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A YMCA in the Boro?

Bulloch County is home to more than 10,000 school-age children. By one provider's estimate, structured after-school programs exist for 2,000 to 3,000 of them.

June 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


A World War II love story: Memories of fallen husband remain strong

Standing in the kitchen of her southeast Bulloch County home, Eleanor Stark holds a photo of the last time she saw her husband alive.

June 06, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Cross not a burden for Pembroke man

A Pembroke man will walk around Statesboro next Saturday carrying a large orange cross to help a local family in need.

June 05, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


GSU apologizes for SHS grad lockout

About 80 people, including parents and other guests arriving shortly before the 3:30 p.m. start of the May 30 ceremony, were shut out of Statesboro High School's graduation at Hanner Fieldhouse, officials acknowledged this week.

June 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Fab Lab surges toward construction

With a final design approved and leases inked, construction is expected to begin this month on the Fabrication Lab and Business and Arts Incubator, to be operated by Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts in city-owned buildings near Statesboro City Hall.

June 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Peeping Tom gets 40 years

A Statesboro man accused of taking candid videos and photos of women through their windows pled guilty to more than 70 felony charges of Peeping Tom and privacy invasion.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police rule Millen man's death a homicide

State agents are probing the suspicious death of a Millen man, ruling his death as a homicide.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash leaves man critical

A man trapped Tuesday after a crash with a tanker on Highway 67 in Statesboro remains in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE affirms Wilson’s new deal, 6-2

The Bulloch County Board of Education voted 6-2 last week to confirm a two-year contract extension with a 2.5 percent raise each year for Superintendent Charles Wilson.

June 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Storms drench Bulloch, hail reported

In less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, some parts of Bulloch County were drenched with up to two inches of rain.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man charged with kidnapping taxi driver

A man who kidnapped a taxi driver in Statesboro Tuesday is in jail, and police are still investigating reasons why the man hijacked the taxi at gunpoint.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A lifelong dream come true

Benita Palmer officially achieved her lifelong dream of home ownership with a simple signature.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


UPDATE: Runaway juvenile in custody and safe

According to Bulloch County Chief Deputy Jared Akins, runaway juvenile Lauryn Carswell, 15, has been located and is in custody and safe.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Naked man pulls gun on deputy

A naked man who called 911 to complain about being bitten, possibly by bugs, was arrested Monday after pulling a rifle on a sheriff's deputy.

June 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested for stealing, crashing crop sprayer

Two young men attending a graduation party Saturday night left the fun long enough to find themselves some trouble.

June 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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GSU and Ocean Exchange launch BIG Pitch

The BIG Pitch Competition announced Tuesday by Georgia Southern University and the Ocean Exchange may resemble the TV show "Shark Tank" but should be less ego-bruising.

June 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro man charged in child sex case

Statesboro police, working in conjunction with a federal agency, arrested a local man Friday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

June 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Unity service lays down a challenge

Click here to watch extended video of Sunday's unity service.

June 22, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Boys & Girls Club receiving major boosts

To continue supplying a budget for year-round activities while also mounting a multiyear capital campaign, adult leaders of the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County hope to call on established supporters and new funding sources.

June 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Boys & Girls Club hopes for new home

Shoe squeaks and shouts of boys and girls playing on a basketball court below could be heard from Mike Jones' loft office. Jones works inside the former clothing factory warehouse that is the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County's remaining usable building, a building it doesn't own.

June 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet death ruled a homicide

The June 6 death of Betty Jean King, 51, is now being investigated as a homicide, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.

June 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Fight leads to child molestation arrest

A fight Friday night between women gave deputies the information they needed to arrest one woman on child molestation and other charges, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office reported.

June 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


An emotional service brings people, faiths of Statesboro together

Prayer, hope, sadness and an overwhelming faith in the healing powers of God filled the Original First African Baptist Church Sunday evening, as local residents of all races came together at the Statesboro church for a community service of unity in the wake of the Charleston church shootings.

June 21, 2015 | | Local


Shakespeare is not dead in Statesboro

Something wicked this way comes - dropping limbs and hunting brains along the way.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


County commissioners: Tax increase may be unavoidable

Bulloch County commissioners haven't raised taxes since 2007, but that trend is likely to end in 2015.

June 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A golf prodigy

As the best golfers in the world battle it out for the U.S. Open championship today, a homegrown possible future star of the sport will take on some of the best young golfers in the country.

June 20, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


CST arrests four on meth charges

After responding to reports of a possible meth lab, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested three people June 11 and a fourth person Friday.

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Trashy problem creates dumpster dilemma

Bulloch County has a trashy problem, and it seems to be getting worse, according to one county official. People are dumping illegally at several unmanned dumpster sites, and it is costing county taxpayers.

June 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A really special camp

A camp for adolescents with disabilities run by a partnership between Georgia Southern University, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Therapy SPOT has turned out to be a winning combination for all involved.

June 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Excelsior EMC facing two lawsuits

Two class action lawsuits filed in Candler County in May against Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation seek compensation for capital credits not refunded to members, past and present.

June 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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