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2015 ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign underway

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia will partner for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive.

July 21, 2015 | | Local


Statue issue revisited; no action

Tuesday, Bulloch County commissioners once again heard citizens' views regarding a proposal to move a Confederate memorial statue from the county courthouse square, but still they took no action.

July 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


17-year-old leads police on high speed chase in stolen car

A teenager driving a stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Statesboro in the wee hours of the morning Monday.

July 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Shoe Dept. Encore opens

After six months in a temporary location while the original store underwent a metamorphosis behind temporary walls, the Shoe Dept. in Statesboro Mall reopened Friday as a Shoe Dept. Encore store, occupying an entire interior corner in the middle of the mall.

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Frontier stepping up to help rural America

Last week, community leaders come together to celebrate Statesboro making it to the first round of the America's Best Communities, a $10 million prize competition sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, Co-bank and The Weather Channel. The ultimate goal of the competition is to inspire the revitalization of small town America and harness the power of community collaboration and innovation for the greater good.

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro police training starts young

During the summer, many children enjoy day camps, Vacation Bible Schools and other activities, but a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County had a unique experience that taught them what it's like to be a police officer.

July 19, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Up with People returning

A multinational cast of 100 talented and passionate young people representing 20 countries will make Statesboro the fourth stop on their 2015 North American tour. On Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform at Statesboro High School, entertaining the audience with song, dance and musical instruments.

July 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Local curbside recycling coming to an end Sept. 1

The voluntary, curbside collection of recyclables that has been offered to Statesboro, Brooklet and Portal residents for several years will end Sept. 1, county officials say.

July 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


County to revisit statue issue

The memorial statue of a Confederate soldier standing on the Bulloch County Courthouse square will be once again discussed during a Bulloch County Commission meeting.

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Keen follows Keel to GRU

Russell Keen, Georgia Southern University's vice president for external affairs, is leaving to join Georgia Regents University as executive vice president for external relations and chief of staff to incoming GRU President Brooks A. Keel.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was a successful program while it lasted, but budget cuts and personnel attrition led to its demise, and Bulloch County commissioners do not anticipate its resurrection soon.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested under false name

A man arrested last week on armed robbery charges isn't who he said he was, police said.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Georgia Southern student among Marines killed in Chattanooga shootings

Georgia Southern University has confirmed that one of the four Marines killed in the shootings Thursday at two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a former GSU student, Skip Wells.

July 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 Marines and gunman die in attack on two military sites

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed.

July 16, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Portal police chief back after suspension

Portal police Chief Jason Sapp is back on duty after a two-week suspension regarding personal car repairs that were billed to the city.

July 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


No charges expected in Jordan Aubrey's death

No charges are expected regarding the death of a Statesboro teen from a fall Saturday night on South Zetterower Avenue.

August 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less-attractive financial deal for the ...

August 11, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


A life cut short

Several hundred people, many of them teenagers from schools across Bulloch County, gathered Monday night on the grounds of Statesboro High to pray, light candles ...

August 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The Sack Company repositioning, rebranding

In 1945, Albert Roesel returned to Statesboro with an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and began working with Harry A. Sack in his small ...

August 10, 2015 | | Local


The 'Eagles' come to town Thursday

The Eagles have sold tens of millions of albums since their debut in 1971 and they still draw huge crowds to concerts every year. 7 ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'The Statesboro public demands more'

A recent training exercise helped prepare local law enforcement agencies for the possibility of an "active shooter" situation. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training ...

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 3

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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


SASH raises more than $5,000 for Food Bank

Statesboro Atheists and Secular Humanists recently presented more than $5,000 to the Statesboro Food Bank to help pay its operating expenses.

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Benefit set for Portal resident

The Portal community invites the public to "A Day for Hope," a fund raiser to help one of the town's residents who faces challenges ...

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet set for peanut festival

For the 26th year, people from all over the region will flock to Brooklet for a day of entertainment, contests, festival attractions and peanuts - boiled ...

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘We could have been Ferguson’

"What were your feelings or reactions to incidents like the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore ...

August 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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