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Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley said Thursday in Statesboro. She encourages taxpayers to help by keeping track of their refund status.

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 million children, who go hungry on a daily basis.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player and has won several awards recently, including a second-place tie performance in a statewide tournament.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Men arrested after fight in pickup truck bed

Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's incident reports.

May 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to the Gateway Industrial Park in Statesboro.

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Venue changes for Yu's political event

A political event planned for Tuesday evening by the campaign team for candidate Eugene Yu, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat, has been moved to a different location. It will now be held at Luetta Moore Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Statesboro instead of Ogeechee Technical College, which declined on Monday to host the event.

May 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump.

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Puglianos help bring student apartments to Boro

On Friday the 13th, local real estate matriarch Lorriane Pugliano will celebrate her 80th birthday. This will be her seventh Friday the 13th birthday, in fact.

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Excelsior EMC annual meeting is Friday at GSU

Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his illness define him. In fact, he's putting up a fight every day. His weapons of choice? French crayons, oil pastels and watercolors.

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


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in prison for failing to seek medical attention for her badly injured child, whom she was feeding dog food, according to testimony.

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case will be heard Tuesday in the Georgia Supreme Court.

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when he sat down for an interview last week.

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the Gateway Industrial Park as tools to maintain rail service and extend a road that could serve other industries as well.

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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First on South Campus

Georgia Southern's Central Warehouse will be central in its functions, but not in its geography.

June 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Updates on Panda Express, Krispy Kreme

Construction has begun on a Panda Express restaurant at 101 Brampton Avenue beside the McDonalds, in front of the Walmart Marketplace on Fair Road. The ...

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Jim Healy - Muhammad Ali: A boy's first sports hero

It was March 8, 1971, almost exactly two months before my 12th birthday, and the night Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier in the "Fight ...

June 05, 2016 | Jim Healy | Local


City to propose fee hikes

Going into Tuesday's budget hearing, Statesboro city officials intend to leave the property tax millage rate unchanged but are proposing to increase water and ...

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Solution sought for Park Place

Almost two years since Eric Reese was shot to death after sending his teenage daughter home from watching a gang fight outside at Park Place ...

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect arrested in assault

A man choked a woman, held her against her will and committed the assault in the presence of juveniles at Park Place Apartments Thursday, said ...

June 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Citizen parking ticket program looking for 3 more volunteers

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program.

June 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shots fired after dispute at store

Shots were fired Wednesday after a confrontation in an Eldora area convenience store. No one was injured, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared ...

June 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Free meals for kids June 6-30

The Bulloch County Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch for children and teens at four locations, weekdays June 6-30, and lunch at a fifth ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Cartee leaving Ogeechee Tech for UGA

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College for nine and a half years, is leaving to become director July 1 of the University of ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Doty retires, looks forward

This week, Dr. Karen Doty is keeping 10 red and yellow roses in a vase at her office at Portal Middle High School. She took ...

June 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘The Miracle Worker’ comes to Statesboro

The Averitt Center for the Arts will present "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, Friday and Saturday at 7 ...

June 01, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


School employees get 3 percent 'stipend'

All Bulloch County Schools employees, from teachers and principals to cooks and bus drivers, will get a 3 percent, one-time bonus next school year.

May 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Memorial Day 2016: Honoring the fallen

Statesboro's Emma Kelly Theater was filled to capacity Monday as people gathered for the 2016 Memorial Day observance honoring Bulloch County's fallen soldiers.

May 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up to 15 inches of rain soaks Bulloch

Tropical Depression Bonnie stalled over the Southeast last weekend, dumping torrential rains that flooded highways, dirt roads, yards and parking lots.

May 30, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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