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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Tourism a major economic boost for Bulloch

One morning entering Statesboro on Highway 301 just past the entrance of Georgia Southern, where the speed limit drops quickly, I was welcomed to town by then rookie Statesboro officer Stan York.

May 26, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro brewery Eagle Creek expands flow

Eagle Creek Brewing Co., the microbrewery on Savannah Avenue in Statesboro, last week started up an automated canning line, packaging two of its beer varieties in cleverly illustrated, high-graphic aluminum cans.

May 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


A Statesboro soldier's story

Memorial Day holds a special significance to our family as we remember my wife Lori's great uncle, John Gilbert Woodward. Gilbert was killed in May of 1944 during World War II on a training flight in the Gulf of Mexico. He was the son of Henry and Mamie Woodward of Stilson. His sister Edith Hutchison, who turned 90 this week, explained that he was two weeks away from getting his "wings" when the plane went down. He was only 22.

May 25, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Remembering the fallen is Statesboro, Bulloch County

Carl E. Ledbetter Sr., the featured speaker Monday for the Bulloch County Memorial Day service, survived the Korean War in an Army intelligence unit and still will not, or under oath cannot, talk about exactly what he did.

May 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


6 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested six men Thursday after serving search warrants at two Statesboro homes.

May 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro High principal resigns

The Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday night accepted Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters' resignation as Statesboro High School principal, at his request, although he had already not been offered a new contract.

May 23, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Father: Allman film lawsuit part of 'wake-up call'

SAVANNAH - The father of a young woman killed by a train on the set of a movie about Gregg Allman said Thursday the family is suing the singer and filmmakers as part of a "wake-up call" to make Hollywood safer.

May 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Congress raises Savannah harbor price tag to $706M

SAVANNAH - Congress gave final approval Thursday to a new spending limit for deepening the Savannah harbor that raises the project's price tag to $706 million, an increase of 8 percent from just two years ago.

May 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Metter teacher aide charged with misconduct with student

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into details surrounding Wednesday's arrest of a 26-year-old female Metter High School paraprofessional charged with inappropriate conduct with an 18-year-old male student.

May 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro spending $673,000 repaving streets

Drivers on Statesboro's streets this summer should encounter paving crews at work and, eventually, fewer potholes. And for the next month or so, watch out for painters outside City Hall.

May 22, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman arrested in Metter meth bust

A tip from a concerned citizen led Metter police to arrest a woman on methamphetamine charges Tuesday.

May 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man arrested after brief standoff

A man who barricaded himself in a house by blocking the front door with a lawn mower was taken into custody Thursday morning after holding off police for an hour, authorities said.

May 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Singer Allman, filmmakers sued in Georgia train death

SAVANNAH - Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight train slammed into a film crew in southeast Georgia.

May 21, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Deal's record, Carter's plans to shape Georgia governor's race

ATLANTA - The race for governor began to take shape Wednesday as Republican Gov. Nathan Deal touted his first-term accomplishments while Democratic challenger Jason Carter offered his vision for the state in separate interviews with The Associated Press.

May 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested in marijuana bust

Two men were arrested Monday after law enforcement officers found a large quantity of marijuana and a large sum of cash in an apartment, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

May 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

July 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill & Pub in Statesboro with five days to go in the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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