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Rabbits join Kiwanis Fair livestock shows

A half-dozen local students had things hopping Monday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds as they participated in the event's very first rabbit show.

October 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hebert streamlining Georgia Southern staff

In his first semester as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jaimie Hebert has streamlined the university's top administration, not refilling vacancies and thus reducing the number of vice presidents from seven to four by 2017. Whether there will be a fifth VP in his cabinet remains under consideration.

October 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Time to hang up the white coats?

Sylvia Wright hails from a family that has a long tradition of white coats.

October 17, 2016 | By KATJA RIDDERBUSCH Georgia Health News | Local


MFG Day, observed

About 100 eighth-graders took a look inside three local manufacturing plants and Ogeechee Technical College's industrial maintenance training lab Oct. 6 for Manufacturing Day.

October 17, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Vidalia plant part of growing Dot Foods brand

Vidalia is home to a company recognized among Forbes Magazine's "List of America's Largest Private Companies for 2016."

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro is 'America's Best Community'

This week we have shown why Statesboro is "America's Best Community."

October 17, 2016 | | Local


It’s Fair time

If you can feel excitement in the air this week, it is likely because of the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. In its 55th year, the fair begins with a bang at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 with a parade, and brings fun, food and family time to Bulloch and six other counties for six whole days.

October 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins Monday

With a race for president atop the ballot, 70 percent turnout would not be unprecedented in Bulloch County. It also wouldn't be a historic first if more than a third of the county's 30,000 registered voters cast their ballots before Election Day, Nov. 8.

October 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Food drop set for today

(Note: Changes have been made in the scheduled locations and availability of hot meals.)

October 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Matthew takes out Portal poinsettias

Many in Bulloch County look forward to Portal High School's poinsettias each year for the holidays. Unfortunately, this year's plants were wiped out by Hurricane Matthew.

October 14, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


EEMC power restored

Crews completed their work in restoring power on the Excelsior EMC grid Thursday. EMC spokesman Greg Brooks said all members whose homes were ready for power restoration were back online.

October 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Oct. 14, 2016 - Georgia Tech Preview

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 Nation.

October 14, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Sheriff hopefuls face off

Both Bulloch County sheriff candidates talked about technology, overtime and being accessible to the public during a forum Thursday night at Ogeechee Technical College. The forum, hosted by the Statesboro Herald, will be available for viewing online today at www.statesboroherald.com.

October 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Massive food drop to feed storm victims

One week after Hurricane Matthew left thousands of Bulloch County residents without power, water or food, the community pulled together with tremendous compassion to help. Volunteers will distribute 40,000 pounds of food to those in need Saturday.

October 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Landfill fees waived for Bulloch residents’ storm debris

Statesboro and Bulloch County are giving residents free landfill access for vegetative debris such as limbs, leaves and sawed-up trees through next week. The local governments have also made other arrangements to ease the disposal of vegetation felled by Hurricane Matthew.

October 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Recreation Department football - Proving they belong

Shoulder pads, cleats and grass-stained uniforms usually bring to mind sweaty boys playing football, but this past season, two Bulloch County girls tackled and kicked ...

November 12, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


SHS head football coach resigns

Following a program-worst 0-10 season and a three-year stretch in which Statesboro High School won only four games, head football coach Steve Pennington resigned Friday.

November 11, 2016 | | Local


Poe: 'Lean in' to ensure officials do right by vets

Veterans Day speaker Don Poe asked not just military veterans, but spouses, children and friends of veterans, indeed anyone proud of a veteran, to "lean ...

November 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Jazz Ensemble finds unique expression

When the Georgia Southern University Jazz Ensemble presents a free, public concert in the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, the show ...

November 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


International Festival 2016

Georgia Southern University will bring the world to Statesboro during the 11th Annual International Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m ...

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fantasy comes to life in 'She Kills Monsters'

Georgia Southern's Theater and Performance production of "She Kills Monsters" invites the audience to find their inner geek.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Savannah man charged in Bulloch thefts

A man with a previous burglary conviction in Bulloch County is once again behind bars, now facing charges in two burglaries and several gun thefts ...

November 10, 2016 | | Local


Guyton man arrested for Statesboro murder

A Guyton man faces charges of murder in the shooting death of a man last week at Park Place Apartments.

November 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Statesboro boy dies from crash injuries

A 5-year-old boy critically injured in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning has died. His mother, Michelle Lynn Lewis, 25, was killed in the crash.

November 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Exchange Club extols ‘One Nation Under God’

The Statesboro Exchange Club's annual "One Nation Under God" prayer luncheon included veterans, active duty and retired service members and area pastors and ministers ...

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


Police continue to investigate shooting deaths

Statesboro police are not yet releasing further information on the Nov. 4 shooting death of Forrest Kibler at Park Place Apartments, and they are still ...

November 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Whither health care in Georgia?

"Obamacare is done."

November 09, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Georgia Southern Veterans Day event Friday at 9 a.m.

Georgia Southern University's Military and Student Veteran Center is hosting an inaugural Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning on Sweetheart Circle, where American flags will ...

November 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern enrollment hits new high

Georgia Southern University's enrollment has reached a historic high, with 20,674 full-time students for fall semester 2016, the university recently announced.

November 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Trump wins presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized ...

November 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local


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