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Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the pending increase.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Jimmy Billings.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority with its latest rehab project.

July 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.

July 27, 2015 | | Local


Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


All a-"bot" fun

So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?

July 26, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Public gets its say on tax increase

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed increase in property taxes of 18.1 percent.

July 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School tax remains unchanged

With a vote Thursday night that also included other items under "old business," the Bulloch County Board of Education quietly took the final step to keep its property tax rate the same as last year's.

July 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Quick arrest nabs Metter bank robber

A man who robbed a Metter bank Monday morning didn't get very far, thanks to an alert citizen and fast-responding police.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'A friend we'll never forget'

The final strains of "She Talks to Angels" faded away and Joey Fennell, executive pastor for Connections Church, approached the microphone. Addressing the devastated Aubrey ...

August 16, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play like a girl

About 180 participants got the full game-day experience during Thursday's Women's Football Clinic at Georgia Southern University, including a tour of the facilities ...

August 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Chance plans to run; Britt organizing campaign

District 5 Councilman Travis Chance will seek re-election, he said Friday. So, with candidates required to qualify two weeks from now for Nov. 3 city ...

August 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Handling complaints against cops

Following a meeting Aug. 1 that included representatives from three local law enforcement agencies and members of Statesboro's African-American community, Chief Deputy Jared Akins ...

August 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County joins GeorgiaLEADS

Bulloch County is one of just nine in the state and the only Southeast Georgia county selected to participate in a pilot program aimed at ...

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

A Statesboro man remains in serious condition after an accident Tuesday involving his motorcycle and a passenger car.

August 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Doctors: Various factors figure into Carter cancer treatment

ATLANTA - Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age ...

August 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Local


Metter community mourning student’s sudden death

The entire Candler County community remains in a state of shock following last month's sudden death of a Metter High School student.

August 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Driver killed in log truck accident

A Sandersville man was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle logging truck accident near Sylvania.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Coroner: Man found in peanut field died of natural causes

A man found dead in his car in the middle of a Register-area peanut field Tuesday died of natural causes, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


‘The state of our university is strong’

Noting that she is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels welcomed GSU employees ...

August 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


City continues push for $3 million award

The team supporting Statesboro's selection in the America's Best Communities contest submitted a progress report last week on how it plans to move ...

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former schools superintendent arrested

Former Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Lewis Holloway was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday from his current position as superintendent for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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