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POW camp in Statesboro - Prisoners helped Bulloch farmers in World War II

"If there is any time in my captivity I remember with pleasure, it is the time during that I worked at your farm with my comrades," former Wehrmacht warrior Bernhard Erbelding wrote from Kirkel-Neuhausel, Saar, Germany, to Sam Neville of Register, Georgia, in February 1947.

March 28, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


A surprising mission

Statesboro's Southbridge Community Church spent time last Sunday after the morning worship service to be the hands and feet of Jesus when they walked into the BI-LO grocery store and purchased food items for the Statesboro Food Bank using gift cards provided by the church.

March 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A 70th reunion at GSU

Known as the Baptist Student Union when it was founded, Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministries will hold a 70th Anniversary Reunion Celebration this coming Saturday.

March 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Rep. Rick Allen to hold veterans town hall

Congressman Rick Allen will host a town hall meeting specifically for veterans Wednesday in Statesboro.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Win $1,000 at Statesboro Film Festival

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia First Lady to speak at Deen Day Awards

The 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal as the keynote speaker.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GBI: Foul play not suspected in Bulloch Co. inmate's death

On Friday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Cathy Sapp released the identity of an inmate found dead in the Bulloch County Jail on Thursday evening.

March 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woodall challenges Tankersley in state House District 160

James "Major" Woodall, Georgia Youth and College Division NAACP state president, a senior at Georgia Southern University and a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, recently took on a new role: Democratic Party candidate for Georgia House of Representatives in

March 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GBI investigating death at Bulloch County Jail

Special agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into the death of an inmate at the Bulloch County Jail Thursday evening, according to a release from Jared Akins, chief deputy with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


9 charged with murder after teen slain in massive brawl

A Georgia sheriff has charged nine people with murder after a fight between two high school girls escalated into a neighborhood street brawl with a mob wielding baseball bats and knives - and one driver charging at people with a car - before a teenager was fatally stabbed in the neck.

March 24, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Job fair, other help planned for SpartanNash employees

The Georgia Department of Labor and other agencies are planning workshops and a job fair for people who will lose their current jobs when SpartanNash closes its Statesboro grocery distribution center.

March 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 arrested in string of burglaries

Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile teen in connection to a rash of burglaries last week in the Whispering Pines subdivision.

March 24, 2016 | | Local


Couple offers reward in cat killing

Harry was a sweet gray tabby cat who just "showed up" in Mary Ann Stanley's yard one day, and she and her husband, Greg Vogel, took him in. Today, the couple is offering a $1,000 reward to find out who shot and killed their beloved pet.

March 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


All about Trump

As with most political discussions lately, the main topic during a presentation Wednesday at Georgia Southern University was Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gene Anderson running for County Commission seat 2C

Gene Anderson said he will focus on lowering taxes for homeowners, business owners and elderly residents if elected to the Bulloch County Commission seat 2C.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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FEMAC big on security

Last year, a nationwide security industry publication named Corey Hendrix one of 20 leading security integrators under age 40 in the United States. In April ...

May 16, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Mooney family sells Willingway to national group

After 45 years of local ownership, the Mooney family has announced the sale of Willingway Hospital to Summit BHC, a leading provider of addiction treatment ...

May 16, 2016 | | Local


Abigail Sneathen graduates Summa from Reinhardt University

Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., announced that Abigail Taylor Sneathen graduated Summa Cum Laude during graduation exercises May 6. Abi is a 2012 graduate of ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal still looking for principal

Superintendent Charles Wilson recommended a new principal for Portal Middle High School. But the Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday rejected his recommendation on ...

May 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GSU student dies in NC fall

A Georgia Southern University student and his hometown friend died Tuesday from injuries suffered when they each slipped and fell while exploring a waterfall in ...

May 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Saturday voting now

So far this election season, Bulloch County voters could vote early in one location. Beginning Saturday, there are two sites. The Honey Bowen Building at ...

May 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe ...

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local


Zoning request denied for retreat

Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission members voted unanimously Thursday to deny a conditional use request by the owners of a religious retreat that has ...

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tip leads to capture of wanted Bulloch suspect

A tip led to investigators capturing a man Wednesday who is wanted in connection to an arson and robbery case in Rincon.

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ...

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne ...

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 ...

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local


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