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9 charged with murder after teen slain in massive brawl

A Georgia sheriff has charged nine people with murder after a fight between two high school girls escalated into a neighborhood street brawl with a mob wielding baseball bats and knives - and one driver charging at people with a car - before a teenager was fatally stabbed in the neck.

March 24, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Job fair, other help planned for SpartanNash employees

The Georgia Department of Labor and other agencies are planning workshops and a job fair for people who will lose their current jobs when SpartanNash closes its Statesboro grocery distribution center.

March 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 arrested in string of burglaries

Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile teen in connection to a rash of burglaries last week in the Whispering Pines subdivision.

March 24, 2016 | | Local


Couple offers reward in cat killing

Harry was a sweet gray tabby cat who just "showed up" in Mary Ann Stanley's yard one day, and she and her husband, Greg Vogel, took him in. Today, the couple is offering a $1,000 reward to find out who shot and killed their beloved pet.

March 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


All about Trump

As with most political discussions lately, the main topic during a presentation Wednesday at Georgia Southern University was Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gene Anderson running for County Commission seat 2C

Gene Anderson said he will focus on lowering taxes for homeowners, business owners and elderly residents if elected to the Bulloch County Commission seat 2C.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SpartanNash to close here, shedding 60 jobs

SpartanNash will close its "Nash Finch" Statesboro wholesale grocery distribution center at the end of May, eliminating 60 jobs here, the corporation's vice president for communications confirmed Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Court files release details of Brannen’s murder

A man who pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting his best friend told sheriff's investigators that he and the victim were "bad drunk" when the incident occurred on April 22, 2014.

March 22, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro site of German POW camp to be dedicated

A 1940s-era German prisoner-of-war camp located in Statesboro will be memorialized in a dedication ceremony Thursday.

March 22, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro's Jason Beard adapts, stays productive

Answering a phone call from someone wanting a bed liner installed in a truck, Jason Beard takes the order by clinching the flat end of a mouth stick in his teeth and applying the pointed end quickly and precisely to an iPad.

March 22, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Stubbs pleads guilty in April 2014 murder

A man who fatally shot his friend in April 2014 was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison under a plea agreement between his attorneys and prosecutors.

March 22, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Religious exemptions bill may hurt Atlanta sports events

ATLANTA - Towering cranes dot the city's skyline, signaling the rise of a $1.4 billion retractable-roof stadium that is supposed to keep major sporting events streaming to Atlanta.

March 21, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Local


Fire remains under investigation; cause yet unknown

Statesboro firefighters continue to investigate a Saturday night fire that displaced the occupants of five Chandler Road apartments.

March 21, 2016 | | Local


Deputies search for burglary suspect

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information about a burglary suspect seen Monday morning at a home on Highway 80 East near Arcola Road.

March 21, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Change of leadership at Claxton Poultry

Claxton Poultry Farms has named Statesboro High School and Georgia Southern graduate Mikell Fries its new president.

March 21, 2016 | | Local


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GSU names new police chief

After serving for almost a year as interim chief, Laura McCullough was named Georgia Southern University's chief of police Thursday.

April 09, 2016 | | Local


'Smack Down the Vote'

What do you get when you combine political candidates with wrestlers? Fun, food and information.

April 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Uncovering Bulloch’s historic cemeteries

The Bulloch County Historical Society continues to coordinate cleanup and preservation of historic family cemeteries. But its cemetery program chairman, Rodney Harville, notes that others ...

April 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man arrested in 2015 murder, arson in Metter

More than a year after the murder of a Metter man found in his burned mobile home, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged the ...

April 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators await toxicology in man’s death

An autopsy Wednesday revealed no immediate cause of death for a man found dead in his home Tuesday, but there is no indication of foul ...

April 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Public invited to ‘Make Your Mark’ on future shelter

The Open Hearts Community Mission invites the public to attend a "Make Your Mark" event, at 3 p.m. Sunday at its homeless shelter site ...

April 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


An interior facelift for the library

A major interior facelift for the Statesboro Regional Library was revealed Friday as part of the monthly First Friday celebration. At the event, the library ...

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


Tedders running unopposed for BOE District 3

As an unopposed candidate, Dr. Stuart Tedders is set to replace Dr. LeVon Wilson as the District 3 member of the Bulloch County Board of ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Investigators await autopsy in weight bench death

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to the determine the cause of death of a Bulloch County man reported found Tuesday morning on a weight bench ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


"An Evening with Emma Kelly"

Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the ...

April 07, 2016 | By KATHERINE FALLON Special to the Herald | Local


Hebert new GSU president, beginning July 1

One week after naming him as the only finalist, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia went ahead Wednesday and hired Dr ...

April 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 ...

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers await Deal's 'campus carry' decision

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal could deal another major blow to conservatives in the Republican-dominated Legislature as lawmakers await his decision on another controversial piece of ...

April 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


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