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Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one year for each life lost - after he pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide and other crimes.

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern dean will chair Statesboro alcohol board

When the six members of Statesboro's new Alcohol Advisory Board held their organizational meeting Monday, they chose as their chairperson Patrice Buckner Jackson, Georgia Southern University's dean of students.

July 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in armed robbery

Two weeks after an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments in Statesboro, police arrested a second man they say is responsible for the crime.

July 14, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center set to host Youth Chorale auditions

BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year has expanded the chorale.

July 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Zoning board denies recommendation for industrial park

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny a recommendation to the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed industrial park on Highway 67 near Interstate 16.

July 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘The Jungle Book’ returns to Averitt

Each summer since 2009, retired Georgia Southern University theater professor Mical Whitaker holds his Jungle Book Camp and the 2016 version is going on this week inside the Averitt Center.

July 13, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Splash to add wave pool in $5 million upgrade

Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark, including a wave pool attraction projected to cost almost $4 million.

July 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New industrial park proposed

A man who hopes to build an industrial park near Interstate 16 and Highway 67 is seeking a zoning change for a 4,682-acre parcel.

July 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wetmore to be city manager Sept. 1

Randy Wetmore is expected to move from Iowa to be Statesboro's city manager beginning Sept. 1, after a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Emanuel drive-by shooting leaves one dead; one injured

A drive-by shooting in Swainsboro Monday left one person dead and another injured, said Emanuel County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rocky Davis.

July 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


19-year-old arrested in gang-related attack

A gang-related confrontation between teenagers at Park Place Apartments on Saturday ended with one 19-year-old and a younger juvenile under arrest.

July 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Unity through protest

In the wake of tragic shootings last week in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota, hundreds of people didn't let oppressive heat and humidity on Saturday deter them from coming together in downtown Statesboro to peacefully march and pray for healing, unity and justice for all.

July 11, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Plank & Tile: It's cool

The owners of Plank & Tile want to make their 8,500-square-foot showroom on U.S. Highway 301 South a destination for homeowners and designers, while also doing commercial and residential floor and floor covering installation from Savannah to Atlanta.

July 11, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Famous in Athens, Little Italy to open in Boro

If you have spent any time in Athens, chances are you have eaten at the legendary Little Italy Pizzeria downtown.

July 11, 2016 | | Local


Dr. Horace Deal honored for philanthropy

Dr. Horace Deal of Southeastern Eyecare Clinics was named one of 59 Philanthropists of the Year by Optometry Giving Sight for his 10 years of continuous monthly giving.

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy ...

August 07, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time ...

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days ...

August 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at ...

August 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's ...

August 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them ...

August 06, 2016 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Local


Blessing of the Harvest

Area farmers halted work briefly Friday morning to gather collectively for prayer and fellowship in a Blessing of the Harvest event at the Bulloch County ...

August 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Old Sallie Z. cash goes to school facilities

After considering putting the money into the school system's general fund to partly offset deficit spending, the Bulloch County Board of Education voted last ...

August 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


It's official: Durden new OTC president

After serving as acting president of Ogeechee Technical College for the past month, Lori Durden has been named the new president of OTC. Commissioner Gretchen ...

August 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous ...

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J ...

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information ...

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


' 'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space ...

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


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