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City to move polling location

Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday a plan to make election days more convenient for area voters.

April 03, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


WSAV set to broadcast from Boro Thursday

Savannah-based television station WSAV will broadcast two newscasts using anchor teams live in Statesboro Thursday afternoon.

April 03, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch gets ready for 2012 Relay for Life

The room was a sea of purple last week as participants enjoyed the kickoff rally for the Bulloch County Relay for Life.

April 03, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local woman shot in the face

A woman shot in the face Sunday morning remains in fair condition and police still seek the person responsible.

April 02, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A full life: Portal’s Leila Denmark passes at 114

Born on a 400-acre farm near Portal on Feb. 1, 1898, Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark passed away Sunday at the age of 114 years and 61 days at her daughter's home in Athens. She was the fourth oldest person in the world at the time of her death, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

April 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Woman, infant held hostage near Brooklet

A woman and her 1-year-old daughter are safe after police said her former boyfriend tried to hold them hostage in her Brooklet home Friday afternoon.

March 31, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern Center focuses on student addiction

Georgia Southern University senior Leigh Sundem is a chemistry major with a 4.0 GPA. She has won numerous awards in organic chemistry research at GSU, and last fall she scored higher than 99 percent of the nation's students who took the Medical College Admissions Test.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet takes care of its own – the Schmidts

People who live in Brooklet say the community is more than just a place where people live. It's a place where folks, whether related or not, come together as a family when there is a need.

March 31, 2012 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Kan., Ill., Md. tickets share lottery jackpot

CHICAGO - Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said early Saturday.

March 31, 2012 | By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press | Local


'Dock Dogs' make a splash at Anderson's

More than a dozen barking guests are making waves in Statesboro this weekend - a lot of them, in fact.

March 30, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Man caught with teen, charged with child molestation

A 21-year-old Georgia Southern University student caught Thursday in a car with a 13-year-old female faces sex offense charges, police said.

March 30, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A call for peace

A peace rally for Trayvon Martin, a teen killed by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who claimed he shot Martin in self-defense, drew a small crowd Thursday near the Georgia Southern University Rotunda.

March 29, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


What if you win $540 million?

A Portal couple won $275 million in the Georgia Lottery in 2008, but Friday night, someone in Georgia could win almost twice as much as Robert and Tonya Harris did about three years ago.

March 29, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro High celebrates its past

The staff at Statesboro High School is hoping to showcase more than a century's worth of history within the halls of its building, but will need some help from the men and women who have donned the blue and white.

March 29, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Giuliani: Optimism counts

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani mixed humor with wisdom Wednesday night as he spoke to a packed house about leadership.

March 28, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Billy Hickman named Humanitarian of the Year

Touted for a genuine love for his hometown, the 2018 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Billy Hickman credited his friends and family for helping ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Felton challenger for District 5 BOE seat

Mary Felton, Ed.D., a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to be a "voice for the voiceless ...

April 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards tonight

The 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will be held tonight at the Nessmith-Lane Building on the campus of Georgia Southern ...

April 03, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


SPD officer, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Statesboro Police Department officers are wearing shrouded badges this week after the death of an advanced patrol officer and his wife early Sunday in what ...

April 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Business and friendship in Statesboro

Lisa Hanna retired from cutting, perming and coloring hair Thursday, closing The Haircutters in downtown Statesboro after doing the hair of some of her first ...

April 02, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Downtown's top supporters receive 'Bricks'

Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at The Hall last week.

April 02, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro police officer killed in apparent murder-suicide

An advanced patrol officer with the Statesboro Police Department was shot to death early Sunday morning in what police officials say is an apparent murder-suicide.

April 01, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Martin seeks re-election to BOE in District 5

Glennera Martin, facing a challenge for a second term on the Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to continue work ...

March 31, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Reflections on Ga. legislative session

ATLANTA - While giving his retirement speech Thursday on the Georgia House floor, Republican Rep. Brooks Coleman reflected on a lesson he learned from Speaker David ...

March 31, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local


Missing man’s family pleads for information

The family of Willie James Jackson observed his birthday Friday, but there was no celebration. Jackson disappeared Sept. 10, 2015, and investigators are still searching ...

March 31, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rules for school volunteers a topic at ‘Speak Up’

While the schools are being more careful about access to students and classrooms, they could use more volunteers. That is the point behind the Bulloch ...

March 30, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro icon, mentor passes

When Charlie Olliff Square was dedicated in 2014 in the parking lot of then Sea Island Bank in downtown Statesboro, Garrett Nevil, who was chairman ...

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Last day of Legislature brings successes, disappointments

During the frenetic last-day activity Thursday at the General Assembly, state lawmakers failed to agree on a way to curb surprise medical billing.

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Duke runs for quality of life, public safety

Derek Duke, a candidate for City Council in District 5, says he wants to help protect and build on the quality of life that has ...

March 29, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Gov. Deal to speak at OTC commencement

Gov. Nathan Deal will be the keynote speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's 2018 commencement exercises to be held on Thursday, May 10, at Georgia ...

March 29, 2018 | | Local


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