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Georgia Chamber backs revised highway bill

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Herald still seeks nominations for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

A Portal-area man was killed Saturday morning in a two-car accident on Georgia Highway 119.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Vidalia Onion Committee announces culinary contest

The Vidalia Onion Committee announces the Fourth Annual Golden Onion culinary competition on April 26 in conjunction with the Vidalia Onion Festival. The competition is open to all professional chefs in Georgia.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deadline to sign up for marketing workshop is Monday at 6 p.m.

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and multimedia consultant and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


City of Statesboro faces possible $11M claim

Attorneys for the parents and estate of Michael Joseph Gatto, 18, who died after a violent encounter at the now-closed Rude Rudy's bar Aug. 28, have filed notice with the city of Statesboro alleging more than $11 million in damages and that the city is to blame for not enforcing its own alcohol laws.

March 01, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Two-time champion: Statesboro dog owner takes home 2nd Best of Breed title

For the second year in a row, Lynn Vogel walked away with a Best of Breed title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Bulloch County mother, son found safe

A woman and her young son have been found in good health, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center expanding to West Main St.

With gallery space where artworks will be sold in front, backed by two ballet studios and a black box theater, a large building that previously held a small shoe repair shop has been transformed into the first of three envisioned new facilities of the Averitt Center for the Arts.

March 01, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Former Georgia Southern football player shot, later arrested

A former Georgia Southern University football player was arrested Thursday after being shot in a Campus Crossings apartment, located on Lanier Drive near the Georgia Southern University campus.

February 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Disc Golf Course opens

A small crowd of Bulloch County officials and disc golf fans gathered Friday afternoon to christen the county's first Disc Golf Course.

February 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested three suspects in a homicide investigation that left a Norcross man dead.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Authorities are still seeking the whereabouts of a Bulloch County mother and child reported missing Wednesday.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern's Wendy Denton is Kiwanian of the Year

Wendy Denton was named the 2015 Kiwanian of the Year Thursday night during the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's 55th anniversary celebration.

February 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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Armed teen arrested in burglaries

An armed teen suspect was arrested Sunday when a sheriff's deputy reportedly caught him with a stolen utility vehicle and a stolen handgun.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo riding into the Boro

Cowboys from around the world will ride into town this weekend to compete in the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coffee, fellowship with Deen Day Smith honorees

Following Tuesday evening's 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 12, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Irelynn’s battle

In just five short years, a precocious and spunky little darling has endured 83 blood transfusions. This week, Statesboro High School students and employees did their part to keep Irelynn Rose a happy and growing 5-year-old.

April 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Allen: Congress busy, problems are real

Rep. Rick Allen talked about the surprising fast pace of his first quarter representing Georgia's 12th District in Congress and the Republican answered "Yes" when asked if the relationship between Congress and the White House is as dysfunctional as it looks.

April 11, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Jenkins woman’s death leads to arrests

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County have led to the arrest of two suspects police believe are connected to a woman reported missing earlier this year.

April 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Boy Scouts honor Emory Melton posthumously

A room was filled to capacity Thursday evening with people gathered to show their continued support of the Boy Scout organization and to honor two distinguished men of the community.

April 10, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Remains suspected to be of missing Jenkins woman

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County could be those of a woman reported missing earlier this year, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police major terminated

Statesboro Police Major Scott Brunson was terminated Friday, but city officials won't yet say why.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jordan Spieth's 130 breaks Floyd's 36-hole record at Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth has set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters.

April 10, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Local


Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. - Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest.

April 10, 2015 | By SARA BURNETT and HERBERT G. McCANN Associated Press | Local


ArtsFest to move inside this year

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday's 33rd annual ArtsFest celebration has been moved from the traditional location of Sweetheart Circle to the Center for Art & Theatre/Visual Arts Building at Georgia Southern University.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ closing Averitt performance season

How far will a nerd go to attract the attention of the girl he loves?

April 09, 2015 | | Local


City staff requests pay study rather than raise

Key city of Statesboro staff members have proposed a pay study, instead of an across-the-board raise, as City Council looks at the requested fiscal year 2016 budget.

April 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local


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