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Party in the USA

NEW YORK - Americans celebrated their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | By REBECCA GIBIAN Associated Press | Local


5 Points, 2 businesses, 1 spot

The Five Points Store and the Round About Café bring an upscale-concept convenience store and a unique eating place, also locally but separately owned, to a busy road hub and growing Bulloch County population center.

July 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man flees from deputies after darting into traffic

A man who was darting into traffic led Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on a short chase before fighting arrest Sunday, according to sheriff's incident reports.

July 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Campus carry among new laws taking effect in July

ATLANTA - Dozens of new laws are now in effect with the start of Georgia's fiscal year, including an end to a ban on guns on the state's public college campuses.

July 03, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July friendship

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful day for my best friend of more than 20 years and I happened in our sixth period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.

July 03, 2017 | | Local


SFD inducts 5 new firefighters

Having come from previous jobs as far away as Michigan and as near as Savannah, five firefighters received their badges Friday evening as the Statesboro Fire Department's newest members.

July 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Son accidently shoots, kills mother in vehicle

A juvenile accidently discharged a firearm while handling it in the backseat of a vehicle traveling through Jenkins County, striking and killing his mother.

July 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Power to close Boro office

Georgia Power Company announced Friday it will close its Statesboro office along with all of their 27 customer service offices statewide by the end of the year. Employees in the Georgia Power office at 305 South Main Street were notified Thursday of the closure plans.

July 01, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tormenta stadium in advanced planning stages

Early in May, South Georgia Tormenta FC announced plans to both look into building a stadium of its own and possibly make the move to become a full professional franchise.

July 01, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change

June 30, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman shot; GBI investigating

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are trying to unravel the story behind woman reportedly shot in Jenkins County who ended up in Bulloch County Friday, asking convenience store employees to call 911.

June 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fourth of July week brings 3 public celebrations

The annual Mill Creek July 4 celebration with fireworks isn't Bulloch County's only Independence Week celebration. A community group hosts a parade and fun run Tuesday morning in Brooklet, and downtown Statesboro extends the festivities to July 7 with the First Friday Downtown Picnic.

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks – what to buy and how to stay safe

Now that consumer-grade fireworks are legal to possess in Georgia, some may be confused about what kind to buy and how to handle them safely.

June 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Firecracker Fest 2017 set for Fourth of July

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Synovus Bank, Firecracker Fest 2017 is set to begin Tuesday - the Fourth of July - at 5 p.m. at Mill Creek Park.

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million, according to an annual survey.

June 28, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Local


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Whither the sticker?

ATLANTA - Georgia is considering the idea of eliminating the stickers motorists must attach to license plates, a decision that could do away with a ritual ...

July 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Teachers put in 5 prep days + 1 training day

By the time classes start for about 10,500 Bulloch County Schools students Tuesday, their teachers will have been at work six days, including the ...

July 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Blues lands spot in national parade

The marching bands at Portal Middle High School, Southeast Bulloch High and Statesboro High step into the school year with something to look forward to ...

July 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest in captive rape incident

Statesboro police detectives arrested a second man Thursday in connection to the reported rape of a woman who said she was abducted in Florida and ...

July 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


RV camping coming to Evans County Public Fishing Area

With 84-acre Bidd Sands Lake behind them, officials ceremonially broke ground Wednesday for the $1 million first phase of a potential $2 million project that ...

July 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged in rape; victim held captive

A missing persons call from a Florida resident Tuesday led Statesboro police to arrest a man on rape charges.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


It’s going to get muddy

With wet weather expected for the next seven days, area residents living in or who travel dirt roads should expect hazardous conditions.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Charges filed in three-county chase

A man arrested Tuesday after a three-county motorcycle chase was riding a bike stolen from North Dakota, police said.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Hall has detour pending porch repair

Yellow caution tape, orange cones and a detour sign warn visitors away from the front porch of Statesboro City Hall as employees of a building ...

July 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man arrested after chase

A traffic stop attempt by Metter police Tuesday sparked a three-county motorcycle chase, ending in a crash and the subsequent arrest of a Portal man.

July 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 mayors up as Bulloch’s 4 towns face elections

All four towns in Bulloch County are scheduled to hold elections for council seats Nov. 7, but only Register and Statesboro have mayors up for ...

July 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Teachers back; parents can meet them Thursday

The Bulloch County Schools are inviting parents and students to meet their teachers during open house events on all 15 campuses Thursday evening, before the ...

July 25, 2017 | | Local


Johnson leaves top state NAACP post

After stepping down Saturday as president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, a post he held for almost four years, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys ...

July 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


3 charged with firing guns under river bridge

Three men who were reportedly firing guns underneath a Highway 301 North bridge Sunday while people swam in the river nearby face drug and other ...

July 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'One Voice' offers evening of hope with free event

Several voices are coming together Friday at 7 p.m. at the Statesboro High School football field with a single message: "One voice makes a ...

July 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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