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Harville Farms honored for 100 years of family farming

One of Bulloch County's oldest farms, a landmark graced by an enormous family home that is known for its intriguing history and legendary hauntings, was recognized Friday during the 22nd annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

October 11, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Rains hold off, $67,914 raised at annual fundraiser

For the past several months, Jo Ann Hickman, Cendra Brown and a small army of volunteers have worked tirelessly on raising funds and making people aware about Bulloch County's Ninth Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.

October 11, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local

'Active shooter' protocol on campus

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds.

October 10, 2015 | By LISA LEFF and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local

Portal couple arrested on pot, cocaine charges

A Portal couple carrying "pounds of high grade marijuana" were arrested after a traffic stop due to the driver not wearing a seat belt

October 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Juveniles arrested on entering auto, gang charges

Four juveniles caught breaking into cars on Broad Street Thursday were arrested on several charges, including participation in gang activity.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

Migos rapper seeks bond a third time

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner plans to review a video of a May 2 altercation in the Bulloch County Jail before he makes a ruling on the third bond request by Migos rap group member Kiari Cephus, charged with riot in a penal institution.

October 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Brooks: Young people remind NAACP of need for activism

Speaking in Statesboro, Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, proclaimed youth-inspired relevance for the 106-year-old civil rights organization and urged members to greater activism on issues from voting rights and a living wage to ending racial profiling.

October 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

VA Medical Center reaches out

Officials from the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta revealed during a town hall meeting here Wednesday that the center's Statesboro clinic, which got its first onsite physician in May, will soon add a second doctor on a temporary basis.

October 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Suspects sought in armed robbery

An armed robbery at an apartment complex near the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday night has police seeking three, possibly four suspects, said Statesboro Police Major Rob Bryan.

October 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Evans man victim of homicide

A man whose body was found Tuesday in an Evans County home near the Evans/Bryan County line was the victim of homicide, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports.

October 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Local DAR to dedicate park bench

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a park bench on Sunday at Rockwell/Edgewood Acres Park, in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

‘Moonshiners’ case reveals 50/50 rule issues

City Council has given Moonshiners, a "sports restaurant" under Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, more time and instructed the owner to get accountant-certified reports showing whether the business had more non-alcohol than alcoholic beverage sales the first half of this year.

October 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Alcohol swamps city meeting

Shenanigans at 1 University Plaza will lose three days of alcohol sales and afterwards will admit only customers age 21 and up for at least a year, under an agreement reached Tuesday during a City Council hearing. The three days are technically part of a 10-day license suspension, but with the other seven days waived unless another violation occurs.

October 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch reaching out to South Carolina flood victims

Bulloch County Public Safety is heading efforts to collect supplies to assist victims of flooding in South Carolina due in part to the effects of Hurricane Joaquin.

October 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Traffic stop ends in meth arrests

A traffic stop on a reckless vehicle Monday ended in two drug arrests and the seizure of over $11,000 cash.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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Rainfall a risk to cotton, peanuts

Peanut pickers and other farm equipment stand ready in the fields, waiting for the harvest that will come – when the rain stops.

November 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local school events to honor veterans

Several of Bulloch County Schools' campuses are hosting events to honor veterans leading up to our country's national observance of Veterans Day. These events ...

November 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Portal approves Sunday sales

It was a close race between two candidates for the Portal City Council in the run for the town's one challenged council seat, but ...

November 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

God calls local woman to lend a hand

With a little help from the community, Statesboro newcomer Tatasha Walker plans to give away blankets and a free, hot meal to those in need.

November 03, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

City looks to restore police chief post

City Council on Tuesday took a step toward restoring the office of Statesboro police chief instead of hiring a new public safety director over both ...

November 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Ellis remains best 'little' meat market

There are a few hidden gems in Statesboro that make our town unique.

November 02, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Cattails Café goes public

Cattails Café, Ogeechee Technical College's first dedicated dining facility with food cooked to order, serves the public as well as students, faculty and staff ...

November 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Portal has the only election in Bulloch

The town of Portal is the only municipality in Bulloch County holding an election today. Open council and mayoral positions in Statesboro, Brooklet and Register ...

November 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and AL HACKLE, | Local

New group hopes care bags make a difference

Pittman Park United Methodist Church began the "Amazing Grace Project" in August as an outreach mission focused on the donation of common household items in ...

November 02, 2015 | By KAREN JOYNER Special to the Herald | Local

Woman recovering after stab wound to head

A woman stabbed Saturday morning remains under hospital care in Savannah, while the woman accused of stabbing her remains in jail without bond.

November 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Best of the Boro

Images from the Herald's Best of the Boro as winners are wined and dined.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

Photo Gallery: Scare on the Square

See how downtown Statesboro is transformed by Halloween fun.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

More than just a game

Tenth graders across Bulloch County recently dealt with some heavy issues: teen pregnancies, drug overdoses, sexually transmitted diseases, drinking parties and jail time. Though they ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Volunteers to issue tickets to handicap parking violators

Those handicap parking spaces may be tempting if you're in a hurry, but soon, Statesboro police will have help in enforcing the law to ...

November 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Guest column: No slowing down Jean Coleman

The prisoner had been working all day with a massive auger when the stubborn tool bound up. In desperation, the man leaned over for a ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE H. LUMPKIN | Local

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