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Cheshire confirmed as deputy city manager

After 13 months as Statesboro's interim city manager, Robert Cheshire has a new job title, deputy city manager, which will remain his after a new, permanent city manager is hired.

August 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Law enforcement officers hold active shooter training

Police, deputies, state and federal agents and other law enforcement officers spent a few days at Georgia Southern University this week, shooting simulated weapons and reenacting real-life scenarios as they participated in an active shooter training exercise.

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission votes “yes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public hearing in the matter; about a dozen residents spoke against the increase during two July 30 hearings, but no one stepped forward to speak during Tuesday's hearing.

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts by some to have the memorial moved.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting until Tuesday.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City blocks new fireworks stores for 90 days

To give the city time to adopt zoning rules, Statesboro City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium blocking the creation or expansion of fireworks stores.

August 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU alum may be next Travel Channel Star

When Blake Jeffers submitted a video entry to become the next Travel Channel Star, he didn't really expect to get a call saying he actually was in the running for the job.

August 04, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Special to the Herald | Local


Offices moving into new county annex

The finishing touches are being made to the new Bulloch County Annex, and several county offices expect to move in soon.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@bryancountynews.com | Local


Active shooter training to be held at Georgia Southern

Local law enforcement agencies will be conducting active shooter response training at Georgia Southern University through Thursday, Aug. 6.

August 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Palace moves to South Main

The Southern Palace Chinese Restaurant has been operating on South Main Street only since November, but has been a Statesboro family business, serving families of customers, for more than 17 years.

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Henry, for wonderful memories

In 1965, newlyweds Henry and Charlene Doyle traveled by Greyhound Bus from their hometown of Metter to Savannah so Henry could attend barber school.

August 03, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Ringing in a new year

Exactly 9,683 students started the 2015-16 term Monday in the Bulloch County Schools, but if trends hold true, enrollment will top 10,200 students within a few weeks.

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Rep. Rick Allen speaks to local Rotary Club

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen, R-Ga.-12, spoke against Planned Parenthood practices and of problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear deal and excessive government regulations Monday as he addressed the Rotary Club of Statesboro.

August 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 2

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Bulloch County joins GeorgiaLEADS

Bulloch County is one of just nine in the state and the only Southeast Georgia county selected to participate in a pilot program aimed at ...

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

A Statesboro man remains in serious condition after an accident Tuesday involving his motorcycle and a passenger car.

August 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Doctors: Various factors figure into Carter cancer treatment

ATLANTA - Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age ...

August 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Local


Metter community mourning student’s sudden death

The entire Candler County community remains in a state of shock following last month's sudden death of a Metter High School student.

August 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Driver killed in log truck accident

A Sandersville man was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle logging truck accident near Sylvania.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Coroner: Man found in peanut field died of natural causes

A man found dead in his car in the middle of a Register-area peanut field Tuesday died of natural causes, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


‘The state of our university is strong’

Noting that she is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels welcomed GSU employees ...

August 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


City continues push for $3 million award

The team supporting Statesboro's selection in the America's Best Communities contest submitted a progress report last week on how it plans to move ...

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former schools superintendent arrested

Former Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Lewis Holloway was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday from his current position as superintendent for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School ...

August 12, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


No charges expected in Jordan Aubrey's death

No charges are expected regarding the death of a Statesboro teen from a fall Saturday night on South Zetterower Avenue.

August 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less-attractive financial deal for the ...

August 11, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


A life cut short

Several hundred people, many of them teenagers from schools across Bulloch County, gathered Monday night on the grounds of Statesboro High to pray, light candles ...

August 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The Sack Company repositioning, rebranding

In 1945, Albert Roesel returned to Statesboro with an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and began working with Harry A. Sack in his small ...

August 10, 2015 | | Local


The 'Eagles' come to town Thursday

The Eagles have sold tens of millions of albums since their debut in 1971 and they still draw huge crowds to concerts every year. 7 ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'The Statesboro public demands more'

A recent training exercise helped prepare local law enforcement agencies for the possibility of an "active shooter" situation. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training ...

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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