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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


Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was investigating the handling of sexual assault cases by certain officers in her department, which is named as a defendant in two related lawsuits.

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes -Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Sea Island Bank at 2 East Main St.

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days a little more pleasant for folks she encounters - she is the "ice cream cop."

August 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.

August 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

August 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them in their car seats in 90-degree temperatures.

August 06, 2016 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Local


Blessing of the Harvest

Area farmers halted work briefly Friday morning to gather collectively for prayer and fellowship in a Blessing of the Harvest event at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture.

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


Old Sallie Z. cash goes to school facilities

After considering putting the money into the school system's general fund to partly offset deficit spending, the Bulloch County Board of Education voted last week to allocate all $950,000 from the sale of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School to facilities projects.

August 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


It's official: Durden new OTC president

After serving as acting president of Ogeechee Technical College for the past month, Lori Durden has been named the new president of OTC. Commissioner Gretchen Corbin announced Thursday that the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia voted during its monthly meeting to accept her recommendation of Durden to the position.

August 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Ferrigno keynotes Boys & Girls Club event Thursday

In common with past Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County Steak and Burger Dinner speakers, "Incredible Hulk" star and two-time Mr. Universe Lou Ferrigno has ...

September 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


$4,000 reward offered for information in case of missing Screven Co. man

A $4,000 cash reward is being offered for information regarding what happened to a missing Screven County man.

September 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Fire Department to host 9/11 memorial

The Statesboro Fire Department invites the public to attend the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the ...

September 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


‘Prayer for Our Nation’ Sunday at SHS

The 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack is Sunday and a group of local the solemnity of the day is a perfect opportunity ...

September 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Rezoning request for proposed industrial park denied — again

For the second time, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission denied a rezoning request to change a 4,682-acre tract from Agricultural and Residential ...

September 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Opening celebrations for FabLab, Arts Center

Friday evening brings grand opening celebrations for the downtown Innovation Incubator and Fabrication Lab as well as the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts.

September 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Man was escorted from Paulson for throwing bottle

A man who threw a bottle at a Savannah State University cheerleader during Saturday's game against Georgia Southern University was escorted from Paulson Stadium ...

September 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taste of Downtown this Friday

Taste of Downtown, one of Downtown Statesboro's most popular First Friday events, finds itself on a second Friday after last week's storm delay ...

September 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City reopens police chief search

The city of Statesboro will reopen its search for a police chief, new City Manager Randy Wetmore and Mayor Jan Moore said Wednesday.

September 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU, Sav. St. discuss incident at game

It is unclear if a Savannah State University cheerleader, who posted on a social media post that she was harassed and heckled by Georgia Southern ...

September 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2nd rezoning request on deck for proposed industrial park

With a law firm eager to share information and a collection of concerned landowners protesting a proposed industrial park in southern Bulloch County, the Bulloch ...

September 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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


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