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Community Reading Fair Saturday at Statesboro High

This Saturday brings the inaugural Bulloch County Community Reading Fair, with free books and prizes, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesboro High School. It's open to students from prekindergarten to 12th grade with accompanying adults.

May 20, 2016 | | Local


Districts 1 and 7 deciding BOE races

Voters in two districts, about one-fourth of Bulloch County's population, are making choices in the current election for who will represent them on the Board of Education.

May 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Splash set to open

While rain may be in the forecast, the slides will be open, the lounge chairs out and the Lazy River flowing, as Splash in the Boro opens for its 13th season with its annual weekend preview.

May 19, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


City taking police chief applications until June 6

Qualified law enforcement officers have until June 6 to apply for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

May 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff candidates address overtime issue

During this year's race for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat, candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each have addressed topics of interest to county residents. Both are Republican candidates who will face off Tuesday, May 24. The winner of the general primary will face Democratic candidate Keith Howard in the Nov. 8 general election.

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown talk experience, roles and crime

With the general primary election just days away, Bulloch County sheriff candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each are working to reach voters with messages about why they feel they are the right choice for the job.

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City spending on pipes, south and north

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with two $1 million-plus pipeline projects, miles outside the city limits in nearly opposite directions. One is part of Statesboro's farthest extension of water and sewer thus far, while the other will replace an endangered, 60-year-old underwater natural gas supply line.

May 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


5K to benefit Joseph Home, 7th Mile Farm

A cross-country 5K race to benefit Broken Shackle Ranch Joseph House and Fostering Bulloch's 7th Mile Farm is slated for Saturday, and organizers hope to raise awareness of the new facilities as well as funds to purchase a zero-turn lawn mower and other items to help maintain the 42-acre property.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


4-H to host rabies vaccination clinic

The Bulloch County Extension Service and Bulloch County 4-H will host its annual rabies clinic Saturday. Vaccinations will cost $10 each.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Cruisers 25th anniversary show Saturday

Southern Cruisers will host its 25th anniversary edition car and truck show Saturday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, with vendors, door prizes, valve-cover races and more.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hear from local candidates, help feed the hungry

A political forum planned for Friday will combine last-minute campaigning with a food drive, said Lindsay Gribble, communications director for the Bulloch County Republican Party, which is hosting the "Stumpin' for Statesboro" event.

May 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kid's World's Frazier named state Pre-K Teacher of the Year finalist

Channie Frazier, who teaches prekindergarten at Kid's World Learning Center on Statesboro's Savannah Avenue, was surprised Tuesday morning when state officials, with reporters in tow, disrupted class to give her flowers, a framed letter and $500.

May 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Spring Fling at New Hope Methodist to honor Emma Kelly

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling benefit Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the family friendly event with fun, food, fellowship and festivities for all ages. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20, and children younger than 12 are admitted free.

May 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation continues into Friday shooting deaths

Although autopsies are completed, Statesboro police are not releasing details regarding the deaths of a young man and teenage girl who were found in a Statesboro apartment Friday night.

May 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Loggerhead sea turtle nesting underway

SAVANNAH - Conservationists anticipate another strong year for nesting by rare sea turtles on the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas after nest totals last year neared or surpassed record numbers.

May 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Commissioners set to approve tentative fiscal year 2017 budget

Bulloch County commissioners are set to vote on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows for countywide improvements, much-needed equipment, a few ...

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion ...

June 15, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Shooting in Orlando prompts outpouring of blood donations

The weekend's tragedy in Orlando brought to light the urgent need for blood donations, as more than 50 wounded victims were rushed to hospitals ...

June 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Learning with LEGOs

In a medium-sized Nessmith-Lane Conference Center room, about 20 children, kindergartners through third-graders, met to learn and discuss new engineering and scientific concepts. Among the ...

June 14, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain ...

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


Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist'

ORLANDO, Fla. - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support for ...

June 13, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Local


Play highlights annual historical society meeting

An interactive historical play that draws audience members into the fun will highlight the 42nd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, slated for Monday, June ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clarification: Britt not accused of crime in lawsuit

In an article published in the June 9, 2016, Statesboro Herald regarding former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt being listed in a lawsuit as a ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Reward offered in firearms theft

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons behind the recent theft of 55 ...

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Busy times at Ole Times

In the restaurant's first five weeks in operation, the popularity of the Ole Times Country Buffet in Statesboro has exceeded his expectations, said Pat ...

June 13, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local




Man, 73, charged with molesting 10-year-old girl

Police arrested a 73-year-old man on Friday who charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl.

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a ...

June 13, 2016 | By BEN FOX and MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Local


Worst mass shooting in US history

ORLANDO, Fla. - A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people ...

June 12, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


All fun and games — and learning, too

Camp RAD, a four-week long camp for young people ages 10-23 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has parents, students and campers raving about the fun ...

June 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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