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Man arrested in 2015 murder, arson in Metter

More than a year after the murder of a Metter man found in his burned mobile home, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged the victim's neighbor with the crime.

April 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators await toxicology in man’s death

An autopsy Wednesday revealed no immediate cause of death for a man found dead in his home Tuesday, but there is no indication of foul play, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

April 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Public invited to ‘Make Your Mark’ on future shelter

The Open Hearts Community Mission invites the public to attend a "Make Your Mark" event, at 3 p.m. Sunday at its homeless shelter site at 201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to embed the unfinished shelter with scriptures.

April 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


An interior facelift for the library

A major interior facelift for the Statesboro Regional Library was revealed Friday as part of the monthly First Friday celebration. At the event, the library showered patrons with hors d'oeuvres and a brand new look, both upstairs and downstairs.

April 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tedders running unopposed for BOE District 3

As an unopposed candidate, Dr. Stuart Tedders is set to replace Dr. LeVon Wilson as the District 3 member of the Bulloch County Board of Education in January.

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Investigators await autopsy in weight bench death

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to the determine the cause of death of a Bulloch County man reported found Tuesday morning on a weight bench with a barbell on top of him.

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


"An Evening with Emma Kelly"

Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the Averitt Center for the Arts and Emma Said Productions have paired up to bring "What's Your Favorite Song? An Evening with Emma Kelly" to the Emma Kelly Theater stage Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee show on Sunday at 2 p.m.

April 07, 2016 | By KATHERINE FALLON Special to the Herald | Local


Hebert new GSU president, beginning July 1

One week after naming him as the only finalist, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia went ahead Wednesday and hired Dr. Jaimie Hebert as president of Georgia Southern University.

April 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 or so employees at a continuing annual cost of about $566,000 when fully implemented.

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration drive and the chance to meet and learn more about those running for office.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about themselves and what they plan to do if elected.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers await Deal's 'campus carry' decision

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal could deal another major blow to conservatives in the Republican-dominated Legislature as lawmakers await his decision on another controversial piece of legislation: a bill to allow college and university students ages 21 and up to carry a concealed handgun on campus with a permit.

April 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census figures show.

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ward's growing in Statesboro

After outgrowing a smaller shop in Brooklet in about a year's time, Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks moved in January to a larger, established shop on U.S. Highway 301 South, next door to J.C. Lewis Ford in Statesboro. An open house event is scheduled for April 30.

April 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners plan Gentilly Gardens upgrades

Gentilly Gardens, an assisted living and memory care facility on Gentilly Road, was acquired last week by local entrepreneurs Ralph Cowart and Alan Skipper.

April 04, 2016 | | Local


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Men arrested after fight in pickup truck bed

Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County ...

May 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to ...

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Venue changes for Yu's political event

A political event planned for Tuesday evening by the campaign team for candidate Eugene Yu, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for ...

May 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have ...

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Puglianos help bring student apartments to Boro

On Friday the 13th, local real estate matriarch Lorriane Pugliano will celebrate her 80th birthday. This will be her seventh Friday the 13th birthday, in ...

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Excelsior EMC annual meeting is Friday at GSU

Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his ...

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


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in ...

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case ...

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when ...

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the ...

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools get two new school resource officers

Bulloch County commissioners have approved a partnership between the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Board of Education to place two school ...

May 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A perfect pairing

Despite a warm, spring day that often attracts many of Willow Pond Senior Care's residents outside to the porch, Marvin Judy is in the ...

May 06, 2016 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Pharmacy burglary suspect arrested

Brooklet police arrested a man on Thursday who is suspected in at least four burglary attempts at local pharmacies last weekend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Debate candidates decline invitation

A debate scheduled for Tuesday between congressional and local sheriff candidates may turn out to be a one-man show, as candidate Eugene Yu of Augusta ...

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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