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Suspect in attack, car theft arrested

A man wanted for hiding under a bed, attacking a woman and stealing her car is now behind bars.

February 16, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Viracon to invest $4-$7 million in Statesboro plant

Viracon will invest about $7 million in its Statesboro plant to refurbish manufacturing equipment and upgrade infrastructure in the building.

February 16, 2012 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

Less commute for students with special-needs

Some Bulloch County children with special needs will spend less time on the bus next school year if officials agree on a Statesboro location for the Cedarwood Program.

February 15, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local

City celebrates Arbor Day

Statesboro will become greener this weekend when festivities kick-off for 2012 Arbor Day celebrations.

February 15, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Former teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape, other charges

Amy Bass Jackson, a Bulloch County middle school teacher accused of molesting a teenage student last July, shook visibly Wednesday as she pled guilty to three of eight charges.

February 15, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Not enough rain

Tuesday may have been wet, but the rain that fell over Bulloch County is only a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed to pull the county out of "exceptional drought."

February 14, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Winter not over yet; Freezing rain possible Tuesday morning

After weeks of springlike days, winter sends a reminder that it's not finished. This morning, residents of Statesboro and Bulloch County awoke to chilly weather and possible freezing rain.

February 13, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Preserving the past

A timely grant from the Bulloch County Historical Society will lead to major restoration of a more-than-century-old Statesboro home, preserving the landmark for generations to come.

February 13, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Young Portal hero honored with party

A Portal boy who saved his family's life from a house fire in December was surprised Saturday when he walked into a "hero celebration" in his honor.

February 13, 2012 | From Staff Reports | Local

Changes in the 'cue' cuisine

Two aspiring restaurateurs are poised to make their mark on Statesboro's dining scene – one in a very familiar location, and one in a most unusual one.

February 13, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Local

$5M to find tax cheats

ATLANTA - In a rough economy, Georgia's leaders are looking to collect every nickel owed to the state.

February 11, 2012 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local

Bible study group creates 'family'

In the nursery, a group of toddlers play purposely with chunky, plastic sheep and colorful, plastic fence pieces. On the floor in another room, preschoolers count fuzzy sheep and play a hide-and-seek game with a cloth one.

February 11, 2012 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local

Social issues back to front in US politics

WASHINGTON - All of a sudden, abortion, contraception and gay marriage are at the center of American political discourse, with the struggling - though improving - economy pushed to the background.

February 10, 2012 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press | Local

Do you know this man?

This is a photo extracted from surveillance video of a man authorities say has passed fraudulent checks at Walmart stores in Statesboro, Swainsboro and Rincon between January 16th and 18th this year. The suspect used a Claxton routing number and fictitious account numbers, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Investigator Jared Akins. Anyone with information is asked to call Akins at (912) 764-1789 or email at

February 10, 2012 | From staff reports | Local

Bulloch superintendent resigns

After five years leading the Bulloch County Schools System, Dr. Lewis Holloway resigned his position as superintendent during an executive session of Thursday's regular Board of Education meeting, effective June 30.

February 09, 2012 | By JAMES HEALY and HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

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Schools to hold moment of silence one month after Parkland shooting

Bulloch County Schools will hold a moment of silence Wednesday, March 14, one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...

March 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

City Council sets District 5 special election for May 22

Candidates to fill the District 5 Statesboro City Council vacancy will need to qualify March 26-28 after the four remaining council members unanimously voted to ...

March 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

BA senior named top STAR in region

Bulloch Academy senior Kyle Samuels was surprised but elated to hear his name called as the 2018 Region 8 STAR student Tuesday at a luncheon ...

March 13, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Flasher strikes for second time

A man who told a woman that he "liked what he was doing" as he flashed his privates had committed the act before, said Madison ...

March 13, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Shooting suspect charged with murder

A man sought in connection to a shooting death on Friday now faces further charges, including murder. Police added charges after he was extradited back ...

March 13, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Mike Pence to visit Savannah for St. Patrick's Day

SAVANNAH - Vice President Mike Pence is coming to one of the South's biggest street parties: the sprawling St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah ...

March 13, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

The face of Aspen Dental

A corporation operating more than 660 dental offices in 36 states, Aspen Dental has now opened its doors in Statesboro. Really, it was the experienced ...

March 12, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Synovus rebranding area Sea Island Banks

Just in case you missed the major marketing campaign Synovus rolled out this past week, Statesboro's Sea Island Bank, which was founded in Statesboro ...

March 12, 2018 | | Local

Boro native named Zeta Tau Alpha outstanding alumna

Statesboro native Dr. Kelly M. Smith, who is an associate dean, academic and student affairs and professor, pharmacy practice and science, at the University of ...

March 12, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local

Annual car show to benefit teen, infant

The 27th annual Southern Cruisers Spring Classic Car Show will help provide funds for two area families with children suffering serious health challenges.

March 12, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Girl Scouts continue push to name bridge after founder

ATLANTA - Georgia's Girl Scouts may be earning a new badge for persistence.

March 12, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

 Judge denies arrest warrant for former Brooklet police chief

On Thursday, Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary Mikell denied a request seeking a warrant against former Brooklet police Chief Doug Meyer.

March 12, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Baymont Inn homicide suspect captured

Tai-ri Darnell Crocker, wanted by police in connection to a shooting death in Statesboro Friday morning, was apprehended late Friday night in South Carolina.

March 10, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Mission trip to Africa

When 82-year-old Betty Florence retired from Georgia Southern as a data control clerk in 1996 after 30 years and five months of employment, she had ...

March 10, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Bulloch County Schools safety forum is Tuesday

Citing public concerns about school safety after recent incidents, Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson will host a conversation with parents and other community members in ...

March 10, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local

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