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New state laws kick in July 1

ATLANTA - The month of July kicks off the new year for state government. It's also the first effective day for dozens of laws passed by the General Assembly.

June 25, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Probate judge candidates ready for runoff

With the Bulloch County probate judge runoff just a few weeks away, two local candidates are hoping to keep the fires burning.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission hopefuls set for July 26

While only residents living in half of Bulloch County will find candidates for the Bulloch County Commission District 2A race on their ballots, the candidates themselves hope those residents will take the time to get out and vote.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Superior Court judge candidates campaigning hard

While campaigning hard in their race to become the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's newest Superior Court judge, and both sounding optimistic, Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew contend with dreary projections for turnout in the July 26 runoff.

June 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


With Marsh, Statesboro keeps voice on Regents

Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment Friday of lawyer Laura Taulbee Marsh to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia means that the 12th District seat on the board will continue to be held by a Statesboro resident.

June 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with domestic violence

A Savannah man involved in a domestic dispute Wednesday in Statesboro was arrested after police found him with marijuana "wax" in his possession.

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local


21 vie for Boro police chief

The city of Statesboro's search for a police chief, who will probably be hired by a new city manager, has drawn 21 applicants. Nine of the candidates are from Georgia, but the other 12 hail from nine different states, reports city Human Resources Director Jeff Grant.

June 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement is expected from Gov. Nathan Deal's office Friday.

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries in structure fire on North Walnut St. in Statesboro

The cause of a Thursday morning fire in a two-story building on North Walnut St. in Statesboro is undetermined, but fire officials do not suspect arson.

June 23, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Water bill hike OK’d

Statesboro City Council approved an increase Tuesday in the base charge for most water and sewer bills, but with a promise to create an equal credit for low-income residential customers age 65 and over. People who pay city bills with a credit card will also pay a new 2 percent fee.

June 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's.

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Whitaker Black Box Theater on West Main Street.

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on Monday.

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Public meets police chief finalists

When Deputy City Manager Robert Cheshire publicly posed questions to each of the three finalists he is considering for the job of Statesboro chief of ...

August 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Six Bulloch County landowners, represented by a company that hopes to construct solar farms similar to one already located in the Hopeulikit community, will seek ...

August 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two weight-loss gains

Dr. Eli Penn, a gastroenterologist practicing advanced endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is now performing two nonsurgical procedures aimed at helping people lose ...

August 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Local man killed while cutting down tree

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday at his Jason Franklin Road home when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

August 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

Our community was rocked last week by the abrupt announcement that R.J.'s Grill, a Statesboro landmark, would close. Fortunately, local Statesboro businessman Stacy ...

August 08, 2016 | | Local


R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy ...

August 07, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time ...

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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