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‘The state of our university is strong’

Noting that she is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels welcomed GSU employees to a new academic year Wednesday morning. Classes begin Monday for most of the expected 20,500 students.

August 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

City continues push for $3 million award

The team supporting Statesboro's selection in the America's Best Communities contest submitted a progress report last week on how it plans to move from quarterfinalist to semi-finalist status in the next round.

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Former schools superintendent arrested

Former Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Lewis Holloway was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday from his current position as superintendent for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District in Mississippi. Holloway was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of simple assault by threat.

August 12, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local

No charges expected in Jordan Aubrey's death

No charges are expected regarding the death of a Statesboro teen from a fall Saturday night on South Zetterower Avenue.

August 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less-attractive financial deal for the public, an environmental group said.

August 11, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local

A life cut short

Several hundred people, many of them teenagers from schools across Bulloch County, gathered Monday night on the grounds of Statesboro High to pray, light candles and remember Jordan Aubrey.

August 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The Sack Company repositioning, rebranding

In 1945, Albert Roesel returned to Statesboro with an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and began working with Harry A. Sack in his small residential electrical, plumbing and HVAC company.

August 10, 2015 | | Local

The 'Eagles' come to town Thursday

The Eagles have sold tens of millions of albums since their debut in 1971 and they still draw huge crowds to concerts every year. 7 Bridges Band is the best-known Eagles tribute band and they will bring "the ultimate Eagles experience" concert to the Statesboro High School auditorium on Thursday at 7 p.m.

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

'The Statesboro public demands more'

A recent training exercise helped prepare local law enforcement agencies for the possibility of an "active shooter" situation. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program, hosted by Georgia Southern University police and organized by the Statesboro FBI office, involved officers from several local agencies including the Statesboro and Brooklet police, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, Statesboro GBI and more.

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

SASH raises more than $5,000 for Food Bank

Statesboro Atheists and Secular Humanists recently presented more than $5,000 to the Statesboro Food Bank to help pay its operating expenses.

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Up with People: Meet the cast, part 3

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Benefit set for Portal resident

The Portal community invites the public to "A Day for Hope," a fund raiser to help one of the town's residents who faces challenges due to health issues.

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Brooklet set for peanut festival

For the 26th year, people from all over the region will flock to Brooklet for a day of entertainment, contests, festival attractions and peanuts - boiled, roasted and even fried - as the annual Brooklet Peanut Festival unfolds.

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘We could have been Ferguson’

"What were your feelings or reactions to incidents like the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland?"

August 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

2 northwest Georgia women arrested after child found in cage

CHATSWORTH - Two northwest Georgia women face child cruelty charges after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom, authorities said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

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Hunting season in full swing

Fall heralds the arrival of hunting season, mainly dove and deer season. As people head for the woods and fields, the Georgia Department of Natural ...

September 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Boys & Girls Club seeks old Sallie Z. site

In their search for a new Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County location, the club's adult leaders have asked the Board of Education for ...

September 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia obesity rate remains high

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, a rate that ranks the state 19th in the nation, a new report has found.

September 22, 2015 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Police, family seek missing Statesboro man

Police are searching for a missing Statesboro man whose family has not seen him in almost two weeks.

September 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

State leaders pay a visit

About 120 business and professional people from across the state, the Leadership Georgia Class of 2015 and their guests, visited Statesboro and Bulloch County last ...

September 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The history of Statesboro's grocery store rumors

Last summer, we were all thrilled with the announcement that two more grocery stores were entering the Statesboro market.

September 21, 2015 | | Local

PETA requests review of UGA's use of dogs, other lab animals

ATLANTA - An animal protection group wants a federal review of the University of Georgia after the group obtained a document detailing the use of live ...

September 21, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

New execution date set for only woman on Georgia's death row

ATLANTA - The only woman on Georgia's death row is scheduled to be executed next week, more than six months after her previously scheduled execution ...

September 21, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local

GSU sophomore crowned Miss International City '16

The 2016 Miss International City and Miss Warner Robins pageant was held Aug. 29 at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins, Georgia ...

September 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

STARS stage 'Boarding House Reach'

The Averitt STARS will kick off their season at the Emma Kelly Theater with a comedy, "The Boarding House Reach," directed by Tony Phillips. The ...

September 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia Southern professor explores 'Dark Places'

When Dr. Jonathan Bryant published a book about a historic and often overlooked court case, he suspected that it might be "just another little dusty ...

September 20, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair on the way

For residents of Bulloch and surrounding counties, cooler temperatures bring to mind fall and the annual regional agricultural fair.

September 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

When 'homicide' is a misdemeanor

It's been nearly three years since Bobby Mallard's wife Geneva was killed in a horrific car crash on Highway 67 in southern Bulloch ...

September 20, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Vehicular homicide cases often result in no jail time

Sentences with little or no jail time are not rare in vehicular homicide cases, as illustrated by recent sentencings from Chatham and Effingham counties and ...

September 19, 2015 | | Local

Another food fight?

WASHINGTON - Add another item to lawmakers' busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle Obama over school lunches ...

September 18, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local

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