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State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins one of the America's Best Community contest prizes of $1 million or more.

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps for college students.

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month to encourage responsible waste disposal.

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to employ more than 100 people.

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and professional development. The conference targeted women in the community who want to enter or re-enter the work place without the resources to do so.

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a tiger he had grabbed by the tail.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of Manufacturing in Georgia.

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists, the Statesboro chapter, is not only the largest chapter in the state, but also the nation.

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms of the ability to sell beer directly to consumers.

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim.

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican governor's forceful veto of a similar bill last year.

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong beginning July 1, and the consolidation committee announced that all academic programs will be offered on their current campuses through spring semester 2022.

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch’s Deputy of the Year

Law enforcement wasn't the first career choice for Bulloch County sheriff's Sr. Deputy Maurice Lester. In fact, he spent 22 years working for a local automobile dealership before a friend talked him into trying something new - and now, six years later, he finds himself the 2016 Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year.

February 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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GSU students compete in '3-Day Startup' program

Student entrepreneurs at Georgia Southern University brought their business ideas to life during the Business Innovation Group's fourth annual 3-Day Startup program, held last ...

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Shootings ruled suicide

Gunshots that killed a man and a woman Friday night at Eagle Gate Apartments on South Mulberry Street were self-inflicted.

March 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Splash's new pool adding 'wave' of jobs at water park

With the addition of the wave pool and other aspects of the $5.7 million expansion now underway at Splash in the Boro water park ...

March 11, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Master Adviser in Bulloch schools

Bethany Gilliam, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Statesboro High School has been selected by Georgia's Family Community & Career Leaders of America (FCCLA ...

March 11, 2017 | | Local


UPDATE: Gunshots kill two in Statesboro

Bulloch County Coronor Jake Futch confirmed two people died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds but police have not yet confirmed if the ...

March 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Gatto suit moving forward

The wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of the late Michael J. Gatto against the city of Statesboro is moving forward in the discovery phase ...

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Principals made official at Mill Creek, Portal Elementary

Two administrators who have been serving as interim principals this year go forward as the official principals of their schools after approval Thursday by the ...

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest made in soldiers' deaths

A Fort Stewart sergeant has been arrested and charged with the deaths of the two soldiers found Sunday in a Hinesville townhome.

March 10, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local


Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival opens Saturday

Visitors this weekend to the Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival will find live music, craft vendors, a turkey calling contest and plenty of wildlife exhibits ...

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Coroner: 2 killed in Statesboro shooting

Bulloch County Coronor Jake Futch confirmed two people died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds but police have not yet confirmed if the ...

March 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Benning-Gordon Relay coming through Portal Saturday

The eight core runners in the fifth annual Benning to Gordon Relay took to the road Thursday morning outside Fort Benning near Columbus, heading across ...

March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff congratulates coach on GS rifle team championship

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown recently recognized Sgt. Jim Riggs for leading the Georgia Southern Eagles women's rifle team to a win at the ...

March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


After 18 years, ag arena to be built in Bulloch County

After an 18-year hiatus, Bulloch County's multipurpose agriculture arena will finally be built - and there are already several groups waiting to sign up to ...

March 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City alcohol hearings: Here comes the judge

After a couple of years when hearings on alcoholic beverage infractions - usually for serving patrons under age 21 - were a frequent part of Statesboro City ...

March 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Study: As obesity rates climb, fewer heavy Americans try to lose weight

CHICAGO - Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.

March 08, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


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