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City eyes tax increase to raise police pay

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are proposing an increase in the property tax millage rate, Statesboro's first in a decade, to fund pay raises for police officers.

August 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


CrossRoads support group helps battle grief

In some fashion or another, it's an emotion everyone must face eventually. Some handle it better than others. Many struggle when grief rears its ugly head.

August 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday

Regardless of whether you like peanuts, Saturday promises a day full of food, fun and family as the 28th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival gives the goober its day in the spotlight.

August 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Restaurant 'so yummy'

Last week, Adam Tsang quietly opened Soyumi (pronounced "So Yummy"), his family's newest restaurant in Statesboro.

August 14, 2017 | | Local


BOE millage rollback offsets county's lack of one

The Bulloch County Board of Education last week voted to roll back its millage rate a fraction to offset inflation in property values and avoid having to announce a tax increase.

August 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro attorneys named to State Bar committees

A number of Statesboro-based attorneys have been appointed to serve as members of various standing, special and program committees of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia for 2017-18.

August 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets

ATLANTA - The Georgia company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament on Monday asked a judge to stop a golf memorabilia company from auctioning off a Masters champion's green jacket and other items it says were never supposed to have left the club's grounds.

August 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Guido Bible College starts Statesboro classes

Located on the campus of the Guido Evangelistic Association in Metter, Guido Bible College will open the doors of an additional training site in Statesboro for the fall semester and registration is under way.

August 12, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.

August 12, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Solar eclipse: No totality in Boro, still fascinating

People who expect to see the full effects of a total solar eclipse in Statesboro on Aug. 21 will be disappointed, but the eclipse tracing a rare transcontinental path remains fascinating even to astronomers, says Professor Clayton Heller, Ph.D., director of the Georgia Southern University Planetarium.

August 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bulloch schools extend day for eclipse

If parents choose no other option, their children will remain at school longer than usual Aug. 21 in the Bulloch County school system. The schools are delaying dismissal both for safety reasons and learning opportunities with the solar eclipse.

August 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Second man arrested in kidnapping, armed robbery

The second suspect in a brutal armed robbery and kidnapping early Sunday morning at a Robin Hood Trail residence was the victim's neighbor. Statesboro police detectives arrested Nathanial James Pace, 23, of Robin Hood Trail, Thursday evening, according to Madison Bridges, Statesboro police community information specialist.

August 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys school bus

No injuries were reported after a Bulloch County school bus caught fire Thursday afternoon, forcing the driver to evacuate.

August 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Beware at the pump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.

August 10, 2017 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


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Beyond Fla., Irma an unpredictable threat to SE

SAVANNAH - Great uncertainty remained Friday about Hurricane Irma's path beyond Florida with forecasts showing potential storm impacts from portions of the Carolinas and Alabama ...

September 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Friday morning update

Hurricane Irma has moved farther west before turning north, and new projections of its likely path centered on one that drove up the middle of ...

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City and county open today, but bracing for Irma

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Monday and probably Tuesday, with a possibility of reopening Tuesday if Hurricane Irma spares the area. But police and ...

September 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due ...

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no ...

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had ...

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education ...

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS-New Hampshire game moved to Birmingham, Ala.

Georgia Southern University and the University of New Hampshire have mutually agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday to Birmingham's Legion Field ...

September 06, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Local


Unlimited happy hours, but a floor for prices

In the biggest meeting for proposed changes to Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance this semester, City Council eliminated a daily limit on "happy hour" promotions ...

September 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch officials watching Irma

Shelves of bottled water at several Statesboro grocery and retail stores were bare Wednesday afternoon as people stocked up in preparation for Hurricane Irma, even ...

September 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves 1-mill hike

In Statesboro, the annual city property tax on a $100,000 home, for example, will increase by roughly $40 after City Council on Tuesday approved ...

September 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Claxton escaped inmate captured at Bulloch County hotel

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies, answering a call about a suspicious person Friday night, captured an inmate who had escaped from the Smith State Prison ...

September 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


OTC celebrates Literacy Week

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated this week as Literacy Week and Friday as Literacy Day in Georgia.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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