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Ga. elections chief plans changes after security issues

ATLANTA - Georgia's top elections official stood out by refusing help from the Department of Homeland Security last August amid national concerns about the integrity of U.S. elections.

July 15, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Family YMCA hiring, renovating

As construction workers knock out portions of walls so large windows can be installed, the building still looks more like the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School gym than the new Statesboro Family YMCA wellness center. But the Y has started hiring staff toward a predicted fall opening.

July 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


School board formally seeks ESPLOST election

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved a resolution Thursday calling for a five-year, $52 million extension of the ESPLOST. Next, the Board of Elections will receive the request to call a Nov. 7 special election.

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro pharmacy settles over alleged violations

Alleged employee theft of drugs led to a Statesboro pharmacy recently settling with the United States government regarding accusations of violating the Controlled Substances Act, said Lehman Franklin, attorney representing the owners of Medical Center Pharmacies in Statesboro.

July 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Blues marching to fund big trip

The Bulloch Blues Marching Band, combining the Portal Middle High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School bands, is awaiting an invitation to perform in a Washington, D.C., parade in April, a trip that could cost more than $100,000.

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Multiple charges after bus chase

A shoplifting suspect who led law enforcement on a three-county chase Wednesday while driving an older model school bus, is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, as well as shoplifting, said Toombs County Sheriff Alvie (Junior) Kight.

July 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Funny money in Statesboro?

Taking a closer look at your cash might be a good idea since reports of counterfeit money have surfaced recently in the Statesboro area.

July 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Troopers shoot bus tires to stop fleeing suspect

Georgia state troopers in Metter stopped a fleeing shoplifting suspect Wednesday by shooting out the tires of the school bus he was driving.

July 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Double trouble

A Brooklet man who was arrested for assaulting another man and stealing his vehicle Saturday found more trouble after he attacked an inmate at the Bulloch County Jail, breaking his jaw.

July 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE set to vote on $52 million ESPLOST proposal

The Bulloch County Board of Education is slated to vote on a resolution Thursday evening calling for renewal of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for five years with a referendum Nov. 7.

July 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern wins $1.3 million grant to clinics

A $1.3 million federal grant will allow Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing to put nurse practitioner students to work in paid trainee positions with five health care center organizations in southeastern Georgia.

July 11, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Medicaid adjustment benefit? Bill could give break to Georgia

Tucked inside the U.S. Senate health care bill is a little-discussed provision that could benefit Georgia, according to a conservative organization.

July 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Time for Bulloch to 'Stuff the Bus'

For the fourth consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for their annual "Stuff the Bus" back-to-school supply drive.

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Ronald Adams refocusing Honda dealership

In 1969, when Ronald and Sally Adams opened their Honda Motorcycle dealership, they never imagined the ride that was in store.

July 10, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Elder abuse in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia state agencies have ramped up efforts to crack down on elder abuse, with law enforcement training and a tougher criminal code.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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Second arrest in captive rape incident

Statesboro police detectives arrested a second man Thursday in connection to the reported rape of a woman who said she was abducted in Florida and ...

July 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


RV camping coming to Evans County Public Fishing Area

With 84-acre Bidd Sands Lake behind them, officials ceremonially broke ground Wednesday for the $1 million first phase of a potential $2 million project that ...

July 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged in rape; victim held captive

A missing persons call from a Florida resident Tuesday led Statesboro police to arrest a man on rape charges.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


It’s going to get muddy

With wet weather expected for the next seven days, area residents living in or who travel dirt roads should expect hazardous conditions.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Charges filed in three-county chase

A man arrested Tuesday after a three-county motorcycle chase was riding a bike stolen from North Dakota, police said.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Hall has detour pending porch repair

Yellow caution tape, orange cones and a detour sign warn visitors away from the front porch of Statesboro City Hall as employees of a building ...

July 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man arrested after chase

A traffic stop attempt by Metter police Tuesday sparked a three-county motorcycle chase, ending in a crash and the subsequent arrest of a Portal man.

July 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 mayors up as Bulloch’s 4 towns face elections

All four towns in Bulloch County are scheduled to hold elections for council seats Nov. 7, but only Register and Statesboro have mayors up for ...

July 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Teachers back; parents can meet them Thursday

The Bulloch County Schools are inviting parents and students to meet their teachers during open house events on all 15 campuses Thursday evening, before the ...

July 25, 2017 | | Local


Johnson leaves top state NAACP post

After stepping down Saturday as president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, a post he held for almost four years, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys ...

July 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


3 charged with firing guns under river bridge

Three men who were reportedly firing guns underneath a Highway 301 North bridge Sunday while people swam in the river nearby face drug and other ...

July 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'One Voice' offers evening of hope with free event

Several voices are coming together Friday at 7 p.m. at the Statesboro High School football field with a single message: "One voice makes a ...

July 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: The State of Bar-B-Q in the Boro is strong

Nothing screams "Southern" more than Bar-B-Q. Long before Statesboro was famous for its Eagles, it was known as the Bar-B-Q Capital of the South. In ...

July 24, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Georgia senators reviewing corporate, personal tax breaks

ATLANTA - A Georgia Senate committee is beginning what could be a years-long study of the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks given to ...

July 22, 2017 | | Local


Mixed message from Milestones

The percentage of students in the Bulloch County Schools meeting proficiency levels on the Georgia Milestones tests improved in 15 of 30 tested subjects and ...

July 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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