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Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

ATLANTA - A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

December 03, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK AP Retail Writer | Local


City answers Gatto wrongful-death suit

In addition to denying most of the allegations in a wrongful-death suit brought by the parents of Michael J. Gatto, 18, attorneys for the city of Statesboro and City Clerk Sue Starling filed a motion Nov. 23 asking to have some claims against the city and all claims against Starling dismissed on the basis of law and the way the claims were filed.

December 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former investigator won’t face criminal charges

Criminal charges are not expected to be filed against a former Bulloch County Sheriff's investigator whose resignation followed accusations he acted against policy, as well as the law.

December 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UPDATE: Summers to continue as Georgia Southern head football coach

Georgia Southern Eagles Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein released a statement Saturday afternoon affirming that head football coach Tyson Summers would remain in place as coach moving forward.

December 03, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS fall commencement now at stadium

With weather permitting, Georgia Southern University's 2016 fall commencement will consist of a single, open-air ceremony, 1 p.m. Friday at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. No tickets are required.

December 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Savannah man charged in Campus Crossings shootings

A Savannah man was charged Friday in connection with the shootings of three people at Campus Crossings Apartments that Statesboro Police said was part of an armed robbery attempt of five Campus Crossings residents.

December 02, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


An invitation from Santa

When children pull Carl Rushing's lush white beard, their eyes widen in surprise when they realize it's not fake. The magic of childhood imagination ignites and they believe - Santa is real.

December 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UPDATE: Police: Three shooting victims at Campus Crossings

Three people were shot Thursday afternoon at Campus Crossings Apartments in Statesboro, near the campus of Georgia Southern University.

December 01, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and AL HACKLE | Local


Wrestling show to benefit Toys for Tots

Folks can enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and watch live wrestling matches in Statesboro Saturday, and help make Christmas happen for children who would not have any presents under the tree.

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


County agent earns highest UGA honor

Bulloch County residents depend a great deal on Bill Tyson.

November 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Free Coffee for Free People’

"Free Coffee for Free People" will be held Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Three Tree Coffee on South Main Street in Statesboro.

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Funeral home aims to help Tennessee fire relief effort

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Bulloch Memorial Gardens will assist in emergency and recovery assistance for the citizens of Sevierville, Tennessee, who are being severely affected by devastating wildfires. Bulloch County Fire Chief Christopher Ivey and the funeral home are working with Sevierville's fire department to coordinate relief efforts.

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘America’s Best’ holiday First Friday

After one year in existence, the Tormenta FC pro soccer organization will take an honored place in Statesboro's First Friday Holiday Celebration, joining Santa and Mrs. Claus, ballroom and ballet dancers, craft vendors, cooks competing in the Chili Cook-off and runners Friday for the 5:30 - 8 p.m. festivities downtown.

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Georgia Power searching for cause of Tuesday outage

Many Georgia Power Company customers in the Statesboro area around the mall and downtown experienced a widespread power outage Tuesday morning. The cause of the outage is not known, at this time.

November 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Low-income seniors sign up for credit

So far, 81 Statesboro residents age 65 and up with limited incomes have signed up for a city-sponsored break on their water and sanitation bills, reports Alex Smith, Bulloch County coordinator for Concerted Services Inc.

November 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Statesboro police launch new website

The Statesboro Police Department is starting the new year with a fresh approach to providing - and collecting - information to and from the public.

January 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia hospitals face Medicare penalties

Nearly one in four Georgia hospitals are being penalized by the federal government for high rates of patient injuries.

January 02, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Gov. Deal's education agenda to shape 2017 legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about Gov. Nathan Deal's ...

January 02, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Looking back at 2016

Yes, 2016 certainly was a year to remember.

January 02, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 2017: Yes, Statesboro, grocery store coming

One of my most enjoyable columns each year is my Crystal Ball predictions for the New Year. I thought it would be fun to look ...

January 02, 2017 | | Local


The gift of sound

It was a Christmas miracle for sure.

December 31, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Food stores help OTC reach future GED students

After getting grocery stores to hand out fliers to shoppers at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Ogeechee Technical College has a larger outreach planned for January to ...

December 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


In with the new … elected officials

There's a new sheriff in Bulloch County – and two new judges, a new Board of Commissioners chairman, two new commissioners, two new Board of ...

December 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Poll: 2017 will be better year

NEW YORK - Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an ...

December 27, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Local


Nine new officials among 20 to be sworn

Among the 20 Bulloch County and Ogeechee Judicial Circuit officials scheduled to be sworn in for new terms at 10 a.m. Thursday are nine ...

December 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Cold doesn't dampen the spirit at 'Christmas at the Courthouse'

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrapped in scarves, hats and mittens, many gathered at the Bulloch County Courthouse Dec. 16 for the inaugural "Christmas at ...

December 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP hopes to avoid snags over annual hospital tax

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care ...

December 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Solar pecan processing

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 ...

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots to discover at GSU's Botanic Gardens

One of my favorite things about this column, in addition often to being the first to share the news about exciting new businesses coming to ...

December 26, 2016 | | Local


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