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No more ‘hardship’ transfers between schools

Since school started back, parents may no longer have their children transferred from one Bulloch County school to another on the basis of various "hardship" circumstances throughout the year.

August 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Waters a finalist for Evans superintendent job

Dr. Martin G. "Marty" Waters, former principal of Statesboro High School and now interim superintendent of the Evans County school system in Claxton, has been named one of three finalists for the permanent job.

August 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern convenes for 2016-17 with new leader

Georgia Southern should trumpet its status as a Carnegie doctoral research university loudly and proudly, Dr. Jaimie Hebert said in welcoming faculty and staff for the 2016-17 academic year, his first as GS president. He also predicted that the university's annual economic impact will soon hit $1 billion.

August 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Victim loses $4,000 in IRS scam

A senior citizen was bilked out of $4,000 Tuesday when a man claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent conned her into buying several Apple iTunes cards and giving him the card numbers.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Locals arrested in underage sex sting

Seven men from Bulloch, Screven, Bryan and Evans counties were among 39 arrested by Effingham County law enforcement during a 10-week online sex sting investigation - Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven searches for missing man

A Screven County man is missing, and while law enforcement has not yet declared foul play is suspected, "it is leaning that way," said Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested on child sex offense charges

A Statesboro man was charged Friday with multiple sex offenses against a child after someone reported incidents that allegedly took place over the span of two years.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a school bus carrying students to Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools was involved in an accident on Highway 80 East in Brooklet.

August 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Public meets police chief finalists

When Deputy City Manager Robert Cheshire publicly posed questions to each of the three finalists he is considering for the job of Statesboro chief of police, one question stood out as particularly timely in light of national events.

August 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Six Bulloch County landowners, represented by a company that hopes to construct solar farms similar to one already located in the Hopeulikit community, will seek the rezoning of various properties Thursday.

August 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two weight-loss gains

Dr. Eli Penn, a gastroenterologist practicing advanced endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is now performing two nonsurgical procedures aimed at helping people lose weight and keep it off. He is the only physician in the area performing these procedures.

August 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Local man killed while cutting down tree

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday at his Jason Franklin Road home when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

August 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

Our community was rocked last week by the abrupt announcement that R.J.'s Grill, a Statesboro landmark, would close. Fortunately, local Statesboro businessman Stacy Underwood stepped forward and purchased the restaurant with a commitment to operate it as the R.J.'s we all know and love. And to put his own stamp on it in the coming years.

August 08, 2016 | | Local


R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy Underwood.

August 07, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time he won a fourth term in 1946, Eugene Talmadge, who had been in and out of office as governor twice since 1932, was very sick, but only those closest to him knew it.

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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New city manager at work, but still no chief of police

In his first Statesboro City Council meeting, new City Manager Randy Wetmore had no decision to announce on the anticipated hiring of a police chief.

September 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia still has serious obesity problem

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, giving the state the 19th-highest rate in the nation, a recently released report said.

September 06, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


History comes alive at Willow Hill

It took on the appearance of a family reunion of sorts, or maybe a class reunion; perhaps an eighth-grade history class. However it was looked ...

September 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business: Focus on the Blue Mile

Nearly five months ago, the America's Best Communities (ABC) competition announced Statesboro as one of eight finalists for a $3 million grand prize. The ...

September 05, 2016 | | Local


Brown touts accountability for sheriff's office

If elected Bulloch County's next sheriff, Noel Brown says, accountability and accessibility will be words that govern how he does the job.

September 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Howard plans stability, continued growth for sheriff’s office

Bulloch County Sheriff's candidate Keith Howard has been quiet for the early part of the sheriff's race, and with reason. But with two ...

September 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plans for reminiscing at Memorial Park’s Pav-A-Lon

A Coca-Cola, a pack of Sugar Babies, a frozen Zero Bar and a couple of Pixie Stix. Swimming lessons for a dime a day. The ...

September 03, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Hermine storms into Georgia

VALDOSTA - Hermine flooded roads and sent trees crashing into homes and power lines Friday across a wide swath of south Georgia, cutting electricity to more ...

September 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


John Michael Montgomery coming to the Boro

Back in the '90s up until today, many of us can remember singing along with country music star John Michael Montgomery. Whether it was with ...

September 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hermine crashes trees, power lines

Even though Tropical Storm Hermine weakened and its center passed a little to the east, county and city crews were left clearing downed trees from ...

September 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Area braces for Hermine

Emergency management, police, road crew, fire department and school officials in the Statesboro area started planning their response to Hurricane Hermine while it was still ...

September 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Couple organizing donation effort for Louisiana flood victims

A Bulloch County couple is spearheading a local effort to fill an 18-wheeler with donated supplies to be delivered to the victims of Louisiana flooding.

September 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern cancels all Friday classes

From the Office of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Southern:

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern student shot, killed

A Georgia Southern student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning and a friend faces involuntary manslaughter – felony charges in connection with his death, according ...

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend

As the Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, the sixth annual event at the historic Willow Hill School near Portal puts a renewed emphasis ...

August 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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