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Man charged with photographing child’s underwear

A man who was arrested in December after reportedly taking photos of a toddler showing her underwear has been ordered to adhere to strict mandates as he awaits court procedures.

January 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmaker: Let Georgia voters decide growing of medical pot

ATLANTA - Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the state House.

January 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


New Marine recruiter sets up shop in Boro

The region's newest Marine Corps recruiting station commander hails from Los Angeles, California, but loves Georgia so much that he made it his home. Staff Sgt. Michael A. Trevino said he's looking forward to helping potential Marines from Hinesville to Statesboro to Waynesboro learn more about the military.

January 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged after girl confides in school officer

A Brooklet man was jailed without bond Wednesday after his 11-year-old stepdaughter told a school resource officer that the man had been molesting her for years.

January 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local Scottish Heritage Society to hold annual Burns Supper

The Scottish Heritage Society of Southeast Georgia will hold its 14th annual Robert Burns Supper to commemorate the 258th birthday of Scotland's famous poet.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Events planned for MLK Day

Several community events are planned in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and Bulloch County NAACP President Pearl Brown hopes to encourage people to "unite as God's children."

January 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Regents green light Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

The state Board of Regents voted unanimous approval Wednesday to consolidate Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University under the Georgia Southern name.

January 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing new football offense and the red hot men's basketball team

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and Josh Aubrey with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

January 11, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Regents approve Georgia Southern-Armstrong merger

ATLANTA - The Board of Regents has approved a new round of consolidations affecting four universities in southern Georgia.

January 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tony Kishman headlines Rockin' Out Alzheimer's Jan. 28 at the PAC

Chandler Dennard and Darron Burnette attend the Heritage Golf Tournament each year. But a few years ago, they came away with much more than an appreciation of the sport. They came away with an idea that would bring some top artists to the Boro and make an impact for the Alzheimer's Association locally and throughout the state.

January 11, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Deal, Ralston tout investment in Georgia roads and rails

ATLANTA - As Gov. Nathan Deal touted progress in improving Georgia highways, House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday he wants to take a serious look at a statewide plan to invest tax dollars in mass transit.

January 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Renewed police chief search nabs 45 applicants

Working with leadership consulting firm Developmental Associates LLC, city of Statesboro staff members received 45 applicants for police chief this time around and have pared the list to about a third of that number.

January 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Policy change for local funeral escorts

The Statesboro Police Department no longer will provide funeral procession escorts unless conducted by off-duty officers who will charge for their service.

January 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alum to exhibit work at Averitt

The first African-American to graduate from Georgia Southern with a Fine Arts degree will bring his national portrait exhibit – "The Soul Within: Figuration by Abner Cope" – to the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro from Friday through Feb. 25.

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Area farmers could get up to $200K in federal disaster aid

Farmers in Bulloch and Candler counties who lost orchard trees, suffered damaged fences or equipment due to downed trees and wind or experienced debris cleanup costs following Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Conservation Program offered by the Bulloch-Candler County Farm Service Agency Office.

January 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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It's official: Tornado hit Stilson

The storm that ravaged the Stilson community in southern Bulloch County early Thursday morning was determined to be a tornado.

February 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators trying to determine if tornado caused injuries, damage in Stilson area

National Weather Service investigators met with Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn early Thursday afternoon to determine whether the storm that ravaged an area ...

February 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Roundabout construction to begin soon

Navigating two of Bulloch County's most challenging intersections will soon be easier with the construction of single –lane traffic circles, or "roundabouts."

February 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City backs dog park lease negotiations

In actions affecting the Blue Mile redevelopment district, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday backed negotiations to lease land for a dog park and authorized a ...

February 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Pam Tillis brings her style to the Boro

Statesboro music fans will enjoy an honest, genuine country music performance Friday as the Pam Tillis Trio comes to the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly ...

February 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clovers & Co. to perform at SHS

Georgia 4H's performing arts group, Clovers & Co., will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Statesboro High School Auditorium.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect arrested for stealing sex toys

A Swainsboro man suspected in several shoplifting incidents at a Statesboro adult novelty store was arrested after employees, anticipating his next visit, called law enforcement ...

February 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City orders long-term planning process

Statesboro's city government will pay a consulting firm $28,500 to guide a strategic planning process to forecast the city's needs in areas ...

February 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


SEB Middle 6th-grader retains spelling title

Following a marathon, 28-round final battle, Eric Lim correctly spelled "fraulein" and "mukhtar" to earn the title of Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion for the ...

February 07, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Baygall community Dumpster removal an 'attention-getter'

Residents of the Baygall community started calling Bulloch County Board of Commissioners Chairman Roy Thompson last week after the Dumpsters at Rocky Ford Road and ...

February 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juice Café is 1 of a kind

Despite how polished the place looks online and in-person, the new Juice Café on Brannen Street isn't a franchise, but a unique Statesboro-born business ...

February 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New caterer offers 'home-cooked' meals

This year, we made a commitment to try to eat at home more and eat healthier. Both of these are a challenge when you have ...

February 06, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern online programs earn top rankings

Georgia Southern University's online programs, once again, were recognized for excellence in rankings released by "U.S. News & World Report" for the best online ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two hearts with one message: All souls matter

The donors of the property where the new sanctuary of Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church sits were in attendance last Sunday for a special dedication ...

February 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro saluted as a ‘Live, Work, Play’ city

The Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend magazine chose Statesboro for a 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award, presented during the GMA's annual Mayors ...

February 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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