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Early voting simpler option for Statesboro residents

For Statesboro residents who plan to vote in both the mayoral election and the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, advanced voting is the simpler option.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Youth gangs become issue for mayoral candidates

During a forum Wednesday evening, Statesboro's three candidates for mayor responded to a question about youth gangs involved in criminal activity here.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cagle asserts he’s ready to shape Georgia’s growth

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle asserts that having been lieutenant governor through an economic downturn and into a recovery prepares him to lead, as governor, in shaping Georgia's prosperity through a period of rapid growth.

October 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fair produces decade of love

Ten years ago, during fair week in Statesboro, something special happened at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four charged with commercial gambling

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Commercial Gambling Unit arrested four people this week on commercial gambling charges after a raid Oct. 12 in Statesboro.

October 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald hosts mayoral candidate forum Monday

The Statesboro Herald will host the three candidates for mayor of Statesboro in a forum Monday evening, giving voters another chance to hear from them before deciding.

October 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s office presence keeps fair safe

Most people who attend the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair are there to have fun in a safe, family-oriented atmosphere, but sometimes trouble shows its face.

October 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Work camp inmates charged in attempt to obtain contraband

Three inmates of the Bulloch County Correctional Institute face felony charges for involvement in a plot to obtain contraband while incarcerated – mainly tobacco.

October 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


In need of ‘forever’ homes

Four hundred ninety-nine children across the state of Georgia who don't know each other have one thing in common: they want a forever home. Those children are currently in the foster system awaiting adoption in the state of Georgia, and many of their precious faces can be viewed in Heart Gallery of Georgia's exhibit this weekend at Compassion Church.

October 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Kiwanis Pancake House sees 48th year

Lines of hungry people wrapped around the Statesboro Kiwanis Pancake House Tuesday night as the smell of fresh sausage and fluffy pancakes wafted over the Kiwanis Ogeechee fairgrounds. It was a record night, said long-time Kiwanis member Don Whaley, who has been leading the pancake crew since 2002.

October 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council affirms county-city TAD agreement

In two actions Tuesday involving the city-county relationship and taxes, Statesboro City Council affirmed an agreement bringing county revenue into the South Main Street TAD fund and authorized negotiations toward a Transportation SPLOST referendum.

October 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


2017 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Renovations to old memories

Its dedication to agricultural history is one of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair's most unique characteristics, and the fairgrounds would not be complete without the rustic Aldrich House and its barnyard attractions.

October 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch ESPLOST, Boro mayoral voting begins

By early Tuesday afternoon, 68 people had cast in-person advanced ballots in the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, while 51 had voted in Statesboro's mayoral election.

October 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

Two men were shot, with one seriously injured, early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge on James Street, off Martin Luther King Dr.

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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Armed robbery suspects caught

A victim identified two suspects in an armed robbery Sunday night after they were quickly apprehended by police.

November 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local suspect charged in sexual battery case

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Monday on sexual battery charges.

November 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City finalizes police raise

Having earlier approved a tax increase to fund a pay raise for entry-level police officers, Statesboro City Council approved the actual pay package Tuesday.

November 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Blues Marching Band showcase 7 p.m.

The Bulloch Blues Marching Band, consisting of the bands from the three public high schools, holds its Family and Friends Night showcase 7 p.m ...

November 06, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro to pick next mayor

For the three candidates vying to be Statesboro's mayor for the next four years, Tuesday night's vote count could be decisive. Or, this ...

November 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Kailey and Ranger

He was once a malnourished young stallion in a bad situation, but thanks to a rescue organization and a young Bulloch County woman's passion ...

November 06, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Red, white and blue takeover of Sweetheart Circle

As you walk through Sweetheart Circle Friday, you will notice a flood of red, white and blue lining the walkway through the Circle. There will ...

November 06, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


G.H. Tool & Mold expands in Statesboro

G.H. Tool & Mold, whose arrival at Bulloch County's Gateway Industrial Park in 2000 had everything to do with Briggs & Stratton, is expanding along ...

November 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Honoring our vets with discounts, meals

Saturday is Veterans and it is a special day set aside to honor all of those who serve and have served in the U.S ...

November 06, 2017 | | Local


Dr. Erika Morrow joins Vision Source in Statesboro

Dr. Horace, Deal, O.D., owner of Vision Source-Professional Eye Care of Statesboro welcomes Dr. Erika Morrow, M.S., O.D., to his practice.

November 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stepping up with disaster shelters

After some confusion occurred with Hurricane Irma, volunteers with Bulloch County VOAD, along with the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, recently called on state officials ...

November 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Allman Brothers' Big House haunted?

MACON - The Peach State's specters - if one is inclined to believe in such spooks - come in many forms.

November 04, 2017 | JOE KOVAC JR. The Telegraph | Local


So far, 920 city and 1,362 county votes

With Election Day still to go, 920 people have cast ballots in Statesboro's city election, more than half as many as voted in the ...

November 03, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Report: Georgia stays 40th in hospital safety

Just like in 2016, Georgia placed 40th among states in percentages of hospitals with top safety ratings, in the latest report from the Leapfrog Group.

November 03, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


First Baptist member finds new calling

Octogenarian Betty Reaves recently packed up her 34-foot RV and headed south for the winter, driving from Ridgecrest, N.C. – her spring and summer home ...

November 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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