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Funeral for Nate Hirsch to be broadcast live

With the approval of the Hirsch family, the Statesboro Herald and will broadcast live the funeral Thursday of their beloved husband, father and grandfather - Nate Hirsch.

August 31, 2016 | | Local

Georgia Southern student shot, killed; friend faces charges

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 | | Local

Body of wakeboarding accident victim found

The body of a Statesboro man who went missing Sunday after a wakeboarding accident on the Savannah River was found Tuesday morning.

August 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GAE president calls proposed Amendment 1 ‘misleading’

Leaving no doubt where the Georgia Association of Educators stands on the statewide Opportunity School District, GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman called Amendment I on the Nov. 8 ballot "a very misleading amendment" and warned that "the devil is in the details."

August 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Lewis sentenced to 15 months for extortion

Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia delivered a scathing admonition as well as a prison sentence Monday to former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, who pled guilty to extortion in April.

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Radio legend Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro residence. He was 68.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Atlanta rapper arrested at GSU

For the second time in two years, a hip-hop star and his entourage of three men were arrested on gun and drug charges during a performance at Georgia Southern University.

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Statesboro man missing after wakeboarding accident

Divers are searching for a Statesboro man who disappeared Sunday in the Savannah River after a suspected wakeboarding accident.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

3 charged in Screven home invasion

Three men suspected in a June home invasion in Newington are behind bars, said Bahan Rich, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Beacon Place project targeting upscale living

Developers Bill Tripp, Jackson Wallace and Greg Wood are building their newest project, Beacon Place, located at 1818 S & S Railroad Bed Road adjacent to the S & S Trail near Connection Church.

August 29, 2016 | | Local

Sea turtles shatter nesting records

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles spent a busy summer laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and the Carolinas, where nest counts this year smashed previous state records by double-digit margins.

August 27, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Statesboro Herald Grocery Grab 2016

When he was selected as one of five finalists for the Statesboro Herald's third annual Grocery Grab, Stewart Bennett had advantages from the start – he actually had won a similar event years earlier and as an almost daily customer of Ken's IGA in Brooklet, he knew exactly how the meat, his target, was organized.

August 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

When U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale stepped onstage to speak at the Bulloch County Democrats' annual gala Friday night, he wore his hat, a rumpled riding cap, for a couple of minutes, letting everyone know he really was the man in the campaign ads.

August 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local

No decision yet on police chief

Three weeks after three finalists for Statesboro police chief were introduced to the public and interviewed by a special panel, city officials have not announced a decision.

August 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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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

Fear looms as Hurricane Matthew approaches

ST. MARYS - Lori Crowe is frightened at the thought of Hurricane Matthew looming near while she sits inside a coastal Georgia saloon less than a ...

October 06, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

City, county, some bank, other offices closed

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Friday. City Hall will reopen Monday, as the city does not observe Columbus Day. All nonessential Bulloch County offices ...

October 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Hurricane shifts westward; plans in place

As of Thursday evening, Hurricane Matthew had taken a turn westward, increasing chances of significant impact on the Bulloch County area, said Bulloch County Public ...

October 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia Southern campus now closed

The Georgia Southern University campus is closed effective at 10 am this morning. This will enable faculty, staff and students to meet logistical challenges that ...

October 06, 2016 | From Georgia Southern University | Local

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