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Lawmakers await Deal's 'campus carry' decision

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal could deal another major blow to conservatives in the Republican-dominated Legislature as lawmakers await his decision on another controversial piece of legislation: a bill to allow college and university students ages 21 and up to carry a concealed handgun on campus with a permit.

April 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census figures show.

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ward's growing in Statesboro

After outgrowing a smaller shop in Brooklet in about a year's time, Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks moved in January to a larger, established shop on U.S. Highway 301 South, next door to J.C. Lewis Ford in Statesboro. An open house event is scheduled for April 30.

April 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners plan Gentilly Gardens upgrades

Gentilly Gardens, an assisted living and memory care facility on Gentilly Road, was acquired last week by local entrepreneurs Ralph Cowart and Alan Skipper.

April 04, 2016 | | Local


Faith's place in the modern world

Representatives from four world religions took part in a panel discussion in the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University last week for the annual "Hot Wings and Hot Topics" event, where students and audience members dined on free wings and delved into contemporary and sometimes controversial religious subjects.

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


Local Ferst Foundation chapter raises $1,600 to send books to area children

More than $1,660 worth of raffle tickets were sold to support the Bulloch County chapter of the Ferst Foundation, an organization that mails new books free of charge to children from birth until 5 years of age.

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High School senior receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Ashley Patrick, a senior at Southeast Bulloch High School, has received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award recognizes Americans, like Patrick, who have devoted significant amounts of time to serving their communities and country. She was nominated for the national honor in September by SEBHS faculty.

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ireland’s Easter Rising explored by GSU researchers

One hundred years ago this April and May, the Easter Rising, a short-lived and cruelly suppressed rebellion in Ireland against rule by Great Britain, generated headlines and mixed feelings in Savannah, with its significant Irish population.

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate forum set for April 19

Political candidates seeking election in three local races will face off Tuesday, April 19 in a debate held at Ogeechee Technical College in the Joseph Kennedy Building auditorium.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names new leader

Paul Theriot Jr. was named chief executive officer of East Georgia Regional Medical Center and will assume leading the hospital starting April 25.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah Ave. on schedule

With water and sewer mains completed, the city's $1.85 million, multifaceted project on Savannah Avenue remains on schedule for a June 19 completion date, says Stateboro's city engineer. But motorists and residents should expect more disruptions yet.

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Veteran touts relationship skills in seeking commission seat

Bulloch County resident Gerald P. Fleming, Sr., Capt. USCG (ret), said he feels his experiences with strong personal and business relationships would be an asset if he is elected to Bulloch County Commission Seat 2A.

April 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Watching like a hawk

A pair of wild red-shouldered hawks that took up residence at the Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education are expecting babies – and you can watch them hatch.

April 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen: Veterans should have pass to see any doctor

Speaking to military veterans in Statesboro, Congressman Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th, said that veterans should receive a card good for immediate, government-funded medical care with any physician. He agreed with veterans who say that the current Veterans Choice Program doesn't work.

March 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Death ruled accidental drowning

A man whose body was found in a Statesboro pond Sunday was the victim of an accidental drowning, police said.

March 31, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Probate judge candidates tout qualifications

What would candidates for probate judge debate, anyway? Officially, Tuesday evening's event was a forum, and the five candidates for judge of the Bulloch ...

April 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Superior court judge candidates make pitches

About 250 citizens heard from three candidates seeking the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit superior court judge seat during Tuesday night's candidate forum at Ogeechee Technical ...

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates talk issues at forum

Two of the three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff fielded questions about special units, deputy safety and the importance of educational ...

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet bank robbery suspect in custody; was unarmed

An elderly man reportedly attempted to rob a Brooklet bank Tuesday morning, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating, said GBI Special Agent-in-charge ...

April 19, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


FBI honors fallen hero

The family of a fallen local hero was gifted Monday with the presentation of an American flag that was flown in his honor over the ...

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alzheimer's educational series begins Wednesday at Willow Pond

The Alzheimer's Association's three-part special educational series, "Living with Middle Stage Dementia," begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Willow Pond Senior ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police investigating shots fired at local apartment complex

After repeated reports of gunfire at a local apartment complex, Statesboro police investigators are asking for the public's help in finding out who is ...

April 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Manufacturing key part of Bulloch economy

Every year local and state leaders set aside a week to recognize the impact manufacturing has on the Georgia economy.

April 18, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Great Dane, indeed

Four years after opening, Great Dane Trailers' Statesboro plant has surpassed the 500-employee mark. So, when selected as the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year nominee ...

April 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspicious bathroom incident ends in arrest

Two men in one bathroom for more than 30 minutes prompted a local store clerk to call police, and one of the men was arrested ...

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Day trippin' to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

While there are plenty of attractions and activities in Bulloch County, one of the great things about living here are that there are many more ...

April 17, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Campaign signs litter landscape

Signs, signs, everywhere signs –proof that election time is drawing closer and candidates are fighting for attention and votes. While some may be tired of ...

April 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


When home sewer failure results in street repairs

When she pays her latest plumbing bill, Azalea Drive resident Sue Smith will have spent more than $4,000 in the past two years to ...

April 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Nepal documentary wins Statesboro Film Festival

A documentary about Nepal earthquakes and their aftermath during spring, 2015, took top honors Friday night during the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cody hired as Metter city manager

Mandi Cody will be leaving as planning and development director for the city of Statesboro to start as Metter's city manager May 2.

April 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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