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Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Local family heading Gatlinburg school supplies effort

Donation efforts across the South have collected food, clothing and other supplies for the victims of the Gatlinburg area wildfires, but a local family is reaching out to fill a forgotten need: school supplies.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather causes wrecks; one dead

Two single-vehicle accidents Tuesday morning that happened one after another on Highway 80 East near Stilson led to the death of one driver, Richard Mason, 22, Packinghouse Road, Statesboro.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern alumnus and the Georgia State Board of Education's chairman.

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 7, 2016 - Looking back at the 2016 GSU football season

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

December 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Pearl Harbor - A sister's faith rewarded

Dixie Sanders was 10 years old when her family received word her brother George Turner was missing in action after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

December 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'Everybody was sort of scared of the Japanese coming over'

Joe Giddens was 11 when the Imperial Japanese Navy carried out its surprise attack on U.S. military installations at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands.

December 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


'Where is Pearl Harbor?'

On December 7, 1941, Louis Simmons was 11 years old.

December 07, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Stores consent to alcohol suspensions

Two stores, including the biggest store in Statesboro, have their city licenses to sell beer and wine suspended for seven days beginning Thursday. Another two stores, including one unit of America's second-largest drug store chain, have their alcohol licenses suspended for 15 days.

December 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Bulloch Countians remember the 'date that will live in infamy'

Libba Smith

December 07, 2016 | For the Herald | Local


Remembering Pearl Harbor and afterwards

I am Deweese Martin from the Nevils community.

December 07, 2016 | By DEWEESE MARTIN For the Herald | Local


Georgia leads US in executions this year

JACKSON - Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her own messy relationship history and swayed fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence.

December 06, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Friday is day to vote for WJMS $100,000 STEM lab makeover

Supporters who visit the FabSchoolLabs page on Facebook this Friday, and only this Friday, could help William James Middle School win $100,000 for a makeover of its STEM lab into a state-of-the-art space for project-based learning.

December 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Vaden Nissan using Winn-Dixie parking lot

One of the best parts of this job is learning what interests our readers the most. I gauge this by the questions I am asked over and over again. The most pressing question lately has been, "What is up with all those cars in the old Winn-Dixie shopping center?"

December 06, 2016 | | Local


Another shooting at Boro apartment complex

Statesboro police are investigating yet another shooting incident at an apartment complex, this time at Aspen Heights Apartments on Highway 67. The incident follows a number of shootings in the area this year.

December 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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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


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at ...

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings ...

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief ...

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro ...

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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