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18 killed in storms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The death toll in the Southeast climbed to 18 on Saturday after days of tumultuous weather - unusual warmth, tornadoes and torrential downpours - wreaked havoc during the Christmas holiday.

December 26, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER and PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press | Local


Whatever happened to RIF?

A reader called the newspaper recently asking what had become of the RIF distribution from the Statesboro Regional Library.

December 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Memorial event Saturday to honor McBride postponed

A memorial service set for Saturday to honor U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr. has been postponed.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Register mayor: Cut police department

The mayor of Register wants to reduce and replace the town's current police department, citing costs that exceed income, but council members disagree, and local business owners just want what they view as excessive policing to stop.

December 25, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued Friday as a tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama, including through the southwest portion of Birmingham, the state's largest city.

December 25, 2015 | By PHILLIP LUCAS and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


'We ain't seen nothin' yet'

Throughout Georgia Southern's journey from a storied FCS program to an FBS school looking to make its mark on the college football landscape, the message has been clear that the Eagles want to grow and develop as a school and program while staying true to what has made them successful.

December 24, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


A Santa of plywood wonders

From a lighted manger scene with the holy family framed in simple, white silhouette to a Santa wielding an axe at the gnarly remains of an actual tree, the things that Sammy Bullins makes from plywood and paint add joy to Christmas for visiting children – and for Bullins.

December 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern wins GoDaddy Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. - Favian Upshaw ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns to help Georgia Southern beat Bowling Green 58-27 in the GoDaddy Bowl on Wednesday night.

December 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Memorial for Staff Sgt. McBride Saturday

Alumni of the Statesboro High School Class of 2003 plan to host a memorial service in honor of their classmate, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr., Saturday at 5 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.

December 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Last minute holiday shopper?

ATLANTA - Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

December 23, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology writer | Local


Screven sheriff seeks missing sex offender

Screven County sheriff's investigators are searching for a registered sex offender who absconded from the area, as well as a woman and two juveniles who are believed to be with him.

December 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch BOE chair has new Atlanta job

Dr. LeVon E. Wilson, chairman of the Bulloch County Board of Education and through last semester professor of legal studies at Georgia Southern University, has a new job, as the associate provost of Clark Atlanta University.

December 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro soldier killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Monday along with five fellow American troops when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

December 22, 2015 | By JIM HEALY & HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Newport Trace under way

Newport Trace Senior Community, across Lester Road near Statesboro High School, will consist of 42 limited-rent apartments for people age 55 and up in single-story buildings.

December 21, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Some last-minute suggestions for 'local' gifts

Last week, Parker's Convenience Store gave all of their Pump Pal customers an early Christmas gift by lowering gas prices 12 cents per gallon for 12 days ending on Friday - Christmas Day. Not to be outdone, Flash Foods lowered their pump prices 15 cents per gallon for their member clients to help us all get into the Christmas spirit.

December 21, 2015 | | Local


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Hall pitches bid for superior court judge seat

Former Assistant District Attorney and municipal Judge Martha Hall says she will focus on protecting families and serving the community should she be elected as ...

February 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Intoxicated couple steals car, crashes into convenience store

A man and woman in a stolen car that crashed into a convenience store Monday morning were too intoxicated to be completely booked into the ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Judge Turner will not seek re-election

Closing in on more than 30 years as a judge, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner announced Monday that he will not ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A local high-tech HQ

Digital Office Equipment's new headquarters, occupying the middle bend of the Ogeechee Crossing shopping center south of Statesboro, has a sort of Silicon Valley ...

February 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro man hospitalized after wreck Saturday

A man who ran a stop sign Saturday on Old River Road said his clutch failed, sending him crashing into another vehicle, according to Georgia ...

February 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Police seek information about convenience store robbery

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking information about an armed robbery at a local convenience store.

February 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Recreation Dept. honors its volunteers of the year

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department depends on more than 600 volunteers each year in sports activities, recreational programs, and in the afterschool ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Glenn Davis merger start of something big

Mergers and acquisitions are key words today in the insurance industry. Many changes were brought on because of health care reform and other key indices ...

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Historical Society seeking documents about 1904 tragedies

The Bulloch County Historical Society is in the process of gathering factual information to be published in a book about the 1904 Hodges family murders ...

January 31, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two BOE incumbents not running

The current Bulloch County Board of Education chairman, Mike Herndon, and last year's chairman, Dr. LeVon Wilson, both said this week they will not ...

January 31, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


52 Weeks of Giving: Learning the gift of giving

Every Friday afternoon at 4, kids and adults of all ages gather at the Statesboro Library for one purpose: to do a good deed. The ...

January 31, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Speak Up for Education not all about waivers

In the opening assembly, Thursday night's Speak Up for Education focused on a plan to make the Bulloch County Schools a Strategic Waivers School ...

January 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Register by Monday to vote in presidential primary

Bulloch County residents who want to vote in the presidential primary election on March 1, must be registered by Monday.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

A fourth candidate has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash survivor remains on life support

A Portal man who lost his wife, 6-month-old great-granddaughter and the infant's mother Wednesday in a car crash in Jenkins County remains on life ...

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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