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Willow Hill Festival adds bike rides

This year, the Willow Hill Heritage Festival rolls out a new activity, cycling, with the Thrill on the Hill, a pair of bike rides measuring 13.7 and 36.4 miles. The rides are set to start this upcoming Labor Day weekend at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center off U.S. Highway 80 near Portal.

August 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Bulloch Habitat family pays off mortgage

Late last month, Ronnie and Henrietta Brunson made the final payment on their 20-year mortgage for the third Habitat House ever built by volunteers of Habitat Bulloch, completed in 1995.

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Feral hogs decimate local crops

Bulloch County farmer Wayne Mallard stood in the middle of one of his peanut fields Wednesday, surveying the devastation caused by feral hogs.

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Evans County gives Jack Hill a day

CLAXTON - Celebrating 25 years in the Georgia Senate with supporters in Evans County, Sen. Jack Hill announced Thursday night that he will seek a 14th term in 2016.

August 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Morning stand-off ends peacefully

Police captured a domestic violence suspect early Friday morning after a two-hour standoff, during which the suspect barricaded himself with his twin toddlers inside his North Main Street home.

August 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.

August 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Portal man arrested on child porn charges

Statesboro police arrested a man Wednesday on child pornography charges after a months-long investigation that began in 2014.

August 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Britt won’t seek re-election

After serving three terms as a city councilman spanning 12 years, serving as mayor pro tem for the past four years and initially announcing he would seek re-election, Will Britt is moving on.

August 28, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local

Up with People cast serves up hot meals

Young adults from nine nations chopped and seasoned food, served on the chow line, cleaned up and even provided a little music Thursday when Up with People cast members did a turn at the local free-lunch kitchen, Rebecca's Café.

August 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

How many groceries can you grab in 60 seconds?

How much can you stuff into a grocery shopping cart in 60 seconds?

August 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live broadcast

MONETA, Va. - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.

August 26, 2015 | By STEVE HELBER, PAM RAMSEY and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local

‘Up with People’ show is a 50-year ‘Journey’

When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage inside the Statesboro High School auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. the audience will find something for virtually every musical taste and interest.

August 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Gracewood Baptist turns 60

Gracewood Baptist Church in Statesboro will mark 60 years since its founding on Sunday and Lynn Lamb has been a member for 55 of those years. Though she currently is the longest tenured member of the church, Lamb is not the oldest.

August 26, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Crop conditions vary after 'spotty' rainfall

If one were to drive across Bulloch County, it might be obvious that some areas have experienced good rainfall this year, while others have not.

August 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

A garden became the site of seven forts

Jim Byous gave Bulloch County Historical Society members a quick look Monday through the layered past of the Trustees' Garden, a compact Savannah site that that has been home to a least seven fortifications, one battle and some of Georgia's early industries since its founding as a literal garden spot for the new colony in 1733.

August 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - You can now 'Uber' a ride in Statesboro

The transportation sensation Uber is now in the Statesboro Market.

September 14, 2015 | | Local

Couple airlifted to hospital after four-wheeler crash

A man and woman were airlifted to a Savannah hospital Saturday evening after a crash involving a four-wheeler.

September 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Digging begins on deepening of Savannah harbor

TYBEE ISLAND - Crews working round-the-clock have begun deepening the waterway cargo ships use to reach the busy Port of Savannah, which spent 16 years waiting ...

September 14, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Now simpler to go to college while in high school

Schools and colleges in Bulloch County are taking steps to inform parents of two new Georgia laws that give high school students more opportunities than ...

September 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

For heritage and health

Cyclists from as far away as Dublin and as near as Statesboro set out on 14-mile and 36-mile routes in two different directions as the ...

September 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Annual 'Tales from the Tomb' tours set for September 24

The annual Bulloch County Historical Society's "Tales from the Tomb" tours will take place a bit earlier this year, with tours featuring "spirits" of ...

September 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch students REACH for success

Five Bulloch County students were awarded recently the REACH Georgia Scholarship, making them each eligible for $20,000 to use for higher education after graduating ...

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU police using body cameras

Georgia Southern University police officers are wearing body cameras while on duty, the first law enforcement agency to do so in Bulloch County.

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Lessons of 9/11

Kids waving flags. Wearing red, white, and blue attire. Reciting the pledge of allegiance. Singing the National Anthem. This is what one might typically expect ...

September 11, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local

Law enforcement responds to social media threats

Local law enforcement agencies ramped up presence at Bulloch County schools Friday due to a statewide alert regarding unsubstantiated threats.

September 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Betty Foy Sanders honored at Emma Kelly Theater

Former Georgia first lady Betty Foy Sanders showed Southern charm Thursday night as she gracefully accepted honors as the 2015 Legend in the Arts award ...

September 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa - Scientists, including a Georgia Southern alumnus, say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge ...

September 10, 2015 | By LYNSEY CHUTEL and MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press | Local

Four arrested in August robbery

Statesboro police rounded up four suspects believed to have been involved in an Aug. 28 armed robbery at Hawthorne II Apartments.

September 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Painting the town blue

Community leaders and Georgia Southern University officials came together to break bread and celebrate the town-and-gown relationship between Statesboro and the university at the Paint ...

September 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

‘That Georgia Rhythm’ coming to Boro

Come take a musical trip through the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater with "That ...

September 09, 2015 | | Local

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