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Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA - Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure alive for a possible vote by the full legislature before lawmakers adjourn for the year on Thursday.

March 28, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Confederate History and Heritage

A wreath-laying ceremony is set for Saturday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in front of the Confederate Memorial statue.

March 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE looks at ‘local values’ funding, raises

As the Bulloch County Board of Education begins to look at its budget for 2017-18, assigning money based on "local values" to even out and increase resources among the 15 schools is again under consideration.

March 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Third arrest made in March 9 murder

Statesboro police arrested a third man Friday who they say was involved in the March 9 shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments.

March 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DSDA glows Blue, 'Brick'

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's annual luncheon took on a strong Blue Mile tint this year, but with a stack of awards in the usual brick red.

March 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.

March 27, 2017 | | Local


Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the 2017 American Small Business Championship.

March 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS - Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

March 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


City and DOT respond to traffic signal issues

In November, a traffic signal on a second lane for left turns from Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as the U.S. 301 Bypass, onto Brannen Street was installed. The previously barred lane was repainted and opened to traffic.

March 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Legislative session nears end

ATLANTA - Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.

March 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


County seeks grant for new senior center

Bulloch County commissioners hope to win a grant that will fund construction of a new senior citizens center to be built adjacent to the former site of Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

March 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro declares itself a welcoming city

City Council adopted a resolution this week declaring Statesboro a "Safe and Inclusive Welcoming City for All People."

March 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


iGOT campaign raises $397,752

When the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation's 2017 iGOT campaign concluded Thursday evening, the total $397,752 resolved on a screen at the celebration.

March 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmates charged with smuggling tobacco

Two inmates at the Bulloch County Correctional Institute can probably expect extended sentences after being caught smuggling contraband Wednesday.

March 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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It's Classic Cleaners again

Out of the business for the past eight years but with more than 20 years of experience in dry cleaning, Janice C. Gray relaunched Classic ...

May 15, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Discarded tires made useful

Often the rumors buzzing around Statesboro on social media are normally so much more interesting than the actual truth. One Statesboro company, Efficien Technology located ...

May 15, 2017 | | Local


Lee, Hill & Johnston names two new principals

Bulloch County natives Mitchell Hill and Russ Taulbee recently were named principals at Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors according to an announcement by John Lee, president ...

May 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent ...

May 14, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Unitarians dedicate banner for ‘hope’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro held a dedication ceremony Thursday for a newly-displayed banner they hope symbolizes a movement aimed at bringing races and ...

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


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent ...

May 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Felton let go as Bulloch assistant superintendent, has job in Evans

Dr. Mary Felton, assistant superintendent of the Bulloch County schools since January 2014, was not offered a renewed contract for 2017-18 and resigned this week ...

May 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


'It takes up the whole river!'

SAVANNAH - The largest cargo ship ever to visit ports on the U.S. East Coast is so long the Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument ...

May 11, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Fostering Bulloch building downtown gets mural

Downtown visitors may have noticed some changes to a building just behind the Bulloch County Annex on the corner of Elm and North Walnut streets ...

May 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Foul play suspected in cold case disappearance

Foul play is suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a disabled Ellabell man, and Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown hopes someone will step forward with ...

May 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plan for ‘new Georgia Southern’ hits bump

In the process of merging Armstrong State University into Georgia Southern University, a proposal from a working group to create eight subject-area colleges, splitting the ...

May 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local firefighters help with Okefenokee fire

Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey and four other local firefighters left Wednesday morning for Charlton County to assist firefighters from all over the state ...

May 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


I-85 bridge set to reopen next week

ATLANTA - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state transportation ...

May 10, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

Don't forget to set nonperishable foods beside your mailbox Saturday to support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger National ...

May 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch's Top Gun

Growing up, Bulloch County sheriff's Cpl. Jody Deal was always shooting. If he wasn't hunting, he was target practicing with his grandfather or ...

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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