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City to propose fee hikes

Going into Tuesday's budget hearing, Statesboro city officials intend to leave the property tax millage rate unchanged but are proposing to increase water and sewer fees and charge a new fee when people pay their bills by credit card.

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Solution sought for Park Place

Almost two years since Eric Reese was shot to death after sending his teenage daughter home from watching a gang fight outside at Park Place Apartments, Reese's sister and one of his friends are asking the city of Statesboro to make the complex safer.

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect arrested in assault

A man choked a woman, held her against her will and committed the assault in the presence of juveniles at Park Place Apartments Thursday, said Statesboro Police Sgt. Jake Saxon.

June 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Citizen parking ticket program looking for 3 more volunteers

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program.

June 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shots fired after dispute at store

Shots were fired Wednesday after a confrontation in an Eldora area convenience store. No one was injured, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

June 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Free meals for kids June 6-30

The Bulloch County Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch for children and teens at four locations, weekdays June 6-30, and lunch at a fifth location for next week only.

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Cartee leaving Ogeechee Tech for UGA

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College for nine and a half years, is leaving to become director July 1 of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens.

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Doty retires, looks forward

This week, Dr. Karen Doty is keeping 10 red and yellow roses in a vase at her office at Portal Middle High School. She took the other 40 roses home.

June 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘The Miracle Worker’ comes to Statesboro

The Averitt Center for the Arts will present "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theatre.

June 01, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


School employees get 3 percent 'stipend'

All Bulloch County Schools employees, from teachers and principals to cooks and bus drivers, will get a 3 percent, one-time bonus next school year.

May 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Memorial Day 2016: Honoring the fallen

Statesboro's Emma Kelly Theater was filled to capacity Monday as people gathered for the 2016 Memorial Day observance honoring Bulloch County's fallen soldiers.

May 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up to 15 inches of rain soaks Bulloch

Tropical Depression Bonnie stalled over the Southeast last weekend, dumping torrential rains that flooded highways, dirt roads, yards and parking lots.

May 30, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect in 3-county chase Friday remains at large

The identity of a man who was the target of a search Friday following a three-county chase and crash near Statesboro is yet unknown, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

May 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Savannah's Johnny Harris closes after more than 90 years

SAVANNAH - Denise and Kindall Valdes dined on their favorite Southern dishes of fried chicken and world-famous barbecue on Saturday afternoon. It's a meal the couple has regularly eaten for more than 30 years.

May 30, 2016 | By BRITTINI RAY Savannah Morning News | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A local success story: Cotton's Tire grows

Working as a salesman for a tire wholesaler, Mike Price called on a small tire store in Sylvania. When he made his pitch to Cotton Kimbrough, the owner of the store, Cotton told Price that he was not interested in buying anything, but he was interested in selling his business.

May 30, 2016 | | Local


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Wetmore to be city manager Sept. 1

Randy Wetmore is expected to move from Iowa to be Statesboro's city manager beginning Sept. 1, after a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Emanuel drive-by shooting leaves one dead; one injured

A drive-by shooting in Swainsboro Monday left one person dead and another injured, said Emanuel County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rocky Davis.

July 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


19-year-old arrested in gang-related attack

A gang-related confrontation between teenagers at Park Place Apartments on Saturday ended with one 19-year-old and a younger juvenile under arrest.

July 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Unity through protest

In the wake of tragic shootings last week in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota, hundreds of people didn't let oppressive heat and humidity on Saturday ...

July 11, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Plank & Tile: It's cool

The owners of Plank & Tile want to make their 8,500-square-foot showroom on U.S. Highway 301 South a destination for homeowners and designers, while ...

July 11, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Famous in Athens, Little Italy to open in Boro

If you have spent any time in Athens, chances are you have eaten at the legendary Little Italy Pizzeria downtown.

July 11, 2016 | | Local


Dr. Horace Deal honored for philanthropy

Dr. Horace Deal of Southeastern Eyecare Clinics was named one of 59 Philanthropists of the Year by Optometry Giving Sight for his 10 years of ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Old Sallie Z. School sold

The Bulloch County Board of Education recently sold the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School on East Jones Avenue at Gentilly Road for $1 million to ...

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


City manager hiring decision expected Tuesday

Statesboro City Council has a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, when a decision to hire a new city manager is expected.

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Silent No More'

The Bulloch County NAACP will lead a "Silent No More" protest march Saturday in Statesboro at 5:30 p.m.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register looks to Brooklet for police

Brooklet Police soon may enter into a partnership with the Town of Register to bring back a police presence, said Register Mayor Barbara Rushing.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven Co. sex offender back in jail

A Screven County man who was removed from the registered sex offender's list three years ago was arrested a second time Monday on child ...

July 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NCAA finds GS football infractions

The NCAA announced Thursday an investigation into Georgia Southern football found several violations relating to academics.

July 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


New GS president praises ‘campus carry’ veto

New Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD., who recently arrived from Texas where he publicly opposed legislation allowing guns to be carried on college ...

July 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DA drops indictments against trucking company

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden will not prosecute a transportation company indicted earlier this year in the deaths of five Georgia Southern University ...

July 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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