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2016 GSU grad living his dream

Statesboro native James Shaw is living the life he dreamed about as a 5-year-old - working for NASA.

December 17, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


School performance scores to be Bulloch’s baseline for improvement

On Georgia's key measure of school performance, Bulloch County's public middle and high schools scored higher in 2016 than in 2015, while the elementary schools, on average, scored lower, but that was also true of elementary schools statewide.

December 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former officer fired for flying Confederate flag sues city

ATLANTA - A former police officer fired for flying the Confederate flag at her suburban Atlanta home has filed a federal lawsuit saying her termination violates her constitutional right to free speech.

December 16, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man points gun at deputy

A Brooklet man faces multiple charges after pulling a gun on a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy Thursday during a traffic stop, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins. No shots were fired, but Akins said the situation easily could have taken a tragic turn.

December 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 16, 2016 - Discussing the new offensive coordinator and basketball

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

December 16, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Tattnall County coach to take over Statesboro football

After a near five-week search, Statesboro has landed on one of its native sons to lead its football program back to greener pastures.

December 16, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff's Office: Four arrested in Bulloch home invasion attempt

Four suspects face home invasion and other charges following an incident Wednesday on Bunce Lane in Statesboro, according to Chief Deputy Jared Akins with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

December 15, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia asks Trump to investigate 'failed cyberattacks'

WASHINGTON - The state of Georgia is asking President-elect Donald Trump to investigate what it described as "failed cyberattacks" on its secretary of state's network that it traced to the U.S. Homeland Security Department.

December 14, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Local


Planning begins for new 5-year school SPLOST

With a community committee meeting Wednesday, the Bulloch County Schools kicked off planning to extend the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for five more years.

December 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man pistol-whipped, robbed in Brooklet

A Brooklet man was pistol-whipped and robbed Friday when he met with three others on a street corner to sell them a gaming system, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Assistant solicitor new city attorney, for now

Cain Smith, who has been assistant solicitor to the Statesboro Municipal Court for nearly three years, will be city attorney beginning Thursday.

December 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A league of their own

There's a new league of athletes in town, and they're scoring big already.

December 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tormenta's amazing debut

After a winning first season on several levels, South Georgia Tormenta FC continues building its brand as a year-round business in Statesboro while reaching out to the world.

December 12, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


2 Georgia police officers shot, wounded serving warrant

A man shot and wounded two Georgia police officers executing a search warrant early Monday, prompting officers to return fire, killing him, authorities said.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


Wayne Akins earns top alumni award from UGA

D. Wayne Akins Jr., chief retail banking officer of Synovus Bank and a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has received the college's Alumni Association's Alumni Award of Excellence.

December 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Georgia hospitals face Medicare penalties

Nearly one in four Georgia hospitals are being penalized by the federal government for high rates of patient injuries.

January 02, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Gov. Deal's education agenda to shape 2017 legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about Gov. Nathan Deal's ...

January 02, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Looking back at 2016

Yes, 2016 certainly was a year to remember.

January 02, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 2017: Yes, Statesboro, grocery store coming

One of my most enjoyable columns each year is my Crystal Ball predictions for the New Year. I thought it would be fun to look ...

January 02, 2017 | | Local


The gift of sound

It was a Christmas miracle for sure.

December 31, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | 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


Food stores help OTC reach future GED students

After getting grocery stores to hand out fliers to shoppers at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Ogeechee Technical College has a larger outreach planned for January to ...

December 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


In with the new … elected officials

There's a new sheriff in Bulloch County – and two new judges, a new Board of Commissioners chairman, two new commissioners, two new Board of ...

December 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Poll: 2017 will be better year

NEW YORK - Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an ...

December 27, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Local


Nine new officials among 20 to be sworn

Among the 20 Bulloch County and Ogeechee Judicial Circuit officials scheduled to be sworn in for new terms at 10 a.m. Thursday are nine ...

December 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Cold doesn't dampen the spirit at 'Christmas at the Courthouse'

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrapped in scarves, hats and mittens, many gathered at the Bulloch County Courthouse Dec. 16 for the inaugural "Christmas at ...

December 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP hopes to avoid snags over annual hospital tax

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care ...

December 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Solar pecan processing

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 ...

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots to discover at GSU's Botanic Gardens

One of my favorite things about this column, in addition often to being the first to share the news about exciting new businesses coming to ...

December 26, 2016 | | Local


Metter dentist Clance earns rare Mastership Award

Dr. William W. Clance of Metter attained a rare distinction among dentists this year when he received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General ...

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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