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New alcohol ordinance takes effect Friday

Statesboro's new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, most provisions of which take effect Friday, requires that owners of bars and restaurants maintain order in and around their establishments or risk probationary measures or revocation of their licenses.

June 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmate dies while exercising in dorm

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmate died Tuesday after passing out during exercise inside the facility.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Play highlights Historical Society meeting

A young Southern belle, a feisty hellfire-and-brimstone preacher and a few other "ghosts" from Bulloch County's rich historical past graced the Bulloch County Historical Society's 42nd annual meeting Monday night as local actors performed a locally written play.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect arrested in June 1 robbery

Statesboro police arrested a man on Sunday who is suspected in an armed robbery committed June 1.

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Great Dane looking to hire 100

Great Dane Trailers in Statesboro is ramping up its operations and will hold a job fair Tuesday to help hire 100 employees. The additional employees will raise the total number in the plant to more than 650.

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man, 19, arrested after Morris Heights shooting

A 19-year-old Statesboro man was arrested early Monday morning after a shooting at Morris Heights Apartments.

June 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


A Smith & Wasden store opens in Statesboro

Have you seen one of those "Wing Man" shirts with a proud Labrador retriever watching ducks fly over?

June 27, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Suspect sought in The Country Store armed robbery

The armed robbery of a local neighborhood convenience store was more than just a robbery, it was an invasion of a family oriented business, and the owner hopes the community will help catch the person responsible.

June 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bragg Motor Service marks 60 years in business

Friday, Bragg Motor Service on Northside Drive West in Statesboro will celebrate 60 years in business. The company was founded by husband and wife team Jack and Ruth Bragg, who along with two of their children remain active in the business.

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Art in photography

Knee-deep in a southeast Georgia swamp, a woman wades through the water all alone.

June 26, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


New state laws kick in July 1

ATLANTA - The month of July kicks off the new year for state government. It's also the first effective day for dozens of laws passed by the General Assembly.

June 25, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Probate judge candidates ready for runoff

With the Bulloch County probate judge runoff just a few weeks away, two local candidates are hoping to keep the fires burning.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission hopefuls set for July 26

While only residents living in half of Bulloch County will find candidates for the Bulloch County Commission District 2A race on their ballots, the candidates themselves hope those residents will take the time to get out and vote.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Superior Court judge candidates campaigning hard

While campaigning hard in their race to become the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's newest Superior Court judge, and both sounding optimistic, Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew contend with dreary projections for turnout in the July 26 runoff.

June 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


With Marsh, Statesboro keeps voice on Regents

Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment Friday of lawyer Laura Taulbee Marsh to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia means that the 12th District seat on the board will continue to be held by a Statesboro resident.

June 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Wetmore to be city manager Sept. 1

Randy Wetmore is expected to move from Iowa to be Statesboro's city manager beginning Sept. 1, after a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Emanuel drive-by shooting leaves one dead; one injured

A drive-by shooting in Swainsboro Monday left one person dead and another injured, said Emanuel County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rocky Davis.

July 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


19-year-old arrested in gang-related attack

A gang-related confrontation between teenagers at Park Place Apartments on Saturday ended with one 19-year-old and a younger juvenile under arrest.

July 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Unity through protest

In the wake of tragic shootings last week in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota, hundreds of people didn't let oppressive heat and humidity on Saturday ...

July 11, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Plank & Tile: It's cool

The owners of Plank & Tile want to make their 8,500-square-foot showroom on U.S. Highway 301 South a destination for homeowners and designers, while ...

July 11, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Famous in Athens, Little Italy to open in Boro

If you have spent any time in Athens, chances are you have eaten at the legendary Little Italy Pizzeria downtown.

July 11, 2016 | | Local


Dr. Horace Deal honored for philanthropy

Dr. Horace Deal of Southeastern Eyecare Clinics was named one of 59 Philanthropists of the Year by Optometry Giving Sight for his 10 years of ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Old Sallie Z. School sold

The Bulloch County Board of Education recently sold the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School on East Jones Avenue at Gentilly Road for $1 million to ...

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


City manager hiring decision expected Tuesday

Statesboro City Council has a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, when a decision to hire a new city manager is expected.

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Silent No More'

The Bulloch County NAACP will lead a "Silent No More" protest march Saturday in Statesboro at 5:30 p.m.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register looks to Brooklet for police

Brooklet Police soon may enter into a partnership with the Town of Register to bring back a police presence, said Register Mayor Barbara Rushing.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven Co. sex offender back in jail

A Screven County man who was removed from the registered sex offender's list three years ago was arrested a second time Monday on child ...

July 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NCAA finds GS football infractions

The NCAA announced Thursday an investigation into Georgia Southern football found several violations relating to academics.

July 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


New GS president praises ‘campus carry’ veto

New Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD., who recently arrived from Texas where he publicly opposed legislation allowing guns to be carried on college ...

July 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DA drops indictments against trucking company

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden will not prosecute a transportation company indicted earlier this year in the deaths of five Georgia Southern University ...

July 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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