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Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous request.

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J.'s will be open for normal business hours through the Sunday buffet on Sept. 4.

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information technology through a rigorous collection of major field courses.

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


' 'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space complete with an antenna TV, wicker baskets and mismatched furniture. The home is comfortable and plain - and also the place of a woman's upcoming suicide.

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Pep Rally is Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will celebrate the start of high school football season with local players, cheerleaders, coaches and bands at the annual Downtown Pep Rally on Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

August 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head, whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in an Atlanta suburb.

August 03, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Only low-income seniors get city bill relief

New credits offsetting the $3.95 monthly storm water fee imposed on Statesboro residents last year and this year's $2 increase in monthly water and sewer base rates will be limited, through June 2017, to people age 65 and older who also qualify as low-income, City Council decided Tuesday.

August 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman killed in dog attack

A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's pit bulldog.

August 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hudson resigns as Portal Elementary School principal

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul D. Hudson tendered his resignation Monday to the Bulloch County Board of Education, following his arrest Thursday night in Effingham County on a charge of criminal attempt to commit child molestation.

August 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON ahackle@statesboroherald.com; hbragg@ statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools begin new year

Monday, 10,073 students started classes in the Bulloch County Schools. First-day attendance last year was 9,683. Reported enrollment reached 10,370 students last spring, but attendance usually takes a week or more to recover after summer break, and this is the first year the 15-campus school system has welcomed 10,000 students the first day.

August 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cheeky Bliss expanding

Statesboro Mall's newest store Cheeky Bliss isn't actually new to the mall but has moved to a new location.

August 01, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth names Statesboro man new CEO

William T. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Directors of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that John Patrick "Pat" Calhoun will succeed William P. Spigener, Jr., as president and chief executive officer of the association upon Spigener's retirement.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New principals, teachers, a roof and a.c.

Workers with nail guns were busy finishing the reroofing of Stilson Elementary School and portions of the new air-conditioning system were running Friday as the new principal, Tanita McDowell, talked about her job and the school where she greeted children and parents at a Thursday night open house.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police chief finalists named

City officials have now identified the three finalists for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city's landscape, while others quickly faded away.

July 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports writer | Local


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Rezoning request for proposed industrial park denied — again

For the second time, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission denied a rezoning request to change a 4,682-acre tract from Agricultural and Residential ...

September 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Opening celebrations for FabLab, Arts Center

Friday evening brings grand opening celebrations for the downtown Innovation Incubator and Fabrication Lab as well as the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts.

September 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Man was escorted from Paulson for throwing bottle

A man who threw a bottle at a Savannah State University cheerleader during Saturday's game against Georgia Southern University was escorted from Paulson Stadium ...

September 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taste of Downtown this Friday

Taste of Downtown, one of Downtown Statesboro's most popular First Friday events, finds itself on a second Friday after last week's storm delay ...

September 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City reopens police chief search

The city of Statesboro will reopen its search for a police chief, new City Manager Randy Wetmore and Mayor Jan Moore said Wednesday.

September 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU, Sav. St. discuss incident at game

It is unclear if a Savannah State University cheerleader, who posted on a social media post that she was harassed and heckled by Georgia Southern ...

September 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2nd rezoning request on deck for proposed industrial park

With a law firm eager to share information and a collection of concerned landowners protesting a proposed industrial park in southern Bulloch County, the Bulloch ...

September 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New city manager at work, but still no chief of police

In his first Statesboro City Council meeting, new City Manager Randy Wetmore had no decision to announce on the anticipated hiring of a police chief.

September 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia still has serious obesity problem

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, giving the state the 19th-highest rate in the nation, a recently released report said.

September 06, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


History comes alive at Willow Hill

It took on the appearance of a family reunion of sorts, or maybe a class reunion; perhaps an eighth-grade history class. However it was looked ...

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


Inside Bulloch Business: Focus on the Blue Mile

Nearly five months ago, the America's Best Communities (ABC) competition announced Statesboro as one of eight finalists for a $3 million grand prize. The ...

September 05, 2016 | | Local


Brown touts accountability for sheriff's office

If elected Bulloch County's next sheriff, Noel Brown says, accountability and accessibility will be words that govern how he does the job.

September 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Howard plans stability, continued growth for sheriff’s office

Bulloch County Sheriff's candidate Keith Howard has been quiet for the early part of the sheriff's race, and with reason. But with two ...

September 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plans for reminiscing at Memorial Park’s Pav-A-Lon

A Coca-Cola, a pack of Sugar Babies, a frozen Zero Bar and a couple of Pixie Stix. Swimming lessons for a dime a day. The ...

September 03, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Hermine storms into Georgia

VALDOSTA - Hermine flooded roads and sent trees crashing into homes and power lines Friday across a wide swath of south Georgia, cutting electricity to more ...

September 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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