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Lewis won’t seek re-election to council

After 17 years on the Statesboro City Council, Gary Lewis says he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from council at the end of the year.

July 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


If walls could talk

Because the Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith mansion is a private home, most Statesboro residents have only glimpsed its stone steps, wide porch and fluted columns while traveling down Savannah Avenue. However, over the next few days, the neoclassical house's air of mystery will be lifted, granting locals an up-close look at the home and its contents as the owners open their lawn for an estate sale, placing several generations of antiques and family heirlooms up for purchase.

July 15, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Civilians begin shadowing 'Jade Helm' war exercise in Texas

BASTROP, Texas - No citizens were rounded up and imprisoned at Wal-Mart. Tanks didn't rumble down city streets in a declaration of martial law.

July 15, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Local


Alcohol regulations down to one version

City Council members who took part in the latest work session for a new Statesboro Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance favored setting a definite time – the time discussed was 11 p.m. – for restaurants that serve alcohol to stop admitting anyone under age 21.

July 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Reward offered in June homicide

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in the June 6 homicide of a Brooklet woman.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


‘Grocery Grab’ contest begins second year

When Janina Jones' name was picked as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first "60-Second Grocery Grab" last year, she knew where she was headed first at Ken's IGA in Brooklet – the meat department.

July 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

A man convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a September 2012 crash was sentenced Friday.

July 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Beaver House expands in Statesboro

A crew and equipment from Lovett & Mills Excavating last week demolished and cleared away the onetime gas station beside the Beaver House restaurant on South Main Street. The Beaver House's owners bought the property less than three weeks ago.

July 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Savings deal too good to be true, but it is true

Many of you reading my column on a weekly basis can remember life without technology, especially cell phones.

July 13, 2015 | | Local


3 local schools to be ‘Focus’ of extra help

Julia P. Bryant Elementary School has moved up and away from Georgia's list of "Focus Schools" in need of extra support to better meet expectations.

July 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Three armed robberies solved; two arrests

Statesboro police solved three armed robberies with the recent arrests of two suspects they believe committed the crimes.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sylvania man found dead in his home

Sylvania police are investigating the circumstances of a man found dead in his home Saturday.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Georgia Southern filmmakers explore new depths

Most summer classes do not require students to don hard hats and protective padding for course credit, nor do they hold "classes" 200 feet underground. But the students of Jason Knowles' Multimedia and Film Production summer intensive class at Georgia Southern University have found themselves in that situation twice since the beginning of June.

July 12, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


A farewell to Georgia Southern

College football Saturdays this fall will find Dr. Brooks Keel wearing blue and cheering for his beloved Eagles as they shoot for a second straight Sun Belt title. A perfect union, however, of a personal and professional opportunity is calling Georgia Southern University's president to Augusta, so while his rooting heart may remain True Blue, he will be cheering from about 80 miles north of Statesboro.

July 12, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

NEW YORK - Like her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story.

July 11, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Local


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2 northwest Georgia women arrested after child found in cage

CHATSWORTH - Two northwest Georgia women face child cruelty charges after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom, authorities said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Remote control aircraft group to raise funds for Wounded Warriors

A fly-in for remote controlled model airplane enthusiasts is expected to raise money for wounded soldiers facing the change of returning to normal lives.

August 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three charged in burglary attempt

Three men seen trying to break into a Georgia Southern University-area apartment after climbing over the balcony are being held in the Bulloch County Jail ...

August 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police seeking suspects in armed robbery

Statesboro police continue to investigate an armed robbery as well as possible other crimes connected to the incident that occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday ...

August 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


October trial date set for ex-deputies in Georgia jail death

SAVANNAH - A judge on Thursday set an October trial date for two former sheriff's deputies and a nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in the ...

August 06, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro lands PDL soccer franchise

Already the home to winning programs at the prep and collegiate levels, Statesboro is about to take a step up in the sporting world.

August 06, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Local


Cheshire confirmed as deputy city manager

After 13 months as Statesboro's interim city manager, Robert Cheshire has a new job title, deputy city manager, which will remain his after a ...

August 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Law enforcement officers hold active shooter training

Police, deputies, state and federal agents and other law enforcement officers spent a few days at Georgia Southern University this week, shooting simulated weapons and ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission votes “yes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City blocks new fireworks stores for 90 days

To give the city time to adopt zoning rules, Statesboro City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium blocking the creation or expansion of fireworks stores.

August 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU alum may be next Travel Channel Star

When Blake Jeffers submitted a video entry to become the next Travel Channel Star, he didn't really expect to get a call saying he ...

August 04, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Special to the Herald | Local


Offices moving into new county annex

The finishing touches are being made to the new Bulloch County Annex, and several county offices expect to move in soon.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@bryancountynews.com | Local


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