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Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley said Thursday in Statesboro. She encourages taxpayers to help by keeping track of their refund status.

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 million children, who go hungry on a daily basis.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player and has won several awards recently, including a second-place tie performance in a statewide tournament.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Men arrested after fight in pickup truck bed

Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's incident reports.

May 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to the Gateway Industrial Park in Statesboro.

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Venue changes for Yu's political event

A political event planned for Tuesday evening by the campaign team for candidate Eugene Yu, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat, has been moved to a different location. It will now be held at Luetta Moore Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Statesboro instead of Ogeechee Technical College, which declined on Monday to host the event.

May 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump.

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Puglianos help bring student apartments to Boro

On Friday the 13th, local real estate matriarch Lorriane Pugliano will celebrate her 80th birthday. This will be her seventh Friday the 13th birthday, in fact.

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Excelsior EMC annual meeting is Friday at GSU

Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his illness define him. In fact, he's putting up a fight every day. His weapons of choice? French crayons, oil pastels and watercolors.

May 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in prison for failing to seek medical attention for her badly injured child, whom she was feeding dog food, according to testimony.

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case will be heard Tuesday in the Georgia Supreme Court.

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when he sat down for an interview last week.

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the Gateway Industrial Park as tools to maintain rail service and extend a road that could serve other industries as well.

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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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


BOE: No tax increase in 2017 budget

It's full-speed ahead for a 3 percent one-time pay bonus for Bulloch County school system employees, and no school-related tax increase for local property ...

June 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Students learn music at Violin Camp at Averitt

One of the music summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, Violin Camp, began on June 6 and will end on June 10.

June 10, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Savannah Avenue nears completion

Except for a short section of added paving, the renewal of Savannah Avenue is nearly complete. Low-growing shrubs have been selected for the islands in ...

June 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet sites added for kids’ free meals

In addition to four sites in Statesboro and Portal previously announced, the Bulloch County Schools are serving free breakfast and lunch for children at three ...

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Arrest made in latest Park Place shooting

A man suspected in a shooting Saturday at Park Place Apartments was arrested Sunday in Cobb County.

June 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fusion of fun, learning

The Averitt Center for the Arts resumed one of its most popular summer camps, Art Fusion, on Monday June 6 and will end on June ...

June 09, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Suspect sought in theft of guns

More than $25,000 worth of weapons was stolen from a local store sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning, according to a press release from ...

June 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Man airlifted after Jeep collides with motorcycle

A North Carolina man was airlifted to a Savannah hospital Tuesday night after police said a teen in a Jeep pulled into his path.

June 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Council takes no action on tax increase

City staff members say an increase in Statesboro's water and sewer bills is needed for the replacement and repair of failing and porous pipes ...

June 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Veterans from 2 states to get Boro-based help in business

Beginning July 1, military veterans from all over Georgia and most of South Carolina will have a new place to find help starting, sustaining and ...

June 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Gang member pleads guilty to 2014 Park Place murder

A teenage gang member pled guilty Tuesday to murdering an innocent bystander during an Aug. 15, 2014 gang fight at Statesboro's Park Place Apartment ...

June 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shots fired incident

Statesboro police arrested a man Monday they said fired a gun next to a victim's head during an altercation on South Mulberry Street last ...

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Finally, Chief

After 31 years of service and five years' retirement, former Statesboro Police commander John Raymond "J.R." Holloway was honored recently in being awarded the ...

June 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Another shooting at Park Place

The victim of a shooting Saturday night at Statesboro's Park Place Apartments is the son of a man killed there in 2014. The shooting ...

June 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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