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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

Alcohol swamps city meeting

Shenanigans at 1 University Plaza will lose three days of alcohol sales and afterwards will admit only customers age 21 and up for at least a year, under an agreement reached Tuesday during a City Council hearing. The three days are technically part of a 10-day license suspension, but with the other seven days waived unless another violation occurs.

October 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch reaching out to South Carolina flood victims

Bulloch County Public Safety is heading efforts to collect supplies to assist victims of flooding in South Carolina due in part to the effects of Hurricane Joaquin.

October 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Traffic stop ends in meth arrests

A traffic stop on a reckless vehicle Monday ended in two drug arrests and the seizure of over $11,000 cash.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

VA Medical Center to hold public forum Wednesday at Legion Hall

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will hold a combination Veterans Information Fair and Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 100 Rucker Lane in Statesboro.

October 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Boro's Wholesale Customs

Wholesale Customs in the Boro might sound like the kind of place where young dudes take their rides to be jacked up with custom suspension and tricked out with tony rims and window-thumping aftermarket sound systems. Well, it is, but it's also a place where their moms can buy new tires and get them mounted on the family minivan while it's realigned using a state-of-the-art machine.

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Air Evac moving to Kiwanis fairgrounds

The Kiwanis fairgrounds is getting a new permanent resident that will certainly get some attention. Our local Air Evac Lifeteam emergency helicopter flight service is relocating from the Statesboro Airport to the southeast portion of the Kiwanis Fair grounds parking lot adjacent to Highway 67.

October 05, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Local Scout earns Eagle rank

James Nash Welch, a ninth-grader at Statesboro High School, recently received the highest and most coveted award in Scouting. Welch earned the Eagle Scout rank for the Boy Scouts of America, an award that less than 2 percent of Boy Scouts in the United States ever attain.

October 05, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Alcohol violation hearings resume with fall semester

After a respite of several months, Statesboro City Council will return to alcoholic beverage sales enforcement actions today with hearings for eight alleged violations at six different locations.

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 1.

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

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Scabies reported at Statesboro High

Three Statesboro High School students were diagnosed this week with scabies, an infestation of mites that burrow underneath the skin. As of Wednesday, the school ...

November 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Be a Santa to a senior

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community to sponsor Be a Santa to a ...

November 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Forums seek priorities for new GSU president

A job ad seeking Georgia Southern University's next president carries a soft deadline of Jan. 28 for applications and nominations. Meanwhile, the campus-based search ...

November 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Veterans Day for families of soldiers, too

Families of veterans should also be recognized on Veterans Day, since they, too, make sacrifices, said Lonnie Ellis, post commander of the American Legion Dexter ...

November 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Burglary suspect behind bars

A man suspected of stealing items and pawning them faces burglary charges.

November 10, 2015 | | Local

Experienced missionary to head Open Hearts Community Mission

The former leader of two major city missions will now serve Statesboro's Open Hearts Community Mission as its executive director, Delia Mobley, chairman of ...

November 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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

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