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Tormenta FC looks to move to next division

On Friday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC President Darin Van Tassell formally announced the club's intention to form a committee to research the possibility of moving into the ranks of professional soccer at the 'First Friday' event, downtown..

May 05, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Resident asks City Council to cease opening prayers

Statesboro resident Don Armel asked City Council this week to abandon its practice of having a council member, the mayor or another person they choose pray to open council meetings.

May 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Day of Prayer offers hope, repentance

Just as in years past, they came Thursday from all walks of life - all ages, denominations, ethnicities and resumes - to gather on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn for prayers for the nation to observe the National Day of Prayer.

May 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal student charged with statutory rape

An 18-year-old student was charged Wednesday with statutory rape after school officials learned he was meeting a 14-year-old girl in a Portal Middle/High School bathroom for sex.

May 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City, county, GS and BOE study options for 2-way radio upgrade

With one existing system approaching the end of its contract, a new two-way radio system for use by police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, school bus drivers, road crews and other public servants in Bulloch County could cost, by one projection, $3.6 million.

May 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Roundabout construction means detours

Residents in the area of Langston Chapel Road and a portion of Burkhalter Road where a traffic circle is being built will be detoured for about a month as the second phase of construction gets underway.

May 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juggling and the gospel

If you're juggling ideas for some fun family time this weekend, an event at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Statesboro may fit the bill. The church is hosting a free event on Saturday at 11 a.m. that is open to the public.

May 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jack Hill – Man of the Decade

When Georgia state Sen. Jack Hill was asked to be keynote speaker for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, he had no idea he was to be named the second-ever Man of the Decade for the prestigious honors program.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peace named Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year

The 2017 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year "moved our community to new heights of caring," said Billy Hickman on Tuesday night during the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three chosen for Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement Awards

During the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held Tuesday evening, Bruce Yawn introduced three men who have dedicated a lifetime to selflessly giving to others through community service, acts of kindness and devotion to beneficial causes.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alcohol licenses suspended on judge’s first day

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and the Walgreens on Northside Drive East are both serving suspensions of their Statesboro alcoholic beverage licenses, while two restaurants have completed shorter suspensions. The four businesses agreed to consent orders approved by Administrative Judge Tom A. Peterson IV last week.

May 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Car chase follows physical attack

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy forced a fleeing suspect to a halt Monday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman airlifted after attempting to vandalize car

A Bulloch County woman was airlifted Sunday to a Savannah hospital after her fingers became stuck in a vehicle's gas tank.

May 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National Day of Prayer is Thursday

For the 16th year, residents will gather at the Bulloch County Courthouse on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.

May 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Great Dane tops in Georgia

Great Dane employs more than 400 people at its Statesboro plant and brings more than $25 million in payroll to the Bulloch County area each year. Last week, it was named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year in the medium category, plants with 150-499 employees.

May 01, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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County breaks ground for arena facility

Bulloch County commissioners hope a famous quote from the movie "Field of Dreams" will apply to the commission's latest project, a multipurpose facility with ...

June 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Free school-grade meals this summer

School cafeteria employees, assisted by volunteers and some bus drivers, will begin serving lunches free to children and teens Monday at 15 school and mobile ...

May 31, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fundraisers planned to help man with rare disorder

Everyone loves to sleep, but imagine sleeping for weeks at a time. That's not so pleasant, according to Statesboro native Steven "Earle" Tanner.

May 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grandfather charged in child molestation

A Register man was arrested Monday after his daughter accused him of molesting his 5-year-old granddaughter.

May 31, 2017 | | Local


Mystery of body in river dogs deputies

When an off-duty Jenkins County sheriff's deputy pulled a plastic-wrapped, weighted-down body from the Ogeechee River at Scarboro Landing on Saturday, he had no ...

May 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet officer uninjured in May 19 crash

A Brooklet police officer was uninjured after a crash May 19 as he was on his way to assist with a fatal accident.

May 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet woman charged with exploiting elderly

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet woman Friday who is accused of stealing money from an elderly victim.

May 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local Memorial Day event draws hundreds

A larger-than-average number of people turned out for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 at the Emma Kelly ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Foundation to handle Blue Mile winnings

A nonprofit corporation, the Blue Mile Foundation Inc., has been created to receive the $1 million America's Best Communities third prize Statesboro won in ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Springhill to debut $1 million renovation

When Springhill Suites by Marriott opened just off the bypass and Highway 67 in 2008, the 113-room hotel raised the bar in hotel accommodations in ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Technical college grant gets a new name with HOPE

A grant that enables certain students at Ogeechee Technical College and other technical education students in Georgia to receive free tuition now has a name ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Ag center now a reality

Many Bulloch County voters have waited 18 years for construction of the long-awaited multipurpose arena on Langston Chapel Road.

May 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crosses honoring fallen return

Around 15 years ago, beautiful crosses appeared on Memorial Day. The white wooden crosses listed soldier's names who were killed in the line of ...

May 27, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Memorial Day Remembrance 11 a.m. Monday

Keynote remarks by Vietnam War veteran Marvin Grimm will be just one part of the 2017 Bulloch County Memorial Day Remembrance, hosted by American Legion ...

May 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Two arrested in burglary, car theft attempt

Two men caught burglarizing a local business Saturday ended up in the Bulloch County Jail, according to Statesboro police public information specialist Madison Bridges.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


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