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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


AgSouth Farm Credit celebrating 100 years of service

AgSouth Farm Credit, as part of the national Farm Credit System, is celebrating 100 years of service to agriculture and rural communities throughout this month.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Knife skills, gardening and looking the part

In just two weeks, I'll have under my belt my first semester of culinary school. I've never been more interested to learn. In the classroom and the kitchen, I'm like a ravenous animal, hungry for every crumb of knowledge I can swallow. Already, my mind has been exposed to so many new concepts: I've been introduced to French words and techniques like "tourne" and "concasse," each referring to a different classic knife cut. In response to my instructors, I've replaced the phrase "Yes, ma'am" and "Yes, sir" with a lively "Yes, chef!"

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Room to improve

After a lifelong struggle with a debilitating disease, Sylvania woman April Myles had to move in with her mother. However, their small house cannot sufficiently accommodate her disabilities, so the family is seeking help to expand the home.

July 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic beaches.

July 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Judge race closes in on one quarter million spent

Campaign spending in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race topped $220,000 by June 30, including the dollars spent by Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew, who are contenders in the July 26 runoff, as well as by a third candidate left behind in May.

July 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro’s Sharma Lewis makes history

A former Statesboro resident made history by being elected as the first African-American woman in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

July 15, 2016 | | Local


Residents speak out against proposed industrial park

In spite of a request to defer a decision until next month, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny approval of a proposed industrial park on Highway 67 near Interstate 16.

July 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time ...

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days ...

August 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at ...

August 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's ...

August 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them ...

August 06, 2016 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Local


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


' '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


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