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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


Bulloch schools get two new school resource officers

Bulloch County commissioners have approved a partnership between the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Board of Education to place two school resource officers in five area schools.

May 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A perfect pairing

Despite a warm, spring day that often attracts many of Willow Pond Senior Care's residents outside to the porch, Marvin Judy is in the dining room, sitting beside Shira Davis, a 22-year-old Georgia Southern University senior from Marietta.

May 06, 2016 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Pharmacy burglary suspect arrested

Brooklet police arrested a man on Thursday who is suspected in at least four burglary attempts at local pharmacies last weekend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Debate candidates decline invitation

A debate scheduled for Tuesday between congressional and local sheriff candidates may turn out to be a one-man show, as candidate Eugene Yu of Augusta, whose office arranged the debate, is the only one expected to attend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Faithful ‘connect with God’ on Courthouse lawn

Statesboro and Bulloch County joined millions across the nation Thursday to pray for the country during the noon hour for the 65th Annual National Day of Prayer at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

May 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Democrat Nolin running for Congress in the 12th

Joyce Nolin, a retired teacher, former day care operator and home care nursing assistant from Evans in Columbia County, often talks about education and health care in her bid as a Democrat for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia's 12th District.

May 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.

May 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Unclaimed cremains need a place to rest

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has the unclaimed cremains – cremated remains – of 16 deceased persons in a closet in his office.

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mical Whitaker retiring with ‘Charlie Brown’

Happiness is ... the Statesboro Youth Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Emma Kelly Theater at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evening.

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


City has 57 new applicants for city manager’s job

This time, Statesboro has 57 applicants for the job of city manager, an increase of four applicants from the number received on the first try. With the relaunch of the search in March, more of an effort was made to reach out to the managers of similar-size Georgia cities, said city Human Resources Director Jeff Grant.

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Man airlifted after Jeep collides with motorcycle

A North Carolina man was airlifted to a Savannah hospital Tuesday night after police said a teen in a Jeep pulled into his path.

June 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Council takes no action on tax increase

City staff members say an increase in Statesboro's water and sewer bills is needed for the replacement and repair of failing and porous pipes ...

June 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Veterans from 2 states to get Boro-based help in business

Beginning July 1, military veterans from all over Georgia and most of South Carolina will have a new place to find help starting, sustaining and ...

June 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Gang member pleads guilty to 2014 Park Place murder

A teenage gang member pled guilty Tuesday to murdering an innocent bystander during an Aug. 15, 2014 gang fight at Statesboro's Park Place Apartment ...

June 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shots fired incident

Statesboro police arrested a man Monday they said fired a gun next to a victim's head during an altercation on South Mulberry Street last ...

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Finally, Chief

After 31 years of service and five years' retirement, former Statesboro Police commander John Raymond "J.R." Holloway was honored recently in being awarded the ...

June 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Another shooting at Park Place

The victim of a shooting Saturday night at Statesboro's Park Place Apartments is the son of a man killed there in 2014. The shooting ...

June 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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


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