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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


Faulty sensor caused fire alarm at Statesboro High

A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools spokesperson Hayley Greene.

March 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that serves this rural community in southeast Georgia.

March 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM, REBECCA SANTANA and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man arrested in GATE armed robbery

A man police said robbed a Northside Drive East convenience store March 6 was arrested Tuesday in Warner Robins on traffic charges but will face local charges as well.

March 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local foundation funds SPD ‘active shooter’ armor

The Statesboro Police Officers Foundation, led by local business people and civilian professionals, has granted the Statesboro Police Department $8,000 for additional body armor, in the form of vests called ballistic plate carriers with hard armor plates, for all of its officers.

March 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Rodeo bringing new acts to town

Fall may mean fair time around Statesboro, but when spring rolls around, everyone knows it's rodeo time.

March 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me

For the past two months, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to join me for a cup of coffee and discuss ideas about possible uses of the property across the street from the Statesboro Herald.

March 20, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Blue Mile investment

As the deadline approaches for a final progress report in the America's Best Communities competition, Statesboro's Blue Mile committee is pointing to evidence of forward momentum in corporate, residential and commercial development.

March 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Twin City death ruled a homicide

The death of a Twin City man whose body was found Sunday has been ruled a homicide.

April 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Synovus rebrand takes full effect in 2018

Founded in Statesboro in 1901, Sea Island Bank will be rebranded as Synovus in 2018.

April 10, 2017 | | Local


Ralph Cowart earns prestigious health care credential

Ralph E. Cowart Jr., ALA-NBC, Administrator/Co-Owner of Southern Manor Retirement Inn, The Gardens at Southern Manor, Lakeview Manor & Southern Manor Companion Care in Statesboro ...

April 10, 2017 | | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me - Tuesdays only now

For the past two months, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to join me ...

April 10, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Sunday morning fire destroys Register Town Hall

Fire destroyed the Register Town Hall early Sunday morning in a blaze Bulloch County Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said could be arson. "We aren't ...

April 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holy Week midday services planned

With Easter Sunday coming up next week, a collection of local churches each will host a mid-day Holy Week Worship event they hope brings people ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Eating and cooking healthier

For the past six years, the Statesboro Food Bank and students majoring in Nutrition at Georgia Southern have collaborated in providing demonstrations on how to ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Whitesville concerns return to City Hall

Carrie Howard has brought the needs and concerns of the Whitesville community to the attention of elected officials for decades. She was back talking to ...

April 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Escape attempt fails

A man being processed at the Bulloch County Jail tried to escape from an interview room Wednesday night, but jail staff thwarted his attempts.

April 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Art-themed First Friday offers bowls

This First Friday, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority and the Averitt Center for the Arts are working together to provide an art-centered evening, with vendors ...

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Burglary arrest leads to more arrests for drugs

A burglary investigation led police to four arrests on Thursday: one for several burglaries and attempted burglaries, and three others - the offender's roommates - on ...

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Heart patient recovering; prayers, donations needed

A Portal native and heart patient who was recently hospitalized for a brain bleed due to an infection is asking for prayers and a little ...

April 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest occupies a busy Saturday

ArtsFest, returning for its 35th year, has camped on a very busy Saturday, April 22. But far from having a scheduling conflict with the April ...

April 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter insurance agent faces fraud charges

A former Metter insurance agent was jailed Tuesday on charges of insurance fraud.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Severe weather rakes area

Despite two tornado warnings and several apparent funnel cloud sightings around Bulloch County Wednesday evening, the only damage reported were some downed trees.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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