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Local woman wins big with scratch-off

A Statesboro woman bought a $5 lottery ticket at a West Main Street convenience store recently and scratched the ticket to find she won $400,000.

March 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tickets still available for Archie Manning at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


The 'dog'tor will see you now

Caregivers and those who serve others come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes the person in need just wants a little

March 22, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Pink Power Run next Saturday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation will hold the Pink Power Run next Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Recreation Activity Center Pavilion on Georgia Southern's campus and is the organization's fourth running of the 5K series.

March 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two Statesboro clubs cited in alcohol check

Agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted an alcohol compliance check in Statesboro March 5, resulting in in two clubs and seven people being cited involving underage alcohol possession.

March 21, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


University Plaza, with all its bars, up for sale

Known as the site for bars within walking distance of the Georgia Southern University campus, University Plaza is for sale with a list price of $5.5 million.

March 21, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Spring brings blooms, tornadoes

Along with pollen, colorful blooms and rain, spring can bring violent weather. The peak season in the South for tornadoes is March through May, and volatile weather changes can mean storms pop up unexpectedly.

March 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt’s center on West Main dedicated

Friday afternoon when the new Center for Performing Arts ceremonially opened in a renovated building at 41 West Main Street, the theater inside was revealed as the Mical Whitaker Black Box Theater.

March 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lucky ‘boot’ could win car at Rodeo

Visitors to the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may get a chance to win a brand new car.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County annex set for late May opening

Expected to be completed by the end of May, Bulloch County's new government annex building will provide improved services to the public and more room for county employees.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five Bulloch schools grade above average

Five Bulloch County schools were rated "above average" when the Georgia Department of Education released its first School Climate Star ratings for schools across the state earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


VFW post seeks help for public service

After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.

March 18, 2015 | | Local


Bulloch’s tied STARs take region honors

Bulloch Academy's Zoe Yan Li and Statesboro High School's Alex DiCesare first tied as Bulloch County's STAR students. Now they have won again and advance together, with their chosen teachers, as the Region 8 STARs.

March 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Election brings hope to Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford's newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.

March 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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US economy rebounding

WASHINGTON - Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.

May 08, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Ag commissioner at Claxton farm expo Saturday

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is scheduled to be at Claxton Elementary School Saturday morning for the start of the Ag Expo and Farmers Market.

May 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


UPDATE: Bond denial angers Migos rapper

An angry "Offset," one of three members of the rap group Migos arrested on guns and drug charges following a Georgia Southern University concert, yelled profanities as he was led out of a Bulloch County courtroom Friday, after he was denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos member denied bond

"Offset," one of the members of the Migos rap group arrested on guns and drug charges after a concert in Statesboro, shouted profanities Friday as he was led out of the courtroom after being denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A change of mood?

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, "What is happiness?"

May 07, 2015 | By TYLER STAHLE Deseret News Service | Local


Study: Vaccination against measles may have other benefits

LOS ANGELES - A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

May 07, 2015 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science writer | Local


Prayer warriors join hands, unite hearts

Prayer warriors with a passion for the nation congregated on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn Thursday, uniting hearts and joining hands for the 64th National Day of Prayer service, which was the 15th consecutive service for Statesboro.

May 07, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation results in meth arrests

A drug investigation ended Saturday with two women being arrested on charges of selling methamphetamine.

May 07, 2015 | | Local


Complaints lead to drug arrests

Noise generated by a large party crowd and the smell of burning marijuana led to the arrest of two men attending a Johnson Street party.

May 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Most people may not know what it feels like to be truly hungry, but for some, it is a daily fear. People all across America, including Statesboro and Bulloch County residents, can do their part to help by participating in the "Stamp Out Hunger" National Association of Letter Carriers food drive Saturday.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


High-speed chase nabs murder suspect

A Cobb County murder suspect led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Tuesday that started in Bulloch County but ended in Bloomingdale.

May 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

PHOENIX - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

May 05, 2015 | By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press | Local


National Day of Prayer event Thursday at noon

Gwen Bradley, the Southeast National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator, will be special guest speaker for the local observance at noon Thursday on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

May 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man charged in accident

A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


Police looking for Peeping Tom

Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


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