running for office.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about themselves and what they plan to do if elected.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers await Deal's 'campus carry' decision

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal could deal another major blow to conservatives in the Republican-dominated Legislature as lawmakers await his decision on another controversial piece of legislation: a bill to allow college and university students ages 21 and up to carry a concealed handgun on campus with a permit.

April 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census figures show.

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ward's growing in Statesboro

After outgrowing a smaller shop in Brooklet in about a year's time, Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks moved in January to a larger, established shop on U.S. Highway 301 South, next door to J.C. Lewis Ford in Statesboro. An open house event is scheduled for April 30.

April 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners plan Gentilly Gardens upgrades

Gentilly Gardens, an assisted living and memory care facility on Gentilly Road, was acquired last week by local entrepreneurs Ralph Cowart and Alan Skipper.

April 04, 2016 | | Local


Faith's place in the modern world

Representatives from four world religions took part in a panel discussion in the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University last week for the annual "Hot Wings and Hot Topics" event, where students and audience members dined on free wings and delved into contemporary and sometimes controversial religious subjects.

April 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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Portal still looking for principal

Superintendent Charles Wilson recommended a new principal for Portal Middle High School. But the Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday rejected his recommendation on ...

May 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GSU student dies in NC fall

A Georgia Southern University student and his hometown friend died Tuesday from injuries suffered when they each slipped and fell while exploring a waterfall in ...

May 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Saturday voting now

So far this election season, Bulloch County voters could vote early in one location. Beginning Saturday, there are two sites. The Honey Bowen Building at ...

May 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe ...

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local


Zoning request denied for retreat

Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission members voted unanimously Thursday to deny a conditional use request by the owners of a religious retreat that has ...

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tip leads to capture of wanted Bulloch suspect

A tip led to investigators capturing a man Wednesday who is wanted in connection to an arson and robbery case in Rincon.

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ...

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne ...

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 ...

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Men arrested after fight in pickup truck bed

Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County ...

May 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to ...

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Venue changes for Yu's political event

A political event planned for Tuesday evening by the campaign team for candidate Eugene Yu, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for ...

May 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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