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Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a street dance.

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art and Theatre Thursday.

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the back door with his hat in his hand."

September 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers investigated a stolen car found beside a road in rural Georgia, authorities said.

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to be an intentional act.

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off a week filled with fun at the seven-county agricultural fair.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inmate whose execution was stayed waits on US Supreme Court

ATLANTA - A Georgia inmate whose execution was halted at the 11th-hour after his lawyers argued racism played a "pivotal role in his death sentence" is now waiting to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will take up his case.

September 27, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Voter registration deadline Oct. 10

On Nov. 7, Statesboro will hold a city election, with three candidates vying for mayor. All Bulloch County registered voters are eligible to vote in the ESPLOST referendum that same day.

September 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Other firms appeal city’s choice of insurance broker

Two insurance brokerage firms – one that bid slightly higher and one much lower – are asking Statesboro City Council to reconsider after it awarded the city's employee insurance broker contract to a company requiring a fivefold increase in the monthly fee.

September 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCSO sergeant 'in the right place'

Twice in one week, Bulloch County Sheriff's Sergeant Tracy Miller helped extricate victims from being trapped in potentially deadly situations.

September 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Claxton man faces 13 agg assault charges

A Claxton man is accused of trying to run over guests at a Saturday night wedding party.

September 25, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Three shot in Statesboro; two don't want to pursue charges

Three people were shot early Saturday morning on Dunlap Street, and Statesboro police are seeking information about the incident, despite two of the victims not wishing to pursue charges.

September 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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Holiday food drive seeks donated foods

While holidays are filled with loaded tables and festivities for many, some families are not so blessed. Area residents have the opportunity to help those ...

November 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Survey finds Georgia employers have health costs below average

Georgia employers' health care costs are lower than the national average, a recent survey has found.

November 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Veterans Day program Saturday

The "Music of World War I" Veterans Day observance, featuring professional performers and hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, begins 10:30 a ...

November 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro firefighters support coworker with fundraisers

Coworkers of a Statesboro Fire Department firefighter battling a recent diagnosis of leukemia are banding together to help raise funds and support their fellow firefighter.

November 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


McCollar makes history

Around the time the outcome became certain, cheers from Jonathan McCollar's watch party, turned victory party, at Luetta Moore Park could be heard back ...

November 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter police chief fired

Former Metter police chief Mack Seckinger will have an opportunity to appeal his recent termination before the city council, Metter City Manager Mandy Cody said ...

November 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Armed robbery suspects caught

A victim identified two suspects in an armed robbery Sunday night after they were quickly apprehended by police.

November 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local suspect charged in sexual battery case

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Monday on sexual battery charges.

November 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City finalizes police raise

Having earlier approved a tax increase to fund a pay raise for entry-level police officers, Statesboro City Council approved the actual pay package Tuesday.

November 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Blues Marching Band showcase 7 p.m.

The Bulloch Blues Marching Band, consisting of the bands from the three public high schools, holds its Family and Friends Night showcase 7 p.m ...

November 06, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro to pick next mayor

For the three candidates vying to be Statesboro's mayor for the next four years, Tuesday night's vote count could be decisive. Or, this ...

November 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Kailey and Ranger

He was once a malnourished young stallion in a bad situation, but thanks to a rescue organization and a young Bulloch County woman's passion ...

November 06, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Red, white and blue takeover of Sweetheart Circle

As you walk through Sweetheart Circle Friday, you will notice a flood of red, white and blue lining the walkway through the Circle. There will ...

November 06, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


G.H. Tool & Mold expands in Statesboro

G.H. Tool & Mold, whose arrival at Bulloch County's Gateway Industrial Park in 2000 had everything to do with Briggs & Stratton, is expanding along ...

November 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Honoring our vets with discounts, meals

Saturday is Veterans and it is a special day set aside to honor all of those who serve and have served in the U.S ...

November 06, 2017 | | Local


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