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New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

December 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.

December 16, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


DOT to unveil plan for more lanes between Brooklet and Statesboro

The Georgia Department of Transportation is asking local residents, motorists and property owners for their opinions on a $5.3 million project to add passing and turn lanes on U.S. Highway 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro.

December 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University ROTC cadet is No. 4 in US

United States Army Cadet Command, which oversees all Army ROTC programs nationwide, recently announced the top 10 Cadets on the 2015 Fiscal Year's national Order of Merit List.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

When Ja'Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, "Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race."

December 13, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch County is poised to join a regional economic development consortium that hopes to capitalize on the soon-to-be-deepened Savannah harbor.

December 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


2 officers shot near Atlanta

DECATUR, Ga. - Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured and a lengthy manhunt by heavily armed authorities.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Local author offers hope, healing in new book

She was abused by her stepfather, threatened by her half-brother, teased by classmates and rejected and abandoned by her mother.

December 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Graduating Eagles spread their wings

If you didn't know that STEM in educational jargon is an acronym for "science, technology, engineering and math," Georgia Southern University's fall graduation services, especially the one at midday, were a good time to learn.

December 12, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Regional Art Association members re-create famous paintings

The Statesboro Regional Art Association recently debuted a collection of artwork at an exhibit called "The Artful Copy" with a reception and viewing at the Honey Bowen Building.

December 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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Georgia Southern announces $8,000 state grant

Georgia Southern University has received an $8,000 grant through the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. The program educates students about the dangers of alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Legendary Second City comedy troupe to visit Statesboro

Chicago's legendary sketch and improvisational troupe will bring its zany brand of comedy to the Emma Kelly Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro mother seeks answers about son’s death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Making prom season one of giving, as well

Even though proms are still months away, spending for some local teens has already kicked into high gear. From purchasing designer gowns to reserving oversized limos, prom spending has risen dramatically in recent years, even during a struggling economy.

January 12, 2015 | | Local


Georgia Southern online business programs earn top rankings

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration online programs were ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best online programs for 2015.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Willingway Hospital celebrates Employee of the Year for 2014

In a longstanding company tradition, Willingway Hospital awarded John Williamson, certified addiction counselor, Level II, the 2014 Employee of the Year designation during its annual staff Christmas party.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat for Humanity making its homes a part of the neighborhood

In the year that Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County expects to start construction of its 50th home, the nonprofit group is headed in some new directions.

January 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Ga. legislature to look at education funding this year

ATLANTA - While funding for transportation improvements and another attempt to allow limited use of medical marijuana have been grabbing headlines across Georgia leading up to this year's legislative session, education figures to play a bigger role under the Gold Dome than it did last year.

January 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Scattered area power outages due to Georgia Power grid problem

According to Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn, a series of power outages in Statesboro and the Portal Saturday afternoon and evening were caused by a Georgia Power grid problem. There was no word on when the problems might be resolved.

January 10, 2015 | | Local


Gov. Sanders' estate gives $500,0000 to Georgia Southern

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has received a $500,000 gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders, who died in November

January 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council approves stormwater fee

Churches, the county government and schools in the city limits - even Georgia Southern University - are not exempt from Statesboro's new fee to fund improved storm drainage.

January 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel named among 100 ‘Most Influential’ Georgians

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine; a list the magazine says reflects the realities of leadership, power and influence in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor published in prestigious British medical journal

Isaac Chun Hai Fung, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University has been published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, for his 250-word collaborative correspondence titled "Ebola and the Social Media."

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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