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Graves desecrated

Two century-old graves in an old family cemetery off Old River Road South were found desecrated, and Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators hope someone will step forward with information about who committed the crime.

January 04, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City Council considers zoning amendments

Statesboro City Council's inaugural meeting of the new year was a tale of two zoning amendments.

January 04, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Emma Kelly to show 'A Visit from Maude

Born in 1881. Earned a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. Married a minister and had seven children. Maude Brannen Edge is one of the most fascinating women in Bulloch County history.

January 04, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Woman sought for stolen checks

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a woman caught on video using checks stolen from Bulloch County at a Pooler area store.

January 03, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU student serves GOP on multiple levels

A senior at Georgia Southern University, where he is majoring in both mechanical engineering and political science, Aron Randall has made inroads to the Grand Old Party on more than one level. He currently serves as treasurer of the Georgia Association of College Republicans and vice chair of the Bulloch County Republican Party.

January 03, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


City Council holds first meeting in 2012

It is back to business for Statesboro city councilmen today, who will convene for their first meeting in 2012 after a month-long holiday break.

January 03, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Russell, Wendi, Susannah and Haley Davis lain to rest

The sanctuary at Statesboro First Baptist Church overflowed Saturday with friends and family mourning and honoring the four members of Stilson's Davis family who perished in a house fire Wednesday morning.

December 31, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parents liable for underage drinking

NEW YORK - Parents of teens: If you think a drinking disaster at your kid's party can't happen at your house, not with your kid, because he's a good kid, it's time to wake up and smell the whiskey bottle tossed on your lawn.

December 30, 2011 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Local


DNR: Permit now required for non-anglers at state fishing areas

With the New Year, people who hike, picnic or camp - but don't fish - no longer have free use of the Evans County Public Fishing Area and 31 other facilities around Georgia.

December 30, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Officials: Smoke inhalation the cause of deaths in Stilson fire

Four members of a Stilson family who lost their lives Wednesday in a house fire died from smoke inhalation, according to autopsy results.

December 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Vigil honors Davises

The glow of hundreds of candles lit saddened faces Thursday night outside of Southeast Bulloch High School as a community remembered a family whose lives were lost in a house fire the day before.

December 29, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Friends, classmates remember Davises with tears, laughter

Friends and neighbors gathered Wednesday to mourn together after learning four members of the Davis family were killed in an early-morning house fire.

December 28, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Four members of Stilson family die in fire

The Stilson community is grieving today after four members of the well-respected Davis family were killed in a Wednesday morning house fire.

December 28, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


34 Ga. bears killed

MACON - About a tenth of the Middle Georgia black bear population was killed when the first-ever open bear season was held in three Middle Georgia counties last month. Although some wildlife advocates are raising concerns about harm to the bear population, state officials say the hunt will be held the same way next year.

December 27, 2011 | BY S. HEATHER DUNCAN The Macon Telegraph | Local


Post-holiday donation surge for Goodwill

Christmas has passed, but staff at the Statesboro-area Goodwill store hope the season of giving is still in full swing.

December 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a ...

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art ...

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the ...

September 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers ...

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to ...

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off ...

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inmate whose execution was stayed waits on US Supreme Court

ATLANTA - A Georgia inmate whose execution was halted at the 11th-hour after his lawyers argued racism played a "pivotal role in his death sentence" is ...

September 27, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Voter registration deadline Oct. 10

On Nov. 7, Statesboro will hold a city election, with three candidates vying for mayor. All Bulloch County registered voters are eligible to vote in ...

September 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Other firms appeal city’s choice of insurance broker

Two insurance brokerage firms – one that bid slightly higher and one much lower – are asking Statesboro City Council to reconsider after it awarded the city ...

September 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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