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Social Security to hand out first raises since '09

WASHINGTON - Social Security recipients will get a raise in January - their first increase in benefits since 2009. It's expected to be about 3.5 percent.

October 18, 2011 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Local


Hotel clerk robbed at gunpoint

Three masked men robbed a local hotel Monday night, and Statesboro Police are seeking information on the suspects and incident.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Kudzu bug' threatens to eat US farmers' lunch

BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Kudzu - the "plant that ate the South" - has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers.

October 17, 2011 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | Local


Jump-starting the fun

Like a magnet, excitement drew a crowd to downtown Statesboro Monday, where the 50th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade kicked off a week of fun.

October 17, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Churches unite to help the homeless

An unfilled need in Bulloch County has sparked a group of people with compassion and generosity to form the Open Hearts Community Mission, a nonprofit organization that hopes to address the homeless problem in the community.

October 17, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parker looks to hire city attorney

With the City of Statesboro still lacking permanent legal council, City Manager Frank Parker will seek approval today to appoint an attorney for an impending court date.

October 17, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Adams wins Fire Safety Essay Contest

For the fourth-straight year a Southeast Bulloch Middle School student has won the Statewide Fire Safety Essay Contest sponsored by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office. Eighth-Grader Starla Adams claimed this year's title.

October 16, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Time for Fair days

Cool, clear nights, a parade, and a week filled with thrills, fried Twinkies and entertainment can mean only one thing: the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is here.

October 15, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Warden takes over Millen's new prison

MILLEN - With roughly 45 years in the corrections business behind him, Ralph Kemp has become warden of a prison that is still being built. On it ride hopes for a county with one of Georgia's highest unemployment rates.

October 15, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Council hopeful's car vandalized, signs taken

Statesboro city council candidate Lance Turner said Friday he wonders if he's the victim of some political dirty tricks after his car was vandalized and his campaign signs stolen Thursday.

October 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man charged with sexting juvenile

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday they said sent a 12-year-old girl sexually explicit messages.

October 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


1 wounded in Morris Heights stabbing

A Statesboro man is listed in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times Thursday afternoon. Police hope citizens will help identify and locate the offender.

October 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suing party seeks additional legal fees from city

A prevailing citizen-group in a suit against the City of Statesboro will return to court next month in an effort to recoup more than $18,000 in legal fees.

October 13, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Elaris Duo brings strings to Boro

Cellist Steven Elisha and violinist Larisa Elisha, together the internationally known Elaris Duo, are now making their home in Statesboro thanks to hiring decisions in the music department at Georgia Southern University.

October 13, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Commission yanks licenses for Atlanta educators caught cheating

ATLANTA - A state commission voted Thursday to yank the teaching licenses of eight teachers and three school administrators in the Atlanta Public Schools, imposing the first sanctions in the nation's largest-ever school cheating scandal.

October 13, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


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AG Night Out set for Friday downtown

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, AgriSupply and Main Street Statesboro invite the public to come out Friday for the 5th annual AG Night Out from ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


NASA history maker Frederick Gregory speaks tonight at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University hosts Col. Frederick "Fred" Gregory, the first African-American man to pilot and command a space mission and serve as the deputy administrator ...

October 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Frontier execs congratulate Blue Mile volunteers

Frontier Communications, lead sponsor of the America's Best Communities competition in which Statesboro won the $1 million third prize earlier this year, saluted supporters ...

October 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County and city agree on TAD

Bulloch County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allocate taxes from revenue growth to the city of Statesboro's South Main Street Tax Allocation District, or TAD.

October 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council rescinds insurance broker choice

After hearing appeals from two other insurance firms that pitched for the contract, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday rescinded its decision to make ShawHankins the ...

October 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Food bank needs cash for bills

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Food Bank needs help, but not just food donations and volunteers – the organization is in desperate need of cash.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate suspicious death

Police are awaiting autopsy results and are seeking to identify a white male found dead Monday at an East Parrish Street apartment.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shooting at local party

A Midway man was jailed Monday after reportedly firing a shot into a crowd at a party in Bulloch County Sunday.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Animal shelter to open some Saturdays

In order to increase adoption opportunities, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter will start opening, for adoptions only, two Saturdays out of the month.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jobs are available in Ga. prison system

The Georgia Department of Corrections struggles to fill some of its more than 11,000 employee positions statewide and also has an interest in preparing ...

October 02, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Sheriff’s deputies investigate aggravated assault

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies responded Sunday to a reported aggravated assault incident where two victims were injured, according to preliminary reports.

October 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - DeWitt, Darley merge insurance agencies

Bryan Darley, owner of Darley Insurance Agency has merged his agency with DeWitt Insurance Agency of Statesboro. The new company is now named DeWitt-Darley Insurance ...

October 02, 2017 | | Local


Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


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