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New city manager at work, but still no chief of police

In his first Statesboro City Council meeting, new City Manager Randy Wetmore had no decision to announce on the anticipated hiring of a police chief.

September 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Report: Georgia still has serious obesity problem

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, giving the state the 19th-highest rate in the nation, a recently released report said.

September 06, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

History comes alive at Willow Hill

It took on the appearance of a family reunion of sorts, or maybe a class reunion; perhaps an eighth-grade history class. However it was looked upon, the sixth annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, held Saturday and Sunday at the Willow Hill School grounds near Portal, was two days of celebration steeped in cultural history and rich in memories of days gone by.

September 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Inside Bulloch Business: Focus on the Blue Mile

Nearly five months ago, the America's Best Communities (ABC) competition announced Statesboro as one of eight finalists for a $3 million grand prize. The ABC competition is sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel.

September 05, 2016 | | Local

Brown touts accountability for sheriff's office

If elected Bulloch County's next sheriff, Noel Brown says, accountability and accessibility will be words that govern how he does the job.

September 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Howard plans stability, continued growth for sheriff’s office

Bulloch County Sheriff's candidate Keith Howard has been quiet for the early part of the sheriff's race, and with reason. But with two months until the election, he wants to remind people they still have a choice.

September 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Plans for reminiscing at Memorial Park’s Pav-A-Lon

A Coca-Cola, a pack of Sugar Babies, a frozen Zero Bar and a couple of Pixie Stix. Swimming lessons for a dime a day. The high dive. Miss Memorial Park. Dances at the Pav-A-Lon.

September 03, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local

Hermine storms into Georgia

VALDOSTA - Hermine flooded roads and sent trees crashing into homes and power lines Friday across a wide swath of south Georgia, cutting electricity to more than 100,000 customers at one point as the storm roared inland after making landfall in Florida as a hurricane.

September 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

John Michael Montgomery coming to the Boro

Back in the '90s up until today, many of us can remember singing along with country music star John Michael Montgomery. Whether it was with the radio blaring as we drove along country dirt roads, a boom box sitting on a blanket at the beach or at home playing our own CD collection, we've been there.

September 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hermine crashes trees, power lines

Even though Tropical Storm Hermine weakened and its center passed a little to the east, county and city crews were left clearing downed trees from roadways Friday while power companies worked to restore outages affecting about 3,000 Bulloch County homes and businesses.

September 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Area braces for Hermine

Emergency management, police, road crew, fire department and school officials in the Statesboro area started planning their response to Hurricane Hermine while it was still headed our way off the western coast of Florida.

September 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Couple organizing donation effort for Louisiana flood victims

A Bulloch County couple is spearheading a local effort to fill an 18-wheeler with donated supplies to be delivered to the victims of Louisiana flooding.

September 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia Southern cancels all Friday classes

From the Office of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Southern:

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia Southern student shot, killed

A Georgia Southern student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning and a friend faces involuntary manslaughter – felony charges in connection with his death, according to Chief Deputy Jared Akins with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend

As the Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, the sixth annual event at the historic Willow Hill School near Portal puts a renewed emphasis on health. But this weekend's festival also offers bike rides, children's games, faith-centered elements from a prayer breakfast to a gospel concert and heritage through permanent exhibits and a "pop up" museum.

August 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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Power expected to be restored for most of Bulloch by Thursday

Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation spokesman Greg Brooks said most customers who have been without power since Hurricane Matthew rattled Bulloch County should have power restored ...

October 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sea Turtle Center animals take refuge at GSU

About 80 animals from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, including Kemp's ridley sea turtles and green sea turtles, as well as ...

October 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Two GOP congressmen for the price of a fish fry

The approach of Hurricane Matthew reduced the crowd for the 2016 Screven County Fish Fry but did not prevent two Republican members of Congress from ...

October 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Spencer pleads, sentenced to 20 years

In a plea agreement, Grant James Spencer pled guilty on Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the Aug ...

October 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Power restoration process slow but steady

Crews are working fervently to restore power and clear county roads, but there is so much storm damage from Hurricane Matthew, "it's going to ...

October 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local bakery steps up in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Sunday was a day for property cleanup or relaxation for many in the Bulloch area as the county began to exhale from the effects of ...

October 10, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local

Slowly, life returning to normal along Ga. coast

SAVANNAH - Life along Georgia's coast continued its slow return to normal after Hurricane Matthew, though authorities advised patience as power is restored, trees are ...

October 10, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A new take on coffee

If you see someone riding on a cool trike around campus and town with what looks like beer taps stop them and have a taste ...

October 10, 2016 | | Local

Bulloch County schools to be closed Monday

After the latest information from the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, Superintendent Charles Wilson has decided to close all schools and offices for Monday.

October 09, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

'All tore up': Matthew leaves big mess in Georgia

TYBEE ISLAND - Hurricane Matthew left a pattern of destruction in Georgia that was sometimes hard to fathom, with beachfront condos weathering the storm without a ...

October 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Hurricane Matthew strikes Bulloch

Two men were killed early Saturday morning as tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Matthew ripped through Bulloch County, leaving a tangle of downed trees, fallen ...

October 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City plans to expand bill credits to more seniors

The city of Statesboro is revising the eligibility limits on water-bill credits to give more low-income seniors a break after hearing from Concerted Services Inc ...

October 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch weathers Matthew

Early Friday afternoon, Statesboro and Bulloch County began feeling the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which still posed a threat to the area despite the storm ...

October 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Boro Book Nooks now in Statesboro

Georgia Southern University seniors Jennifer Shaffer, Ashley Archer and Marisa Turner plan to leave something behind when they complete their coursework.

October 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia Power Outage map

Click here to find out about latest power outages in the Statesboro and Souteast Georgia area.

October 07, 2016 | | Local

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