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Most Statesboro fire calls aren’t actual fires

Of the 1,084 service calls the Statesboro Fire Department answered in 2016, more than 900 calls, or a little over 83 percent, were emergency responses, but fire alarm malfunctions made up a majority of the reported emergencies.

July 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Gang members blamed for Savannah shootings, deadly SUV crash

SAVANNAH - Late-night Fourth of July celebrations in Savannah's downtown historic district erupted into chaos early Wednesday after gunfire wounded three people in a popular nightlife district, leading to a police chase in which a fleeing vehicle crashed and killed three others.

July 05, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Party in the USA

NEW YORK - Americans celebrated their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | By REBECCA GIBIAN Associated Press | Local


5 Points, 2 businesses, 1 spot

The Five Points Store and the Round About Café bring an upscale-concept convenience store and a unique eating place, also locally but separately owned, to a busy road hub and growing Bulloch County population center.

July 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man flees from deputies after darting into traffic

A man who was darting into traffic led Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on a short chase before fighting arrest Sunday, according to sheriff's incident reports.

July 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Campus carry among new laws taking effect in July

ATLANTA - Dozens of new laws are now in effect with the start of Georgia's fiscal year, including an end to a ban on guns on the state's public college campuses.

July 03, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July friendship

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful day for my best friend of more than 20 years and I happened in our sixth period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.

July 03, 2017 | | Local


SFD inducts 5 new firefighters

Having come from previous jobs as far away as Michigan and as near as Savannah, five firefighters received their badges Friday evening as the Statesboro Fire Department's newest members.

July 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Son accidently shoots, kills mother in vehicle

A juvenile accidently discharged a firearm while handling it in the backseat of a vehicle traveling through Jenkins County, striking and killing his mother.

July 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Power to close Boro office

Georgia Power Company announced Friday it will close its Statesboro office along with all of their 27 customer service offices statewide by the end of the year. Employees in the Georgia Power office at 305 South Main Street were notified Thursday of the closure plans.

July 01, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tormenta stadium in advanced planning stages

Early in May, South Georgia Tormenta FC announced plans to both look into building a stadium of its own and possibly make the move to become a full professional franchise.

July 01, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change

June 30, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman shot; GBI investigating

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are trying to unravel the story behind woman reportedly shot in Jenkins County who ended up in Bulloch County Friday, asking convenience store employees to call 911.

June 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fourth of July week brings 3 public celebrations

The annual Mill Creek July 4 celebration with fireworks isn't Bulloch County's only Independence Week celebration. A community group hosts a parade and fun run Tuesday morning in Brooklet, and downtown Statesboro extends the festivities to July 7 with the First Friday Downtown Picnic.

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks – what to buy and how to stay safe

Now that consumer-grade fireworks are legal to possess in Georgia, some may be confused about what kind to buy and how to handle them safely.

June 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Herald offices closed Monday

Due to the anticipated dangerous conditions that Hurricane Irma is expected to create, the offices of the Statesboro Herald will be closed Monday and no ...

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff orders 11 p.m. Sunday curfew in Bulloch

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown signed an order Saturday instituting a curfew that will take effect at 11 p.m. Sunday.

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Superior Court cancelled all week

Citing "the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma," Judge William E. Woodrum Jr., chief judge of the Ogeechee Circuit Superior Courts, issued an emergency order Thursday cancelling ...

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Estrada speaks at Boys & Girls Club gala

He played a cop on TV, and wanted to be a police officer until he discovered acting. But now, celebrity Erik Estrada is a real ...

September 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch VOAD versus Irma

While Hurricane Irma approaches, a volunteer network organization, Bulloch County VOAD, will coordinate local plans to feed and potentially shelter people displaced by the storm.

September 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears

SAVANNAH - State troopers turned Interstate 16 into a one-way escape route for a few hours Saturday as evacuees packed cars and fled the Georgia coast ...

September 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Irma an emergency here, whatever comes

Hurricane Irma has already resulted in emergency situations in Statesboro and the surrounding area, no matter what portion of the wind and rain comes.

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 exchange may not be over

The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia's insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first ...

September 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER | Local


Beyond Fla., Irma an unpredictable threat to SE

SAVANNAH - Great uncertainty remained Friday about Hurricane Irma's path beyond Florida with forecasts showing potential storm impacts from portions of the Carolinas and Alabama ...

September 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Friday morning update

Hurricane Irma has moved farther west before turning north, and new projections of its likely path centered on one that drove up the middle of ...

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City and county open today, but bracing for Irma

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Monday and probably Tuesday, with a possibility of reopening Tuesday if Hurricane Irma spares the area. But police and ...

September 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due ...

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no ...

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had ...

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


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