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Statesboro man arrested, linked to The Country Store armed robbery

A man police say is responsible for two local convenience store armed robberies is behind bars, facing charges from two separate law enforcement agencies.

July 06, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Early voting underway in runoff

Early voting began Tuesday in the July 26 runoff. It features nonpartisan races for Bulloch County Probate Court judge and an Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judgeship, plus - in District 2 only - a Republican race for Bulloch County Board of Commissioners.

July 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police seek suspect in Parker's armed robbery

Statesboro police are seeking information regarding a man suspected in the armed robbery of a Lanier Drive convenience store Monday.

July 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


KKK wins partial victory in highway cleanup case

ATLANTA - Dismissing an appeal on a technicality, Georgia's highest court granted a victory to a Ku Klux Klan group that has been seeking for years to participate in a state-run highway cleanup program.

July 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery suspect caught

Police officers responding to a report of a man with a gun Monday ended up making an arrest in an armed robbery that happened three days before.

July 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks, franks and festivities

From fireworks soaring above the Washington Monument to hot dogs being downed in New York City's famed frank-eating contest, Americans aren't shy about celebrating their nation's birthday. Many places rolled out long-established Independence Day traditions on Monday - even if some of those traditions aren't as long-established as they sound. Some communities tried new things to mark the holiday, even as others pared back. Following are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country.

July 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Waters now interim Evans County superintendent

Former Statesboro High School principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, who in May had his teaching certificate restored after a retroactive one-year suspension in a settlement with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, began work last week as interim superintendent of schools in Evans County.

July 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Averitt Center marks remarkable 12 years

Twelve years after opening the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro, the impact of the Center, the embrace of the Statesboro community and our neighbors continue to pleasantly surprise us all.

July 04, 2016 | | Local


Statesboro native will lead State Bar of Georgia

Statesboro native Patrick T. O'Connor was installed last month as the 54th president of the 48,000-member State Bar of Georgia during the organization's annual meeting in Amelia Island, Fla. Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia administered the oath of office.

July 04, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July tradition for longtime friends

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful moment for my best friend of more than 20 years and me happened in our sixth-period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.

July 03, 2016 | | Local


Best foot forward

In football, kickers can often feel like the loneliest players on the field - even when surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Standing on the sidelines for much of the game, kickers can become a hero or a goat in an instant and often get just one chance to make a decisive impact on a game.

July 03, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Augusta man arrested in Jenkins County after chase

A man wanted on shoplifting charges out of Richmond County fled from deputies in Jenkins County Saturday afternoon, but surrendered after an hours- long chase.

July 02, 2016 | | Local


Zika mosquitoes all over Ga.; control agencies aren't

SAVANNAH - Mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in all corners of Georgia - from coastal marshes to northern mountains, in rural farm communities and crowded suburbs. Yet many of those places employ no one to fight them.

July 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


New GS president foresees growth

On his first day as Georgia Southern University's president, Jaimie Hebert, PhD., said what he most wants to be remembered for is expanding the university in important ways without changing its essence. Enrollment growth above the 20,500-student plateau is a goal, he said, but as a statistician, he wouldn't forecast a number without data in hand.

July 02, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Long road for Wounded Eagle Fund recipient

Justin L. Williams never expected six years in the U.S. Army and a 1,000-foot jump from a plane to land him where he is today - pursuing his second college degree at Georgia Southern University through the help of the university's Wounded Eagle Fund.

July 01, 2016 | By JENNIFER WISE Special to the Herald | Local


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Armed robbery leads to arrests

Six suspects have been arrested and charged in two separate incidents over the past two weeks.

August 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


The Warehouse, gen. next

As the new owners of The Warehouse, Emily and Jeff Register are carrying on a business created by Emily's grandparents more than 30 years ...

August 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Local businesses celebrate students' return

"They" are back and business is booming once again in Statesboro.

August 15, 2016 | | Local


Suspect arrested in Eastman officer's killing

SAVANNAH - A man charged in the weekend slaying of a police officer in rural Georgia was arrested early Monday in Florida, where sheriff's deputies ...

August 15, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Counting fireworks injuries a struggle in Georgia

ATLANTA - Most fireworks became legal in Georgia more than a year ago, but state officials can't say whether the number of people injured by ...

August 13, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Habitat House 50

One week after receiving the keys and ownership of Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County's 50th completed home, Randy Holman still had some unpacking ...

August 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Teachers, state employees to see modest average premium hike

State employees, teachers and other people in Georgia's employee benefit plan will face an average increase of 2.5 percent in their health insurance ...

August 12, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


No more ‘hardship’ transfers between schools

Since school started back, parents may no longer have their children transferred from one Bulloch County school to another on the basis of various "hardship ...

August 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Waters a finalist for Evans superintendent job

Dr. Martin G. "Marty" Waters, former principal of Statesboro High School and now interim superintendent of the Evans County school system in Claxton, has been ...

August 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern convenes for 2016-17 with new leader

Georgia Southern should trumpet its status as a Carnegie doctoral research university loudly and proudly, Dr. Jaimie Hebert said in welcoming faculty and staff for ...

August 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Victim loses $4,000 in IRS scam

A senior citizen was bilked out of $4,000 Tuesday when a man claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent conned her into buying ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Locals arrested in underage sex sting

Seven men from Bulloch, Screven, Bryan and Evans counties were among 39 arrested by Effingham County law enforcement during a 10-week online sex sting investigation ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven searches for missing man

A Screven County man is missing, and while law enforcement has not yet declared foul play is suspected, "it is leaning that way," said Screven ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested on child sex offense charges

A Statesboro man was charged Friday with multiple sex offenses against a child after someone reported incidents that allegedly took place over the span of ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a school bus carrying students to Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools was involved in an accident on ...

August 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


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