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Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

SAVANNAH - An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School, families of the soldiers confirmed Wednesday.

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

Plague case in Georgia

A Department of Public Health spokeswoman told GHN that tests by the state show an individual in Georgia has the disease. CDC testing results have not yet been completed.

August 19, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

CHICAGO - Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.

August 18, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press | Local

Claxton auto dealer faces cruelty, molestation attempt charges

A Claxton auto dealer was jailed Monday on charges of inappropriate behavior with a child after an almost two-month long investigation. The allegations concern his own child, according to Statesboro attorney Dan Snipes.

August 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Studying temp vendor rules

Flea markets and seasonal stands have experienced a regulatory holiday in Statesboro this summer while the city develops new regulations for temporary vendors.

August 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Merchants, restaurants rejoice as GSU returns

Statesboro welcomed nearly 21,000 students Monday back to classes at Georgia Southern University.

August 17, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Downtown pioneer 'Dub' Lovett passes

The Statesboro community is mourning the loss of a man who helped build the city's downtown area into a thriving business district.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Quick arrest nabs Metter bank robber

A man who robbed a Metter bank Monday morning didn't get very far, thanks to an alert citizen and fast-responding police.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'A friend we'll never forget'

The final strains of "She Talks to Angels" faded away and Joey Fennell, executive pastor for Connections Church, approached the microphone. Addressing the devastated Aubrey family and about 800 distraught friends gathered in the sanctuary of Connections, Fennell began the almost impossible task of bringing some comfort to a still stunned and grieving community at Saturday's funeral for Jordan Aubrey.

August 16, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local

Play like a girl

About 180 participants got the full game-day experience during Thursday's Women's Football Clinic at Georgia Southern University, including a tour of the facilities at Paulson Stadium, a fashion show with players sporting different uniforms and gear, and a chance to watch film with a real referee and Willie Fritz's coaching staff. Participants got to run through the tunnel out of the locker room at the Ted Smith Family Football Center and learned some basic football drills on the field. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Tickets for Kids program, which helps area disadvantaged youths attend games.

August 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

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

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Chance plans to run; Britt organizing campaign

District 5 Councilman Travis Chance will seek re-election, he said Friday. So, with candidates required to qualify two weeks from now for Nov. 3 city elections, all three current Statesboro City Council members with terms up this year have stated their intentions.

August 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Handling complaints against cops

Following a meeting Aug. 1 that included representatives from three local law enforcement agencies and members of Statesboro's African-American community, Chief Deputy Jared Akins of the Sheriff's Office said he learned that the office needs to make the public better aware of how complaints about officers' actions are handled, he said.

August 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch County joins GeorgiaLEADS

Bulloch County is one of just nine in the state and the only Southeast Georgia county selected to participate in a pilot program aimed at developing a broader and deeper network of leaders.

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Statesboro man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

A Statesboro man remains in serious condition after an accident Tuesday involving his motorcycle and a passenger car.

August 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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Shooting Sports Center open, emphasizes safety

"Notice: You are in a school safety zone." Beginning with a sign in the parking lot, the Shooting Sports Education Center at Georgia Southern University ...

September 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Hunting season in full swing

Fall heralds the arrival of hunting season, mainly dove and deer season. As people head for the woods and fields, the Georgia Department of Natural ...

September 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Boys & Girls Club seeks old Sallie Z. site

In their search for a new Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County location, the club's adult leaders have asked the Board of Education for ...

September 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia obesity rate remains high

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, a rate that ranks the state 19th in the nation, a new report has found.

September 22, 2015 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Police, family seek missing Statesboro man

Police are searching for a missing Statesboro man whose family has not seen him in almost two weeks.

September 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

State leaders pay a visit

About 120 business and professional people from across the state, the Leadership Georgia Class of 2015 and their guests, visited Statesboro and Bulloch County last ...

September 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The history of Statesboro's grocery store rumors

Last summer, we were all thrilled with the announcement that two more grocery stores were entering the Statesboro market.

September 21, 2015 | | Local

PETA requests review of UGA's use of dogs, other lab animals

ATLANTA - An animal protection group wants a federal review of the University of Georgia after the group obtained a document detailing the use of live ...

September 21, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

New execution date set for only woman on Georgia's death row

ATLANTA - The only woman on Georgia's death row is scheduled to be executed next week, more than six months after her previously scheduled execution ...

September 21, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local

GSU sophomore crowned Miss International City '16

The 2016 Miss International City and Miss Warner Robins pageant was held Aug. 29 at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins, Georgia ...

September 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

STARS stage 'Boarding House Reach'

The Averitt STARS will kick off their season at the Emma Kelly Theater with a comedy, "The Boarding House Reach," directed by Tony Phillips. The ...

September 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia Southern professor explores 'Dark Places'

When Dr. Jonathan Bryant published a book about a historic and often overlooked court case, he suspected that it might be "just another little dusty ...

September 20, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair on the way

For residents of Bulloch and surrounding counties, cooler temperatures bring to mind fall and the annual regional agricultural fair.

September 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

When 'homicide' is a misdemeanor

It's been nearly three years since Bobby Mallard's wife Geneva was killed in a horrific car crash on Highway 67 in southern Bulloch ...

September 20, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Vehicular homicide cases often result in no jail time

Sentences with little or no jail time are not rare in vehicular homicide cases, as illustrated by recent sentencings from Chatham and Effingham counties and ...

September 19, 2015 | | Local

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