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200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

November 21, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Jimmy Skrine is a man of few words.

November 21, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

November 20, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

November 20, 2014 | By SANDRA BENNETT Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the "hit style" murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

November 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

The Pilot Club of Statesboro will host its 34th annual fundraiser breakfast on Saturday from 6-11 a.m. at RJ's Steakery.

November 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday

The Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5K will take over the streets of downtown Statesboro Saturday morning.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.

November 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern University Police officers had to use pepper spray to break up a fight outside a restaurant over the weekend, and one suspect tried to grab an officer's weapon as he was trying to subdue her, police said.

November 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Traveling exhibit shows photos of children available for adoption

While most kids this time of year are making a Christmas list of a host of toys or clothing, these children and teenagers just want one thing: a forever home.

November 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City report: More than 75 alcohol allegations went unheard by Statesboro City Council

More than 75 alleged violations of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, from July 2011 through August 2013, never went before City Council for hearings on the businesses' alcohol licenses. Overlapping that total, 42 alcohol-related citations police issued against individuals in July 2011 were dropped by City Hall officials and never tried in Municipal Court.

November 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wet weather gives way to deep freeze

Weather that threatened to be violent, but still packed a powerful, wet punch Monday in Bulloch County, will yield to drier, frigid conditions tonight and Tuesday.

November 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Bulloch County man arrested after stolen vehicles found on his property

Deputies seeking a wanted person on Rocky Ford Road Thursday found a four-wheeler and dirt bike they said were stolen.

December 09, 2014 | | Local


Proposed Statesboro TAD reaches way beyond South Main

Statesboro's proposed Tax Allocation District is not restricted to South Main Street.

December 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

A wild chase through the Middleground community early Monday evening ended with deputies finding a meth lab and having to subdue the fleeing driver via Taser.

December 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI: Candler County man killed wife, self

A domestic dispute led to the murder/suicide of a Candler County couple Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

December 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

The former Rocky Ford town clerk, who submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 18, did not list a reason why she vacated the position.

December 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is coming to 33 East Main Street

The Averitt STARs are at it again, this time bringing the heartwarming holiday favorite "Miracle on 34th Street" to the Emma Kelly Theater.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro dentist to offer free service on Friday

The office of Dr. Richard F. Marz, DDS, Comprehensive and Family Dentistry, will host a Free Day of Dentistry with Dentistry from the Heart on Friday in Statesboro.

December 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Autopsies on a Candler County couple found dead in their home Saturday morning with gunshot wounds were scheduled to be performed Monday, authorities said.

December 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

ATLANTA - It's fall, and the Leafs are turning left and right.

December 06, 2014 | By RICHARD HALICKS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Policing the police?

NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer should face criminal charges.

December 06, 2014 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press | Local


More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

ATLANTA - After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.

December 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

December 06, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Lynda Williamson named Chamber Business Leader of the Year for 2014

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce honored as its 2014 Business Leader of the Year, posthumously, Lynda Brannen Williamson, who in her final months created a charitable foundation to help young women "live like Lynda," combining leadership with service.

December 05, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Scare temporarily disrupts part of Georgia Southern University campus

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. The male graduate student who wore a mask to the old biology building Friday morning, prompting Georgia Southern University police to close that building and two connected ones in response to what they termed a "suspicious person" who presented a "credible threat," could still face the possibility of criminal charges. Because of a reporting error, a front-page article Saturday incorrectly said the student would not be charged. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

December 05, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and JASON WERMERS hbragg@statesboroherald.com and jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


Improper city meetings?

The 48-page report by attorney Tom A. Peterson IV from his investigation into whether a majority of Statesboro City Council members privately met with former City Manager Frank Parker in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act reveals no undisputed smoking gun that this occurred.

December 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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