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Gang leader fights guards after failing drug test in prison

A known gang leader incarcerated in the Bulloch County Correctional Institute failed a drug test Tuesday and then fought guards who tried to take him to solitary confinement.

March 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hosts first Youth Leadership Summit

High school juniors and seniors from across Georgia's 12th Congressional District listened to speeches on leadership and asked questions of adult leaders during the 2016 GA-12 Youth Leadership Summit hosted by Congressman Rick Allen.

March 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


4 more candidates qualify Thursday for Bulloch County offices

Four candidates qualified Thursday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Candidates qualify Wednesday for Bulloch offices

Four more candidates qualified Wednesday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. to 5p.m. through Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


No city manager hired; council to cast the net again

After interviewing six applicants for the city manager's job by videoconferencing, Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are not hiring any of them.

March 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police: Two caught burglarizing school

Two men caught inside a local school early Wednesday were charged with burglary after deputies and police responded to an alarm.

March 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Victim of attempted murder released from hospital

A woman Statesboro Police say was shot by her boyfriend in a murder-suicide attempt last month was released Wednesday from the hospital.

March 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


More candidates qualify for Bulloch County offices

Four more candidates qualified Tuesday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. - 5p.m. through Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 08, 2016 | | Local


Snakes alive!

It's not just snakes anymore at the annual Evans County Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival. Several years ago, the Evans County Wildlife Club expanded the event to include educational displays and demonstrations that showcase other local wildlife as well.

March 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Sam Houston State provost vies for GSU president

Dr. Jaimie L. Hebert, provost of Sam Houston State University, visits Georgia Southern University for three days beginning Wednesday, concluding a series of five candidates who have come to Statesboro over the past two weeks as part of the search for the next GSU president.

March 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Fourth GSU presidential contender visits

Dr. Kelli Brown, latest of five applicants invited to visit the Georgia Southern University campus as they vie to be the university's next president, spoke of student debt, but also of sexual assault and a need for faculty diversity, as challenges facing higher education.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Campus carry' bill moves ahead

Georgia lawmakers moved one step closer to allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses, as some other states have done, when the proposal supported by the National Rifle Association won support from a Senate panel Monday.

March 07, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Ryan’s closes

The Ryan's buffet restaurant in Statesboro never opened for business Sunday and remained closed Monday, but there were contradictory signs as to why. After being purchased by another company in August, the chain that owns Ryan's closed more than 70 restaurants last month, but the location on Highway 80 East in Statesboro initially wasn't one of them.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tankersley seeks fourth term

State Representative Jan Tankersley (R-Brooklet) qualified Monday, seeking re-election for a fourth term to the office of House District 160, which includes a large portion of Bulloch County and North Bryan County.

March 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wagner wants to remain on BOE from District 1

Cheri Wagner, Bulloch County Board of Education member in District 1, says she wants to continue on the board because she believes in the school system's current direction and wants to help the schools continue on the path shown by their strategic plan.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Manufacturing key part of Bulloch economy

Every year local and state leaders set aside a week to recognize the impact manufacturing has on the Georgia economy.

April 18, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Great Dane, indeed

Four years after opening, Great Dane Trailers' Statesboro plant has surpassed the 500-employee mark. So, when selected as the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year nominee ...

April 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspicious bathroom incident ends in arrest

Two men in one bathroom for more than 30 minutes prompted a local store clerk to call police, and one of the men was arrested ...

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Day trippin' to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

While there are plenty of attractions and activities in Bulloch County, one of the great things about living here are that there are many more ...

April 17, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Campaign signs litter landscape

Signs, signs, everywhere signs –proof that election time is drawing closer and candidates are fighting for attention and votes. While some may be tired of ...

April 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


When home sewer failure results in street repairs

When she pays her latest plumbing bill, Azalea Drive resident Sue Smith will have spent more than $4,000 in the past two years to ...

April 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Nepal documentary wins Statesboro Film Festival

A documentary about Nepal earthquakes and their aftermath during spring, 2015, took top honors Friday night during the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cody hired as Metter city manager

Mandi Cody will be leaving as planning and development director for the city of Statesboro to start as Metter's city manager May 2.

April 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lewis pleads guilty to extortion

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted in December on a charge of extortion, admitted guilt Thursday under a plea agreement with the government, said ...

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GOP prepares for Georgia delegate fight

ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part ...

April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Protesters call for ‘campus carry’ veto

A campaign event Thursday afternoon for Rep. Jon Burns, R-Newington, Georgia House majority leader, drew House Speaker David Ralston to Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Caf ...

April 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


From sea to shining sea

When Adam Kimble dreams, he dreams big. One of his large-sized dreams brought him through Statesboro earlier this week, on foot, on the final leg ...

April 14, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Missing boy found

A 3-year-old boy reported missing around 2 p.m. Thursday in the Starling/Jim Futch Road area was found safe around 3:10 p.m ...

April 14, 2016 | | Local


Ole Times Country Buffet comes to Boro

When Pat O'Neal of Valdosta opens an Ole Times Country Buffet in the building formerly occupied by the Statesboro Ryan's, he will have ...

April 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Circus coming to Portal

The circus is coming to Portal.

April 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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