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Escape attempt fails

A man being processed at the Bulloch County Jail tried to escape from an interview room Wednesday night, but jail staff thwarted his attempts.

April 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Art-themed First Friday offers bowls

This First Friday, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority and the Averitt Center for the Arts are working together to provide an art-centered evening, with vendors, food and locally handcrafted bowls as well as live music, dance and support for the arts.

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Burglary arrest leads to more arrests for drugs

A burglary investigation led police to four arrests on Thursday: one for several burglaries and attempted burglaries, and three others - the offender's roommates - on drug charges.

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Heart patient recovering; prayers, donations needed

A Portal native and heart patient who was recently hospitalized for a brain bleed due to an infection is asking for prayers and a little financial assistance as he recovers.

April 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest occupies a busy Saturday

ArtsFest, returning for its 35th year, has camped on a very busy Saturday, April 22. But far from having a scheduling conflict with the April 21-22 Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, the ArtsFest has the Kiwanis Club as one of its sponsors.

April 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter insurance agent faces fraud charges

A former Metter insurance agent was jailed Tuesday on charges of insurance fraud.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Severe weather rakes area

Despite two tornado warnings and several apparent funnel cloud sightings around Bulloch County Wednesday evening, the only damage reported were some downed trees.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boro Applebee’s closing Friday

One of the first chain restaurants to open in Statesboro about 18 years ago, Applebee's will close its doors for good at the end of business on Friday. Apple America Group, which owns the local franchise, made the announcement Wednesday.

April 05, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Severe weather forecast causes closings

Bulloch County offices and area colleges will close early due to pending severe weather. Ogeechee Technical College, Georgia Southern University and East Georgia State College closed at 2 p.m., while county offices will close at 3 p.m.

April 05, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Confederate memorial vandalized

A wreath and flags were reportedly damaged after a Confederate History and Heritage Month observance Saturday.

April 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City orders repaving of 3+ miles of streets

At least three miles of Statesboro's streets, and a little more, are scheduled to be resurfaced this year at a cost of up to $644,078.

April 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police chief searches cost $44,700

The city of Statesboro spent a little more than $44,500 on its two searches for a police chief in 2016 and 2017. With help from the consulting firm Developmental Associates LLC, the second search, costing three times as much as the first, resulted in the hiring of Mike Broadhead, due to start April 17 as the new chief.

April 03, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-85 collapse brings jump in mass transit

ATLANTA - Atlanta area commuters crowded aboard mass transit trains and fewer cars hit the road Monday as public schools went on spring break, easing fears of fierce gridlock after last week's fiery collapse of a key interstate bridge.

April 03, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Council poised to appoint special judge

After amending the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance in March to turn hearings on license violation cases over to an administrative judge, Statesboro City Council has a proposal on Tuesday's agenda to appoint Tom A. Peterson IV, an attorney from Vidalia, for the task.

April 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.Y. firm takes over old Nash Finch site

A New York-based company has purchased the former SpartanNash facility on Highway 301 South from the heirs of T.J. Morris. Hypotenuse Incorporated will be the new name for the 240,000-square-foot distribution facility.

April 03, 2017 | | Local


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Cancer doesn’t slow Langston teacher

The spot was just the size of a small, frozen pea. Surely it was nothing.

May 06, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


County and city hurricane expenses top $2 million

Six months after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the area, Bulloch County and the city of Statesboro have reported expenses of more than $2 million from the ...

May 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro officer recovering from heart surgery

The Clubhouse was the site earlier this week of a fundraiser to benefit Statesboro police Officer Adam Paquette. While on duty back in March, Paquette ...

May 05, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tormenta FC looks to move to next division

On Friday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC President Darin Van Tassell formally announced the club's intention to form a committee to research the possibility ...

May 05, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Resident asks City Council to cease opening prayers

Statesboro resident Don Armel asked City Council this week to abandon its practice of having a council member, the mayor or another person they choose ...

May 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Day of Prayer offers hope, repentance

Just as in years past, they came Thursday from all walks of life - all ages, denominations, ethnicities and resumes - to gather on the Bulloch County ...

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


Portal student charged with statutory rape

An 18-year-old student was charged Wednesday with statutory rape after school officials learned he was meeting a 14-year-old girl in a Portal Middle/High School ...

May 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City, county, GS and BOE study options for 2-way radio upgrade

With one existing system approaching the end of its contract, a new two-way radio system for use by police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, school bus ...

May 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Roundabout construction means detours

Residents in the area of Langston Chapel Road and a portion of Burkhalter Road where a traffic circle is being built will be detoured for ...

May 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juggling and the gospel

If you're juggling ideas for some fun family time this weekend, an event at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Statesboro may fit the bill ...

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


Jack Hill – Man of the Decade

When Georgia state Sen. Jack Hill was asked to be keynote speaker for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, he had no ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peace named Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year

The 2017 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year "moved our community to new heights of caring," said Billy Hickman on Tuesday night during the 29th ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three chosen for Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement Awards

During the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held Tuesday evening, Bruce Yawn introduced three men who have dedicated a lifetime ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alcohol licenses suspended on judge’s first day

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and the Walgreens on Northside Drive East are both serving suspensions of their Statesboro alcoholic beverage licenses, while two restaurants have completed ...

May 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Car chase follows physical attack

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy forced a fleeing suspect to a halt Monday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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