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Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9). Winners of each contest will win monetary prizes. Additionally, the High School Essay Contest winner will then compete for larger prizes on the state and national levels.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival.

July 29, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Local


Women’s recovery center is “home”

Women facing addiction issues in Bulloch County have a new option for recovery and rehabilitation. The Women's Transition and Recovery Home is more than a service center; it is a real home, a refuge for women with children in need of help getting back to healthy lives, said Pineland Mental/Behavioral Health executive director June DiPolito.

July 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the pending increase.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Jimmy Billings.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority with its latest rehab project.

July 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.

July 27, 2015 | | Local


Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


All a-"bot" fun

So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?

July 26, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Doctors: Various factors figure into Carter cancer treatment

ATLANTA - Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age ...

August 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Local


Metter community mourning student’s sudden death

The entire Candler County community remains in a state of shock following last month's sudden death of a Metter High School student.

August 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Driver killed in log truck accident

A Sandersville man was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle logging truck accident near Sylvania.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Coroner: Man found in peanut field died of natural causes

A man found dead in his car in the middle of a Register-area peanut field Tuesday died of natural causes, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


‘The state of our university is strong’

Noting that she is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels welcomed GSU employees ...

August 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


City continues push for $3 million award

The team supporting Statesboro's selection in the America's Best Communities contest submitted a progress report last week on how it plans to move ...

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former schools superintendent arrested

Former Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Lewis Holloway was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday from his current position as superintendent for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


No charges expected in Jordan Aubrey's death

No charges are expected regarding the death of a Statesboro teen from a fall Saturday night on South Zetterower Avenue.

August 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less-attractive financial deal for the ...

August 11, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


A life cut short

Several hundred people, many of them teenagers from schools across Bulloch County, gathered Monday night on the grounds of Statesboro High to pray, light candles ...

August 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The Sack Company repositioning, rebranding

In 1945, Albert Roesel returned to Statesboro with an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and began working with Harry A. Sack in his small ...

August 10, 2015 | | Local


The 'Eagles' come to town Thursday

The Eagles have sold tens of millions of albums since their debut in 1971 and they still draw huge crowds to concerts every year. 7 ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'The Statesboro public demands more'

A recent training exercise helped prepare local law enforcement agencies for the possibility of an "active shooter" situation. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training ...

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 3

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31 ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


SASH raises more than $5,000 for Food Bank

Statesboro Atheists and Secular Humanists recently presented more than $5,000 to the Statesboro Food Bank to help pay its operating expenses.

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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