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Stamp Out Hunger

Don't forget to set nonperishable foods beside your mailbox Saturday to support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.

May 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch's Top Gun

Growing up, Bulloch County sheriff's Cpl. Jody Deal was always shooting. If he wasn't hunting, he was target practicing with his grandfather or having BB gun competitions with his brothers. He enjoys the sport to this day, which might have something to do with his expert marksmanship: He was recently named the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Top Gun.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash, but not new wave pool, to open May 20

As planned, Splash in the Boro Waterpark will open May 20-21 for its first weekend of the season. However, due to some construction delays, the new wave pool will not be open on those dates, the Recreation Department announced Monday.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man bites deputy during arrest

A man was arrested Sunday after biting a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy twice.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet woman killed in Emanuel Co. crash

A Brooklet woman was killed Monday morning when her 2004 Ford Expedition, driven by someone else, overturned on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Corbin to speak at OTC graduation

Gretchen Corbin, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address for Ogeechee Technical College's graduation, 7 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Giant air tanker used to attack growing Georgia wildfire

Firefighters called up a giant air tanker to attack a rapidly growing wildfire that threatened homes Tuesday on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp near the Georgia-Florida state line.

May 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train engine chugs out of Civil War history for its new role

ATLANTA - The 26-ton Texas, the famed engine that took part in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase, has made its way back to Georgia.

May 09, 2017 | By BO EMERSON The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Stroller Strong Moms roll into Boro

The fast-growing Stroller Strong Moms experience has rolled into Statesboro to provide a unique, fun and challenging total body workout for women. Typically, the participating women push a stroller with precious cargo for the workout, but bringing a little one is not a necessity.

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Daughter remains critical after Augusta crash that killed mother

A Statesboro man has been released, but his daughter remains in critical condition in an Augusta hospital after a Thursday morning crash in Augusta that killed Keisha Mercer, 42, of Statesboro.

May 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Openness and industry

Ruth Green, PhD., a retired university dance director and past owner of a dance school and a real estate agency, has for years been a gadfly for the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners. She demands openness in their proceedings, and particularly about the Development Authority of Bulloch County and its projects.

May 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia wildfire: Evacuations ordered, but many stay put

ST. GEORGE, Ga. - The wildfire burning for weeks in southeast Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp had gotten so close that Mason Pair could see its orange glow through the trees as large flakes of ash rained down around his home in St. George.

May 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


DAR recognizes Good Citizen, ROTC participants

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized local DAR Good Citizens and outstanding Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) participants in high school and college at the April meeting.

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shogun, finally, begins renovation process

On Dec. 30 of last year at 3:01 a.m., the popular Shogun Japanese Steak House was heavily damaged by fire. What followed was months of negotiations with insurance and fire inspectors to begin the process of rebuilding. Entering the fifth month of being closed, demolition and renovations, finally, are underway.

May 08, 2017 | | Local


Excelsior EMC to hold 79th Annual Meeting on Friday

Excelsior EMC's 79th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Man arrested for entering auto

Police surveillance at a local business resulted in an arrest when the suspect believed to be responsible for entering autos the night before returned to ...

June 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


SEB student named state FFA VP

A rising senior at Southeast Bulloch High School, Laurabeth Bland was elected recently the Central Region state vice president for Georgia at the 89th Georgia ...

June 01, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


County breaks ground for arena facility

Bulloch County commissioners hope a famous quote from the movie "Field of Dreams" will apply to the commission's latest project, a multipurpose facility with ...

June 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Free school-grade meals this summer

School cafeteria employees, assisted by volunteers and some bus drivers, will begin serving lunches free to children and teens Monday at 15 school and mobile ...

May 31, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fundraisers planned to help man with rare disorder

Everyone loves to sleep, but imagine sleeping for weeks at a time. That's not so pleasant, according to Statesboro native Steven "Earle" Tanner.

May 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grandfather charged in child molestation

A Register man was arrested Monday after his daughter accused him of molesting his 5-year-old granddaughter.

May 31, 2017 | | Local


Mystery of body in river dogs deputies

When an off-duty Jenkins County sheriff's deputy pulled a plastic-wrapped, weighted-down body from the Ogeechee River at Scarboro Landing on Saturday, he had no ...

May 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet officer uninjured in May 19 crash

A Brooklet police officer was uninjured after a crash May 19 as he was on his way to assist with a fatal accident.

May 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet woman charged with exploiting elderly

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet woman Friday who is accused of stealing money from an elderly victim.

May 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local Memorial Day event draws hundreds

A larger-than-average number of people turned out for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 at the Emma Kelly ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Foundation to handle Blue Mile winnings

A nonprofit corporation, the Blue Mile Foundation Inc., has been created to receive the $1 million America's Best Communities third prize Statesboro won in ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Springhill to debut $1 million renovation

When Springhill Suites by Marriott opened just off the bypass and Highway 67 in 2008, the 113-room hotel raised the bar in hotel accommodations in ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Technical college grant gets a new name with HOPE

A grant that enables certain students at Ogeechee Technical College and other technical education students in Georgia to receive free tuition now has a name ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Ag center now a reality

Many Bulloch County voters have waited 18 years for construction of the long-awaited multipurpose arena on Langston Chapel Road.

May 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crosses honoring fallen return

Around 15 years ago, beautiful crosses appeared on Memorial Day. The white wooden crosses listed soldier's names who were killed in the line of ...

May 27, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


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