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Even more vigilant

Being a law enforcement officer is a dangerous occupation by nature, but following recent attacks on officers, simply going to work is becoming more of an emotional challenge.

July 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat settles into new neighborhood

As Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County looks forward to late summer, its recently relocated Spike's Habitat ReStore is teeming with customers every Friday and Saturday, and Habitat's 50th and 51st homes are almost ready to be occupied in downtown Statesboro's Blue Mile.

July 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tuesday runoff will decide three races

Voters Tuesday, along with those who have already voted during early voting the past three weeks, will decide who will be the next Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judge, the next Bulloch County Probate Court judge, and the next county commissioner in Seat 2A.

July 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagles to retain 2014 Sun Belt Championship

Earlier this month, the NCAA handed down sanctions to Georgia Southern's football program stemming from two separate incidents of academic impropriety during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

July 22, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Bulloch County Historical Society meeting Monday

The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, presenting the program, "Georgia's Crazy Days: The Three Governors Crisis," presented by Joe McGlamery. It will recount the free-for-all over who would be sworn into the governor's office in January 1947 after three men, Gov. Ellis Arnold, newly elected Lt. Gov. Melvin E. Thompson and Herman Talmadge, all claimed the right to take the state's top post.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


BOE undecided on what to do with $950K from old school

At its most recent meeting, the Bulloch County Board of Education remained undecided on what to do with $950,000 from the sale of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School campus.

July 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Verizon to give away 250 backpacks to area children

A local business is "giving back to the community" by offering free back-to-school backpacks for area children in need.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bryan withdraws from police chief search

Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan announced Thursday he is withdrawing his application seeking to be selected as the city's next police chief.

July 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City studying water bill credits

Will credits reducing the city of Statesboro's water bills extend to people who are either age 65 and older or have low incomes, or only to those who are both senior citizens and poor?

July 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inmate helps stricken guard

A prison work detail began as usual Monday morning, but an unexpected turn of events ended with a guard, experiencing a possible stroke, being airlifted to Savannah, thanks to a quick-thinking prison inmate who likely saved his life.

July 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Trump triumphs as GOP nominee

CLEVELAND - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

July 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Local


Agent: Crops need more rain

While some areas in and around Bulloch County have been blessed with ample rainfall this summer, others remain dry. The shortage of rain paired with intense heat over the stretch of several days can wreak havoc on local crops, according to Bulloch County Agriculture Extension Agent Bill Tyson.

July 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probate judge campaigns near $60,000

With more than $57,500 spent by five candidates in the race for Bulloch County probate judge, mainly by the two who are in Tuesday's runoff, the contest ranks well behind those for sheriff and Superior Court judge in campaign spending.

July 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


4-way stop near SEB takes effect

With the start of school approaching, parents and other drivers need to be aware of a new four-way stop near the Southeast Bulloch middle and high schools.

July 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Pokemon Go shows digital marketing power

Over the past week, downtown has been flooded with teenagers, college students and even some tech-savvy adults.

July 18, 2016 | | Local


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Blessing of the Harvest

Area farmers halted work briefly Friday morning to gather collectively for prayer and fellowship in a Blessing of the Harvest event at the Bulloch County ...

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


Old Sallie Z. cash goes to school facilities

After considering putting the money into the school system's general fund to partly offset deficit spending, the Bulloch County Board of Education voted last ...

August 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


It's official: Durden new OTC president

After serving as acting president of Ogeechee Technical College for the past month, Lori Durden has been named the new president of OTC. Commissioner Gretchen ...

August 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous ...

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J ...

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information ...

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


'‚ÄČ'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space ...

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Pep Rally is Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will celebrate the start of high school football season with local players, cheerleaders, coaches and bands at the annual Downtown ...

August 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head ...

August 03, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Only low-income seniors get city bill relief

New credits offsetting the $3.95 monthly storm water fee imposed on Statesboro residents last year and this year's $2 increase in monthly water ...

August 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman killed in dog attack

A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's pit bulldog.

August 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hudson resigns as Portal Elementary School principal

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul D. Hudson tendered his resignation Monday to the Bulloch County Board of Education, following his arrest Thursday night in Effingham ...

August 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON ahackle@statesboroherald.com; hbragg@ statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools begin new year

Monday, 10,073 students started classes in the Bulloch County Schools. First-day attendance last year was 9,683. Reported enrollment reached 10,370 students last ...

August 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cheeky Bliss expanding

Statesboro Mall's newest store Cheeky Bliss isn't actually new to the mall but has moved to a new location.

August 01, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth names Statesboro man new CEO

William T. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Directors of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that John Patrick "Pat" Calhoun will succeed William P. Spigener, Jr ...

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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