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Southern Pride director packs for Southern Miss

As Dr. Colin McKenzie packs to leave as director of Georgia Southern University's marching band for a job with the same titles in the larger band and music programs at the somewhat smaller University of Southern Mississippi, he is finding room for big memories.

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Four city manager finalists named

The four finalists for the job of Statesboro city manager identified this weekend show that the latest search has indeed been a national one. They live and work in four different states.

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Large alligator captured off Tybee

ATLANTA - Authorities have reopened beaches along the Georgia coast after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot near Savannah.

June 17, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Ag solar power workshop Friday

Some area farmers have begun using solar panels to power cooling fans in poultry houses, and a Georgia manufacturer is developing a portable solar plant for irrigation. Meanwhile, federal grants and guaranteed loans are available for solar energy projects by farms and rural small businesses.

June 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Newly legal fireworks scarce in area

Although the use and sale of consumer fireworks have been legal in Georgia since 2015, some Georgians may still find themselves crossing state lines to purchase the real deal.

June 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Complaint alleges illegal campaigning

An investigation into alleged illegal campaigning in Bulloch County could lead to a hearing before the state election board. However, due to the case still being an open investigation, details regarding the nature of the complaint are currently unavailable.

June 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools to reduce testing as result of new law

Bulloch County's school system will soon take advantage of a change in Georgia law that reduces the amount of required testing, Superintendent Charles Wilson has announced. As a result of Senate Bill 364, the schools will also stop doing certain surveys of students and teachers.

June 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Driver, company indicted in crash that killed 5 GSU nursing students

A Bryan County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday against truck driver John Wayne Johnson, who was involved in the April 2015 crash on Interstate 16 that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students, said Tom Durden, district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sneak peek of GSU Incubator

It's not an official opening. But a "sneak peek" into Statesboro's Innovation Incubator complex, including facilities of Georgia Southern University's Business Innovation Group and the Averitt Center for the Arts, will be offered from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday.

June 15, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Commissioners set to approve tentative fiscal year 2017 budget

Bulloch County commissioners are set to vote on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows for countywide improvements, much-needed equipment, a few new hires and no expected tax increase, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion container ship terminal to be built along the state line.

June 15, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Shooting in Orlando prompts outpouring of blood donations

The weekend's tragedy in Orlando brought to light the urgent need for blood donations, as more than 50 wounded victims were rushed to hospitals for treatment after a gunman opened fire at a popular night club. Fifty, including the shooter, were killed.

June 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Learning with LEGOs

In a medium-sized Nessmith-Lane Conference Center room, about 20 children, kindergartners through third-graders, met to learn and discuss new engineering and scientific concepts. Among the topics: cars that run on balloons and rubber bands, bridge building, catapults and centripetal force.

June 14, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain's "Power of a Woman" contest.

June 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist'

ORLANDO, Fla. - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic radical groups, the White House and the FBI said Monday.

June 13, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Local


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Law enforcement promotes holiday safety

While most will spend the holiday weekend relaxing and enjoying picnics, family gatherings and fireworks, law enforcement will be on extra patrol to ensure the ...

July 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klandied and was reborn before losing the fight ...

June 30, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


A century of life and still going strong

In 1916, on the last day of June, a man was born who would make a great impact on others throughout his life.

June 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fun planned for holiday weekend

The holiday weekend will start with a bang as Downtown Statesboro's First Friday event offers free watermelon, music and other family fun, and the ...

June 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hebert takes GSU helm Friday

Dr. Jaimie Hebert's schedule for Friday, his first day as president of Georgia Southern University, includes meeting with his presidential cabinet, touring campus with ...

June 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New alcohol ordinance takes effect Friday

Statesboro's new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, most provisions of which take effect Friday, requires that owners of bars and restaurants maintain order in and around ...

June 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmate dies while exercising in dorm

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmate died Tuesday after passing out during exercise inside the facility.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Play highlights Historical Society meeting

A young Southern belle, a feisty hellfire-and-brimstone preacher and a few other "ghosts" from Bulloch County's rich historical past graced the Bulloch County Historical ...

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect arrested in June 1 robbery

Statesboro police arrested a man on Sunday who is suspected in an armed robbery committed June 1.

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Great Dane looking to hire 100

Great Dane Trailers in Statesboro is ramping up its operations and will hold a job fair Tuesday to help hire 100 employees. The additional employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man, 19, arrested after Morris Heights shooting

A 19-year-old Statesboro man was arrested early Monday morning after a shooting at Morris Heights Apartments.

June 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


A Smith & Wasden store opens in Statesboro

Have you seen one of those "Wing Man" shirts with a proud Labrador retriever watching ducks fly over?

June 27, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Suspect sought in The Country Store armed robbery

The armed robbery of a local neighborhood convenience store was more than just a robbery, it was an invasion of a family oriented business, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bragg Motor Service marks 60 years in business

Friday, Bragg Motor Service on Northside Drive West in Statesboro will celebrate 60 years in business. The company was founded by husband and wife team ...

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Art in photography

Knee-deep in a southeast Georgia swamp, a woman wades through the water all alone.

June 26, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


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