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Half of Bulloch schools gain on state report

On Georgia's main scorecard of school performance, the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the Bulloch County Schools' overall gains for 2016-2017 exceeded the average improvement for school systems statewide by one-tenth of a point.

November 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


CrossRoads member doesn’t know ‘slow’

Since he was 10, Ken Jackson has never lacked employment and said he usually has more than one job going at any given time. Jackson, who is one of the newest realtors added to the team of Statesboro Properties, also owns and operates Leap Joy Inflatables and works fulltime at Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control.

November 10, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


International Festival at Mill Creek Saturday

No passport is needed for the 12th annual International Festival at Mill Creek Regional Park today, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


City merges utility departments

The city of Statesboro has merged its Water-Wastewater and Natural Gas departments into a single Public Utilities Department under one director.

November 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local Habitat for Humanity names a new director

Bulloch County Habitat for Humanity is welcoming a new director to lead the charity organization, and Robin Diaz hopes to continue helping less fortunate citizens to become owners of their own homes.

November 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Walker leads SEB to playoffs

Not only is his last name Walker, but he wears number 34, plays running back and plays in the state of Georgia. So as Southeast Bulloch senior Chase Walker got close, it seemed only inevitable that he would not only "chase" the legendary Herschel Walker, but catch him as well.

November 09, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY Herald Writer | Local


School lockdown was for routine safety sweep

While reports of a lockdown at William James Middle School may have alarmed some parents Thursday morning, the reason for the lockdown was merely a routine safety sweep.

November 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holiday food drive seeks donated foods

While holidays are filled with loaded tables and festivities for many, some families are not so blessed. Area residents have the opportunity to help those less fortunate by participating in a holiday meal drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas, said Alex Smith, county coordinator for Bulloch County Concerted Services, Inc.

November 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Survey finds Georgia employers have health costs below average

Georgia employers' health care costs are lower than the national average, a recent survey has found.

November 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Veterans Day program Saturday

The "Music of World War I" Veterans Day observance, featuring professional performers and hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

November 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro firefighters support coworker with fundraisers

Coworkers of a Statesboro Fire Department firefighter battling a recent diagnosis of leukemia are banding together to help raise funds and support their fellow firefighter.

November 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


McCollar makes history

Around the time the outcome became certain, cheers from Jonathan McCollar's watch party, turned victory party, at Luetta Moore Park could be heard back at the election office in the County Annex off North Main Street.

November 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter police chief fired

Former Metter police chief Mack Seckinger will have an opportunity to appeal his recent termination before the city council, Metter City Manager Mandy Cody said Tuesday.

November 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Armed robbery suspects caught

A victim identified two suspects in an armed robbery Sunday night after they were quickly apprehended by police.

November 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local suspect charged in sexual battery case

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Monday on sexual battery charges.

November 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Deputies seek man who fled traffic stop

Sheriff's deputies issued warrants Thursday for a man who fled after an attempted traffic stop.

November 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mill Creek student removed from school

According to Hayley Greene, public relations and marketing specialist for Bulloch County Schools, about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a teacher at Mill Creek overheard ...

November 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Last chance to enter for chance at $100 Visa Gift Card

Thanks to all of you who already have taken the time to fill out our survey asking you for some opinions about the Statesboro Herald ...

November 30, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Open Hearts to dedicate shelter

Six years after the idea was born to help Statesboro's homeless, the Open Hearts Community Mission homeless shelter is open for business.

November 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Study: Rural nurses need more authority

A Senate study committee Monday recommended Georgia allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) broader medical authority if they work in rural, underserved counties.

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


Zoning pits charities against meadery

Like many zoning disputes, the one over the proposed Five Hives & Vines meadery involves neighbors with conflicting wishes. But in the case of Five Hives ...

November 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two GSU students killed in crash

Two Georgia Southern University students were killed Sunday morning in a head-on collision in Laurens County.

November 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wrestling, dinner and a toy drive for Christmas

A Christmas toy drive with a twist offers the chance to help less fortunate children while enjoying a meal and entertainment.

November 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Adrian Peterson back at Paulson to address graduates

If you plan on attending Georgia Southern University's fall graduation at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, you are officially advised to arrive early ...

November 27, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man crashes in Claxton after high-speed chase

A man driving a reportedly stolen car led law enforcement on a high-speed, cross-county chase Friday, but was arrested after crashing into the woods.

November 27, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Leadership Southeast Georgia announces 2018 class

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a premier regional leadership development program, recently announced 30 program participants were named from across the region for its class of 2018.

November 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Smoothie King brings fresh blends to Statesboro

Decades ago, Statesboro native Lee Barnes and his wife Amy fell in love with Smoothie King while living in Atlanta. Amy struggles with chronic food ...

November 27, 2017 | | Local


Holiday Celebration this First Friday downtown

With Friday being Dec. 1, the month isn't waiting to have a Downtown Statesboro First Friday event, and the Holiday Celebration usually draws one ...

November 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Hand bell choir set to perform

Silver bells, silver bells. … Four church handbell choirs are getting ready to perform as one. … It's Christmas time in the Boro.

November 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

ATLANTA - A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States ...

November 24, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


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