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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Next step for Willingway's Jimmy Mooney

Statesboro has many claims to fame. From Blind Willie McTell, Emma Kelly, Erk Russell, Braswell Food Company to the greatest little university in America.

May 11, 2015 | | Local


The making of a 'legend'

Georgia Southern assistant professor Jason Knowles has an ambitious project planned for the 20 film students in his summer Multimedia and Film Production class.

May 11, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Budget bonus for Georgia Southern

The state budget that Gov. Nathan Deal ceremonially signed Monday on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle includes $1 million for the university's new manufacturing engineering degree program and financing for a $33-million classroom building.

May 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


2 slain police officers mourned in Mississippi town

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - One was a decorated "Officer of the Year." The other was a proud recent graduate of the academy who had wanted to be a policeman since he was a boy.

May 10, 2015 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Local


The traveling swing dancers of the Southeast

Every year in April, a three-day dancing event invites people to swing into spring - literally.

May 10, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


You can get fit while you sit

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department offers an adult program exercise class called Sit Fit. Sit Fit is an exercise class designed for individuals 50 years of age and older, although people of all age levels are welcome.

May 10, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Renaissance Park dedication set for Thursday afternoon

The dedication of Renaissance Park in west Statesboro is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with refreshments being offered at the park located at the intersection of West Jones Avenue and Parker Street beginning at 5 p.m.

May 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Paulson field switching to artificial turf

Already the subject of a major expansion before the 2014 season, another substantial change could be coming to Paulson Stadium in the near future.

May 09, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Council member pays tax penalties after inquiry

Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt did not pay $2,074 he identified as penalties for late city property taxes for 2010 and 2011 - until last week, while the GBI is investigating possible mishandling of funds at City Hall.

May 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Judge B. Avant Edenfield, 1934-2015

Friends and colleagues Saturday remembered U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield as a hard-working and intelligent lawyer and judge. Edenfield died in a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

May 09, 2015 | By JOE McGLAMERY joe@morrisnews.com | Local


US economy rebounding

WASHINGTON - Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.

May 08, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Ag commissioner at Claxton farm expo Saturday

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is scheduled to be at Claxton Elementary School Saturday morning for the start of the Ag Expo and Farmers Market.

May 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


UPDATE: Bond denial angers Migos rapper

An angry "Offset," one of three members of the rap group Migos arrested on guns and drug charges following a Georgia Southern University concert, yelled profanities as he was led out of a Bulloch County courtroom Friday, after he was denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos member denied bond

"Offset," one of the members of the Migos rap group arrested on guns and drug charges after a concert in Statesboro, shouted profanities Friday as he was led out of the courtroom after being denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A change of mood?

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, "What is happiness?"

May 07, 2015 | By TYLER STAHLE Deseret News Service | Local


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An emotional service brings people, faiths of Statesboro together

Prayer, hope, sadness and an overwhelming faith in the healing powers of God filled the Original First African Baptist Church Sunday evening, as local residents of all races came together at the Statesboro church for a community service of unity in the wake of the Charleston church shootings.

June 21, 2015 | | Local


Shakespeare is not dead in Statesboro

Something wicked this way comes - dropping limbs and hunting brains along the way.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


County commissioners: Tax increase may be unavoidable

Bulloch County commissioners haven't raised taxes since 2007, but that trend is likely to end in 2015.

June 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A golf prodigy

As the best golfers in the world battle it out for the U.S. Open championship today, a homegrown possible future star of the sport will take on some of the best young golfers in the country.

June 20, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


CST arrests four on meth charges

After responding to reports of a possible meth lab, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested three people June 11 and a fourth person Friday.

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Trashy problem creates dumpster dilemma

Bulloch County has a trashy problem, and it seems to be getting worse, according to one county official. People are dumping illegally at several unmanned dumpster sites, and it is costing county taxpayers.

June 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A really special camp

A camp for adolescents with disabilities run by a partnership between Georgia Southern University, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Therapy SPOT has turned out to be a winning combination for all involved.

June 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Excelsior EMC facing two lawsuits

Two class action lawsuits filed in Candler County in May against Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation seek compensation for capital credits not refunded to members, past and present.

June 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City denies GBI request

With the City Charter requiring at least three votes to pass any motion, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday night did not approve a resolution releasing a document requested by the GBI, despite two votes in favor and one opposed.

June 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Canoe tug-of-war coming to Boro

Statesboro's monthly First Friday event for June actually will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a first in downtown Statesboro - a canoe tug-of-war.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect in custody for killing at church in Charleston, SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston.

June 18, 2015 | By ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Local


City tow rates rise

Drivers who leave their cars where they're not wanted, such as after-hours at restaurants or for days at shopping centers, will pay more to get them back after an action Tuesday by Statesboro City Council.

June 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Local Girl Scout is ‘Gold’

A 2015 Statesboro High School graduate has earned the highest award offered in the Girl Scout program. Julia Fechter, 18-year-old daughter of George and Louise Fechter, received the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.

June 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Sheriff dies in crash during highway chase in rural Georgia

SAVANNAH - A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers, authorities said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Is baby recession over?

NEW YORK - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.

June 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


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