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Blueberry, peach crops hit hard by late-season freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches and seriously damaged a number of other crops like strawberries and apples.

March 20, 2017 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


A ‘historic’ debut in the Boro

The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro Friday and Saturday as the very first film festival in the United States dedicated solely to historical films.

March 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating the gift of life

There was a celebration of the gift of life Thursday.

March 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Mayor: I’m running for re-election

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore and the two City Council members up for election this year, Phil Boyum in District 1 and John Riggs in District 4, all have said they plan to seek re-election.

March 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fire destroys home on Whippoorwill Drive

Statesboro firefighters responded to a house fire on Whippoorwill Drive Thursday evening, but the structure was a total loss after hours of fighting the blaze.

March 18, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Post 90 celebrates American Legion’s 98th birthday

American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 celebrated the Legion's 98th birthday with appreciation awards, a cake and guest speakers on the Georgia Southern University Museum's new World War I exhibit and Statesboro's Blue Mile project.

March 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Senate committee approves 'campus carry' bill

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation backed by a Senate committee Thursday evening, with a new exemption for buildings where high school-age students attend classes at some technical colleges.

March 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Murder suspect arrested in Statesboro

A man wanted in connection to a murder in Swainsboro was apprehended in Statesboro Thursday.

March 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boyer winning Manufacturing Week poster artist

With her poster depicting a conveyor belt moving industries into Georgia, Bethany Boyer, a William James Middle School seventh-grader, captured the statewide grades 6-8 prize in the 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week Student Design Competition.

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Collins man indicted for post office burglaries

A federal grand jury indicted a Collins man last week, charging him with several counts of burglarizing Tattnall County post offices.

March 16, 2017 | | Local


Businessman charged again with insurance fraud

A Statesboro businessman was arrested Tuesday for the second time in four years on charges of insurance fraud.

March 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Freeze may affect fruit crops

What may be winter's last gasp – an icy blast of below-freezing temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday nights – may have a harmful impact on fruit crops in Georgia, experts said.

March 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Chatham STARs tie at region

Bulloch County STAR Student Neha Aggarwal, a senior at Statesboro High School, and Chatham County STAR Student Harrison West, a senior at Savannah Country Day School, tied for the 2017 Region 8 STAR honors.

March 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


New police chief arriving April 17

Mike Broadhead, now scheduled to begin work April 17 as Statesboro's police chief, says the heart of his mission will be to promote the Statesboro Police Department as an asset to the community, inseparable from it.

March 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man sought on drug charges

Sheriff's investigators are seeking a Portal man wanted on marijuana distribution charges.

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.Y. firm takes over old Nash Finch site

A New York-based company has purchased the former SpartanNash facility on Highway 301 South from the heirs of T.J. Morris. Hypotenuse Incorporated will be ...

April 03, 2017 | | Local


Willingway names Cherie Tolley as permanent CEO

Cherie Tolley, Willingway's interim CEO, was named as the substance abuse treatment center's permanent leader in an announcement by facility owner Summit BHC ...

April 03, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




Suspect charged in I-85 collapse

ATLANTA - A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged ...

April 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Watch for new 4-way stop on Brampton

Beginning Wednesday, drivers will encounter a new four-way stop on Brampton Avenue where it intersects Bermuda Run and Merchants Way at Walker Pharmacy, Statesboro's ...

April 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


The gift of reading

Southeast Bulloch Middle School educators boarded a school bus Thursday afternoon, journeying to a Brooklet-area neighborhood to distribute free books as part of National Reading ...

April 01, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Leaders in high school today, community leaders tomorrow

Southeast Bulloch High School Student Council officers were caught horsing around this week during school hours. Turns out, the 9th through 12th grade officers took ...

March 31, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Graduations return home to high schools

For the first time in more than a decade, graduations at Portal High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School will be held ...

March 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


I-85 collapse to snarl traffic for months

ATLANTA - Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion ...

March 31, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


BREAKING: 'Campus carry' passes, heads to governor's desk

Georgia lawmakers have approved legislation allowing people with state permits for concealed handguns to carry on public college campuses, sending it to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 31, 2017 | | Local


3 finalists for Averitt Center director post

The board of the Averitt Center for the Arts has three finalists to choose from in the search for the Statesboro-based arts organization's second-ever ...

March 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with raping two-year-old

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday on charges he raped a two-year-old child.

March 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Marking 10 years of local flavor

The Downtown Statesboro MainStreet Farmers Market opens Saturday for its 10th year of bringing fresh local produce, crafts and a variety of vendors and activities ...

March 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local


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