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Severe weather to move in over weekend

The threat of severe weather in Bulloch and surrounding counties begins to move in Saturday, with the chance of heavy thunderstorms, wind, possible hail and tornadoes increasing by Sunday, according to weather experts.

January 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New hours for city office

Statesboro City Hall will open 90 minutes earlier than usual three days each month beginning in February to accommodate people paying bills for water and other city services on the cutoff day.

January 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Jan. 20, 2016 - Tyson Summers talks recruiting and moving into the 2017 season

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

January 20, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Poetry event Saturday at Whitaker Black Box

Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multi-media production, "An Evening of African American Poetry," to the Whitaker Black Box Theater Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A man who had been under investigation since being accused of child molestation over a year ago was arrested on Tuesday.

January 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The march will begin at Sweetheart Circle and proceed through campus, ending at the Russell Union Rotunda with a rally.

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Much about GS-Armstrong merger yet to be decided

After its consolidation with Armstrong State University, the expanded Georgia Southern University will honor the scholarships of Armstrong student athletes, the two universities' presidents said Thursday.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free SPD funeral escorts resume

The ordinance City Council unanimously approved Thursday morning restores Statesboro Police Department escorts for funeral processions and does not limit them to two officers per funeral as was discussed Tuesday night.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crash involves deputy’s patrol car

A woman reportedly crashed into a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's patrol car Tuesday evening while the deputy was assisting Georgia State Patrol troopers at the scene of another wreck. The deputy was not harmed.

January 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reverse escort decision

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore called an ordinance authorizing police escorts for funeral processions a "compromise."

January 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts for funeral processions.

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Deputies arrest gunman hiding in barn

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies captured an armed suspect in Brooklet early Saturday morning after they say he threatened to kill his wife with a gun.

January 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'The urgency of now'

As keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service put on by the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler talked about "the urgency of now" as President Barack Obama's second term ends and President-elect Donald Trump is set to be sworn in Friday.

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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‘New’ GS budgeted for engineering building here

In an interview this week, Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD, noted that the state is planning for growth on both the current GS ...

January 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-16 slab replacement to require lane closures

Drivers can expect daily lane closures during concrete slab replacement on the westbound side of Interstate 16 between the Chatham-Effingham county line and the Candler-Emanuel ...

January 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Candler drive-by shooting

Two people injured in a drive-by-style shooting near Metter Tuesday are in stable condition, but Candler County Sheriff John Miles is seeking information about the ...

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Traffic stop attempt leads to chase

What started as a simple traffic stop for a tag light violation led to a police chase Thursday night that ended in a forced halt ...

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in standoff was sex offender

The man killed Monday during a standoff with law enforcement near the Bulloch/Bryan County line was a registered sex offender and had been jailed ...

January 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City funds second phase of pay-plan raises

Last week Statesboro City Council approved the second phase of city employee pay raises recommended in a pay study completed last March.

January 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Author, Bible study creator set to lead women's event

Acclaimed author, musician, Bible study creator and teacher Kelly Minter will be the featured artist at a women's gathering this month at Statesboro First ...

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Drives collecting supplies for Ga. tornado victims

Several local churches and businesses are reaching out to help the victims of tornadoes in Albany, Adel and other areas in Georgia affected by the ...

January 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald purchases entire Maxway property

The Statesboro Herald recently purchased the property commonly known as the Maxway center across Proctor Street from the Herald building and also property directly behind ...

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Steel Magnolias' brings southern sass to the Boro

The second you hear one of Ouiser's zingers or a bit of sassy wisdom from Truvy, you know you're home.

January 25, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot Monday night during a standoff with deputies has been identified as Gary M. Wigley of Highway 119 North, according ...

January 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marijuana found in Sheriff's Office employee's car

It's not a good idea to take illegal drugs to work, especially if you are employed by a law enforcement agency.

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Schools 'Speak Up' forum spotlights accreditation

The Bulloch County Schools five-year accreditation review, now underway with the AdvancED organization, will be one focus of Thursday's annual Speak Up for Education ...

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting update: No id's yet on suspect, or deputies involved in shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Another 'rad tech' student takes GOAL

Amanda Merry, named Ogeechee Technical College's 2017 GOAL winner during the awards luncheon Tuesday, and Melissa Behling, who said her farewell as the 2016 ...

January 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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