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All Bulloch public schools will be open Monday

All of Bulloch County Schools' campuses will be open on a normal schedule on Monday, Hayley Greene, spokesperson for the school system, announced Sunday afternoon.

January 22, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Former Bulloch teacher releases 3rd book in 'River's Trilogy' series

J.G. Jakes has released her third novel, "The River's End," the climax of the "River's Trilogy," completing the story of the feisty McAllister Lane women. The book finds its dramatic conclusion in the Charleston AME Church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina.

January 22, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Poet and activist speaks at GSU MLK Celebration

Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most well-known poets, spoke at Georgia Southern University last week. Besides reciting a few of her poems, she made comments touching on feminism, presidents, writing, race, sex and – believe it or not – space exploration.

January 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Anti-Trump marches draw more than 1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged.

January 21, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Local


Severe weather to move in over weekend

The threat of severe weather in Bulloch and surrounding counties begins to move in Saturday, with the chance of heavy thunderstorms, wind, possible hail and tornadoes increasing by Sunday, according to weather experts.

January 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New hours for city office

Statesboro City Hall will open 90 minutes earlier than usual three days each month beginning in February to accommodate people paying bills for water and other city services on the cutoff day.

January 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Jan. 20, 2016 - Tyson Summers talks recruiting and moving into the 2017 season

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

January 20, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Poetry event Saturday at Whitaker Black Box

Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multi-media production, "An Evening of African American Poetry," to the Whitaker Black Box Theater Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A man who had been under investigation since being accused of child molestation over a year ago was arrested on Tuesday.

January 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The march will begin at Sweetheart Circle and proceed through campus, ending at the Russell Union Rotunda with a rally.

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Much about GS-Armstrong merger yet to be decided

After its consolidation with Armstrong State University, the expanded Georgia Southern University will honor the scholarships of Armstrong student athletes, the two universities' presidents said Thursday.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free SPD funeral escorts resume

The ordinance City Council unanimously approved Thursday morning restores Statesboro Police Department escorts for funeral processions and does not limit them to two officers per funeral as was discussed Tuesday night.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crash involves deputy’s patrol car

A woman reportedly crashed into a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's patrol car Tuesday evening while the deputy was assisting Georgia State Patrol troopers at the scene of another wreck. The deputy was not harmed.

January 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reverse escort decision

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore called an ordinance authorizing police escorts for funeral processions a "compromise."

January 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts for funeral processions.

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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Two hearts with one message: All souls matter

The donors of the property where the new sanctuary of Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church sits were in attendance last Sunday for a special dedication ...

February 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro saluted as a ‘Live, Work, Play’ city

The Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend magazine chose Statesboro for a 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award, presented during the GMA's annual Mayors ...

February 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City manager heads to half-year mark

Amateur abstract painter, trueborn Kansas Jayhawks fan, new-sprung Georgia Southern Eagles fan and frequent 5K runner Randy Wetmore is now in his sixth month as ...

February 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crime Suppression Team on hold

A local shortage of law enforcement officers, reflective of a nationwide problem, means the three-way partnership of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team is being ...

February 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


K9 tracks car theft suspect hiding under church

A woman suspected of stealing a car was tracked down by a bloodhound Thursday afternoon as she hid from police under a Statesboro church.

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Senate OKs extension of hospital tax for Georgia Medicaid

ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals would continue paying a tax that helps draw down $600 million in federal support for the Medicaid budget, under a bill that ...

February 02, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Grave marker saga continues

The answer to a question about a headstone found last week laying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro leads to yet another ...

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Store robbed twice in a week

A Statesboro convenience store was robbed by a man with a gun twice within a week, but police are not saying whether they believe the ...

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Abbie DeLoach Foundation makes first of many gifts

Thursday, on what would have been his daughter Abbie's 23nd birthday, Jimmy DeLoach Jr. of Savannah talked about turning from the pit of a ...

February 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 2, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks with graduating GSU senior Andy Kwon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and Andy Kwon, who is graduating after a stellar career on the offensive ...

February 02, 2017 | | Local


City changes one alcohol rule

At its last regular meeting in January, Statesboro City Council changed one aspect of the city's alcohol law, on how surveyors measure and record ...

February 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Lost grave marker claimed

The headstone of Arthur S. Thompson, found last week lying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro, has been recovered by family members ...

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second suspect found after search

A second suspect in a Tuesday night burglary was apprehended late Wednesday afternoon after an hours-long search with a helicopter and tracking dogs, said Bulloch ...

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect at large; one man arrested following chase

As Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators continue to search for a suspect who fled after a 10-mile chase Tuesday night, Sheriff Noel Brown asks residents ...

February 01, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


I-16 crash sends one to Augusta for burns

Georgia state troopers are investigating a fiery crash involving three tractor-trailer rigs that occurred early Tuesday morning on Interstate 16.

January 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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