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Georgia GOP electors: We'll vote Trump

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans chosen to cast the state's electoral votes expect little drama when they convene Monday despite receiving thousands of emails, letters and other appeals to oppose Donald Trump in an effort to deny him the presidency.

December 17, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


2016 GSU grad living his dream

Statesboro native James Shaw is living the life he dreamed about as a 5-year-old - working for NASA.

December 17, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


School performance scores to be Bulloch’s baseline for improvement

On Georgia's key measure of school performance, Bulloch County's public middle and high schools scored higher in 2016 than in 2015, while the elementary schools, on average, scored lower, but that was also true of elementary schools statewide.

December 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former officer fired for flying Confederate flag sues city

ATLANTA - A former police officer fired for flying the Confederate flag at her suburban Atlanta home has filed a federal lawsuit saying her termination violates her constitutional right to free speech.

December 16, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man points gun at deputy

A Brooklet man faces multiple charges after pulling a gun on a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy Thursday during a traffic stop, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins. No shots were fired, but Akins said the situation easily could have taken a tragic turn.

December 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing the new offensive coordinator and basketball

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

December 16, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Tattnall County coach to take over Statesboro football

After a near five-week search, Statesboro has landed on one of its native sons to lead its football program back to greener pastures.

December 16, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff's Office: Four arrested in Bulloch home invasion attempt

Four suspects face home invasion and other charges following an incident Wednesday on Bunce Lane in Statesboro, according to Chief Deputy Jared Akins with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

December 15, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia asks Trump to investigate 'failed cyberattacks'

WASHINGTON - The state of Georgia is asking President-elect Donald Trump to investigate what it described as "failed cyberattacks" on its secretary of state's network that it traced to the U.S. Homeland Security Department.

December 14, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Local


Planning begins for new 5-year school SPLOST

With a community committee meeting Wednesday, the Bulloch County Schools kicked off planning to extend the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for five more years.

December 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man pistol-whipped, robbed in Brooklet

A Brooklet man was pistol-whipped and robbed Friday when he met with three others on a street corner to sell them a gaming system, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Assistant solicitor new city attorney, for now

Cain Smith, who has been assistant solicitor to the Statesboro Municipal Court for nearly three years, will be city attorney beginning Thursday.

December 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A league of their own

There's a new league of athletes in town, and they're scoring big already.

December 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tormenta's amazing debut

After a winning first season on several levels, South Georgia Tormenta FC continues building its brand as a year-round business in Statesboro while reaching out to the world.

December 12, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


2 Georgia police officers shot, wounded serving warrant

A man shot and wounded two Georgia police officers executing a search warrant early Monday, prompting officers to return fire, killing him, authorities said.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


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Metter dentist Clance earns rare Mastership Award

Dr. William W. Clance of Metter attained a rare distinction among dentists this year when he received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General ...

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at ...

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings ...

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief ...

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro ...

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chase ends with PIT maneuver and arrest

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy, assisting Statesboro police in a high-speed chase, stopped a fleeing suspect by using the PIT maneuver on Highway 301 ...

December 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City done with hurricane cleanup; county, almost

The city of Statesboro has, at last, finished collecting tree parts and other debris left at the curb after Hurricane Matthew, which passed through the ...

December 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Happy Birthday, Jesus

That glow from the northwest side of town isn't the North Star; it's the reflection from the Polk residence on Baldwin Street.

December 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Legislative battle looms over dental hygienist bill

A South Georgia elementary school has three dental chairs set up for kids who don't have a regular dentist.

December 21, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Girl Scout’s project may save lives

A Girl Scout since she was in the second grade, 18-year-old Natalie Lanier addressed the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as one of ...

December 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


YMCA on schedule heading into 2017

The Statesboro Family YMCA received a $500,000 commitment from its parent YMCA in Savannah to get Phase 1 of the Statesboro facility - the repurposed ...

December 21, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Four charged in Brooklet armed robbery

All four suspects in a Dec. 9 armed robbery attack in Brooklet are now behind bars, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grinch strikes TMT Farms

TMT Farms, which hosts an annual Christmas lights display that doubles as a food and toy drive, was robbed Friday in broad daylight by someone ...

December 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sallie Z. Elementary wins $500 agribusiness grant for STEM lab

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School has won a $500 grant for its STEM exploratory lab from the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

December 19, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Portal native a 'Triple Eagle'

On Dec. 9, nearly 1,700 students walked across the stage in Paulson Stadium to become Georgia Southern University graduates. A Portal native, however, just ...

December 19, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


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