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Monument to honor MLK planned for Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN - Planning is under way to place a Liberty Bell replica atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta as a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that recalls a famous line from his "I Have a Dream" speech, officials say.

October 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Woman held in Evans County man's murder

A woman charged with stabbing an Evans County man to death last week turned herself in Thursday evening after warrants were issued for her arrest.

October 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man, juveniles charged in Bulloch burglaries

A man and two juveniles were arrested on burglary charges Thursday after a witness reported the suspects' tag number.

October 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Harville Farms honored for 100 years of family farming

One of Bulloch County's oldest farms, a landmark graced by an enormous family home that is known for its intriguing history and legendary hauntings, was recognized Friday during the 22nd annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

October 11, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Rains hold off, $67,914 raised at annual fundraiser

For the past several months, Jo Ann Hickman, Cendra Brown and a small army of volunteers have worked tirelessly on raising funds and making people aware about Bulloch County's Ninth Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.

October 11, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local

'Active shooter' protocol on campus

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds.

October 10, 2015 | By LISA LEFF and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local

Portal couple arrested on pot, cocaine charges

A Portal couple carrying "pounds of high grade marijuana" were arrested after a traffic stop due to the driver not wearing a seat belt

October 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Juveniles arrested on entering auto, gang charges

Four juveniles caught breaking into cars on Broad Street Thursday were arrested on several charges, including participation in gang activity.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

Migos rapper seeks bond a third time

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner plans to review a video of a May 2 altercation in the Bulloch County Jail before he makes a ruling on the third bond request by Migos rap group member Kiari Cephus, charged with riot in a penal institution.

October 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Brooks: Young people remind NAACP of need for activism

Speaking in Statesboro, Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, proclaimed youth-inspired relevance for the 106-year-old civil rights organization and urged members to greater activism on issues from voting rights and a living wage to ending racial profiling.

October 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

VA Medical Center reaches out

Officials from the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta revealed during a town hall meeting here Wednesday that the center's Statesboro clinic, which got its first onsite physician in May, will soon add a second doctor on a temporary basis.

October 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Suspects sought in armed robbery

An armed robbery at an apartment complex near the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday night has police seeking three, possibly four suspects, said Statesboro Police Major Rob Bryan.

October 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Evans man victim of homicide

A man whose body was found Tuesday in an Evans County home near the Evans/Bryan County line was the victim of homicide, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports.

October 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Local DAR to dedicate park bench

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a park bench on Sunday at Rockwell/Edgewood Acres Park, in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

‘Moonshiners’ case reveals 50/50 rule issues

City Council has given Moonshiners, a "sports restaurant" under Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, more time and instructed the owner to get accountant-certified reports showing whether the business had more non-alcohol than alcoholic beverage sales the first half of this year.

October 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Bulloch Co. graduation rate up 9 percent

With Statesboro High School's rise in graduation rate leading the way, Bulloch County Schools' 2015 four-year graduation rates improved significantly, according to data released ...

November 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

'Play is the work of childhood'

"Play is the work of childhood," said Caroline Bowman as she and business partner and fellow speech-language pathologist Lea Lanier showed off the new therapy ...

November 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - Saying thanks to vets is right thing to do

Veterans Day is Wednesday and it is a special day set aside to honor all of those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

November 09, 2015 | | Local

Sylvania teens caught in Statesboro break-in attempt

Three Sylvania juveniles were caught breaking into a Statesboro apartment early Monday morning, said Statesboro Police Maj. Rob Bryan.

November 09, 2015 | | Local

New $70 million plant to create 100 jobs in Bulloch County

With slightly more than 100 jobs at first but more than $70 million in investment in the plant, Aspen Aerogels' factory will be the largest ...

November 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

In America's spotlight

Forty years ago, the Ruth Green Dancers gave Statesboro a unique moment in the national spotlight when the United States celebrated its 200th birthday.

November 08, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

A soldier’s story

When 4-year-old Ginger Rutledge saluted Private Robert Lee Rutledge, wrapped her small fingers around his neck for a lingering hug and said goodbye, she didn ...

November 07, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia Southern team going to Mexico for Baja 1000

An 840-mile drive down the coast of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico might sound like a great way to enjoy some sightseeing, but for ...

November 07, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Georgia Southern Communications | Local

Officers put down razors for charity

Some local law enforcement officers may appear a bit scruffy lately, but it's for a good cause.

November 07, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Legion commander to keynote Veterans Day

A veteran of two wars and two branches of the military, Lonnie Ellis plans to tell listeners at the Veterans Day observance Wednesday that "Veterans ...

November 07, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Three charged with auto theft

Two men and a woman suspected of stealing vehicles from a local auto dealership face felony charges after a Screven County Sheriff's deputy discovered ...

November 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Teen to be tried as adult for child molestation charges

A teen who was a juvenile when he was arrested on child molestation charges will now be tried as an adult.

November 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Big honor for Boro native

Former Statesboro resident Annelise Kitching will sing "God Bless America" for New York's Veterans Day Parade Opening Ceremony, next Wednesday at 10 a.m ...

November 06, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Sex offender steals truck; victim sets him up for arrest

A man wanted for failing to register as a convicted sex offender now also faces vehicle theft and drug charges after the owner of a ...

November 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City suspends Moonshiners’ license amid ‘50-50’ muddle

Statesboro City Council suspended the city alcoholic beverage license of Club 125 LLC, doing business as Moonshiners, Thursday through Saturday because the club reported more ...

November 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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