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Tormenta FC looks to move to next division

On Friday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC President Darin Van Tassell formally announced the club's intention to form a committee to research the possibility of moving into the ranks of professional soccer at the 'First Friday' event, downtown..

May 05, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Resident asks City Council to cease opening prayers

Statesboro resident Don Armel asked City Council this week to abandon its practice of having a council member, the mayor or another person they choose pray to open council meetings.

May 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Day of Prayer offers hope, repentance

Just as in years past, they came Thursday from all walks of life - all ages, denominations, ethnicities and resumes - to gather on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn for prayers for the nation to observe the National Day of Prayer.

May 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal student charged with statutory rape

An 18-year-old student was charged Wednesday with statutory rape after school officials learned he was meeting a 14-year-old girl in a Portal Middle/High School bathroom for sex.

May 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City, county, GS and BOE study options for 2-way radio upgrade

With one existing system approaching the end of its contract, a new two-way radio system for use by police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, school bus drivers, road crews and other public servants in Bulloch County could cost, by one projection, $3.6 million.

May 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Roundabout construction means detours

Residents in the area of Langston Chapel Road and a portion of Burkhalter Road where a traffic circle is being built will be detoured for about a month as the second phase of construction gets underway.

May 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juggling and the gospel

If you're juggling ideas for some fun family time this weekend, an event at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Statesboro may fit the bill. The church is hosting a free event on Saturday at 11 a.m. that is open to the public.

May 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jack Hill – Man of the Decade

When Georgia state Sen. Jack Hill was asked to be keynote speaker for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, he had no idea he was to be named the second-ever Man of the Decade for the prestigious honors program.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peace named Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year

The 2017 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year "moved our community to new heights of caring," said Billy Hickman on Tuesday night during the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three chosen for Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement Awards

During the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held Tuesday evening, Bruce Yawn introduced three men who have dedicated a lifetime to selflessly giving to others through community service, acts of kindness and devotion to beneficial causes.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alcohol licenses suspended on judge’s first day

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and the Walgreens on Northside Drive East are both serving suspensions of their Statesboro alcoholic beverage licenses, while two restaurants have completed shorter suspensions. The four businesses agreed to consent orders approved by Administrative Judge Tom A. Peterson IV last week.

May 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Car chase follows physical attack

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy forced a fleeing suspect to a halt Monday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman airlifted after attempting to vandalize car

A Bulloch County woman was airlifted Sunday to a Savannah hospital after her fingers became stuck in a vehicle's gas tank.

May 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National Day of Prayer is Thursday

For the 16th year, residents will gather at the Bulloch County Courthouse on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.

May 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Great Dane tops in Georgia

Great Dane employs more than 400 people at its Statesboro plant and brings more than $25 million in payroll to the Bulloch County area each year. Last week, it was named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year in the medium category, plants with 150-499 employees.

May 01, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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Local law agencies seeing more opioid abuse

With prescription drug abuse becoming a major health concern across the country and investigations into at least three local cases of suspected opioid overdoses, the ...

June 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD changes shifts

Under the new leadership of Chief Mike Broadhead, the Statesboro Police Department is restructuring its Patrol Bureau, changing the time on a shift from 12 ...

June 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Carey Hilliard's building sold

The former Carey Hilliard's restaurant building in the Statesboro Crossing shopping center sold last week after being vacant and on the market for six ...

June 05, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


2-year-old boy struck by car

A 2-year-old boy suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries Saturday after being struck by a vehicle.

June 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


PIT maneuver ends high-speed chase

A Bulloch County sheriff's sergeant stopped a fleeing driver early Sunday by using his own patrol vehicle to force the speeding SUV to a ...

June 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Portal man hits wife with car

A Portal woman was airlifted to Savannah on Sunday after her husband struck her with a truck.

June 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ScotBilt builds in Millen

With structural steel being unloaded from a trailer truck during the ceremonial groundbreaking, ScotBilt Homes CEO Sam Scott could cite more than a symbol of ...

June 05, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Current/former employee buys Paintmaster

Paintmaster Decorating Center, a Benjamin Moore Paint Store located at 403 South Zetterower Ave., was sold recently to one of its employees - Danny Andrews. Paintmaster ...

June 05, 2017 | | Local


GSU Continuing Education names marketing manager

The Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education announces the addition of Reagan Daly as its marketing manager.

June 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


BOE struggles to put minority recruitment debate in context

Heading into the 2017-18 school year, one-third of the Bulloch County Schools' principals are African-American or Hispanic. That's higher than the 30 percent of ...

June 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Southern rocker Gregg Allman laid to rest near Highway 41

MACON - Southern rocker Gregg Allman was laid to rest Saturday near his older brother Duane in the same cemetery where they used to write songs ...

June 03, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro’s ‘Million mile’ carrier

Tony Williams spends most of his day behind the wheel of a vehicle, except on the opposite side of the front seat from most drivers ...

June 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Private donors make Blue Mile glow

The most strikingly visible project so far in the Blue Mile revitalization of South Main Street required neither public funds nor America's Best Communities ...

June 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Arson suspected in three Statesboro fires

A reward of up to $10,000 is possible for information leading to the conviction of a suspect or suspects in three recent fires the ...

June 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man arrested for entering auto

Police surveillance at a local business resulted in an arrest when the suspect believed to be responsible for entering autos the night before returned to ...

June 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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