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2017 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Renovations to old memories

Its dedication to agricultural history is one of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair's most unique characteristics, and the fairgrounds would not be complete without the rustic Aldrich House and its barnyard attractions.

October 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch ESPLOST, Boro mayoral voting begins

By early Tuesday afternoon, 68 people had cast in-person advanced ballots in the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, while 51 had voted in Statesboro's mayoral election.

October 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

Two men were shot, with one seriously injured, early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge on James Street, off Martin Luther King Dr.

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Plenty of entertainment ensures never a dull moment at the Fair

Fair week in Statesboro brings a great deal of excitement to the area, but the week-long event isn't just thrill rides and fair food. The seven-county agricultural fair features nightly entertainment that covers a variety of music genres and family-oriented shows.

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.C. group buys Statesboro Holiday Inn

Statesboro's premier full-service hotel, Holiday Inn sold on Monday to LRP Hotels based out of Greensboro, N.C.

October 16, 2017 | | Local


Renasant names consumer relationship officer

Renasant Bank announced the recent appointment of Judd Skinner as consumer relationship officer at the bank's Northside location in Statesboro.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Kiwanis Club installs new officers, board members

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently installed the 2017-18 slate of officers and board of directors, with one of their own club members, Jim Campbell, the new Kiwanis Division 17 Lieutenant Governor, leading the induction ceremony.

October 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $90,000

Friday night's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Mill Creek Park saw 195 participants and 29 teams register to take part in the fund raising event. The result: $90,641.31 of the Statesboro Alzheimer's group's goal of $110,000 they hope to raise by Dec. 15 has been raised.

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jimmy Franklin's labor of love

Statesboro native Jimmy Franklin has been practicing law since 1966. While his expertise is mainly as a trial attorney for civil matters, Franklin recalled a criminal case he tried early in his career that he thinks about with a smile from time to time.

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Kemp advocates cap on state spending

As a step toward cutting taxes, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp proposes to put a cap on state spending, adjusted to population growth and inflation, if he is elected governor.

October 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GBI raids 4 Statesboro stores

Four Statesboro area convenience stores were targeted Thursday in a gambling sting conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Commercial Gambling Unit.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Six arrested on gang-related charges

Six suspects believed to be members of the "Mobb" street gang face charges after Statesboro police linked them to two armed robberies and a burglary.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI raids Bulloch convenience stores

On Thursday, the GBI's Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Team, and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue executed four search warrants in Bulloch County for violations of Georgia's commercial gambling laws.

October 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor

This is the last in a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fireball won’t return to Fair

The Fireball, one of Amusement of America's most popular thrill rides, won't be featured this year during the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. After a fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair in July, the company pulled the ride from its lineup. However, officials from both the Statesboro Kiwanis Club and Amusements of America assure a safe and well-inspected midway at the upcoming week-long event.

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Briggs & Stratton bringing jobs back to Gateway plant

Over the next year Briggs & Stratton intends to move production of commercial-use Vanguard V-Twin engines from Japan to its manufacturing plants in Statesboro, Georgia and ...

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Manufacturing a future in Statesboro

Each year for Manufacturing Day, the Development Authority of Bulloch County works with schools, local industries and Ogeechee Technical College to show eighth-graders what manufacturing ...

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Advice for those buying ACA insurance

Open enrollment for individual healthcare begins Wednesday. The enrollment period has been shortened to just 45 days and ends on December 15. This is important ...

October 30, 2017 | | Local


Veterans Day to put music of WWI in context

This Veterans Day, nationally syndicated radio host and song historian Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller and pianist and singer Alan Jones will bring "The Songs ...

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local YMCA launches

Statesboro Family YMCA, which celebrated its grand opening Saturday, has programs already available, with an emphasis on fitness activities and family.

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


No sign-up fee to join YMCA this weekend

Families and individuals can join the Statesboro Family YMCA during this, its grand-opening weekend, with no joining fee, and this does not require a commitment ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


DNR feral hog workshop in Statesboro

Area farmers, hunters and landowners are invited to attend a feral swine workshop and trapping demonstration Nov. 13 at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Experts: Winter coming later, leaving earlier

WASHINGTON - Winter is coming ... later. And it's leaving ever earlier.

October 27, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


GBI: Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

A Bulloch County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell after hanging himself early Friday morning, according to a press release from Georgia Bureau ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




YMCA grand opening Saturday

Statesboro Family YMCA, at 409 Clairborne Ave., hosts its grand opening Saturday and is inviting the public to participate in free introductory activities throughout the ...

October 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Wings of Freedom’ tour set for Boro

History will come to life as the "Wings of Freedom" tour comes to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport next week, bringing vintage bombers and other airplanes ...

October 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia election server wiped after suit filed

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The ...

October 26, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press | Local


Not arrowheads, and older than you think

In its last regular meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Historical Society heard about the area's Native American prehistory, and saw a collection of ...

October 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Mill Creek Trick or Treat is Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will hold Bulloch County's annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Friday from 5 to ...

October 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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