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Principals made official at Mill Creek, Portal Elementary

Two administrators who have been serving as interim principals this year go forward as the official principals of their schools after approval Thursday by the Bulloch County Board of Education.

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest made in soldiers' deaths

A Fort Stewart sergeant has been arrested and charged with the deaths of the two soldiers found Sunday in a Hinesville townhome.

March 10, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local


Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival opens Saturday

Visitors this weekend to the Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival will find live music, craft vendors, a turkey calling contest and plenty of wildlife exhibits and demonstrations.

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Coroner: 2 killed in Statesboro shooting

Bulloch County Coronor Jake Futch confirmed two people died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds but police have not yet confirmed if the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

March 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Benning-Gordon Relay coming through Portal Saturday

The eight core runners in the fifth annual Benning to Gordon Relay took to the road Thursday morning outside Fort Benning near Columbus, heading across Georgia to Fort Gordon near Augusta.

March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff congratulates coach on GS rifle team championship

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown recently recognized Sgt. Jim Riggs for leading the Georgia Southern Eagles women's rifle team to a win at the recent 2017 Southern Conference Rifle Championship held in Charleston, South Carolina.

March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


After 18 years, ag arena to be built in Bulloch County

After an 18-year hiatus, Bulloch County's multipurpose agriculture arena will finally be built - and there are already several groups waiting to sign up to hold events there.

March 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City alcohol hearings: Here comes the judge

After a couple of years when hearings on alcoholic beverage infractions - usually for serving patrons under age 21 - were a frequent part of Statesboro City Council meetings, the council will turn future hearings over to an administrative judge.

March 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Study: As obesity rates climb, fewer heavy Americans try to lose weight

CHICAGO - Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.

March 08, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


One last walk

Most in Bulloch County recognize him and many see him regularly on television. He's usually reporting on events in others' lives, telling their stories. But for the past week, he's been on the opposite side of the camera and microphone, a spot he doesn't really enjoy unless it's for a good cause.

March 07, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deputy ends chase with PIT maneuver

A driver reportedly clocked going 97 mph was in the Bulloch County Jail facing at least seven charges Tuesday after a Sheriff's Office sergeant performed a PIT maneuver that forced the suspect from the highway but also involved two other vehicles in a collision.

March 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Soldiers shot to death in Hinesville

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a double homicide.

March 07, 2017 | By LEWIS LEVINE Coastal Courier | Local


Allen backs repeal of EPA's 'Waters of US'

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen last week praised President Donald Trump's executive order to reverse an EPA rule that defined the "Waters of the United States" for purposes of enforcing the Clean Water Act.

March 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Panel confirms future 'Armstrong Campus' of Georgia Southern

When the two universities merge, Armstrong State University's main campus in Savannah will be called the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University, the Consolidation Implementation Committee confirmed Friday.

March 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


4 days, 2 family violence stabbings

In two unrelated incidents in the past four days, the Statesboro Police Department and Bulloch County Sheriff's Office each arrested women for allegedly stabbing men during family violence incidents.

March 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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Sunday morning fire destroys Register Town Hall

Fire destroyed the Register Town Hall early Sunday morning in a blaze Bulloch County Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said could be arson. "We aren't ...

April 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holy Week midday services planned

With Easter Sunday coming up next week, a collection of local churches each will host a mid-day Holy Week Worship event they hope brings people ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Eating and cooking healthier

For the past six years, the Statesboro Food Bank and students majoring in Nutrition at Georgia Southern have collaborated in providing demonstrations on how to ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Whitesville concerns return to City Hall

Carrie Howard has brought the needs and concerns of the Whitesville community to the attention of elected officials for decades. She was back talking to ...

April 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Escape attempt fails

A man being processed at the Bulloch County Jail tried to escape from an interview room Wednesday night, but jail staff thwarted his attempts.

April 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Art-themed First Friday offers bowls

This First Friday, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority and the Averitt Center for the Arts are working together to provide an art-centered evening, with vendors ...

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Burglary arrest leads to more arrests for drugs

A burglary investigation led police to four arrests on Thursday: one for several burglaries and attempted burglaries, and three others - the offender's roommates - on ...

April 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Heart patient recovering; prayers, donations needed

A Portal native and heart patient who was recently hospitalized for a brain bleed due to an infection is asking for prayers and a little ...

April 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest occupies a busy Saturday

ArtsFest, returning for its 35th year, has camped on a very busy Saturday, April 22. But far from having a scheduling conflict with the April ...

April 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter insurance agent faces fraud charges

A former Metter insurance agent was jailed Tuesday on charges of insurance fraud.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Severe weather rakes area

Despite two tornado warnings and several apparent funnel cloud sightings around Bulloch County Wednesday evening, the only damage reported were some downed trees.

April 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boro Applebee’s closing Friday

One of the first chain restaurants to open in Statesboro about 18 years ago, Applebee's will close its doors for good at the end ...

April 05, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Severe weather forecast causes closings

Bulloch County offices and area colleges will close early due to pending severe weather. Ogeechee Technical College, Georgia Southern University and East Georgia State College ...

April 05, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Confederate memorial vandalized

A wreath and flags were reportedly damaged after a Confederate History and Heritage Month observance Saturday.

April 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City orders repaving of 3+ miles of streets

At least three miles of Statesboro's streets, and a little more, are scheduled to be resurfaced this year at a cost of up to ...

April 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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