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Theft of sea turtle eggs may land man in prison

SAVANNAH - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Fair wraps up Saturday night

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is expected to draw its largest crowd of the week tonight, with visitors coming from across the region to enjoy the last day until next year.

October 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

National Guard battalion transitions today

Today, the National Guard's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion will become the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion, still part of the 48th Brigade, with a ceremony at the battalion's headquarters, the Terrell Reddick Armory in Statesboro.

October 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Candler Co. Sheriff Homer Bell resigns, citing health reasons

Longtime Candler County Sheriff Homer Bell resigned Thursday, effective immediately. The Candler County probate court appointed former Georgia State Patrol trooper Blake Hendrix as interim sheriff, according to county attorney Kendall Gross.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Still no rules for temporary vendors

This week, Statesboro City Council received another revision of a proposed ordinance to regulate "temporary" vendors. It contained a provision to allow existing businesses such as Green Man's Corner and Ellis' Open Market to remain as they are, but no council member offered a motion to approve it.

October 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

They're a pig deal

What makes a pig run? Cookies, according to Kathryn Rosaire, a 16-year-old girl from Florida who is helping operate the pig racing show during this year's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man charged with cutting woman, shoving child

A man accused of cutting his girlfriend with a knife Tuesday faces charges of aggravated assault and child cruelty, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

3 charged in Bulloch Co. burglary, Evans Co. truck theft

A man suspected of truck theft and burglary in two counties is behind bars, along with two others who also are suspected to have been involved in the crimes.

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Army Field Band to play free concert

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Statesboro High on Friday at 7 p.m. The Army Field Band's concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

Altrusa Club of Statesboro distributes 18,000 children’s books with help of community

Much excitement has been generated in the past several months about Statesboro's participation in the "America's Best Communities" contest.

October 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Livestock and life lessons

For many young people, "fair week" means rides, food and fun, but for some, it also means work, prizes and learning.

October 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City manager applicants being vetted

Questionnaires have been sent to more than 20 selected candidates for the job of Statesboro city manager, Mayor Jan Moore reported Tuesday. Meanwhile, she asked the City Council to discuss soon whether to hire another public safety director or simply a police chief.

October 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

It's a family 'af-fair'

The annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a family affair in more ways than one. While many area residents can share childhood memories with younger relatives as they visit the fair today, a number of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members share the "fair experience" as well as membership in the club with parents, spouses, children and even grandchildren.

October 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU honors students lost in I-16 tragedy

By the time spring returns to Statesboro, the patio outside the Georgia Southern University School of Nursing will be ablaze with new color and life as the new School of Nursing Memorial Garden blooms for the first time. The university held a ceremony Monday, Oct. 19 at 3 pm. to dedicate the garden to the seven young women in whose honor it was planted: Morgan Bass, Caitlyn Baggett, Emily Clark, Abby Deloach and Catherine "McKay" Pittman, who lost their lives in a car crash April 22, 2015, on their way to clinical rotation in Savannah; and Brittney McDaniel and Megan ...

October 20, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local

Police: Teens caught having sex during football game

Two teens police say were caught engaging in sexual acts during a high school football game Friday were arrested; one on felony charges.

October 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

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God calls local woman to lend a hand

With a little help from the community, Statesboro newcomer Tatasha Walker plans to give away blankets and a free, hot meal to those in need.

November 03, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

City looks to restore police chief post

City Council on Tuesday took a step toward restoring the office of Statesboro police chief instead of hiring a new public safety director over both ...

November 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Ellis remains best 'little' meat market

There are a few hidden gems in Statesboro that make our town unique.

November 02, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Cattails Café goes public

Cattails Café, Ogeechee Technical College's first dedicated dining facility with food cooked to order, serves the public as well as students, faculty and staff ...

November 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Portal has the only election in Bulloch

The town of Portal is the only municipality in Bulloch County holding an election today. Open council and mayoral positions in Statesboro, Brooklet and Register ...

November 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and AL HACKLE, | Local

New group hopes care bags make a difference

Pittman Park United Methodist Church began the "Amazing Grace Project" in August as an outreach mission focused on the donation of common household items in ...

November 02, 2015 | By KAREN JOYNER Special to the Herald | Local

Woman recovering after stab wound to head

A woman stabbed Saturday morning remains under hospital care in Savannah, while the woman accused of stabbing her remains in jail without bond.

November 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Best of the Boro

Images from the Herald's Best of the Boro as winners are wined and dined.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

Photo Gallery: Scare on the Square

See how downtown Statesboro is transformed by Halloween fun.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

More than just a game

Tenth graders across Bulloch County recently dealt with some heavy issues: teen pregnancies, drug overdoses, sexually transmitted diseases, drinking parties and jail time. Though they ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Volunteers to issue tickets to handicap parking violators

Those handicap parking spaces may be tempting if you're in a hurry, but soon, Statesboro police will have help in enforcing the law to ...

November 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Guest column: No slowing down Jean Coleman

The prisoner had been working all day with a massive auger when the stubborn tool bound up. In desperation, the man leaned over for a ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE H. LUMPKIN | Local

Time is here for flu shot

It's the best time of year to get a flu shot, public health officials say. And for most people, the cost will be zero.

November 01, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Local man charged with extortion

A man who illegally obtained a woman's private photographs and then used them in attempts to blackmail her faces extortion and other charges, said ...

October 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘Raise the Woof’ fundraiser benefits Humane Society

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a stand-up comedy show fundraiser, "Raise the Woof," on Friday, Nov. 6 at Statesboro's ...

October 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

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