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Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to be careful around wild or stray animals and to have your pets vaccinated.

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said.

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the state's top elections official to order a thorough outside probe to determine if its voting systems had been compromised.

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by two other local law enforcement agencies, arrested three men as suspects before sunup.

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead of a massive manhunt, a sheriff said Wednesday.

June 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away.

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself in at the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office on Monday.

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National Championship trophy.

June 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and her 18-year-old son, both from Portal.

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after steady rains soaked the Okefenokee Swamp over the past week.

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Taking the journey of a lifetime

There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the first time and experiencing that magical place through her eyes. The second was accompanying 23 veterans last month on an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C.

June 12, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

With the recent uptick in real estate sales, especially in the commercial sector, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the local real estate market overall. The realtors, builders and bankers I speak with frequently have strong indications that we are about to see a bit of a boom again in the market.

June 12, 2017 | | Local


School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

The Board of Education hasn't voted on a resolution yet, but an ESPLOST committee has been meeting since December, evaluating projects for a Nov. 7 referendum that would extend Bulloch County's 1 percent sales tax for school facilities and equipment another five years.

June 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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US in rare bull's-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 05, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


School attendance ripples through week 1

Attendance in the Bulloch County Schools did not set a record this week, despite a higher enrollment number the first day of classes. Both enrollment ...

August 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free screenings part of concussion research

Researchers from Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology have teamed up with Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation and Clark Medical Group to ...

August 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Medicare penalizing Ga. hospitals

Four out of 5 Georgia hospitals are set to receive Medicare penalties for having too many patients returning within a month of their discharge.

August 04, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Teal House moving

The Teal House Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center, a haven and counseling center for victims of sexual assault, soon will move to a larger ...

August 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Congress OKs big boost in GI Bill college aid for veterans

WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.

August 03, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Local


Contractor to replace city’s gas line under river

The city of Statesboro has hired a contractor, Electricom LLC, to replace the city's natural gas supply pipeline under the Ogeechee River for $861 ...

August 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Incident forces evacuation of schools

An incident that started in the shared kitchen area of Langston Chapel Middle and Elementary Schools forced an evacuation of the schools Wednesday morning that ...

August 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Schools reopen after incident forces evacuation of Langston Chapel Middle and Elementary Schools

An incident that started in the shared kitchen area of Langston Chapel Middle and Elementary Schools forced an evacuation of the schools Wednesday morning that ...

August 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man struck by vehicle during shootout

Swainsboro police are seeking a suspect who was involved in a shooting incident with a bizarre twist that left a man dead Friday.

August 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School starts without major problems

The lines of vehicles, with some long waits for parents who accompanied children to school, were expected. But the traffic eventually cleared and school got ...

August 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Safe start to the new school year

Deputies and police officers will be on extra patrol during the first week of school for Bulloch County Schools as parents and students get used ...

July 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


El Rancho Grande’s team in Statesboro

The team at El Rancho Grande hopes to succeed in Statesboro's crowded Mexican restaurant arena with generous portions and chef Adan Martinez's distinctive ...

July 31, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ollie's opening features NASCAR's Kahne

Fresh off of his Brickyard 400 win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will be in Statesboro to welcome fans at the ...

July 31, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro's Three Tree Coffee moving roasting operation next door

Three Tree Coffee is expanding their current coffee shop location at 441 S Main St., Suite 1A by moving their roasting operation into the next ...

July 31, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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