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Registration deadline approaches for voting in General Primary

If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so and be eligible to cast your ballots in the upcoming May 24 General Primary is Tuesday, April 26.

April 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National conventions pick area delegates

Georgia's 12th Congressional District, which extends from Augusta to Douglas and includes Statesboro, will send five voting delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and three delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Going the extra 'Blue Mile'

Three enthusiastic spokes-folks travel to the America's Best Communities Summit in Durham, N.C., this week with Stateboro's plan to create a Blue Mile with archways and park spaces, no visible power lines, a Statesboro Stars Walk and a permanent home for the Main Street Farmers Market.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Allen authors IRS free speech bill

A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Allen to bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting citizens for exercising First Amendment rights passed the House on a unanimous voice vote Tuesday.

April 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Guido Bible Institute welcomes evangelist

The Guido Bible Institute in Metter welcomed Dr. Robert Smith for a recent weekend presentation: "Our Problems – God's Solutions." Smith is a professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.

April 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Families of slain GSU nursing students speak

Over $84 million has been awarded to the families of four of five Georgia Southern University students killed in a fiery, seven-car pileup on Interstate 16 in Bryan County April 22, 2015. The fifth family has not yet reached a settlement in their case.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins stabbing suspect caught in Bulloch

A car chase through the west side of Statesboro Thursday morning ended in a crash as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped an aggravated assault suspect from Jenkins County.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Settlements reached in three GSU nursing student wrongful death suits

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements were reached in wrongful death lawsuits regarding three of the victims.

April 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

In its first year hosting the ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has received a lot of help from friends.

April 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Probate judge candidates tout qualifications

What would candidates for probate judge debate, anyway? Officially, Tuesday evening's event was a forum, and the five candidates for judge of the Bulloch County Probate Court mainly discussed their qualifications and what they hope to achieve.

April 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Superior court judge candidates make pitches

About 250 citizens heard from three candidates seeking the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit superior court judge seat during Tuesday night's candidate forum at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates talk issues at forum

Two of the three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff fielded questions about special units, deputy safety and the importance of educational public programs during a forum Tuesday night at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet bank robbery suspect in custody; was unarmed

An elderly man reportedly attempted to rob a Brooklet bank Tuesday morning, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating, said GBI Special Agent-in-charge Catherine Sapp.

April 19, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


FBI honors fallen hero

The family of a fallen local hero was gifted Monday with the presentation of an American flag that was flown in his honor over the military base where he served in Afghanistan following his death.

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alzheimer's educational series begins Wednesday at Willow Pond

The Alzheimer's Association's three-part special educational series, "Living with Middle Stage Dementia," begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Willow Pond Senior Care, with parts 2 and 3 on

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Excelsior EMC annual meeting is Friday at GSU

Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his ...

May 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in ...

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case ...

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when ...

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the ...

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools get two new school resource officers

Bulloch County commissioners have approved a partnership between the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Board of Education to place two school ...

May 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A perfect pairing

Despite a warm, spring day that often attracts many of Willow Pond Senior Care's residents outside to the porch, Marvin Judy is in the ...

May 06, 2016 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Pharmacy burglary suspect arrested

Brooklet police arrested a man on Thursday who is suspected in at least four burglary attempts at local pharmacies last weekend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Debate candidates decline invitation

A debate scheduled for Tuesday between congressional and local sheriff candidates may turn out to be a one-man show, as candidate Eugene Yu of Augusta ...

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Faithful ‘connect with God’ on Courthouse lawn

Statesboro and Bulloch County joined millions across the nation Thursday to pray for the country during the noon hour for the 65th Annual National Day ...

May 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Democrat Nolin running for Congress in the 12th

Joyce Nolin, a retired teacher, former day care operator and home care nursing assistant from Evans in Columbia County, often talks about education and health ...

May 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their ...

May 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Unclaimed cremains need a place to rest

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has the unclaimed cremains – cremated remains – of 16 deceased persons in a closet in his office.

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mical Whitaker retiring with ‘Charlie Brown’

Happiness is ... the Statesboro Youth Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Emma Kelly Theater at 7 p.m ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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