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'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client's behalf.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal races to save historical sites

With historic buildings and sites at risk and in need of repair, the Portal Heritage Society is seeking ways to raise money and breathe new life into the town's annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

April 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn't mean the work load will lighten.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man suffers copperhead bite

An elderly man bitten on the hand by a venomous snake Wednesday afternoon was flown to Savannah for treatment.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

April 14, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


Man flagging down traffic arrested on drug charges

A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.

April 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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Sheriff's investigators search for missing Ellabell man

Sheriff's investigators are still seeking the whereabouts of a disabled man who has been missing from an Ellabell home since Thursday.

May 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Farmers’ eyes in the sky

As AgriView Systems, Eric Hendrix and other members of his family operate the only Georgia dealership for AgEagle, a Kansas company that makes robotic aircraft, popularly know as drones, specifically for farming applications.

May 11, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Next step for Willingway's Jimmy Mooney

Statesboro has many claims to fame. From Blind Willie McTell, Emma Kelly, Erk Russell, Braswell Food Company to the greatest little university in America.

May 11, 2015 | | Local


The making of a 'legend'

Georgia Southern assistant professor Jason Knowles has an ambitious project planned for the 20 film students in his summer Multimedia and Film Production class.

May 11, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Budget bonus for Georgia Southern

The state budget that Gov. Nathan Deal ceremonially signed Monday on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle includes $1 million for the university's new manufacturing engineering degree program and financing for a $33-million classroom building.

May 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


2 slain police officers mourned in Mississippi town

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - One was a decorated "Officer of the Year." The other was a proud recent graduate of the academy who had wanted to be a policeman since he was a boy.

May 10, 2015 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Local


The traveling swing dancers of the Southeast

Every year in April, a three-day dancing event invites people to swing into spring - literally.

May 10, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


You can get fit while you sit

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department offers an adult program exercise class called Sit Fit. Sit Fit is an exercise class designed for individuals 50 years of age and older, although people of all age levels are welcome.

May 10, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Renaissance Park dedication set for Thursday afternoon

The dedication of Renaissance Park in west Statesboro is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with refreshments being offered at the park located at the intersection of West Jones Avenue and Parker Street beginning at 5 p.m.

May 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Paulson field switching to artificial turf

Already the subject of a major expansion before the 2014 season, another substantial change could be coming to Paulson Stadium in the near future.

May 09, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Council member pays tax penalties after inquiry

Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt did not pay $2,074 he identified as penalties for late city property taxes for 2010 and 2011 - until last week, while the GBI is investigating possible mishandling of funds at City Hall.

May 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Judge B. Avant Edenfield, 1934-2015

Friends and colleagues Saturday remembered U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield as a hard-working and intelligent lawyer and judge. Edenfield died in a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

May 09, 2015 | By JOE McGLAMERY joe@morrisnews.com | Local


US economy rebounding

WASHINGTON - Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.

May 08, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Ag commissioner at Claxton farm expo Saturday

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is scheduled to be at Claxton Elementary School Saturday morning for the start of the Ag Expo and Farmers Market.

May 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


UPDATE: Bond denial angers Migos rapper

An angry "Offset," one of three members of the rap group Migos arrested on guns and drug charges following a Georgia Southern University concert, yelled profanities as he was led out of a Bulloch County courtroom Friday, after he was denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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