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Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the Arts since it opened in 2004. Tim has accepted the position as manager of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, Ga.

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause for panic.

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County, but that the virus was contracted elsewhere.

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase in property values, the Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to roll back its portion of the millage to offset the value inflation.

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off the 2016 season Friday in Portal.

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can in 60 seconds.

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like a big one.

August 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance, a couple of sentimental tunes and a great deal of energy Saturday when the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center hosted an event at the Whitaker Black Box Theater to raise funds for a new location for the non-profit organization. The building used for the center's office was sold recently.

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the Ellabell community.

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has taken extra steps to make sure visitors realize the state park also is home to an abundance of alligators.

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party's nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual Democratic Party of Bulloch County Gala.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party's nominee, James "Major" Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160's representative in the Georgia General Assembly with a kickoff rally Thursday night.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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New city manager at work, but still no chief of police

In his first Statesboro City Council meeting, new City Manager Randy Wetmore had no decision to announce on the anticipated hiring of a police chief.

September 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia still has serious obesity problem

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, giving the state the 19th-highest rate in the nation, a recently released report said.

September 06, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


History comes alive at Willow Hill

It took on the appearance of a family reunion of sorts, or maybe a class reunion; perhaps an eighth-grade history class. However it was looked ...

September 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business: Focus on the Blue Mile

Nearly five months ago, the America's Best Communities (ABC) competition announced Statesboro as one of eight finalists for a $3 million grand prize. The ...

September 05, 2016 | | Local


Brown touts accountability for sheriff's office

If elected Bulloch County's next sheriff, Noel Brown says, accountability and accessibility will be words that govern how he does the job.

September 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Howard plans stability, continued growth for sheriff’s office

Bulloch County Sheriff's candidate Keith Howard has been quiet for the early part of the sheriff's race, and with reason. But with two ...

September 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plans for reminiscing at Memorial Park’s Pav-A-Lon

A Coca-Cola, a pack of Sugar Babies, a frozen Zero Bar and a couple of Pixie Stix. Swimming lessons for a dime a day. The ...

September 03, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Hermine storms into Georgia

VALDOSTA - Hermine flooded roads and sent trees crashing into homes and power lines Friday across a wide swath of south Georgia, cutting electricity to more ...

September 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


John Michael Montgomery coming to the Boro

Back in the '90s up until today, many of us can remember singing along with country music star John Michael Montgomery. Whether it was with ...

September 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hermine crashes trees, power lines

Even though Tropical Storm Hermine weakened and its center passed a little to the east, county and city crews were left clearing downed trees from ...

September 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Area braces for Hermine

Emergency management, police, road crew, fire department and school officials in the Statesboro area started planning their response to Hurricane Hermine while it was still ...

September 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Couple organizing donation effort for Louisiana flood victims

A Bulloch County couple is spearheading a local effort to fill an 18-wheeler with donated supplies to be delivered to the victims of Louisiana flooding.

September 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern cancels all Friday classes

From the Office of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Southern:

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern student shot, killed

A Georgia Southern student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning and a friend faces involuntary manslaughter – felony charges in connection with his death, according ...

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend

As the Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, the sixth annual event at the historic Willow Hill School near Portal puts a renewed emphasis ...

August 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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