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Mental Health Court funding boost comes with local support requirement

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court will receive a 13 percent boost in its state grant, to $163,814, with the new fiscal year starting July 1, but with an expectation that the county or local donors also pitch in $18,202.

June 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hail behind courthouse repairs

Hail damage from recent storms is the reason huge cranes began appearing last week outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

June 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday and said credit should go to forces well beyond his control.

June 16, 2017 | By ERIK SCHELZIG and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to be careful around wild or stray animals and to have your pets vaccinated.

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said.

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the state's top elections official to order a thorough outside probe to determine if its voting systems had been compromised.

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by two other local law enforcement agencies, arrested three men as suspects before sunup.

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead of a massive manhunt, a sheriff said Wednesday.

June 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away.

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself in at the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office on Monday.

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National Championship trophy.

June 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and her 18-year-old son, both from Portal.

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after steady rains soaked the Okefenokee Swamp over the past week.

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Suspect flees as bystander takes video

Watch video of incident by Juwaun Rashawn Watkins here.

June 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Archives span from 1733 to MacGyver

The Georgia Archives, which became part of the University System of Georgia in 2013, have increased their staffing, would welcome more visitors and now feature ...

June 27, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County seeks COPS grant for three new deputies

Bulloch County leaders hope a grant application will lead to partial funding of three new Bulloch County sheriff's road deputies, who would target violent ...

June 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Breakdown' in jail policy led to release of wrong inmate

A "breakdown" in the process of following jail policies and procedures led to the mistaken release and subsequent escape of a Bulloch County Jail inmate ...

June 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman hit by car after striking bicyclist with her own car

A Millen woman was struck by a passing car on Sunday after she stopped to help a man on a bike whom she had struck ...

June 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Smith made permanent city attorney

Statesboro City Council last week solidified I. Cain Smith's appointment as city attorney. He has been serving on an interim basis since mid-December.

June 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man shot twice in the leg early Monday

An unidentified man was shot twice in the leg early Monday morning but refused to cooperate with police and would not press charges.

June 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A Boro restaurant update

When the college students return in August, they better come back very hungry. Here is an update on new restaurant options they will have in ...

June 26, 2017 | | Local


G&R Farms partners with FFA

G&R Farms in Tattnall County has finalized an agreement with the National FFA Organization to support scholarships for students in production agriculture. Under the ...

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inmate mistakenly released re-captured shortly after escape

A man mistakenly released Saturday night from the Bulloch County Jail was recaptured less than an hour after he was let go, according to a ...

June 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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