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Two hearings Thursday on city tax increase

The city of Statesboro will hold two property tax increase hearings Thursday, at noon and 6 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall.

August 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Heavy clouds eclipse local viewing

A near total solar eclipse passed over Statesboro and Bulloch County Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, thick cloud cover obscured the 97-percent pinnacle of nature's unique show from local eyes. In fact, about an hour after the moon started to cover the sun at 1:15 p.m., clouds made the effects of the eclipse mostly impossible to see.

August 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A 'primal experience'

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.

August 21, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken specialty eatery opening in Statesboro

Tim and Kelly Paslawski of Savannah just announced plans to open a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Statesboro.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


BBWH Insurors retains IIABA's 'Best Practices' title

BBWH Insurors was informed recently it had retained its "Best Practices" status, given only to a small group of independent insurance agencies around the United States.

August 21, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Beloved Community' seeks to bridge divisions

The Bulloch County Beloved Community Steering Committee is inviting everybody to the kickoff Saturday of a new "Bridging the Gap" series of events aimed at creating understanding and inclusion across differences and "beyond the Blue Mile."

August 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Follow the eclipse on NASA's website

Today in Statesboro and Bulloch County, from the moment when the moon begins to pass in front of the sun until the trailing edge leaves the sun's disk, or photosphere, the eclipse will last almost three hours. The Naval Observatory gives a start time of roughly 1:13 p.m. and an end-time of about 4:08 p.m. specific to Statesboro's longitude and latitude.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years.

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Local clergy offer united stand against racism

A group of local clergy who meet regularly for fellowship and offer support to one another in their various religious roles in the community are taking a strong stand against the racism, bigotry and violence espoused last weekend by a group of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

August 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Concussion study targets youth

In a joint project of Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology, the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department and Clark Medical Group, about 50 children ages 5 to 17 have recently undergone baseline screenings that could help if they experience concussions.

August 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON - The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between.

August 18, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


Candidates in all 4 Bulloch cities to qualify next week

Candidates for city elections in Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro must qualify next week with the clerks at their town halls.

August 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Eclipse glasses in short supply

If you want to buy safety glasses for viewing Monday afternoon's rare solar eclipse and haven't got them yet, good luck. But be careful that what you get is the real thing.

August 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


UPDATE: Toddler reported drowned in pond at Mill Creek Park

A 3-year-old boy drowned in a pond at Mill Creek Regional Park late Wednesday afternoon. The Bulloch County coroner's staff had not released the child's name as of press time, pending notification of other family members.

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Crime victim’s father and a lawyer ask city for new laws

Both Sean Strudgeon, whose son was recently the victim of an armed robbery and kidnapping from a Statesboro apartment, and an attorney spoke to City Council on Tuesday. They asked for new city laws to protect renters and especially college students.

August 16, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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A Day for Southern campaign underway

Georgia Southern University alumnus Bob Mikell, an eighth generation Bulloch County resident and 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the university's College of Liberal ...

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




A look at early-American immigration: British, Scottish Borderers

With his presentation, "British and Scottish Borderers Immigrate to America," Dr. Jack Proctor told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a flow of immigrants who ...

September 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Utility wants to keep building nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has told state regulators that it should keep building new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, despite delays expected to nearly double their ...

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Clearing up rumors; what's new in Statesboro

Social media has made pushing false narratives even more easy and crazy.

September 04, 2017 | | Local


A life-changing ceremony: 4 BCCI inmates walk at GED graduation

Four Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmates recently received their General Education Diplomas, and while they are not the first inmates to do so, the four ...

September 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Local gas prices surge

Gas prices locally and across the nation have soared after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas. One quarter of the oil refineries that serve the U ...

September 04, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Arena set for December completion

Rain has slowed construction of the multi-purpose arena at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture, but officials remain hopeful the project will be completed by ...

September 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Old barns preserve memories

The Bulloch County Historical Society is aware of several "beautiful barns," some relatively well preserved, some renovated, but is calling for information on other barns ...

September 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County wins state block grant to construct new senior center

Bulloch County's senior citizens soon will have a new center, thanks to a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, from the Georgia ...

September 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man wins $300,000 with scratch-off lotto ticket

A Statesboro maintenance worker stopped at a Clyo convenience store recently and left with a winning lottery ticket worth $300,000.

September 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Zika virus: Risk is down, but it's no time to be complacent

Cases of Zika infection have dropped significantly in Georgia and across the United States, public health officials say.

September 01, 2017 | By KELLIE VINAL and ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bus driver charged in child cruelty; no bond

A Bulloch County special needs school bus driver was arrested Wednesday on child cruelty charges after reportedly striking a child on his bus.

August 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Boro eye TSPLOST for May vote

Bulloch County officials are considering putting a TSPLOST, or Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, on the ballot for next May. Revenue from the ...

August 31, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Thrill on the Hill’ to celebrate faith, heritage

Residents from Bulloch County and beyond will join together again for the latest iteration of the Willow Hill Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday at ...

August 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


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