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Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres in a densely wooded area of rural southeast Georgia.

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local


Firefighters battle mulch blaze

Bulloch County firefighters battled a blaze at a mulch plant east of Brooklet for more than 12 hours on Wednesday.

March 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA - Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure alive for a possible vote by the full legislature before lawmakers adjourn for the year on Thursday.

March 28, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Confederate History and Heritage

A wreath-laying ceremony is set for Saturday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in front of the Confederate Memorial statue.

March 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE looks at ‘local values’ funding, raises

As the Bulloch County Board of Education begins to look at its budget for 2017-18, assigning money based on "local values" to even out and increase resources among the 15 schools is again under consideration.

March 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Third arrest made in March 9 murder

Statesboro police arrested a third man Friday who they say was involved in the March 9 shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments.

March 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DSDA glows Blue, 'Brick'

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's annual luncheon took on a strong Blue Mile tint this year, but with a stack of awards in the usual brick red.

March 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.

March 27, 2017 | | Local


Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the 2017 American Small Business Championship.

March 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS - Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

March 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


City and DOT respond to traffic signal issues

In November, a traffic signal on a second lane for left turns from Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as the U.S. 301 Bypass, onto Brannen Street was installed. The previously barred lane was repainted and opened to traffic.

March 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Legislative session nears end

ATLANTA - Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.

March 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


County seeks grant for new senior center

Bulloch County commissioners hope to win a grant that will fund construction of a new senior citizens center to be built adjacent to the former site of Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

March 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Admin chart for ‘new’ Georgia Southern unveiled

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has approved a new organizational chart for the top leadership of the new three-campus Georgia Southern University being ...

April 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet plans July Fourth parade

A newly formed foundation is planning a July Fourth parade in Brooklet and hopes to encourage participants - and attendees - from all over Bulloch and surrounding ...

April 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$10,000 reward offered in Register fire

Although the cause of a fire that destroyed the town hall building in Register Sunday was ruled "undetermined," a $10,000 reward is offered for ...

April 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Why so many nurses get hurt on the job

"I think in every job there are hidden risks," said Paige Cummings, director of the Athens Nurses Clinic. These are perils "that people in that ...

April 11, 2017 | By NAOMI THOMAS Georgia Health News | Local


Register fire cause ‘undetermined’

The cause of a fire Sunday that consumed the Register Town Hall has been ruled, so far, undetermined, said Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey.

April 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City budget retreat Friday

Statesboro City Council will hold its annual budget "retreat," to hear requests from departments and funded agencies and projections from the city manager and finance ...

April 11, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Next week the big one in ABC contest

Next week will bring the long-awaited news of whether Statesboro wins a prize of $1 million, $2 million or even $3 million in the America ...

April 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State fire marshal investigating cause of Register Town Hall fire

The state fire marshal will return today to continue an investigation of the early-morning blaze that destroyed the Register Town Hall.

April 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Twin City death ruled a homicide

The death of a Twin City man whose body was found Sunday has been ruled a homicide.

April 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Synovus rebrand takes full effect in 2018

Founded in Statesboro in 1901, Sea Island Bank will be rebranded as Synovus in 2018.

April 10, 2017 | | Local


Ralph Cowart earns prestigious health care credential

Ralph E. Cowart Jr., ALA-NBC, Administrator/Co-Owner of Southern Manor Retirement Inn, The Gardens at Southern Manor, Lakeview Manor & Southern Manor Companion Care in Statesboro ...

April 10, 2017 | | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me - Tuesdays only now

For the past two months, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to join me ...

April 10, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Sunday morning fire destroys Register Town Hall

Fire destroyed the Register Town Hall early Sunday morning in a blaze Bulloch County Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said could be arson. "We aren't ...

April 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holy Week midday services planned

With Easter Sunday coming up next week, a collection of local churches each will host a mid-day Holy Week Worship event they hope brings people ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Eating and cooking healthier

For the past six years, the Statesboro Food Bank and students majoring in Nutrition at Georgia Southern have collaborated in providing demonstrations on how to ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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