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City manager heads to half-year mark

Amateur abstract painter, trueborn Kansas Jayhawks fan, new-sprung Georgia Southern Eagles fan and frequent 5K runner Randy Wetmore is now in his sixth month as the professional head of Statesboro's city government. Ahead looms the fiscal 2018 budget process and his hiring a new police chief.

February 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crime Suppression Team on hold

A local shortage of law enforcement officers, reflective of a nationwide problem, means the three-way partnership of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team is being placed on hiatus.

February 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


K9 tracks car theft suspect hiding under church

A woman suspected of stealing a car was tracked down by a bloodhound Thursday afternoon as she hid from police under a Statesboro church.

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Senate OKs extension of hospital tax for Georgia Medicaid

ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals would continue paying a tax that helps draw down $600 million in federal support for the Medicaid budget, under a bill that's headed to the state House.

February 02, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Grave marker saga continues

The answer to a question about a headstone found last week laying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro leads to yet another question.

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Store robbed twice in a week

A Statesboro convenience store was robbed by a man with a gun twice within a week, but police are not saying whether they believe the robberies are related.

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Abbie DeLoach Foundation makes first of many gifts

Thursday, on what would have been his daughter Abbie's 23nd birthday, Jimmy DeLoach Jr. of Savannah talked about turning from the pit of a parent's grief to an effort to bring light into the world.

February 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 2, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks with graduating GSU senior Andy Kwon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and Andy Kwon, who is graduating after a stellar career on the offensive line for Georgia Southern.

February 02, 2017 | | Local


City changes one alcohol rule

At its last regular meeting in January, Statesboro City Council changed one aspect of the city's alcohol law, on how surveyors measure and record the 100-yard minimum distance between a place that serves or sells alcohol and a church, school or alcohol treatment center.

February 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Lost grave marker claimed

The headstone of Arthur S. Thompson, found last week lying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro, has been recovered by family members, but the mystery of how it got there in the first place remains.

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second suspect found after search

A second suspect in a Tuesday night burglary was apprehended late Wednesday afternoon after an hours-long search with a helicopter and tracking dogs, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown. Deputies took the first suspect into custody Tuesday evening following a 10-mile chase.

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect at large; one man arrested following chase

As Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators continue to search for a suspect who fled after a 10-mile chase Tuesday night, Sheriff Noel Brown asks residents to be aware and report any suspicious activity or persons they may see.

February 01, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


I-16 crash sends one to Augusta for burns

Georgia state troopers are investigating a fiery crash involving three tractor-trailer rigs that occurred early Tuesday morning on Interstate 16.

January 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools await accreditation visit

This week, the Bulloch County school system is slated to submit final information from the schools' internal review to the AdvancED accrediting organization. AdvancED will send a team to visit some of the schools March 5-8 before deciding whether changes are needed to extend the district's accreditation for another five years.

January 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Naked man arrested early Saturday

A naked Rincon man walking along Langston Chapel Road early Saturday morning was arrested after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person.

January 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


Patsy Cline focus of Averitt presentation

The true story of a country music legend will unfold next week at the Averitt Center for the Arts with the upcoming presentation of "Love ...

March 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pedestrian struck by semi, killed

A Baxley woman was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a semi truck.

March 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


BCCI inmate captured

An escaped inmate was captured early Thursday morning, thanks to a resident with a handgun and a Jack Russell terrier.

March 02, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Always willing to help’

Some came with dump trucks, excavators and skid steers. Others showed up with a pick-up truck and chain saw. And many came with just their ...

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


Remembering Lannie Lee

Lannie Lee, an icon of Bulloch County agriculture, passed away Wednesday after a brief illness. The 96-year-old was a longtime member of the Bulloch County ...

March 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Law enforcement looking for BCCI escapee

An escaped inmate remains at large hours after he walked off a Bulloch County Correctional Institute work detail Wednesday afternoon at the Bulloch County landfill ...

March 01, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


FBI, IRS execute search warrant at former city councilman's home

Federal agents seized documents Tuesday morning from former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt's home in Statesboro, as well as from a number of businesses ...

February 28, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman charged in December Campus Crossings shooting

Police arrested a Warrenton woman Sunday who is charged in the Dec. 1 shooting at Campus Crossings Apartments that left three injured.

February 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmakers begin critical week

ATLANTA - Two bills that would change the appearance of driver's licenses issued to immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. moved toward ...

February 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


Police seek information on Saturday shooting

Statesboro police are seeking information about an aggravated assault by shooting that occurred in the area of Denmark Street and Johnson Lane on Saturday around ...

February 27, 2017 | | Local


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