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Annual event helps ‘wounded warriors’

The Wounded Warriors Retreat will hold its Sixth Annual Sportsman's Banquet and Auction at Beaver Creek Plantation in Twin City on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Swainsboro Rotary Club and the Emanuel County Sportsman's Club and raises funds to support wounded military veterans and their families through hunting and fishing events.

September 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


BOE accepts partial grant for $1M Cedarwood renovations

The Bulloch County Board of Education accepted a state grant Thursday that will pay 80 percent of roughly $1 million worth of repairs and renovations on the portion of the old Julia P. Bryant School used by the Cedarwood GNETS program.

September 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter 'country doctor' retiring

Over 30 years of practice as one of Metter's most beloved "country doctors" draws to a close as Dr. Gary Branch announces his retirement due to health concerns.

September 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Trail Life USA meeting Monday

Trail Life USA, Troop GA-3252, sponsored by Statesboro's First Baptist Church, kicks off a new year with the first night set for Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Kidz Place at First Baptist Church. The troop meets every Monday night and the month of September is active recruitment month across the nation for Trail Life USA.

September 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Power companies: Bulloch service fully restored

Both Georgia Power and Excelsior EMC reported restoration of electrical service to all power-ready customers in Bulloch County as of Friday afternoon.

September 15, 2017 | | Local


Keeping the Memory Alive in Georgia

The sister of a man killed near Swainsboro in 2002 is planning an event in hopes that it will raise awareness of unsolved murders and other questionable deaths.

September 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Governor hopefuls to speak at Bulloch Democrats Gala

Two women vying to be Georgia's next governor, former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans, are slated to speak to Bulloch County Democrats at their annual gala Saturday.

September 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


More than $1.1 million ABC winnings now in hands of Blue Mile Foundation

After receiving $1.12 million in America's Best Communities winnings transferred from the Averitt Center last month, the new Blue Mile Foundation Inc. reports that planning for South Main Street redevelopment work is underway on several fronts.

September 14, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Riverkeeper volunteer of year

When Charlie Martin became involved earlier this year in a community protest against a proposed landfill site in his neighborhood, he never dreamed it would lead to something more.

September 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Excelsior EMC down to 220 customers out

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Excelsior EMC reported that line crews had reduced the Hurricane Irma outages in the electric cooperative's eight-county service area to those affecting 220 member customers.

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Power outages continue to drop in Georgia after Irma

ATLANTA - The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least two lives.

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State’s uninsured rate drops

Georgia's uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Georgia Power not promising 100% restoration Friday

When Matt Sawhill, incoming Statesboro area manager for Georgia Power, said Tuesday he would expect "a hundred percent" restoration of power to customers in Bulloch County by Friday, he was colloquially expressing confidence, not promising 100 percent.

September 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma not as bad here as Matthew

Some homes were damaged, but far fewer. Power outages affected most of the local population, but line crews made rapid progress Monday and Tuesday. No lives were reported lost here as a direct result of the storm.

September 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two charged; stolen ATVs, gun, motorcycles recovered

A man arrested in Chatham County on drug charges is also wanted in Bulloch County for the theft of several ATVS, motorcycles and construction tools, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

September 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Jobs are available in Ga. prison system

The Georgia Department of Corrections struggles to fill some of its more than 11,000 employee positions statewide and also has an interest in preparing ...

October 02, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Sheriff’s deputies investigate aggravated assault

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies responded Sunday to a reported aggravated assault incident where two victims were injured, according to preliminary reports.

October 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - DeWitt, Darley merge insurance agencies

Bryan Darley, owner of Darley Insurance Agency has merged his agency with DeWitt Insurance Agency of Statesboro. The new company is now named DeWitt-Darley Insurance ...

October 02, 2017 | | Local


Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a ...

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art ...

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the ...

September 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers ...

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to ...

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off ...

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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