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Rotarians honor High as Citizen of the Year

Dr. James A. "Jimmy" High retired from his orthodontics practice in 2009 after 34 years but now provides free dental care at the Hearts & Hands Clinic one day each week for people who cannot afford to pay. He has supported the clinic in other ways and also continues to teach and mentor future orthodontists.

February 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and joked that he was the youngest employee by almost four decades.

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia Republicans.

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association members to demonstrate their creativity and business acumen to retail executives, sponsored by KPMG. The finalists attended the Federation Foundation's gala in New York City, where the top team was announced last month.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


MLES teacher wins prestigious Georgia Science Teacher of Promise award

She began Friday's lesson with a picture of an Ophiderma bimaculata and said to the fifth graders, "You're about to get a feel as to how a scientist works to name this insect," whose common name happens to be treehopper ant.

February 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City hires attorney to fight for insurance in Gatto suit

This week, the city of Statesboro acted to hire an attorney, at a cost of up to $125,000, for an effort to keep an insurance company's coverage in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of the late Michael J. Gatto.

February 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Please join me for some coffee, discussion

As you may have read last week, the Statesboro Herald recently purchased property across Proctor Street from the Herald building totaling a little less than two acres.

February 11, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


GSU alum Seth Orme to present ‘Packing it Out’

Statesboro native and Georgia Southern University alumnus Seth Orme ('14) will return to campus to share his experiences about raising awareness of littering with a presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the GSU campus.

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


T. Holmes Ramsey pleads guilty in jury tampering case

A Statesboro businessman recently pleaded guilty to charges of jury tampering related to a civil case originally filed in 2007.

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE hits pause on minority recruitment costs

The Bulloch County Board of Education postponed a decision Thursday night on a minority educator recruitment program. Initial cost estimates totaled $180,000 to $250,000, and board members said they want more supporting data or lower cost options.

February 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Tornado was EF2; 300 yards wide

After completing an investigation of the tornado that ripped an 11-mile path from southern Bulloch County into Effingham County, National Weather Service experts listed the twister as an EF2 category storm.

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 10, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks baseball with Coach Rodney Hennon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and head baseball coach Rodney Hennon discuss Eagle prospects for the 2017 season.

February 10, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


The joy of classical music

Since 1980, Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern has been considered to be one of the most important ensembles worldwide dedicated to the promotion of new music. Now, the SaVaSa Trio, formed by members of the Ensemble, will bring that legendary talent to Georgia Southern University on Tuesday – Valentine's Day.

February 09, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


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One last walk

Most in Bulloch County recognize him and many see him regularly on television. He's usually reporting on events in others' lives, telling their stories ...

March 07, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deputy ends chase with PIT maneuver

A driver reportedly clocked going 97 mph was in the Bulloch County Jail facing at least seven charges Tuesday after a Sheriff's Office sergeant ...

March 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Soldiers shot to death in Hinesville

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as ...

March 07, 2017 | By LEWIS LEVINE Coastal Courier | Local


Allen backs repeal of EPA's 'Waters of US'

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen last week praised President Donald Trump's executive order to reverse an EPA rule that defined the "Waters of the ...

March 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Panel confirms future 'Armstrong Campus' of Georgia Southern

When the two universities merge, Armstrong State University's main campus in Savannah will be called the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University, the Consolidation ...

March 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


4 days, 2 family violence stabbings

In two unrelated incidents in the past four days, the Statesboro Police Department and Bulloch County Sheriff's Office each arrested women for allegedly stabbing ...

March 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ollie's bringing retail outlet to College Plaza

New life is coming to Statesboro's very first shopping center, College Plaza at the corner of Zetterower Avenue and Fair Road. Ollie's Bargain ...

March 06, 2017 | | Local


AgSouth distributes $19 million; awards market grants

AgSouth Chief Executive Officer Pat Calhoun announced that current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit in Georgia and South Carolina received more than $19 ...

March 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Delicious fundraiser: Tasting Statesboro to benefit United Way

Want to sample local cuisine from more than 35 restaurants and assist the community, too?

March 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Meet Bill Black, Bulloch's new chief deputy

When Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown took office in January, he already knew who would be his chief deputy - a man he knew was stable ...

March 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers head down home stretch

ATLANTA - Struggling schools, opioid addiction and the state's medical marijuana program appear likely to dominate the rest of Georgia's legislative session.

March 04, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


Georgia House backs bill allowing guns on college campuses

ATLANTA - Despite Gov. Nathan Deal's forceful veto last year, Georgia's House approved another bill on Friday that would allow licensed gun owners to ...

March 03, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Tech’s ‘iGot’ set for March 21

Community volunteers will hit the streets Tuesday, March 21, for the 2017 iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) campaign.

March 03, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch DAR honors local ‘pioneers’

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized six local women in honor of Women's History Month at ...

March 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Evans County, Claxton set for Wildlife Festival

The Rattlesnake & Wildlife Festival is back, bringing wildlife demonstrations, snake handling, wildlife educational programs, and more. The Evans County Wildlife Club will hold its 50th ...

March 03, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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