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Legislators focus on paper ballots

ATLANTA - Thursday will mark the last day of Georgia's 40-day legislative session, and several bills, including proposals that would replace the state's 16-year-old electronic voting system and give victims of childhood sexual assault more time to sue their abusers, await action by either the House or Senate.

March 24, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

A parent and an educator, April Newkirk says she would bring advocacy for public education to the role if elected by District 4 as a member of the Bulloch County Board of Education.

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

As a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 4, Adrianne McCollar has made "Our children. Our community. Our future." her campaign slogan.

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


March for Our Lives 1 p.m. today at GSU

Georgia Southern University students have organized a March for Our Lives event for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Statesboro campus.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions on different topics.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local


Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a U.S. senator, he enraged fellow Democrats with a primetime convention speech endorsing the re-election of President George W. Bush.

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


iGot campaign hits new high for Ogeechee Tech

The amount that resolved on the screen during Thursday afternoon's iGot celebration, $406,790, represents a new cash record for the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation's annual fundraising campaign.

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


More school safety forums Monday, Wednesday

Additional forums on school safety, open to all Bulloch County Schools students, parents, employees and community members, will be hosted by Statesboro High School on Monday, March 26, and by Portal Elementary School on Wednesday, March 28, both from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

March 22, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Council candidates need only 6 months residence

Candidates for Statesboro City Council, such as those who will qualify next week for the May 22 special election in District 5, need to have been residents of their district for just six months, City Attorney Cain Smith said Thursday.

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Council unmoved on special election: May 22

The date of Statesboro's special election for the vacant District 5 City Council seat remains May 22, after the remaining four council members declined to take up a resolution changing the election to Nov. 6.

March 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Local churches to mark Holy Week

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of local ministers will hold a series of Midday Holy Week Worship events to bring people together throughout the community and across denominational lines. The Statesboro Ministerial Association invites and encourages all to participate in a five-day worship experience during Holy Week - March 26–30 - from noon until approximately 1 p.m. each day.

March 21, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Time-saving idea earns officer top honors

Coming up with a way to make things easier and more efficient for Statesboro police officers and then doing an outstanding job of handling that task is why Advanced Patrol Officer Larry Futch was named the 2018 Statesboro Police Officer of the Year.

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Bulloch auctioneer earns industry's highest certification

Bulloch County auctioneer Alex Grovenstein recently completed his training at the Certified Auctioneers Institute at Indiana University.

April 09, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ga. ranks high for fighting opioids

Georgia is one of 13 states receiving the highest mark from the National Safety Council for taking comprehensive actions to eliminate opioid overdoses and help ...

April 07, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Helping in Haiti

A team of seven local professionals known as the "Statesboro Thrives Team Bulloch County" joined other teams from across the country in March for the ...

April 07, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Godfrey advocates planned growth

Running as "a hometown candidate with local values," Konrad Godfrey is seeking the District 5 seat on Statesboro City Council. He talks about planned growth ...

April 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Globetrotters film screening at Averitt Friday night

Join members of the original Legends Team Friday night for a special screening of "Harlem Globetrotters: The Team that Changed the World." Be inspired as ...

April 05, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Masters golf fans hurt when bus overturns on interstate

A charter bus headed to the Masters golf tournament overturned on a Georgia interstate Thursday, injuring 15 people and snarling traffic as scores of fans ...

April 05, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Farmers Market returns fresh for 2018

It's that scrumptious and delightful time of year again, the season of fresh, locally grown produce and whole foods and locally made, handcrafted treats ...

April 05, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Armel wants bus system, improved economy

Don Armel, candidate for Statesboro City Council in District 5, says he wants to help make Statesboro a place people are proud to live, an ...

April 04, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deen Day Smith Sanders keynotes awards banquet

The 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet was graced by the presence of the lady for whom the exclusive event is ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Three community leaders were recognized Tuesday night for dedicating their lives to serving others, making the world a better place and spreading live and compassion ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Billy Hickman named Humanitarian of the Year

Touted for a genuine love for his hometown, the 2018 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Billy Hickman credited his friends and family for helping ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Felton challenger for District 5 BOE seat

Mary Felton, Ed.D., a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to be a "voice for the voiceless ...

April 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards tonight

The 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will be held tonight at the Nessmith-Lane Building on the campus of Georgia Southern ...

April 03, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


SPD officer, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Statesboro Police Department officers are wearing shrouded badges this week after the death of an advanced patrol officer and his wife early Sunday in what ...

April 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Business and friendship in Statesboro

Lisa Hanna retired from cutting, perming and coloring hair Thursday, closing The Haircutters in downtown Statesboro after doing the hair of some of her first ...

April 02, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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