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Tickets still available for Archie Manning at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man wanted for SC murder

A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.

March 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The secret to living a century

Naomi Neville just turned 100, but that milestone has not dampened her spirit or her memory.

March 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch drill teams capture region titles

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' (JROTC) color guard teams from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High captured both the boys and girls Region 9 championship titles, and each team won other trophies during the event held last Saturday at Metter High School.

March 15, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia House votes to raise minimum age for bouncers, bar patrons

Prompted by the death of 18-year-old Michael Joseph Gatto last summer, the Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to define what bars are, make 21 the minimum age to enter one or work as a bouncer, and place new demands on cities, counties and businesses to report alcoholic beverage violations.

March 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Southern Food: What it is, why it still matters

Damon Lee Fowler, a noted authority on Southern cooking and its history, will deliver the 2015 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

March 14, 2015 | | Local


Georgia’s turkey hunting season opens March 21

Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills?

March 14, 2015 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Averitt Center sets grand opening for new facility

The Averitt Center for the Arts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility, the Center for Performing Arts, at 41 W. Main St., on Friday.

March 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Proposed bill doesn’t quench brewers’ thirst

If a bill the Georgia Senate passed Friday becomes law, Eagle Creek Brewing Co. will be allowed to serve larger samples to adults touring the little brewery in the middle of Statesboro, and they will be able to take sealed samples home. But Eagle Creek still won't be allowed to sell beer directly to consumers.

March 14, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Former Marine now facing DUI charges in Twin City

A man released in October from a Mexican prison after being jailed there for seven months on charges of bringing guns into the country was released on bond Thursday after a DUI arrest in Twin City.

March 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Graphic images and the First Amendment

Photographs have the power to make us smile, laugh and remember the times of our lives. They also have the power to challenge our assertions and confront our worst fears. And, sometimes, they have the power to offend our sensibilities and taste.

March 13, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local


2 held without bond after shots fired in Statesboro

A man and woman charged after shots were fired at a condominium complex Thursday remain in jail without bond, facing multiple charges each, according to Bulloch County Jail records.

March 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


LeCain to lead Statesboro High

For the first time in 10 months, Statesboro High School has a permanent principal.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County RV park application public hearing postponed

A public hearing on a rezoning request for property near Bulloch Academy has been postponed until April 9. It originally was scheduled for tonight.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Shots fired at Statesboro condo complex

Statesboro police have two people in custody after shots were fired at a Lanier Drive location.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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Statesboro woman Tasered after grabbing officer's weapon

A woman who grabbed a police officer's weapon during a brawl at a bar early Saturday morning was subdued by Taser, reports stated.

April 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Extreme stress relief

Some college students are happy to climb walls to relieve their stress and stay fit, and about 70 of them could be found at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, for the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


150 years ago, Lee surrenders to Grant

EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.

April 04, 2015 | | Local


Dual enrollment on the rise

(Note: First of two parts. Coming Tuesday, a closer look at how Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College are focusing more on attracting dual enrollment students.)

April 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local




Alabama frees man after 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

April 03, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Local


Past midnight, Georgia Senate OKs Mercedes-Benz tax break

ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.

April 03, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU’s police chief retires

Georgia Southern University's police Chief Mike Russell is retiring in May, and a female officer, Maj. Laura McCullough, will serve as interim chief until the vacated position is filled.

April 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mainstreet Farmer’s Market opens

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch man charged in December murder

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

April 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Armed robbery suspects arrested, extradited

Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate Metter robberies

Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lightning, winds cause no damage

Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Morning wrecks on 80, 25 cause delays

Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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