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State NAACP convention here this week

Thursday through Saturday, member delegates from all over the state will gather in Statesboro for the 73rd Annual Georgia NAACP Convention. National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is scheduled to give the keynote speech Friday, and the Georgia NAACP president, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson of Statesboro, will be nominated for election to a second two-year term.

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest Teel.

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up.

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Historical Society honors Braz, Whitaker, Presley

The Bulloch County Historical Society this week honored one of its founding members, Del Presley, with its first-ever Distinguished Fellow Award, and two artists who have brought the arts and history together, Michael Braz and Mical Whitaker, with lifetime honorary memberships.

October 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Baby injured in drug sweep arrest

An infant was injured when a drug-trafficking suspect fled from law enforcement during a recent multicounty drug sweep, but deputies apprehended the man, and the baby was taken to a hospital for treatment.

October 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast.

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults were measured as potential AmTryke recipients at a later Bike Day.

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Handling a bomb threat

The 12-year-old girl police say is responsible for at least two of three bomb threat phone calls that shut down four local schools Tuesday remains incarcerated at the Claxton Youth Detention Center, awaiting further court hearings.

October 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Campus committee begins search for 3-5 candidates for GSU president

The 18-member campus committee received its working orders Wednesday morning, not to name the next president of Georgia Southern University, but to identify three to five individuals – no more and no less – who would be acceptable in that post.

September 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Keeping students safe

Each morning, students at Statesboro High School are met with smiles, words of greeting or high fives from Statesboro police Officer Steve Gravely.

September 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Juvenile arrested, charged in school bomb threat incidents

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a juvenile Tuesday evening on charges of making bomb threats that shut down four Statesboro-area schools.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

4 Bulloch schools receive bomb threats, classes cancelled

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and school officials remain on the scene at William James Middle School, Mill Creek Elementary and Langston Chapel middle and elementary schools, said Hayley Greene, spokesperson for the Bulloch County Board of Education.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

No new schools, but state to fund renovations

The current five-year inventory of Bulloch County public school facilities does not qualify the district for any new schools. But local officials are ready to apply for $900,000 from the state to put a new roof on Stilson Elementary School and replace heating and air-conditioning systems at two schools.

September 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Aspen incentive package could reach $4.25 million

To help convince Aspen Aerogels to locate its new factory in Bulloch County, county commissioners, the development authority and the city of Statesboro provided an ...

November 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Despite glitch, citizens are still responsible for tag renewals

People with birthdays in December still have to get their vehicle tags by deadline, even if they haven't yet received a notice or pre-bill.

November 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Cancer survivor shares faith, hope

"Sometimes life catches one by surprise…."

November 13, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Habitat to build “House 50”

Joyce Baldwin and her teenage son, Jordan, have lived in their own home for over 21 years - the second house in Bulloch County built by ...

November 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

A campground for foster kids

The Fostering Bulloch organization hopes to purchase 30 acres in Bulloch County to use as a campground that would serve at-risk youth and children in ...

November 12, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

IRS back taxes scam resurfaces

An old scam resurfaced in the Bulloch County area Thursday, with callers threatening to sue victims if they didn't pay back taxes.

November 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Scabies reported at Statesboro High

Three Statesboro High School students were diagnosed this week with scabies, an infestation of mites that burrow underneath the skin. As of Wednesday, the school ...

November 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Be a Santa to a senior

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community to sponsor Be a Santa to a ...

November 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Forums seek priorities for new GSU president

A job ad seeking Georgia Southern University's next president carries a soft deadline of Jan. 28 for applications and nominations. Meanwhile, the campus-based search ...

November 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Veterans Day for families of soldiers, too

Families of veterans should also be recognized on Veterans Day, since they, too, make sacrifices, said Lonnie Ellis, post commander of the American Legion Dexter ...

November 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Burglary suspect behind bars

A man suspected of stealing items and pawning them faces burglary charges.

November 10, 2015 | | Local

Experienced missionary to head Open Hearts Community Mission

The former leader of two major city missions will now serve Statesboro's Open Hearts Community Mission as its executive director, Delia Mobley, chairman of ...

November 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch Co. graduation rate up 9 percent

With Statesboro High School's rise in graduation rate leading the way, Bulloch County Schools' 2015 four-year graduation rates improved significantly, according to data released ...

November 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

'Play is the work of childhood'

"Play is the work of childhood," said Caroline Bowman as she and business partner and fellow speech-language pathologist Lea Lanier showed off the new therapy ...

November 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - Saying thanks to vets is right thing to do

Veterans Day is Wednesday and it is a special day set aside to honor all of those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

November 09, 2015 | | Local

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