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Looking for ‘A man called Jimps’

Jimerson "Jimpse" Kennedy, an influential 19th century resident of what was then a larger Bulloch County, left several legacies south and west of Statesboro, including the name of Kennedy Bridge Road and, due to his efforts, along with those of several of his friends and relatives, the community of Excelsior.

October 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Catron pleads not guilty to child molestation charge

A Bulloch County man charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl pled not guilty during an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

October 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Scare on the Square brings Halloween downtown

Scare on the Square will make the courthouse area a crossroads for Halloween fun, including a hayride, costume contests for all ages, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house and the annual pumpkin patch interactive activities, from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

DSDA moving forward with Homes for Heroes

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority plans to rehabilitate three houses it owns in the Blue Mile corridor and offer them for sale at cost to local police officers and firefighters. For its Homes for Heroes program, the DSDA is seeking businesses, such as those in the building trades, as sponsors.

October 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Tormenta on horizon

Nearly three months ago it was announced that a new Premier Development League franchise was scheduled to begin play in Statesboro for the 2016 season.

October 28, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

Parker v. City gets first hearing

It wasn't a trial, but Superior Court Judge John R. Turner heard Monday afternoon from both sides - and all three corners - in former City Manager Frank Parker's wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials.

October 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Domestic investigation leads to arrests for gambling, drugs

A Statesboro police officer responding to a domestic dispute Friday found more than people fighting. After obtaining a search warrant, Advanced Patrol Office Jared Shababy found evidence that helped the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team solve an investigation into narcotic sales and gambling.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sheriff's Office brings new youth program to Bulloch Co.

Teens and young adults interested in law enforcement also may be interested in joining a newly formed youth group sponsored by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park this Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and AT&T will hold Bulloch County's annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Friday. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

October 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Third bond request denied for Migos member

For the third time, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner has denied bond for a rapper being held in jail for drugs, guns, battery and other charges.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Common Concerns' for education to be addressed at forum

A public forum on education set for Saturday is a bipartisan project that grew out of shared interest in the subject between Democrats and Republicans in Bulloch County.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Northland is committed to going 'fast'

When I was 15, I had the best summer job a kid could dream of. Lee Johnson hired me to work with Statesboro CATV (now Northland Communications) helping install cable television.

October 26, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Theft of sea turtle eggs may land man in prison

SAVANNAH - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Fair wraps up Saturday night

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is expected to draw its largest crowd of the week tonight, with visitors coming from across the region to enjoy the last day until next year.

October 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

National Guard battalion transitions today

Today, the National Guard's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion will become the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion, still part of the 48th Brigade, with a ceremony at the battalion's headquarters, the Terrell Reddick Armory in Statesboro.

October 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Sex offender steals truck; victim sets him up for arrest

A man wanted for failing to register as a convicted sex offender now also faces vehicle theft and drug charges after the owner of a ...

November 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City suspends Moonshiners’ license amid ‘50-50’ muddle

Statesboro City Council suspended the city alcoholic beverage license of Club 125 LLC, doing business as Moonshiners, Thursday through Saturday because the club reported more ...

November 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Ogeechee Tech open house Saturday

Ogeechee Technical College's fall open house Saturday will give the public, from high school students thinking about college and older adults considering a career ...

November 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Simulator brings realistic training to police

Statesboro police officers are now using a form of training that not only saves the city money, but simulates situations officers may encounter to help ...

November 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Rainfall a risk to cotton, peanuts

Peanut pickers and other farm equipment stand ready in the fields, waiting for the harvest that will come – when the rain stops.

November 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local school events to honor veterans

Several of Bulloch County Schools' campuses are hosting events to honor veterans leading up to our country's national observance of Veterans Day. These events ...

November 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Portal approves Sunday sales

It was a close race between two candidates for the Portal City Council in the run for the town's one challenged council seat, but ...

November 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

God calls local woman to lend a hand

With a little help from the community, Statesboro newcomer Tatasha Walker plans to give away blankets and a free, hot meal to those in need.

November 03, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

City looks to restore police chief post

City Council on Tuesday took a step toward restoring the office of Statesboro police chief instead of hiring a new public safety director over both ...

November 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Ellis remains best 'little' meat market

There are a few hidden gems in Statesboro that make our town unique.

November 02, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Cattails Café goes public

Cattails Café, Ogeechee Technical College's first dedicated dining facility with food cooked to order, serves the public as well as students, faculty and staff ...

November 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Portal has the only election in Bulloch

The town of Portal is the only municipality in Bulloch County holding an election today. Open council and mayoral positions in Statesboro, Brooklet and Register ...

November 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and AL HACKLE, | Local

New group hopes care bags make a difference

Pittman Park United Methodist Church began the "Amazing Grace Project" in August as an outreach mission focused on the donation of common household items in ...

November 02, 2015 | By KAREN JOYNER Special to the Herald | Local

Woman recovering after stab wound to head

A woman stabbed Saturday morning remains under hospital care in Savannah, while the woman accused of stabbing her remains in jail without bond.

November 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Best of the Boro

Images from the Herald's Best of the Boro as winners are wined and dined.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

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