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Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

NEW YORK - An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police in New Jersey, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

September 19, 2016 | By JAKE PEARSON and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Local

Lines form at the gas pump in the wake of pipeline spill

ATLANTA (AP) - Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged up following a pipeline spill in Alabama.

September 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local

Ralston: Voters should approve amendments Nov. 8

State House Speaker David Ralston, interviewed during a visit to Statesboro this week, said he supports passage of all four proposed amendments on Georgia's Nov. 8 ballot – including the Opportunity School District amendment.

September 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

One-man play brings beloved columnist to life

The Averitt Center for the Arts is well known for stuffing its seasons with Elvis impersonators and tribute bands, coming up on Friday and Saturday, it will kick off its 2016-17 performance season with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words, about the much-loved Southern figure: Lewis Grizzard, a chicken-fried comedian famous for his standup routines and humorous columns.

September 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Hulk star tells Boys & Girls to find their own path

Lou Ferrigno, the championship bodybuilder turned actor famous around the world since becoming "The Incredible Hulk" nearly 40 years ago, told Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County members and supporters not to look to other people for approval, but to find their own passion and make a list of things they want to accomplish.

September 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Judge Neville dies at 93

The Honorable Senior Judge William Josiah Neville, age 93, passed away Thursday, September 15, at his home under the care of Gentiva Hospice.

September 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch seeks volunteer firefighters

The Bulloch County Fire Department is actively recruiting volunteer firefighters. Candidates will be provided with quality training that could lead to a career. The next volunteer firefighter training classes begin in February, said Bulloch County Fire Chief Christophe Ivey.

September 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Police academy held for clergy

More than a dozen members of the local clergy marked their graduation this week from Statesboro's inaugural class of the Concerned Clergy Citizens Police Academy.

September 15, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Election officials seek to reassure voters

One major safeguard against hackers tampering with the voting machines used in Bulloch County is the fact that the machines are not connected to the Internet, officials told concerned voters this week.

September 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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

September 15, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Stabbing leads to arrest

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after reportedly stabbing a man in the arm, police said.

September 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer?

LONDON - Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options.

September 14, 2016 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Local

Man charged with bestiality

A West Main Street man was arrested Tuesday on charges of bestiality after police and animal control officers saw him having sex in the rain with a male pit bulldog.

September 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Schools aim to recruit minority educators

The number of black teachers and administrators in the Bulloch County Schools has increased from 11 percent of the school system's total workforce with teaching certificates in 2012-13 to 14.2 percent this school year.

September 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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City plans to expand bill credits to more seniors

The city of Statesboro is revising the eligibility limits on water-bill credits to give more low-income seniors a break after hearing from Concerted Services Inc ...

October 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch weathers Matthew

Early Friday afternoon, Statesboro and Bulloch County began feeling the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which still posed a threat to the area despite the storm ...

October 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Boro Book Nooks now in Statesboro

Georgia Southern University seniors Jennifer Shaffer, Ashley Archer and Marisa Turner plan to leave something behind when they complete their coursework.

October 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia Power Outage map

Click here to find out about latest power outages in the Statesboro and Souteast Georgia area.

October 07, 2016 | | Local

Fear looms as Hurricane Matthew approaches

ST. MARYS - Lori Crowe is frightened at the thought of Hurricane Matthew looming near while she sits inside a coastal Georgia saloon less than a ...

October 06, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

City, county, some bank, other offices closed

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Friday. City Hall will reopen Monday, as the city does not observe Columbus Day. All nonessential Bulloch County offices ...

October 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Hurricane shifts westward; plans in place

As of Thursday evening, Hurricane Matthew had taken a turn westward, increasing chances of significant impact on the Bulloch County area, said Bulloch County Public ...

October 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia Southern campus now closed

The Georgia Southern University campus is closed effective at 10 am this morning. This will enable faculty, staff and students to meet logistical challenges that ...

October 06, 2016 | From Georgia Southern University | Local

Change of venue request for Spencer trial withdrawn

One week prior to the scheduled start of jury selection, attorneys for Grant James Spencer withdrew a motion for a change of venue and other ...

October 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Schools, GSU to close Friday

Local schools and Georgia Southern University will close Friday, Statesboro hotels are booked with no vacancies for the weekend, and traffic on Interstate 16 is ...

October 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch emergency officials watch Matthew

Local schools and Georgia Southern University will close Friday, Statesboro hotels are booked with no vacancies for the weekend, and traffic on Interstate 16 is ...

October 05, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Some Boro stations out of gas

While some Statesboro gas stations already are out of gasoline due to a rush for fuel by people preparing for Hurricane Matthew, others report having ...

October 05, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Update: Bulloch Schools, GSU to close Friday

Schools and offices of the Bulloch County school system will be closed Friday because of Hurricane Matthew, the school system announced in a 4:30 ...

October 05, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

GBI: Suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died Tuesday during an officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according ...

October 05, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Hurricane Matthew slams Haiti, takes aim at US East Coast

PETIT-GOAVE, Haiti - Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling 145 mph winds Tuesday, knocking down trees and tearing off roofs in the ...

October 04, 2016 | By DAVID MCFADDEN Associated Press | Local

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