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Speaker: Health issues at top of agenda

Georgia legislative sessions during election years tend to be quick and fairly quiet, without a lot of "heavy-lift" proposals being passed.

January 05, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Teen dies; one in custody in stolen vehicle hit-and-run

A 17-year-old suspect in a car theft ring was taken into custody at the Evans County Jail on Friday morning after a flight from police ended in a fatal hit-and-run accident. The victim, also 17, has not yet been publicly identified.

January 05, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter murder suspect arrested

United States marshals and Candler County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Friday who was wanted in the November 2017 murder of a Metter victim.

January 05, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council to have input on mayor’s commissions

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar will begin introducing his transition team's proposals for three citizen commissions soon, possibly at the next City Council meeting, he said this week.

January 04, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Kmart to close doors

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart stores, told its Statesboro Kmart employees Thursday morning that it will close the Statesboro Store between March and April of 2018.

January 04, 2018 | | Local


Candler sheriff seeks fugitive

Candler County sheriff's investigators are seeking a man who failed to comply with a mandated rehabilitation sentence and is now charged with escape.

January 04, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Area schools closed Friday

Snow and ice caused 49 crashes in Bulloch County on Wednesday and early Thursday morning, and public safety officials warn drivers to continue with caution while frigid temperatures keep some areas frozen.

January 04, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro High School's Baynon burning up the mat

From the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973 to Annika Sorenstam teeing it up against the men on the PGA tour, the debate about females competing with males continues, usually based around the argument that men are stronger and faster, which can give them a marked advantage.

January 04, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jones also resigns from TAD board

Former Mayor Jan Moore's resignation from the TAD board was already in hand when Statesboro City Council met Tuesday, but Councilman Sam Lee Jones also resigned his appointment to the new advisory board.

January 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Snow in the Boro brings wrecks, snowball fights

Tow trucks, law enforcement officers and rescue personnel were kept busy Wednesday as snow-covered streets and roads caused a constant stream of accidents throughout Bulloch County.

January 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

SAVANNAH - A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades.

January 03, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


OTC to close all facilities Wednesday

Due to a Winter Advisory and the potential for hazardous road conditions Wednesday in the Service Delivery Area for Ogeechee Technical College, all College campuses and facilities will be closed Wednesday. Everyone is encouraged to be safe, stay off the roads, and take precautions against the extreme cold. Currently, plans are to open for business as normal on Thursday, but any change to that plan will be announced late Wednesday.

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


McCollar calls for unity

Outside, the temperature hovered barely above 20 Fahrenheit, but in the warm and crowded council chamber, new Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar called for unity immediately after being sworn in.

January 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deputy Fire Chief Ronnie Shaw passes

A 40-year veteran of the Statesboro Fire Department lost his battle with leukemia Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies injured, Brooklet man arrested

A man who fought and injured two deputies while resisting arrest Saturday ended up with several felony charges after being subdued by Taser.

January 02, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Man's body found in burned car in Ellabell

An autopsy performed Monday revealed that a body found in a burned car in Ellabell on Friday is that of a male, but investigators are ...

February 05, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Little Doses becomes a standalone store

Little Doses, the children's store located inside the original Walker Pharmacy on Northside Drive West, has expanded to a new location at 1100 Brampton ...

February 05, 2018 | | Local


Local business briefs

The Gardens Senior Living names Malphrus Health Services director

February 05, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


A farewell to Scout Troop 342

Dissolved after 54 years of service, Boy Scouts of America Troop 342 will reminisce with present and past Scouts, adult leaders, parents and other supporters ...

February 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Farming stays in Raybon Anderson's blood

Dirt stains on dungarees from a freshly mowed field.

February 03, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Congressional candidate Nesmith backs Medicare for all

Roofing company co-owner Trent Nesmith is running for Congress, carrying a warning against the influence of campaign money in American government and, among other things ...

February 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Johnson challenging labels as Democrat for Congress

In his campaign for Congress, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys Johnson is running as a Democrat and acknowledged progressive but challenging narrow labels and noting ...

February 01, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


TAD board restored to 6 members

The city of Statesboro and the Bulloch County government each have three members on the TAD Advisory Committee again after City Council replaced two appointees ...

February 01, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns amid controversy

After a special called meeting and executive session of the Brooklet Town Council exceeding two hours Thursday, Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer said he would ...

February 01, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Officers stop stolen truck with stolen beer, tobacco

Statesboro police are seeking a suspect believed to have stolen a truck and burglarized a closed convenience store early Thursday morning.

February 01, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns

Following a special called meeting, Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer announced his resignation, effective Feb. 8.

February 01, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Pedestrian struck by car; airlifted

A man was airlifted to a Savannah hospital Tuesday night after he was struck by a car on South Main Street near the entrance to ...

January 31, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Telemedicine spreads in Georgia

Telemedicine is expanding in Georgia, yet there's still "a long way to go" before it reaches its full potential, the state's Public Health ...

January 31, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


EAGLE Academy hosts open house

EAGLE Academy, a new, inclusive postsecondary education program and only the eighth one like it in all of Georgia, recently hosted an open house to ...

January 31, 2018 | BY JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Dems blast push for English-only communication in Georgia

ATLANTA - When state Rep. Pedro "Pete" Marin moved from Puerto Rico to Georgia with his family in 1995, he and his wife Nereida each had ...

January 30, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


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