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Former officer fired for flying Confederate flag sues city

ATLANTA - A former police officer fired for flying the Confederate flag at her suburban Atlanta home has filed a federal lawsuit saying her termination violates her constitutional right to free speech.

December 16, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man points gun at deputy

A Brooklet man faces multiple charges after pulling a gun on a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy Thursday during a traffic stop, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins. No shots were fired, but Akins said the situation easily could have taken a tragic turn.

December 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing the new offensive coordinator and basketball

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

December 16, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Tattnall County coach to take over Statesboro football

After a near five-week search, Statesboro has landed on one of its native sons to lead its football program back to greener pastures.

December 16, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff's Office: Four arrested in Bulloch home invasion attempt

Four suspects face home invasion and other charges following an incident Wednesday on Bunce Lane in Statesboro, according to Chief Deputy Jared Akins with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

December 15, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia asks Trump to investigate 'failed cyberattacks'

WASHINGTON - The state of Georgia is asking President-elect Donald Trump to investigate what it described as "failed cyberattacks" on its secretary of state's network that it traced to the U.S. Homeland Security Department.

December 14, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Local


Planning begins for new 5-year school SPLOST

With a community committee meeting Wednesday, the Bulloch County Schools kicked off planning to extend the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for five more years.

December 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man pistol-whipped, robbed in Brooklet

A Brooklet man was pistol-whipped and robbed Friday when he met with three others on a street corner to sell them a gaming system, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Assistant solicitor new city attorney, for now

Cain Smith, who has been assistant solicitor to the Statesboro Municipal Court for nearly three years, will be city attorney beginning Thursday.

December 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A league of their own

There's a new league of athletes in town, and they're scoring big already.

December 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tormenta's amazing debut

After a winning first season on several levels, South Georgia Tormenta FC continues building its brand as a year-round business in Statesboro while reaching out to the world.

December 12, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


2 Georgia police officers shot, wounded serving warrant

A man shot and wounded two Georgia police officers executing a search warrant early Monday, prompting officers to return fire, killing him, authorities said.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


Wayne Akins earns top alumni award from UGA

D. Wayne Akins Jr., chief retail banking officer of Synovus Bank and a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has received the college's Alumni Association's Alumni Award of Excellence.

December 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Home2 Suites is Boro's latest hotel addition

Construction is underway for Statesboro's newest hotel located off the bypass at 1576 Brampton Avenue, behind the Parker's convenience store.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


High-tech gadget to help OTC address industry needs

With seven sets of controls, but perfectly capable of assembling small pneumatic valves on its own, the mechatronics training system at Ogeechee Technical College is ready to help ramp up production of industrial maintenance technicians, and skill sets for those already employed, in 2017.

December 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Nine new officials among 20 to be sworn

Among the 20 Bulloch County and Ogeechee Judicial Circuit officials scheduled to be sworn in for new terms at 10 a.m. Thursday are nine ...

December 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Cold doesn't dampen the spirit at 'Christmas at the Courthouse'

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrapped in scarves, hats and mittens, many gathered at the Bulloch County Courthouse Dec. 16 for the inaugural "Christmas at ...

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


Georgia GOP hopes to avoid snags over annual hospital tax

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care ...

December 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Solar pecan processing

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 ...

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots to discover at GSU's Botanic Gardens

One of my favorite things about this column, in addition often to being the first to share the news about exciting new businesses coming to ...

December 26, 2016 | | Local


Metter dentist Clance earns rare Mastership Award

Dr. William W. Clance of Metter attained a rare distinction among dentists this year when he received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General ...

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at ...

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings ...

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief ...

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro ...

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chase ends with PIT maneuver and arrest

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy, assisting Statesboro police in a high-speed chase, stopped a fleeing suspect by using the PIT maneuver on Highway 301 ...

December 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City done with hurricane cleanup; county, almost

The city of Statesboro has, at last, finished collecting tree parts and other debris left at the curb after Hurricane Matthew, which passed through the ...

December 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Happy Birthday, Jesus

That glow from the northwest side of town isn't the North Star; it's the reflection from the Polk residence on Baldwin Street.

December 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Legislative battle looms over dental hygienist bill

A South Georgia elementary school has three dental chairs set up for kids who don't have a regular dentist.

December 21, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Girl Scout’s project may save lives

A Girl Scout since she was in the second grade, 18-year-old Natalie Lanier addressed the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as one of ...

December 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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