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Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance, a couple of sentimental tunes and a great deal of energy Saturday when the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center hosted an event at the Whitaker Black Box Theater to raise funds for a new location for the non-profit organization. The building used for the center's office was sold recently.

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the Ellabell community.

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has taken extra steps to make sure visitors realize the state park also is home to an abundance of alligators.

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party's nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual Democratic Party of Bulloch County Gala.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party's nominee, James "Major" Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160's representative in the Georgia General Assembly with a kickoff rally Thursday night.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN - Hundreds of people - including law officers from around Georgia and the nation - mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a high school gymnasium to accommodate the huge crowd.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


UPDATE - Investigators probe reported home invasion

A Rocky Ford woman reported a home invasion Friday, claiming two men bound her arms and legs with duct tape and doused her with gasoline. She was not set on fire, said Bulloch County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

August 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by the Bulloch County Board of Education.

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Solar farms considered

Bulloch County Commissioners will decide Sept. 6 whether owners of six Bulloch County properties will be allowed to use their land for solar farms.

August 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


West Parrish Street repaving ordered

Residents and other drivers who travel West Parrish Street can expect some inconvenience in the near future, to be followed by a smoother ride.

August 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Prayers on Greek Row

Hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University's campus Tuesday night to join in "The Prayer Walk: Thriving in Unity, Boldness and Faith."

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


CST bust nets 5 arrests, AK-47

Last week, investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team executed two search warrants at the conclusion of a narcotics investigation. The warrants resulted in five arrests and took quantities of crack cocaine, illegal prescription medications and more than 5 pounds of marijuana off the streets. Several firearms also were seized, including an AK-47 rifle.

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Watch out for buses and kids, says state’s first lady

With about 2 million children riding school buses annually, Georgia has gone two years now without a student fatality in a bus accident. First lady Sandra Deal and Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood are campaigning to make this a third consecutive fatality-free school year.

August 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Armed robbery leads to arrests

Six suspects have been arrested and charged in two separate incidents over the past two weeks.

August 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Election officials seek to reassure voters

One major safeguard against hackers tampering with the voting machines used in Bulloch County is the fact that the machines are not connected to the ...

September 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 15, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local




Stabbing leads to arrest

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after reportedly stabbing a man in the arm, police said.

September 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Treat or monitor early prostate cancer?

LONDON - Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those ...

September 14, 2016 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Local


Man charged with bestiality

A West Main Street man was arrested Tuesday on charges of bestiality after police and animal control officers saw him having sex in the rain ...

September 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools aim to recruit minority educators

The number of black teachers and administrators in the Bulloch County Schools has increased from 11 percent of the school system's total workforce with ...

September 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Gun law seminar offered locally

Gun enthusiasts or those who may be considering owning a firearm may want to sign up for an upcoming gun law seminar to be held ...

September 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Demolition of pools, Pav-a-Lon slated for Monday

Demolition of the swimming pool, kiddie pool and covered Pav-a-Lon at Statesboro's Memorial Park on Fair Road will begin Monday, if the weather permits ...

September 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal teen killed in four-wheeler accident

A 14-year-old Portal boy was killed Saturday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident on Harold Howell Road.

September 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Boxing Club

When Martin Cornejo was 8 or 9 and getting into fights with other boys in his neighborhood in Lima, Peru, his uncle sought to control ...

September 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet man killed in single-vehicle crash

A single-vehicle accident took the life of a Brooklet man on Sunday.

September 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


2nd try at jury selection begins in Georgia hot car death

BRUNSWICK - A second attempt at jury selection in the trial of a metro Atlanta man charged with killing his toddler son began Monday, at a ...

September 12, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Navigating tricky health insurance changes

Health insurance providers are requesting huge rate increases and many are pulling out of the individual medical insurance markets altogether. Since health care reform began ...

September 12, 2016 | | Local


Shug, the Painted Chef

The word "chef" doesn't conjure up images of a burly, tattooed former bouncer, but when people get a taste of barbecue and other specialties ...

September 11, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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