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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


Akins gets expanded role with Synovus

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, today announced that Wayne Akins will transition into an expanded leadership role as chief community banking officer of Synovus.

December 26, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged in burglary attempt, arson

A man seen breaking into homes in an Old Register Road mobile home park Friday also set one home on fire as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies made their way to the scene.

December 26, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gifts of the season

The Brooklet Kiwanis Club holds a breakfast on Christmas Eve every year to help raise money for gift certificates that will be given out to the needy.

December 24, 2011 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Suspect attempts store robbery

A man who police said choked a clerk while trying to rob a South Main convenience store Friday is now behind bars, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro choir to sing in NYC

After claiming top honors at a regional competition Sunday, a group of Statesboro singers can look forward to showcasing their talents in a city as grand as their voices.

December 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Grandfather charged with child molestation

A South Carolina grandfather is in the Bulloch County Jail, charged with molesting his juvenile granddaughter.

December 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shoeboxes loaded with love, prayers

Imagine everything you receive for Christmas this year fitting inside one shoebox. Imagine much of the box space filled with washcloths, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste and socks. And then try to imagine being filled with joy and appreciation beyond words for such a marvelous gift.

December 22, 2011 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch schools teach more than 300 immigrant children

After asking a question about the night sky, Tara Ward gently reminded her students, "Please use English," when she hears an answer in Korean or Vietnamese.

December 21, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro to introduce new message alert system

In January, Statesboro Public Safety will implement a new communications service allowing city officials to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 21, 2011 | Special to the Herald | 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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