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More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Haralson leaves for superintendent’s job

Dr. Shawn Haralson said goodbye Friday to the children at Langston Chapel Elementary School. Having served as principal of four Bulloch County schools in 11 years, he reports to work next week in Fitzgerald, where on July 1 he will officially become superintendent of the Ben Hill County Schools.

May 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees after chase

Although Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson called off Friday's search for a fugitive suspect involved in a high speed chase spanning three-counties, deputies remained on patrol in the area throughout the night Friday watching for the suspect.

May 27, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant plans to honor service members with more than just free food on Monday.

May 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City to resurface West Parrish

The city of Statesboro has budgeted to resurface West Parrish Street, from North Main Street to Highway 80 West, this fall.

May 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


School board seats all decided

Because of Tuesday's election, Heather Mims will be District 7's new member on the Bulloch County Board of Education beginning in January, while Cheri Wagner will continue to represent District 1 for a second four-year term.

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission race 2A headed for runoff

One of three Bulloch County Commission races is headed for a runoff, but candidates in the other races swept the votes by significant margins.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hall and Muldrew head to runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in the race to succeed Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner.

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Probate judge race goes to runoff

Lorna DeLoach, a legal assistant, and Charles Aaron, a local attorney, will face off July 26 in a runoff election to become Bulloch County's next probate judge.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brown wins primary for sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Noel Brown defeated Chief Deputy Jared Akins in a sometimes contentious contest Tuesday in the Republican primary for Bulloch County sheriff.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Final local election results by the numbers

With all 16 precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shots fired in dog attack startles children

Shots fired by a Statesboro police officer that killed a reportedly aggressive pit bulldog Monday caused a nearby child care center to send children inside for safety reasons, according to the business owner and director.

May 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


3 commission seats contested

About 11 percent of registered Bulloch County voters took advantage of the early voting period, which ended Friday. The rest will get their chance at the polls on Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

May 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt summer camps filling up

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and program director Tony Phillips said he expects more than 300 campers will sign up, similar to last summer.

May 23, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Ga. OKs $7.5M for joint seaport with SC

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah River, to be operated jointly with South Carolina.

May 23, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a ...

June 13, 2016 | By BEN FOX and MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Local


Worst mass shooting in US history

ORLANDO, Fla. - A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people ...

June 12, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


All fun and games — and learning, too

Camp RAD, a four-week long camp for young people ages 10-23 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has parents, students and campers raving about the fun ...

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


BOE: No tax increase in 2017 budget

It's full-speed ahead for a 3 percent one-time pay bonus for Bulloch County school system employees, and no school-related tax increase for local property ...

June 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Students learn music at Violin Camp at Averitt

One of the music summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, Violin Camp, began on June 6 and will end on June 10.

June 10, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Savannah Avenue nears completion

Except for a short section of added paving, the renewal of Savannah Avenue is nearly complete. Low-growing shrubs have been selected for the islands in ...

June 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet sites added for kids’ free meals

In addition to four sites in Statesboro and Portal previously announced, the Bulloch County Schools are serving free breakfast and lunch for children at three ...

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Arrest made in latest Park Place shooting

A man suspected in a shooting Saturday at Park Place Apartments was arrested Sunday in Cobb County.

June 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fusion of fun, learning

The Averitt Center for the Arts resumed one of its most popular summer camps, Art Fusion, on Monday June 6 and will end on June ...

June 09, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Suspect sought in theft of guns

More than $25,000 worth of weapons was stolen from a local store sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning, according to a press release from ...

June 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Man airlifted after Jeep collides with motorcycle

A North Carolina man was airlifted to a Savannah hospital Tuesday night after police said a teen in a Jeep pulled into his path.

June 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Council takes no action on tax increase

City staff members say an increase in Statesboro's water and sewer bills is needed for the replacement and repair of failing and porous pipes ...

June 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Veterans from 2 states to get Boro-based help in business

Beginning July 1, military veterans from all over Georgia and most of South Carolina will have a new place to find help starting, sustaining and ...

June 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Gang member pleads guilty to 2014 Park Place murder

A teenage gang member pled guilty Tuesday to murdering an innocent bystander during an Aug. 15, 2014 gang fight at Statesboro's Park Place Apartment ...

June 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shots fired incident

Statesboro police arrested a man Monday they said fired a gun next to a victim's head during an altercation on South Mulberry Street last ...

June 06, 2016 | | Local


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