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Bulloch's Top Gun

Growing up, Bulloch County sheriff's Cpl. Jody Deal was always shooting. If he wasn't hunting, he was target practicing with his grandfather or having BB gun competitions with his brothers. He enjoys the sport to this day, which might have something to do with his expert marksmanship: He was recently named the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Top Gun.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash, but not new wave pool, to open May 20

As planned, Splash in the Boro Waterpark will open May 20-21 for its first weekend of the season. However, due to some construction delays, the new wave pool will not be open on those dates, the Recreation Department announced Monday.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man bites deputy during arrest

A man was arrested Sunday after biting a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy twice.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet woman killed in Emanuel Co. crash

A Brooklet woman was killed Monday morning when her 2004 Ford Expedition, driven by someone else, overturned on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Corbin to speak at OTC graduation

Gretchen Corbin, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address for Ogeechee Technical College's graduation, 7 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Giant air tanker used to attack growing Georgia wildfire

Firefighters called up a giant air tanker to attack a rapidly growing wildfire that threatened homes Tuesday on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp near the Georgia-Florida state line.

May 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train engine chugs out of Civil War history for its new role

ATLANTA - The 26-ton Texas, the famed engine that took part in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase, has made its way back to Georgia.

May 09, 2017 | By BO EMERSON The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Stroller Strong Moms roll into Boro

The fast-growing Stroller Strong Moms experience has rolled into Statesboro to provide a unique, fun and challenging total body workout for women. Typically, the participating women push a stroller with precious cargo for the workout, but bringing a little one is not a necessity.

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Daughter remains critical after Augusta crash that killed mother

A Statesboro man has been released, but his daughter remains in critical condition in an Augusta hospital after a Thursday morning crash in Augusta that killed Keisha Mercer, 42, of Statesboro.

May 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Openness and industry

Ruth Green, PhD., a retired university dance director and past owner of a dance school and a real estate agency, has for years been a gadfly for the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners. She demands openness in their proceedings, and particularly about the Development Authority of Bulloch County and its projects.

May 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia wildfire: Evacuations ordered, but many stay put

ST. GEORGE, Ga. - The wildfire burning for weeks in southeast Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp had gotten so close that Mason Pair could see its orange glow through the trees as large flakes of ash rained down around his home in St. George.

May 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


DAR recognizes Good Citizen, ROTC participants

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized local DAR Good Citizens and outstanding Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) participants in high school and college at the April meeting.

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shogun, finally, begins renovation process

On Dec. 30 of last year at 3:01 a.m., the popular Shogun Japanese Steak House was heavily damaged by fire. What followed was months of negotiations with insurance and fire inspectors to begin the process of rebuilding. Entering the fifth month of being closed, demolition and renovations, finally, are underway.

May 08, 2017 | | Local


Excelsior EMC to hold 79th Annual Meeting on Friday

Excelsior EMC's 79th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bills on Georgia medical marijuana, beer sales still in flux

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has largely cleared his desk of contentious bills, including a new law allowing permit-holders to carry concealed firearms on public college campuses he signed on Thursday.

May 06, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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SFD inducts 5 new firefighters

Having come from previous jobs as far away as Michigan and as near as Savannah, five firefighters received their badges Friday evening as the Statesboro ...

July 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Son accidently shoots, kills mother in vehicle

A juvenile accidently discharged a firearm while handling it in the backseat of a vehicle traveling through Jenkins County, striking and killing his mother.

July 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Power to close Boro office

Georgia Power Company announced Friday it will close its Statesboro office along with all of their 27 customer service offices statewide by the end of ...

July 01, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tormenta stadium in advanced planning stages

Early in May, South Georgia Tormenta FC announced plans to both look into building a stadium of its own and possibly make the move to ...

July 01, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change

June 30, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman shot; GBI investigating

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are trying to unravel the story behind woman reportedly shot in Jenkins County who ended up in Bulloch County ...

June 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fourth of July week brings 3 public celebrations

The annual Mill Creek July 4 celebration with fireworks isn't Bulloch County's only Independence Week celebration. A community group hosts a parade and ...

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks – what to buy and how to stay safe

Now that consumer-grade fireworks are legal to possess in Georgia, some may be confused about what kind to buy and how to handle them safely.

June 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Firecracker Fest 2017 set for Fourth of July

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Synovus Bank, Firecracker Fest 2017 is set to begin Tuesday - the Fourth of July - at ...

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million ...

June 28, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Local


City OKs alcohol ordinance change

Provided they have 50 or more rooms, Statesboro hotels with package alcohol licenses may now sell bottles or cans of beer and wine for patrons ...

June 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees as bystander takes video

Watch video of incident by Juwaun Rashawn Watkins here.

June 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Archives span from 1733 to MacGyver

The Georgia Archives, which became part of the University System of Georgia in 2013, have increased their staffing, would welcome more visitors and now feature ...

June 27, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County seeks COPS grant for three new deputies

Bulloch County leaders hope a grant application will lead to partial funding of three new Bulloch County sheriff's road deputies, who would target violent ...

June 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Breakdown' in jail policy led to release of wrong inmate

A "breakdown" in the process of following jail policies and procedures led to the mistaken release and subsequent escape of a Bulloch County Jail inmate ...

June 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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