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City merges utility departments

The city of Statesboro has merged its Water-Wastewater and Natural Gas departments into a single Public Utilities Department under one director.

November 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local Habitat for Humanity names a new director

Bulloch County Habitat for Humanity is welcoming a new director to lead the charity organization, and Robin Diaz hopes to continue helping less fortunate citizens to become owners of their own homes.

November 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Walker leads SEB to playoffs

Not only is his last name Walker, but he wears number 34, plays running back and plays in the state of Georgia. So as Southeast Bulloch senior Chase Walker got close, it seemed only inevitable that he would not only "chase" the legendary Herschel Walker, but catch him as well.

November 09, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY Herald Writer | Local


School lockdown was for routine safety sweep

While reports of a lockdown at William James Middle School may have alarmed some parents Thursday morning, the reason for the lockdown was merely a routine safety sweep.

November 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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 less fortunate by participating in a holiday meal drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas, said Alex Smith, county coordinator for Bulloch County Concerted Services, Inc.

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.m. Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

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 at the election office in the County Annex off North Main Street.

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 Tuesday.

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. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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 general election result could send two candidates to a Dec. 5 runoff.

November 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Speaker: Health issues at top of agenda

Georgia legislative sessions during election years tend to be quick and fairly quiet, without a lot of "heavy-lift" proposals being passed.

January 05, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Teen dies; one in custody in stolen vehicle hit-and-run

A 17-year-old suspect in a car theft ring was taken into custody at the Evans County Jail on Friday morning after a flight from police ...

January 05, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter murder suspect arrested

United States marshals and Candler County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Friday who was wanted in the November 2017 murder of a Metter victim.

January 05, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council to have input on mayor’s commissions

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar will begin introducing his transition team's proposals for three citizen commissions soon, possibly at the next City Council meeting, he ...

January 04, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Kmart to close doors

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart stores, told its Statesboro Kmart employees Thursday morning that it will close the Statesboro Store between ...

January 04, 2018 | | Local


Candler sheriff seeks fugitive

Candler County sheriff's investigators are seeking a man who failed to comply with a mandated rehabilitation sentence and is now charged with escape.

January 04, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Area schools closed Friday

Snow and ice caused 49 crashes in Bulloch County on Wednesday and early Thursday morning, and public safety officials warn drivers to continue with caution ...

January 04, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro High School's Baynon burning up the mat

From the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973 to Annika Sorenstam teeing it up against the ...

January 04, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jones also resigns from TAD board

Former Mayor Jan Moore's resignation from the TAD board was already in hand when Statesboro City Council met Tuesday, but Councilman Sam Lee Jones ...

January 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Snow in the Boro brings wrecks, snowball fights

Tow trucks, law enforcement officers and rescue personnel were kept busy Wednesday as snow-covered streets and roads caused a constant stream of accidents throughout Bulloch ...

January 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

SAVANNAH - A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South ...

January 03, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


OTC to close all facilities Wednesday

Due to a Winter Advisory and the potential for hazardous road conditions Wednesday in the Service Delivery Area for Ogeechee Technical College, all College campuses ...

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


McCollar calls for unity

Outside, the temperature hovered barely above 20 Fahrenheit, but in the warm and crowded council chamber, new Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar called for unity immediately ...

January 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deputy Fire Chief Ronnie Shaw passes

A 40-year veteran of the Statesboro Fire Department lost his battle with leukemia Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies injured, Brooklet man arrested

A man who fought and injured two deputies while resisting arrest Saturday ended up with several felony charges after being subdued by Taser.

January 02, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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