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Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic beaches.

July 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Judge race closes in on one quarter million spent

Campaign spending in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race topped $220,000 by June 30, including the dollars spent by Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew, who are contenders in the July 26 runoff, as well as by a third candidate left behind in May.

July 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro’s Sharma Lewis makes history

A former Statesboro resident made history by being elected as the first African-American woman in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

July 15, 2016 | | Local


Residents speak out against proposed industrial park

In spite of a request to defer a decision until next month, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny approval of a proposed industrial park on Highway 67 near Interstate 16.

July 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one year for each life lost - after he pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide and other crimes.

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern dean will chair Statesboro alcohol board

When the six members of Statesboro's new Alcohol Advisory Board held their organizational meeting Monday, they chose as their chairperson Patrice Buckner Jackson, Georgia Southern University's dean of students.

July 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in armed robbery

Two weeks after an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments in Statesboro, police arrested a second man they say is responsible for the crime.

July 14, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center set to host Youth Chorale auditions

BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year has expanded the chorale.

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


Zoning board denies recommendation for industrial park

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny a recommendation to the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed industrial park on Highway 67 near Interstate 16.

July 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘The Jungle Book’ returns to Averitt

Each summer since 2009, retired Georgia Southern University theater professor Mical Whitaker holds his Jungle Book Camp and the 2016 version is going on this week inside the Averitt Center.

July 13, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Splash to add wave pool in $5 million upgrade

Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark, including a wave pool attraction projected to cost almost $4 million.

July 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New industrial park proposed

A man who hopes to build an industrial park near Interstate 16 and Highway 67 is seeking a zoning change for a 4,682-acre parcel.

July 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wetmore to be city manager Sept. 1

Randy Wetmore is expected to move from Iowa to be Statesboro's city manager beginning Sept. 1, after a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Emanuel drive-by shooting leaves one dead; one injured

A drive-by shooting in Swainsboro Monday left one person dead and another injured, said Emanuel County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rocky Davis.

July 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


19-year-old arrested in gang-related attack

A gang-related confrontation between teenagers at Park Place Apartments on Saturday ended with one 19-year-old and a younger juvenile under arrest.

July 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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' 'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space ...

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Pep Rally is Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will celebrate the start of high school football season with local players, cheerleaders, coaches and bands at the annual Downtown ...

August 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head ...

August 03, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Only low-income seniors get city bill relief

New credits offsetting the $3.95 monthly storm water fee imposed on Statesboro residents last year and this year's $2 increase in monthly water ...

August 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman killed in dog attack

A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's pit bulldog.

August 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hudson resigns as Portal Elementary School principal

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul D. Hudson tendered his resignation Monday to the Bulloch County Board of Education, following his arrest Thursday night in Effingham ...

August 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON ahackle@statesboroherald.com; hbragg@ statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools begin new year

Monday, 10,073 students started classes in the Bulloch County Schools. First-day attendance last year was 9,683. Reported enrollment reached 10,370 students last ...

August 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cheeky Bliss expanding

Statesboro Mall's newest store Cheeky Bliss isn't actually new to the mall but has moved to a new location.

August 01, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth names Statesboro man new CEO

William T. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Directors of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that John Patrick "Pat" Calhoun will succeed William P. Spigener, Jr ...

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New principals, teachers, a roof and a.c.

Workers with nail guns were busy finishing the reroofing of Stilson Elementary School and portions of the new air-conditioning system were running Friday as the ...

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police chief finalists named

City officials have now identified the three finalists for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city ...

July 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports writer | Local


Portal Elementary principal arrested in sex sting

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul David Hudson was arrested Thursday night in Effingham County, charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation. The Effingham County ...

July 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Allen makes support for Trump clear

Speaking to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, Congressman Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District, noted that he has called for consequences for the Democratic Party's presidential ...

July 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | 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


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