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Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the Arts since it opened in 2004. Tim has accepted the position as manager of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, Ga.

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause for panic.

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County, but that the virus was contracted elsewhere.

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase in property values, the Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to roll back its portion of the millage to offset the value inflation.

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off the 2016 season Friday in Portal.

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can in 60 seconds.

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like a big one.

August 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance, a couple of sentimental tunes and a great deal of energy Saturday when the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center hosted an event at the Whitaker Black Box Theater to raise funds for a new location for the non-profit organization. The building used for the center's office was sold recently.

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the Ellabell community.

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has taken extra steps to make sure visitors realize the state park also is home to an abundance of alligators.

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party's nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual Democratic Party of Bulloch County Gala.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party's nominee, James "Major" Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160's representative in the Georgia General Assembly with a kickoff rally Thursday night.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Shug, the Painted Chef

The word "chef" doesn't conjure up images of a burly, tattooed former bouncer, but when people get a taste of barbecue and other specialties ...

September 11, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Beloved Community’ hopes to move forward

Volunteers promoting careful listening and candid discussions between Statesboro's African-American and law enforcement communities hope to move forward now based on what they learned ...

September 11, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


'Legacy of Lumber'

On Friday, an unveiling ceremony was held at Howard Lumber and Hardware on Gentilly Road in Statesboro for the newest addition to the Eagle Nation ...

September 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


A Day for Southern

One day may not seem like much time to make a difference, but for Georgia Southern, it can.

September 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ferrigno keynotes Boys & Girls Club event Thursday

In common with past Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County Steak and Burger Dinner speakers, "Incredible Hulk" star and two-time Mr. Universe Lou Ferrigno has ...

September 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


$4,000 reward offered for information in case of missing Screven Co. man

A $4,000 cash reward is being offered for information regarding what happened to a missing Screven County man.

September 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Fire Department to host 9/11 memorial

The Statesboro Fire Department invites the public to attend the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the ...

September 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


‘Prayer for Our Nation’ Sunday at SHS

The 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack is Sunday and a group of local the solemnity of the day is a perfect opportunity ...

September 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Rezoning request for proposed industrial park denied — again

For the second time, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission denied a rezoning request to change a 4,682-acre tract from Agricultural and Residential ...

September 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Opening celebrations for FabLab, Arts Center

Friday evening brings grand opening celebrations for the downtown Innovation Incubator and Fabrication Lab as well as the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts.

September 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Man was escorted from Paulson for throwing bottle

A man who threw a bottle at a Savannah State University cheerleader during Saturday's game against Georgia Southern University was escorted from Paulson Stadium ...

September 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taste of Downtown this Friday

Taste of Downtown, one of Downtown Statesboro's most popular First Friday events, finds itself on a second Friday after last week's storm delay ...

September 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City reopens police chief search

The city of Statesboro will reopen its search for a police chief, new City Manager Randy Wetmore and Mayor Jan Moore said Wednesday.

September 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU, Sav. St. discuss incident at game

It is unclear if a Savannah State University cheerleader, who posted on a social media post that she was harassed and heckled by Georgia Southern ...

September 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2nd rezoning request on deck for proposed industrial park

With a law firm eager to share information and a collection of concerned landowners protesting a proposed industrial park in southern Bulloch County, the Bulloch ...

September 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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