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Shots fired at apartment complex

Shots fired at a local apartment complex Monday night have some residents concerned and police seeking information about the suspects involved.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man found dead in local pond

Police do not yet know whether the death of a man whose body was found in a Statesboro pond Sunday involves foul play.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man dares deputies to shoot

A Statesboro man who aggressively taunted deputies to shoot him gave a new deputy quite a challenge on his first day of field training Monday.

March 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Local reality show personality lands in Bulloch County Jail

Michael Wayne Duke of CMT's "Party Down South 2" brought reality home Saturday morning when he was charged with DUI after crashing his truck into a guardrail on Interstate 16.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 Boro businesses win big at Flavor of Ga.

Kim's Cheese Straws of Statesboro and Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet both won big at the University of Georgia's annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest in Atlanta.

March 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


CCAT to learn its fate Wednesday

A recommendation to renew the charter of Statesboro's only publicly funded charter school is on the agenda for the State Charter Schools Commission's meeting Wednesday in Atlanta.

March 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

ATLANTA - Georgia's term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal took a stand against his own party and averted threatened boycotts by major corporations on Monday by announcing his veto of a "religious freedom" bill.

March 28, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Progress in downtown Statesboro

The Main Street Statesboro and Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at the Quality Inn and Suites Ballroom on South Main. The meeting served to give downtown merchants and community leaders an update on our downtown's progress over the past year.

March 28, 2016 | | Local


POW camp in Statesboro - Prisoners helped Bulloch farmers in World War II

"If there is any time in my captivity I remember with pleasure, it is the time during that I worked at your farm with my comrades," former Wehrmacht warrior Bernhard Erbelding wrote from Kirkel-Neuhausel, Saar, Germany, to Sam Neville of Register, Georgia, in February 1947.

March 28, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


A surprising mission

Statesboro's Southbridge Community Church spent time last Sunday after the morning worship service to be the hands and feet of Jesus when they walked into the BI-LO grocery store and purchased food items for the Statesboro Food Bank using gift cards provided by the church.

March 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A 70th reunion at GSU

Known as the Baptist Student Union when it was founded, Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministries will hold a 70th Anniversary Reunion Celebration this coming Saturday.

March 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Rep. Rick Allen to hold veterans town hall

Congressman Rick Allen will host a town hall meeting specifically for veterans Wednesday in Statesboro.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Win $1,000 at Statesboro Film Festival

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia First Lady to speak at Deen Day Awards

The 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal as the keynote speaker.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GBI: Foul play not suspected in Bulloch Co. inmate's death

On Friday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Cathy Sapp released the identity of an inmate found dead in the Bulloch County Jail on Thursday evening.

March 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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An interior facelift for the library

A major interior facelift for the Statesboro Regional Library was revealed Friday as part of the monthly First Friday celebration. At the event, the library ...

April 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tedders running unopposed for BOE District 3

As an unopposed candidate, Dr. Stuart Tedders is set to replace Dr. LeVon Wilson as the District 3 member of the Bulloch County Board of ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Investigators await autopsy in weight bench death

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to the determine the cause of death of a Bulloch County man reported found Tuesday morning on a weight bench ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


"An Evening with Emma Kelly"

Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the ...

April 07, 2016 | By KATHERINE FALLON Special to the Herald | Local


Hebert new GSU president, beginning July 1

One week after naming him as the only finalist, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia went ahead Wednesday and hired Dr ...

April 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 ...

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers await Deal's 'campus carry' decision

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal could deal another major blow to conservatives in the Republican-dominated Legislature as lawmakers await his decision on another controversial piece of ...

April 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census ...

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ward's growing in Statesboro

After outgrowing a smaller shop in Brooklet in about a year's time, Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks moved in January to a larger, established ...

April 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners plan Gentilly Gardens upgrades

Gentilly Gardens, an assisted living and memory care facility on Gentilly Road, was acquired last week by local entrepreneurs Ralph Cowart and Alan Skipper.

April 04, 2016 | | Local


Faith's place in the modern world

Representatives from four world religions took part in a panel discussion in the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University last week for the annual ...

April 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Local Ferst Foundation chapter raises $1,600 to send books to area children

More than $1,660 worth of raffle tickets were sold to support the Bulloch County chapter of the Ferst Foundation, an organization that mails new ...

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High School senior receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Ashley Patrick, a senior at Southeast Bulloch High School, has received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program ...

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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