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New city manager at work, but still no chief of police

In his first Statesboro City Council meeting, new City Manager Randy Wetmore had no decision to announce on the anticipated hiring of a police chief.

September 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Report: Georgia still has serious obesity problem

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, giving the state the 19th-highest rate in the nation, a recently released report said.

September 06, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

History comes alive at Willow Hill

It took on the appearance of a family reunion of sorts, or maybe a class reunion; perhaps an eighth-grade history class. However it was looked upon, the sixth annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, held Saturday and Sunday at the Willow Hill School grounds near Portal, was two days of celebration steeped in cultural history and rich in memories of days gone by.

September 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Inside Bulloch Business: Focus on the Blue Mile

Nearly five months ago, the America's Best Communities (ABC) competition announced Statesboro as one of eight finalists for a $3 million grand prize. The ABC competition is sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel.

September 05, 2016 | | Local

Brown touts accountability for sheriff's office

If elected Bulloch County's next sheriff, Noel Brown says, accountability and accessibility will be words that govern how he does the job.

September 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Howard plans stability, continued growth for sheriff’s office

Bulloch County Sheriff's candidate Keith Howard has been quiet for the early part of the sheriff's race, and with reason. But with two months until the election, he wants to remind people they still have a choice.

September 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Plans for reminiscing at Memorial Park’s Pav-A-Lon

A Coca-Cola, a pack of Sugar Babies, a frozen Zero Bar and a couple of Pixie Stix. Swimming lessons for a dime a day. The high dive. Miss Memorial Park. Dances at the Pav-A-Lon.

September 03, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local

Hermine storms into Georgia

VALDOSTA - Hermine flooded roads and sent trees crashing into homes and power lines Friday across a wide swath of south Georgia, cutting electricity to more than 100,000 customers at one point as the storm roared inland after making landfall in Florida as a hurricane.

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

John Michael Montgomery coming to the Boro

Back in the '90s up until today, many of us can remember singing along with country music star John Michael Montgomery. Whether it was with the radio blaring as we drove along country dirt roads, a boom box sitting on a blanket at the beach or at home playing our own CD collection, we've been there.

September 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hermine crashes trees, power lines

Even though Tropical Storm Hermine weakened and its center passed a little to the east, county and city crews were left clearing downed trees from roadways Friday while power companies worked to restore outages affecting about 3,000 Bulloch County homes and businesses.

September 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Area braces for Hermine

Emergency management, police, road crew, fire department and school officials in the Statesboro area started planning their response to Hurricane Hermine while it was still headed our way off the western coast of Florida.

September 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Couple organizing donation effort for Louisiana flood victims

A Bulloch County couple is spearheading a local effort to fill an 18-wheeler with donated supplies to be delivered to the victims of Louisiana flooding.

September 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia Southern cancels all Friday classes

From the Office of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Southern:

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia Southern student shot, killed

A Georgia Southern student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning and a friend faces involuntary manslaughter – felony charges in connection with his death, according to Chief Deputy Jared Akins with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend

As the Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, the sixth annual event at the historic Willow Hill School near Portal puts a renewed emphasis on health. But this weekend's festival also offers bike rides, children's games, faith-centered elements from a prayer breakfast to a gospel concert and heritage through permanent exhibits and a "pop up" museum.

August 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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Vidalia plant part of growing Dot Foods brand

Vidalia is home to a company recognized among Forbes Magazine's "List of America's Largest Private Companies for 2016."

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro is 'America's Best Community'

This week we have shown why Statesboro is "America's Best Community."

October 17, 2016 | | Local

It’s Fair time

If you can feel excitement in the air this week, it is likely because of the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. In its 55th year, the ...

October 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Early voting begins Monday

With a race for president atop the ballot, 70 percent turnout would not be unprecedented in Bulloch County. It also wouldn't be a historic ...

October 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Food drop set for today

(Note: Changes have been made in the scheduled locations and availability of hot meals.)

October 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Matthew takes out Portal poinsettias

Many in Bulloch County look forward to Portal High School's poinsettias each year for the holidays. Unfortunately, this year's plants were wiped out ...

October 14, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

EEMC power restored

Crews completed their work in restoring power on the Excelsior EMC grid Thursday. EMC spokesman Greg Brooks said all members whose homes were ready for ...

October 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

GATA Cast - Oct. 14, 2016 - Georgia Tech Preview

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

October 14, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Sheriff hopefuls face off

Both Bulloch County sheriff candidates talked about technology, overtime and being accessible to the public during a forum Thursday night at Ogeechee Technical College. The ...

October 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Massive food drop to feed storm victims

One week after Hurricane Matthew left thousands of Bulloch County residents without power, water or food, the community pulled together with tremendous compassion to help ...

October 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Landfill fees waived for Bulloch residents’ storm debris

Statesboro and Bulloch County are giving residents free landfill access for vegetative debris such as limbs, leaves and sawed-up trees through next week. The local ...

October 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch hurricane response expected to top FEMA threshold, but only for public costs

Congressman Rick Allen joined public safety officials of Bulloch County and its cities Wednesday at the county's Emergency Operations Center to talk about the ...

October 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ brings dark comedy to the Averitt

Just in time for Halloween, the Averitt Center for the Arts presents a black comedy about a twisted family that would give the famous Addams ...

October 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Power expected to be restored for most of Bulloch by Thursday

Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation spokesman Greg Brooks said most customers who have been without power since Hurricane Matthew rattled Bulloch County should have power restored ...

October 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sea Turtle Center animals take refuge at GSU

About 80 animals from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, including Kemp's ridley sea turtles and green sea turtles, as well as ...

October 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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