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Georgia officer's personnel file include praise, criticism

ATLANTA - A white Georgia police officer shown on video telling a black driver he doesn't care about "your people" is a good decision-maker and was seen as a leader of his 2014 police recruit class, but was also told to work on dealing with the public, his performance reviews show.

December 18, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


This Christmas, get set to sweat

While most Christmas scenes depict snowy landscapes with people bundled up in sweaters and coats, there won't be any of that in Statesboro and Bulloch County this year.

December 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sylvania woman’s death ruled accidental

The death of a Sylvania woman Wednesday was ruled accidental, said Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile.

December 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU may use ticket system for future fall commencements

For several years now, attendance at Georgia Southern University's fall commencement has overflowed Hanner Fieldhouse, and friends and relatives shut out of the gym have been invited to watch on a screen at the Russell Union. This year, a second remote viewing site was needed for the largest of the three ceremonies, all held Dec. 11.

December 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Register council mum on police expense issues

During a called council meeting last week, Register town council members mulled over a November profit and loss report that shows the town just over $4,000 in the red.

December 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


LED lamps to illuminate Statesboro’s streets

At the city's request, Georgia Power has begun replacing Statesboro's high-pressure sodium streetlights with LED, or light-emitting diode, fixtures.

December 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Screven County death under investigation

The Screven County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a woman from a stab wound that occurred Tuesday night at her home in the Whitehill community, off Georgia Highway 21 south of Sylvania.

December 16, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


Brooklet, Portal again among top Title I schools

Bulloch County again has two schools ranked among the top Title I schools in Georgia, and they are the same two as last year: Brooklet Elementary School in the "highest performing" category and Portal Middle High School again in the "highest progress" category of Reward schools.

December 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Teen uses Christmas tree as weapon

A teenage girl wielding a Christmas tree as a weapon was arrested Friday after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responded to a call from her frantic father, reporting a domestic disturbance.

December 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Food Bank burglarized

The director of the Statesboro Food Bank is offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever has been breaking in and stealing food.

December 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The same, but different

A 2005 graduate of Statesboro High School, Adam Nubern and his wife, Lindsey, spent the past

December 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Man, 19, charged in molestation of 8-year-old relative

After an investigation lasting four months, a Bulloch County sheriff's investigator charged a 19-year-old man with molesting an 8-year-old relative.

December 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


8 men charged in pandering sting at local motel

Eight men were charged with pandering, or seeking services from a prostitute, on Thursday and Friday.

December 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 injured in Sunday night crash

Two people were airlifted to Savannah on Sunday night after a fiery crash at the intersection of Highway 119 and Highway 80 in Stilson.

December 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mainstreet Farmers Market plans to reorganize

The Mainstreet Farmers Market completed its 2015 season with sales and average attendance similar to 2014's and now heads toward its April 2016 reopening with plans for a more formal structure and hopes of increasing community involvement.

December 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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Historical Society seeking documents about 1904 tragedies

The Bulloch County Historical Society is in the process of gathering factual information to be published in a book about the 1904 Hodges family murders ...

January 31, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two BOE incumbents not running

The current Bulloch County Board of Education chairman, Mike Herndon, and last year's chairman, Dr. LeVon Wilson, both said this week they will not ...

January 31, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


52 Weeks of Giving: Learning the gift of giving

Every Friday afternoon at 4, kids and adults of all ages gather at the Statesboro Library for one purpose: to do a good deed. The ...

January 31, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Speak Up for Education not all about waivers

In the opening assembly, Thursday night's Speak Up for Education focused on a plan to make the Bulloch County Schools a Strategic Waivers School ...

January 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Register by Monday to vote in presidential primary

Bulloch County residents who want to vote in the presidential primary election on March 1, must be registered by Monday.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

A fourth candidate has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash survivor remains on life support

A Portal man who lost his wife, 6-month-old great-granddaughter and the infant's mother Wednesday in a car crash in Jenkins County remains on life ...

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Build the beloved community’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro celebrated their new home Sunday with an emotional dedication service amid hopes of spreading "more love, justice and peace."

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Education advocate challenges all

Dr. Steve Perry, a strident advocate for education revolution and founder and principal of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., came to Georgia ...

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


3 killed in Jenkins Co. accident

A Portal family lost three loved ones Wednesday night in a tragic accident just inside Jenkins County. Two more family members survived, with one in ...

January 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Dreamgirls’ coming to Boro

"Dreamgirls" may just knock your socks off!

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch County has a new agent, and Victoria Tillery said she is excited about taking the county 4-H program to its next level.

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council putting alcohol law in final form – maybe

After almost two years of looking at a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance without adopting it, Statesboro City Council held a work session last week and ...

January 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC student reaches GOAL

Ogeechee Technical College student Melissa Behling may have taken a slightly different path to arrive at OTC than most of her classmates, but she is ...

January 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Biggest Loser contestant comes home

Although Statesboro resident Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison was eliminated from NBC's "Biggest Loser" reality show Monday night, she believes the experience has left her a ...

January 26, 2016 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


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