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City has 57 new applicants for city manager’s job

This time, Statesboro has 57 applicants for the job of city manager, an increase of four applicants from the number received on the first try. With the relaunch of the search in March, more of an effort was made to reach out to the managers of similar-size Georgia cities, said city Human Resources Director Jeff Grant.

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Five pharmacies targeted in burglary attempts

Someone attempted to burglarize five locally owned pharmacies over the weekend, according to law enforcement reports. Now, investigators are seeking information about the incidents.

May 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved by a legislature controlled by his own party in an election year.

May 03, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Georgia schools make room for thousands of migrant children

Among the tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America in recent years, roughly 1 in 26 of these young migrants have come to live in Georgia.

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Cason's Auto Repair opens in Brooklet

Walt and Beth Cason, successful Savannah automotive business owners who have been Bulloch County residents for almost 15 years, opened a business earlier this year in their chosen home county - Cason's Auto Service in Brooklet.

May 02, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Early voting off to a strong start

Early voting began with a bang Monday as 171 voters cast their ballots at the Board of Elections office in the Bulloch County Annex.

May 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Warrants issued for suspect in Millen woman's murder

Warrants for a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman Sunday follow an investigation opened by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Region 5 office in Statesboro.

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City Council meets Tuesday at Statesboro High

Tuesday's 9 a.m. Statesboro City Council meeting is a regular meeting in the sense of the timing, but it is being held at an unusual location, the Statesboro High School auditorium.

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Update on business projects in Statesboro

It's that time again, when I bring you up to speed on construction projects and other movement in the business community in Statesboro. We work to find answers to the questions you send us.

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice earns honor

Ogeechee Area Hospice was recently recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Hospice Honors Program.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


ArtsFest 2016

Saturday's 34th annual ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle - hosted for the first time by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department, with a lot of help from friends - continued many traditional attractions but also included some new twists. Art stops offered painting with brushes and fingers, clay and sand art activities and digital art for mobile devices.

May 01, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Bulloch sharecropper tale goes national

Local attorney and Statesboro Herald columnist Kathy Bradley is a twice-published author, but the most recent book with her name in it is not one she wrote herself – though it comes hard on the heels of her most recent release.

April 30, 2016 | Brittani Howell | Local


Local ‘Youth Heroes’ honored

Twelve middle and high school students from southeast Georgia were recognized Friday by the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia as Youth Heroes. The selected students extended their hearts and hands in volunteer work and were honored with a breakfast held in the Natural Resources Building at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 30, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Superior Court judge race tops $100K

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns as of March 31. And comments from candidates and reports of more recent major contributions indicate that the cash committed to race has now surpassed $100,000.

April 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of hundreds of cancer survivors and thousands of others at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds Friday night, participating in the 2016 Relay for Life- Bulloch County fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain ...

June 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist'

ORLANDO, Fla. - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support for ...

June 13, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Local


Play highlights annual historical society meeting

An interactive historical play that draws audience members into the fun will highlight the 42nd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, slated for Monday, June ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clarification: Britt not accused of crime in lawsuit

In an article published in the June 9, 2016, Statesboro Herald regarding former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt being listed in a lawsuit as a ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Reward offered in firearms theft

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons behind the recent theft of 55 ...

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Busy times at Ole Times

In the restaurant's first five weeks in operation, the popularity of the Ole Times Country Buffet in Statesboro has exceeded his expectations, said Pat ...

June 13, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local




Man, 73, charged with molesting 10-year-old girl

Police arrested a 73-year-old man on Friday who charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl.

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a ...

June 13, 2016 | By BEN FOX and MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Local


Worst mass shooting in US history

ORLANDO, Fla. - A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people ...

June 12, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


All fun and games — and learning, too

Camp RAD, a four-week long camp for young people ages 10-23 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has parents, students and campers raving about the fun ...

June 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


BOE: No tax increase in 2017 budget

It's full-speed ahead for a 3 percent one-time pay bonus for Bulloch County school system employees, and no school-related tax increase for local property ...

June 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Students learn music at Violin Camp at Averitt

One of the music summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, Violin Camp, began on June 6 and will end on June 10.

June 10, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Savannah Avenue nears completion

Except for a short section of added paving, the renewal of Savannah Avenue is nearly complete. Low-growing shrubs have been selected for the islands in ...

June 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet sites added for kids’ free meals

In addition to four sites in Statesboro and Portal previously announced, the Bulloch County Schools are serving free breakfast and lunch for children at three ...

June 09, 2016 | | Local


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