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Lewis won’t seek re-election to council

After 17 years on the Statesboro City Council, Gary Lewis says he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from council at the end of the year.

July 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


If walls could talk

Because the Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith mansion is a private home, most Statesboro residents have only glimpsed its stone steps, wide porch and fluted columns while traveling down Savannah Avenue. However, over the next few days, the neoclassical house's air of mystery will be lifted, granting locals an up-close look at the home and its contents as the owners open their lawn for an estate sale, placing several generations of antiques and family heirlooms up for purchase.

July 15, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Civilians begin shadowing 'Jade Helm' war exercise in Texas

BASTROP, Texas - No citizens were rounded up and imprisoned at Wal-Mart. Tanks didn't rumble down city streets in a declaration of martial law.

July 15, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Local


Alcohol regulations down to one version

City Council members who took part in the latest work session for a new Statesboro Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance favored setting a definite time – the time discussed was 11 p.m. – for restaurants that serve alcohol to stop admitting anyone under age 21.

July 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Reward offered in June homicide

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in the June 6 homicide of a Brooklet woman.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


‘Grocery Grab’ contest begins second year

When Janina Jones' name was picked as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first "60-Second Grocery Grab" last year, she knew where she was headed first at Ken's IGA in Brooklet – the meat department.

July 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

A man convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a September 2012 crash was sentenced Friday.

July 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Beaver House expands in Statesboro

A crew and equipment from Lovett & Mills Excavating last week demolished and cleared away the onetime gas station beside the Beaver House restaurant on South Main Street. The Beaver House's owners bought the property less than three weeks ago.

July 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Savings deal too good to be true, but it is true

Many of you reading my column on a weekly basis can remember life without technology, especially cell phones.

July 13, 2015 | | Local


3 local schools to be ‘Focus’ of extra help

Julia P. Bryant Elementary School has moved up and away from Georgia's list of "Focus Schools" in need of extra support to better meet expectations.

July 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Three armed robberies solved; two arrests

Statesboro police solved three armed robberies with the recent arrests of two suspects they believe committed the crimes.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sylvania man found dead in his home

Sylvania police are investigating the circumstances of a man found dead in his home Saturday.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Georgia Southern filmmakers explore new depths

Most summer classes do not require students to don hard hats and protective padding for course credit, nor do they hold "classes" 200 feet underground. But the students of Jason Knowles' Multimedia and Film Production summer intensive class at Georgia Southern University have found themselves in that situation twice since the beginning of June.

July 12, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


A farewell to Georgia Southern

College football Saturdays this fall will find Dr. Brooks Keel wearing blue and cheering for his beloved Eagles as they shoot for a second straight Sun Belt title. A perfect union, however, of a personal and professional opportunity is calling Georgia Southern University's president to Augusta, so while his rooting heart may remain True Blue, he will be cheering from about 80 miles north of Statesboro.

July 12, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

NEW YORK - Like her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story.

July 11, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Local


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Metter community mourning student’s sudden death

The entire Candler County community remains in a state of shock following last month's sudden death of a Metter High School student.

August 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Driver killed in log truck accident

A Sandersville man was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle logging truck accident near Sylvania.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Coroner: Man found in peanut field died of natural causes

A man found dead in his car in the middle of a Register-area peanut field Tuesday died of natural causes, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


‘The state of our university is strong’

Noting that she is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels welcomed GSU employees ...

August 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


City continues push for $3 million award

The team supporting Statesboro's selection in the America's Best Communities contest submitted a progress report last week on how it plans to move ...

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former schools superintendent arrested

Former Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Lewis Holloway was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday from his current position as superintendent for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


No charges expected in Jordan Aubrey's death

No charges are expected regarding the death of a Statesboro teen from a fall Saturday night on South Zetterower Avenue.

August 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less-attractive financial deal for the ...

August 11, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


A life cut short

Several hundred people, many of them teenagers from schools across Bulloch County, gathered Monday night on the grounds of Statesboro High to pray, light candles ...

August 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The Sack Company repositioning, rebranding

In 1945, Albert Roesel returned to Statesboro with an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and began working with Harry A. Sack in his small ...

August 10, 2015 | | Local


The 'Eagles' come to town Thursday

The Eagles have sold tens of millions of albums since their debut in 1971 and they still draw huge crowds to concerts every year. 7 ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'The Statesboro public demands more'

A recent training exercise helped prepare local law enforcement agencies for the possibility of an "active shooter" situation. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training ...

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 3

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31 ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


SASH raises more than $5,000 for Food Bank

Statesboro Atheists and Secular Humanists recently presented more than $5,000 to the Statesboro Food Bank to help pay its operating expenses.

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Benefit set for Portal resident

The Portal community invites the public to "A Day for Hope," a fund raiser to help one of the town's residents who faces challenges ...

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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