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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 terrorist attack that shook the nation in 2001.

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 to call Christians to prayer for our country and community.

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 (AG-5) to Light Industrial (LI).

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, but not arrested.

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. Still from 5:30 until 8 p.m., the event features a self-guided tour with appetizers prepared by more than two dozen restaurants from all over town and served at more than 20 different downtown businesses.

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 University fans during Saturday's football game, has filed a police report about the incident.

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 County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting slated for Thursday at 6 p.m. promises to be once again standing room only.

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 upon, the sixth annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, held Saturday and Sunday at the Willow Hill School grounds near Portal, was two days of celebration steeped in cultural history and rich in memories of days gone by.

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 ABC competition is sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel.

September 05, 2016 | | Local

Brown touts accountability for sheriff's office

If elected Bulloch County's next sheriff, Noel Brown says, accountability and accessibility will be words that govern how he does the job.

September 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Howard plans stability, continued growth for sheriff’s office

Bulloch County Sheriff's candidate Keith Howard has been quiet for the early part of the sheriff's race, and with reason. But with two months until the election, he wants to remind people they still have a choice.

September 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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GATA Cast - Oct. 3, 2016

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

October 04, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Commissioners deny Bulloch Bay rezone request

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to deny a rezone request by a man hoping to offer a 4,682-acre tract in south Bulloch ...

October 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

UPDATE: Suspect dead after armed robbery in Statesboro officer-involved shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect about 1 a.m. Tuesday that involved an officer ...

October 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

BIG innovation space

Entrepreneurs who had their businesses up and running at home are among the first tenants to occupy office space in the new Innovation Incubator. Operated ...

October 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Program to benefit rural Ga. hospitals

The chief executive of two financially stressed hospitals in southwest Georgia looks forward to the promise of donations under a new state tax credit program.

October 03, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

 Brannen Smith joins Farmers & Merchants Bank

Statesboro native Brannen Smith has joined Farmers & Merchants Bank, Bulloch County's only locally owned and directed bank as vice president of Commercial Lending. Smith ...

October 03, 2016 | | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Enmark changing its brand, overall culture

If you have driven past Statesboro's newest Enmark station at the corner of Northside Drive East and North Main over the past few weeks ...

October 03, 2016 | | Local

Sylvania man shot to death in garage

The shooting death of a man around 10:30 p.m. Friday at a home on South Hull Street in Sylvania has police and Georgia ...

October 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Claxton armed robbery thwarted by witness

A man who walked in on the armed robbery and physical assault of a convenience store manager in progress Saturday morning battled the offender, struggling ...

October 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro woman charged in strong-arm robbery

A Statesboro woman is being held without bail today facing multiple charges following the robbery Saturday of a convenience store on Sinkhole Road.

October 03, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

SPD staking out its history

Interim Chief Robert W. "Rob" Bryan didn't pass up an opportunity to talk about the Statesboro Police Department's current staffing levels, community relations ...

October 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

County commission to decide fate of Bradley proposal

Bulloch County Commissioners are expected to decide Tuesday whether to approve or deny a local man's rezoning request for a sizable property that could ...

October 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Historical Society's 'Tales from the Tomb' set for Oct. 13

It's time to learn about some of Bulloch County's most interesting historical characters through the annual Bulloch County Historical Society's "Tales from ...

October 01, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Grant Spencer murder trial slated for Oct. 11

Grant James Spencer, who has been waiting two years in the Bulloch County Jail, is slated for a jury trial the week of Oct. 11 ...

September 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

GreenFest downtown this Saturday

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability holds its annual GreenFest, spotlighting recycling, reuse, conservation and other eco-friendly lifestyle choices, this Saturday from 9 a ...

September 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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