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‘Shaggy’ law enforcement

If you notice Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and Statesboro Police Department officers looking a little shaggy, they are in no way slacking off on their duties. In fact, just the opposite.

November 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Gattos file suit against city

A lawsuit filed Oct. 26 by attorneys for the parents of Michael Joseph Gatto, who was 18 when he died after being punched unconscious by a bouncer at the Rude Rudy's nightclub, means a jury may eventually be asked to assign a dollar value to Gatto's life and decide whether the city of Statesboro shares the blame.

November 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police investigating fatal shooting at Park Place

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Statesboro man Friday night at Park Place Apartments.

November 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch early voting sets record

Bulloch County has established a new record for voting prior to the final Election Day. More than 39 percent of the county's 34,865 active registered voters had voted early or returned paper absentee ballots by 5 p.m. Friday.

November 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DNR: Captured bear was euthanized, not relocated

A black bear trapped Wednesday night after visiting a Bulloch County home four nights in a row was euthanized, not released near Macon, as was the original plan.

November 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


FEMA Disaster Recovery Center open 3 days

Bulloch County residents affected by Hurricane Matthew will have the chance to meet one-on-one with Federal Emergency Management Agency associates today through Monday to register for aid.

November 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Allen campaigns despite unseen challenger

Although his general election challenger's effort amounts to little more than having her name on the ballot, U.S. Rep. Rick Allen made a 10-day campaign bus tour to all 19 counties of the 12th Congressional District.

November 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Mischievious bear caught

The third time might be a charm, but the fourth night a male black bear visited a home near Statesboro, it meant capture.

November 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect arrested taking photos at school

A man using a false name who was reportedly taking unauthorized photos at a local middle school was arrested on charges of simple assault and disrupting a public school.

November 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Best work of local artists on display at Averitt

The Statesboro Regional Art Association's Juried Exhibit opens to the public Thursday in the Averitt Center's Main Gallery.

November 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Early voter turnout record remains in reach

Thursday and Friday are the last two days for in-person advanced voting before Tuesday's election, with races from president down to county commissioner. Bulloch County has two locations open for voting this week, and despite an off day Saturday, early-voting turnout is within reach of a new record.

November 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Curious bear visiting Bulloch home

Biologists with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources set a trap on Wednesday hoping to catch a mischievous black bear that has been wreaking havoc around a home off Highway 67, south of Statesboro.

November 02, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GATA Cast - Nov. 2, 2016 - Interview with Eagles radio voice Danny Reed

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

November 02, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Brooklet City Council holds called meeting

A personnel matter involving a Brooklet police officer will be the reason for a special called meeting of the Brooklet City Council Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at Brooklet City Hall.

November 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City: Hurricane debris ‘first round’ half cleared

After working overtime and with added personnel for more than three weeks, Statesboro's yard waste crews are half done with the first round of removing Hurricane Matthew debris piled along the streets and rights of way, city officials said Tuesday.

November 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Local charity seeking support

The folks behind the annual "Feed the Boro" Thanksgiving meal event need to know where to send delicious holiday meals to those who may not ...

November 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa's Toy Run set for Saturday

Santa will be in town Saturday, parading through downtown Statesboro with over 100 motorcycles as he gathers gifts for less fortunate children. The jolly old ...

November 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Nov. 16, 2016 - GSU basketball coach Mark Byington discusses upcoming season

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

November 17, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Blue Mile Gateway project launched

Statesboro, Bulloch County and Georgia Southern University community leaders gathered at little Jones Lane Park across from the university's historic Southern Drive entrance at ...

November 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Historic ag warehouses to make way for expanded AgSouth corporate HQ

Tuesday evening actions by Statesboro City Council clear the way for major business developments by AgSouth Farm Credit and J.C. Lewis Ford.

November 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in Park Place killing

Police arrested a second man charged with murder in the Nov. 4 deadly shooting at Park Place Apartments.

November 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'A Christmas Carol Ballet'

The Statesboro Youth Ballet is trying something a little different this year in hopes of establishing a new holiday tradition.

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former principal gets 15 years

The former principal of Portal Elementary School pled guilty last week to charges relating to his solicitation of sex from an undercover agent posing as ...

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PIT maneuver stops high-speed chase

Georgia State Patrol troopers arrested an Augusta man Saturday in Evans County after a high-speed chase that started in Bulloch County and reached 150 mph.

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nov. 30 the deadline to kick storm debris to the curb

Department heads in charge of storm debris removal for Bulloch County and the city of Statesboro say residents have until Nov. 30 to place debris ...

November 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Dad guilty in death of son left in SUV

BRUNSWICK - A Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car was convicted of murder Monday by a jury ...

November 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Can't get to an errand? The Mocks can help

How many times have you been overwhelmed at work and needed to run a quick errand?

November 14, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Matthew hits Bulloch pecan crop hard

In Bulloch and surrounding counties, Hurricane Matthew caused lasting damage to pecan orchards and put a Grinch-like whammy on what promised to be a fine ...

November 12, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Recreation Department football - Proving they belong

Shoulder pads, cleats and grass-stained uniforms usually bring to mind sweaty boys playing football, but this past season, two Bulloch County girls tackled and kicked ...

November 12, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


SHS head football coach resigns

Following a program-worst 0-10 season and a three-year stretch in which Statesboro High School won only four games, head football coach Steve Pennington resigned Friday.

November 11, 2016 | | Local


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