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Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous request.

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J.'s will be open for normal business hours through the Sunday buffet on Sept. 4.

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information technology through a rigorous collection of major field courses.

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


'‚ÄČ'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space complete with an antenna TV, wicker baskets and mismatched furniture. The home is comfortable and plain - and also the place of a woman's upcoming suicide.

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Pep Rally is Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will celebrate the start of high school football season with local players, cheerleaders, coaches and bands at the annual Downtown Pep Rally on Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

August 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head, whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in an Atlanta suburb.

August 03, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Only low-income seniors get city bill relief

New credits offsetting the $3.95 monthly storm water fee imposed on Statesboro residents last year and this year's $2 increase in monthly water and sewer base rates will be limited, through June 2017, to people age 65 and older who also qualify as low-income, City Council decided Tuesday.

August 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman killed in dog attack

A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's pit bulldog.

August 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hudson resigns as Portal Elementary School principal

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul D. Hudson tendered his resignation Monday to the Bulloch County Board of Education, following his arrest Thursday night in Effingham County on a charge of criminal attempt to commit child molestation.

August 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON ahackle@statesboroherald.com; hbragg@ statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools begin new year

Monday, 10,073 students started classes in the Bulloch County Schools. First-day attendance last year was 9,683. Reported enrollment reached 10,370 students last spring, but attendance usually takes a week or more to recover after summer break, and this is the first year the 15-campus school system has welcomed 10,000 students the first day.

August 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cheeky Bliss expanding

Statesboro Mall's newest store Cheeky Bliss isn't actually new to the mall but has moved to a new location.

August 01, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth names Statesboro man new CEO

William T. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Directors of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that John Patrick "Pat" Calhoun will succeed William P. Spigener, Jr., as president and chief executive officer of the association upon Spigener's retirement.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New principals, teachers, a roof and a.c.

Workers with nail guns were busy finishing the reroofing of Stilson Elementary School and portions of the new air-conditioning system were running Friday as the new principal, Tanita McDowell, talked about her job and the school where she greeted children and parents at a Thursday night open house.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police chief finalists named

City officials have now identified the three finalists for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city's landscape, while others quickly faded away.

July 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports writer | Local


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Election officials seek to reassure voters

One major safeguard against hackers tampering with the voting machines used in Bulloch County is the fact that the machines are not connected to the ...

September 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 15, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local




Stabbing leads to arrest

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after reportedly stabbing a man in the arm, police said.

September 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Treat or monitor early prostate cancer?

LONDON - Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those ...

September 14, 2016 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Local


Man charged with bestiality

A West Main Street man was arrested Tuesday on charges of bestiality after police and animal control officers saw him having sex in the rain ...

September 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools aim to recruit minority educators

The number of black teachers and administrators in the Bulloch County Schools has increased from 11 percent of the school system's total workforce with ...

September 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Gun law seminar offered locally

Gun enthusiasts or those who may be considering owning a firearm may want to sign up for an upcoming gun law seminar to be held ...

September 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Demolition of pools, Pav-a-Lon slated for Monday

Demolition of the swimming pool, kiddie pool and covered Pav-a-Lon at Statesboro's Memorial Park on Fair Road will begin Monday, if the weather permits ...

September 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal teen killed in four-wheeler accident

A 14-year-old Portal boy was killed Saturday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident on Harold Howell Road.

September 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Boxing Club

When Martin Cornejo was 8 or 9 and getting into fights with other boys in his neighborhood in Lima, Peru, his uncle sought to control ...

September 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet man killed in single-vehicle crash

A single-vehicle accident took the life of a Brooklet man on Sunday.

September 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


2nd try at jury selection begins in Georgia hot car death

BRUNSWICK - A second attempt at jury selection in the trial of a metro Atlanta man charged with killing his toddler son began Monday, at a ...

September 12, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Navigating tricky health insurance changes

Health insurance providers are requesting huge rate increases and many are pulling out of the individual medical insurance markets altogether. Since health care reform began ...

September 12, 2016 | | Local


Shug, the Painted Chef

The word "chef" doesn't conjure up images of a burly, tattooed former bouncer, but when people get a taste of barbecue and other specialties ...

September 11, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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