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Lee-Jackson Banquet set for Saturday

The 2016 Lee-Jackson Banquet, hosted by the Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at R.J.s Grill on South Main Street in Statesboro.

January 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


President search at GSU still on course

With at least 25 strongly interested candidates so far, the search remains on track to have Georgia Southern University's next president in place by July 1, said Dr. Stephen Vives, who chairs the campus search committee.

January 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A life-saving move

Beverly Harris moved to Statesboro recently from Tennessee. Last month, she began to experience shortness of breath, fatigue and an inability to do the things she used to do.

January 07, 2016 | By SCOTT LARSON Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested after police smell marijuana

The smell of marijuana emanating from a car near a Fair Road restaurant Tuesday night led to a struggle, then a wanted man's arrest.

January 06, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch sheriff will not seek re-election

After four terms as sheriff of Bulloch County and more than 30 years with the Sheriff's Office, Lynn Anderson told the Statesboro Herald Wednesday he would not seek another term and is retiring.

January 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alleged gang members face drug charges

A call about a domestic disturbance on New Year's Eve led local law enforcement officers to the discovery of several drugs at an off-campus apartment near Georgia Southern University.

January 05, 2016 | | Local


New council faces old issue: alcohol

Statesboro City Council began 2016 with the swearing-in of three members, two of them new. But an old issue, alcoholic beverage regulation, was back on the agenda Tuesday and will be for several upcoming meetings.

January 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former councilman pleads not guilty to extortion charges

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted on Dec. 3 on charges of attempted extortion, pleaded not guilty Tuesday during arraignment in federal court. He was released on a $50,000 signature bond, secured by his personal property.

January 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in alleged armed robbery attempt

A man was shot in the hand Sunday during an alleged armed robbery off Robin Hood Trail.

January 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Unlikely duo forms bond

A new year with goals and resolutions like lose a few pounds, join a gym, stop smoking, write a book: Most people set goals or at least contemplate them, but many abandon their dreams rather quickly. Two men in Statesboro, an unlikely pair, are determined, however, to "never give up" on their goal.

January 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


New council members ready to 'move forward'

"It's a good opportunity to put the past behind us and move forward," said Sam Lee Jones, who will be sworn in Tuesday as Statesboro City Council member from District 2. Jeff Yawn will be sworn in as the new member from District 3.

January 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Looking back at 2015 and some predictions

What a year 2015 has been.

January 04, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro's 'Biggest Loser'

With the season's first episode set to air at 9 p.m. Monday, Statesboro resident Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison cannot reveal how much weight she loses on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." But she can tell us how much confidence she gained.

January 03, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


'A true American hero'

A river of emotion flowed through Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as one of Statesboro's own hometown heroes, Special Agent Staff Sgt. Chester JaMicheal McBride III, was lain to rest.

January 03, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Artifacts from Confederate gunship returned to river

SAVANNAH - Leather boots, the hilts of swords - even a stray earring - were among the nearly 30,000 artifacts recovered this fall from the wreckage of the sunken ironclad Confederate gunship CSS Georgia.

January 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Innovative educator to offer MLK keynote address at GSU

Georgia Southern will welcome Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, to campus for the university's 2016 ...

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Super Bowl 50: Denver vs. Carolina

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl - which many expect to be the final game ...

January 24, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


History preserved in Statesboro

Only long-time residents are familiar with "old Statesboro," where much of the town's current business district was nothing but woods and farmland. Where Buckhead ...

January 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


BCSO Sgt. Noel Brown to run for sheriff’s position

A second officer with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking election as sheriff.

January 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal High athletes and fans to get new digs

Bulloch County Schools officials and Pope Construction Co. are set to break ground Friday on $999,644 in new sports support buildings at Portal Middle ...

January 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 charged in jail drug smuggling

A woman who attempted to sneak drugs to a Bulloch County Jail inmate is now behind bars in the same facility. The inmate to whom ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Legal assistant enters race for probate judge seat

Three decades of experience working in the legal field and her "love for people" are what drive Lorna DeLoach to seek election as Bulloch County ...

January 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council acts on ‘Blue Mile’ plans, public and private

Several Statesboro City Council actions this week dealt with the Blue Mile corridor. The council moved money to pay an engineering firm for work on ...

January 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New mayor pro tem publishes book

Statesboro City Councilman Travis Chance from District 5 is off to a busy start in 2016. Besides being chosen by the council as mayor pro ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Local veteran pursues probate judge seat

With a degree in legal studies and law school aspirations, Desert Storm and Iraq war veteran Lonnie Ellis feels his Bulloch County roots and involvement ...

January 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Preserving recipes of the past for the future

"Thoroughly whipped cream cheese."

January 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


ArtsFest cancelled – or is it?

Georgia Southern University's art department announced earlier this month that it will no longer host the ArtsFest, which provided a spring day of senses-filling ...

January 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Futch to seek re-election as coroner

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Wednesday he plans to run for a fifth term in office.

January 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wanted Florida man captured in Bulloch

A man wanted in Florida for shooting a family dog was captured Tuesday night when a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy used a tag reader ...

January 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police detective to run for probate judge seat

Banking on what he calls a multifaceted law enforcement career, police Detective Kevin Wadley says he feels his experience will serve Bulloch County residents well ...

January 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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