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FULL STORY: Gary Lewis indicted for attempted extortion

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Statesboro City Councilman Gary L. Lewis, 65, with attempted extortion. Lewis has served 17 years on the council and, after not seeking re-election, was set to retire Dec. 31.

December 03, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Tops in Georgia — again

With the highest graduation rate and the highest high school enrollment rate among technical colleges in Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College was named Thursday as the state's Technical College of the Year.

December 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hinesville man charged with child molestation

A Hinesville man who allegedly came to Statesboro for a sexual encounter with a teenage female faces sex offense charges.

December 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Citizen calls for changes at animal shelter

Concerns about a high euthanasia rate and other animal shelter issues were the focus of a local man who spoke during Tuesday night's Bulloch County Commission meeting.

December 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A Statesboro man accused of touching a teen in an inappropriate manner faces sex offense charges.

December 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Council ups elected officials’ retirement pay

On a morning when city officials honored departing District 2 Councilman Gary Lewis and District 3 Councilman Will Britt, a majority of Statesboro City Council approved a 28.6% increase in future retirement pay for current and future council members and mayors. It will benefit Lewis almost immediately and Britt 24 years from now.

December 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lambert named Chamber Business Leader of the Year

The 2015 Business Leader of the Year has made a great impact on the local economy over more than two decades. Doug Lambert, whose footprints in the hospitality industry include eight hotels built in Savannah and Statesboro, was given the prestigious award Tuesday during the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting.

December 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holiday hopes, doubts

Gasoline prices under $2 a gallon and the lowest unemployment rates in seven years are encouraging some Statesboro shoppers this holiday season, but not all are convinced that the economy is in a genuine upturn.

November 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Ogeechee Tech Boards earn recognition from state

The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference for the Technical College System of Georgia in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Complete Car Care owner feels 'blessed'

This is the time of year that we like to reflect back on our many blessings.

November 30, 2015 | | Local


Man shot at Bulloch party

A man shot during a party on NeSmith Road is recovering, but Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information on the incident.

November 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Parents, students asked to help rate school climate

Not to be confused with the efficiency rating on air conditioners, the School Climate Star rating is a grade of each Georgia public school's safety and physical and social conditions that students, parents and school employees help determine.

November 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Register hires consultant to correct records

The town of Register has hired a consultant to help unravel what some of the town's council members say is a bookkeeping nightmare.

November 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday becomes the Christmas Holiday Celebration on Dec. 4.

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


“It’s All About the South”

When thinking of a clothing designer, most would not envision a "country boy" who lives in ball caps and tee shirts, but the creator of a fast-growing clothing line "straight out of" Bulloch County can be described as just that.

November 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Innovative educator to offer MLK keynote address at GSU

Georgia Southern will welcome Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, to campus for the university's 2016 ...

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Super Bowl 50: Denver vs. Carolina

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl - which many expect to be the final game ...

January 24, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


History preserved in Statesboro

Only long-time residents are familiar with "old Statesboro," where much of the town's current business district was nothing but woods and farmland. Where Buckhead ...

January 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


BCSO Sgt. Noel Brown to run for sheriff’s position

A second officer with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking election as sheriff.

January 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal High athletes and fans to get new digs

Bulloch County Schools officials and Pope Construction Co. are set to break ground Friday on $999,644 in new sports support buildings at Portal Middle ...

January 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 charged in jail drug smuggling

A woman who attempted to sneak drugs to a Bulloch County Jail inmate is now behind bars in the same facility. The inmate to whom ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Legal assistant enters race for probate judge seat

Three decades of experience working in the legal field and her "love for people" are what drive Lorna DeLoach to seek election as Bulloch County ...

January 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council acts on ‘Blue Mile’ plans, public and private

Several Statesboro City Council actions this week dealt with the Blue Mile corridor. The council moved money to pay an engineering firm for work on ...

January 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New mayor pro tem publishes book

Statesboro City Councilman Travis Chance from District 5 is off to a busy start in 2016. Besides being chosen by the council as mayor pro ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Local veteran pursues probate judge seat

With a degree in legal studies and law school aspirations, Desert Storm and Iraq war veteran Lonnie Ellis feels his Bulloch County roots and involvement ...

January 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Preserving recipes of the past for the future

"Thoroughly whipped cream cheese."

January 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


ArtsFest cancelled – or is it?

Georgia Southern University's art department announced earlier this month that it will no longer host the ArtsFest, which provided a spring day of senses-filling ...

January 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Futch to seek re-election as coroner

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Wednesday he plans to run for a fifth term in office.

January 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wanted Florida man captured in Bulloch

A man wanted in Florida for shooting a family dog was captured Tuesday night when a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy used a tag reader ...

January 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police detective to run for probate judge seat

Banking on what he calls a multifaceted law enforcement career, police Detective Kevin Wadley says he feels his experience will serve Bulloch County residents well ...

January 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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