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Looking for ‘A man called Jimps’

Jimerson "Jimpse" Kennedy, an influential 19th century resident of what was then a larger Bulloch County, left several legacies south and west of Statesboro, including the name of Kennedy Bridge Road and, due to his efforts, along with those of several of his friends and relatives, the community of Excelsior.

October 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Catron pleads not guilty to child molestation charge

A Bulloch County man charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl pled not guilty during an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

October 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Scare on the Square brings Halloween downtown

Scare on the Square will make the courthouse area a crossroads for Halloween fun, including a hayride, costume contests for all ages, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house and the annual pumpkin patch interactive activities, from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

DSDA moving forward with Homes for Heroes

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority plans to rehabilitate three houses it owns in the Blue Mile corridor and offer them for sale at cost to local police officers and firefighters. For its Homes for Heroes program, the DSDA is seeking businesses, such as those in the building trades, as sponsors.

October 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Tormenta on horizon

Nearly three months ago it was announced that a new Premier Development League franchise was scheduled to begin play in Statesboro for the 2016 season.

October 28, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

Parker v. City gets first hearing

It wasn't a trial, but Superior Court Judge John R. Turner heard Monday afternoon from both sides - and all three corners - in former City Manager Frank Parker's wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials.

October 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Domestic investigation leads to arrests for gambling, drugs

A Statesboro police officer responding to a domestic dispute Friday found more than people fighting. After obtaining a search warrant, Advanced Patrol Office Jared Shababy found evidence that helped the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team solve an investigation into narcotic sales and gambling.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sheriff's Office brings new youth program to Bulloch Co.

Teens and young adults interested in law enforcement also may be interested in joining a newly formed youth group sponsored by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park this Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and AT&T will hold Bulloch County's annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Friday. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

October 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Third bond request denied for Migos member

For the third time, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner has denied bond for a rapper being held in jail for drugs, guns, battery and other charges.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Common Concerns' for education to be addressed at forum

A public forum on education set for Saturday is a bipartisan project that grew out of shared interest in the subject between Democrats and Republicans in Bulloch County.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Northland is committed to going 'fast'

When I was 15, I had the best summer job a kid could dream of. Lee Johnson hired me to work with Statesboro CATV (now Northland Communications) helping install cable television.

October 26, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Theft of sea turtle eggs may land man in prison

SAVANNAH - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Fair wraps up Saturday night

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is expected to draw its largest crowd of the week tonight, with visitors coming from across the region to enjoy the last day until next year.

October 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

National Guard battalion transitions today

Today, the National Guard's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion will become the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion, still part of the 48th Brigade, with a ceremony at the battalion's headquarters, the Terrell Reddick Armory in Statesboro.

October 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Burglary suspect behind bars

A man suspected of stealing items and pawning them faces burglary charges.

November 10, 2015 | | Local

Experienced missionary to head Open Hearts Community Mission

The former leader of two major city missions will now serve Statesboro's Open Hearts Community Mission as its executive director, Delia Mobley, chairman of ...

November 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch Co. graduation rate up 9 percent

With Statesboro High School's rise in graduation rate leading the way, Bulloch County Schools' 2015 four-year graduation rates improved significantly, according to data released ...

November 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

'Play is the work of childhood'

"Play is the work of childhood," said Caroline Bowman as she and business partner and fellow speech-language pathologist Lea Lanier showed off the new therapy ...

November 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - Saying thanks to vets is right thing to do

Veterans Day is Wednesday and it is a special day set aside to honor all of those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

November 09, 2015 | | Local

Sylvania teens caught in Statesboro break-in attempt

Three Sylvania juveniles were caught breaking into a Statesboro apartment early Monday morning, said Statesboro Police Maj. Rob Bryan.

November 09, 2015 | | Local

New $70 million plant to create 100 jobs in Bulloch County

With slightly more than 100 jobs at first but more than $70 million in investment in the plant, Aspen Aerogels' factory will be the largest ...

November 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

In America's spotlight

Forty years ago, the Ruth Green Dancers gave Statesboro a unique moment in the national spotlight when the United States celebrated its 200th birthday.

November 08, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

A soldier’s story

When 4-year-old Ginger Rutledge saluted Private Robert Lee Rutledge, wrapped her small fingers around his neck for a lingering hug and said goodbye, she didn ...

November 07, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia Southern team going to Mexico for Baja 1000

An 840-mile drive down the coast of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico might sound like a great way to enjoy some sightseeing, but for ...

November 07, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Georgia Southern Communications | Local

Officers put down razors for charity

Some local law enforcement officers may appear a bit scruffy lately, but it's for a good cause.

November 07, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Legion commander to keynote Veterans Day

A veteran of two wars and two branches of the military, Lonnie Ellis plans to tell listeners at the Veterans Day observance Wednesday that "Veterans ...

November 07, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Three charged with auto theft

Two men and a woman suspected of stealing vehicles from a local auto dealership face felony charges after a Screven County Sheriff's deputy discovered ...

November 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Teen to be tried as adult for child molestation charges

A teen who was a juvenile when he was arrested on child molestation charges will now be tried as an adult.

November 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Big honor for Boro native

Former Statesboro resident Annelise Kitching will sing "God Bless America" for New York's Veterans Day Parade Opening Ceremony, next Wednesday at 10 a.m ...

November 06, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

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