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State NAACP convention here this week

Thursday through Saturday, member delegates from all over the state will gather in Statesboro for the 73rd Annual Georgia NAACP Convention. National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is scheduled to give the keynote speech Friday, and the Georgia NAACP president, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson of Statesboro, will be nominated for election to a second two-year term.

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest Teel.

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up.

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Historical Society honors Braz, Whitaker, Presley

The Bulloch County Historical Society this week honored one of its founding members, Del Presley, with its first-ever Distinguished Fellow Award, and two artists who have brought the arts and history together, Michael Braz and Mical Whitaker, with lifetime honorary memberships.

October 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Baby injured in drug sweep arrest

An infant was injured when a drug-trafficking suspect fled from law enforcement during a recent multicounty drug sweep, but deputies apprehended the man, and the baby was taken to a hospital for treatment.

October 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast.

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults were measured as potential AmTryke recipients at a later Bike Day.

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Handling a bomb threat

The 12-year-old girl police say is responsible for at least two of three bomb threat phone calls that shut down four local schools Tuesday remains incarcerated at the Claxton Youth Detention Center, awaiting further court hearings.

October 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Campus committee begins search for 3-5 candidates for GSU president

The 18-member campus committee received its working orders Wednesday morning, not to name the next president of Georgia Southern University, but to identify three to five individuals – no more and no less – who would be acceptable in that post.

September 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Keeping students safe

Each morning, students at Statesboro High School are met with smiles, words of greeting or high fives from Statesboro police Officer Steve Gravely.

September 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Juvenile arrested, charged in school bomb threat incidents

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a juvenile Tuesday evening on charges of making bomb threats that shut down four Statesboro-area schools.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

4 Bulloch schools receive bomb threats, classes cancelled

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and school officials remain on the scene at William James Middle School, Mill Creek Elementary and Langston Chapel middle and elementary schools, said Hayley Greene, spokesperson for the Bulloch County Board of Education.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

No new schools, but state to fund renovations

The current five-year inventory of Bulloch County public school facilities does not qualify the district for any new schools. But local officials are ready to apply for $900,000 from the state to put a new roof on Stilson Elementary School and replace heating and air-conditioning systems at two schools.

September 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Local school events to honor veterans

Several of Bulloch County Schools' campuses are hosting events to honor veterans leading up to our country's national observance of Veterans Day. These events ...

November 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Portal approves Sunday sales

It was a close race between two candidates for the Portal City Council in the run for the town's one challenged council seat, but ...

November 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

God calls local woman to lend a hand

With a little help from the community, Statesboro newcomer Tatasha Walker plans to give away blankets and a free, hot meal to those in need.

November 03, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

City looks to restore police chief post

City Council on Tuesday took a step toward restoring the office of Statesboro police chief instead of hiring a new public safety director over both ...

November 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Ellis remains best 'little' meat market

There are a few hidden gems in Statesboro that make our town unique.

November 02, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Cattails Café goes public

Cattails Café, Ogeechee Technical College's first dedicated dining facility with food cooked to order, serves the public as well as students, faculty and staff ...

November 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Portal has the only election in Bulloch

The town of Portal is the only municipality in Bulloch County holding an election today. Open council and mayoral positions in Statesboro, Brooklet and Register ...

November 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and AL HACKLE, | Local

New group hopes care bags make a difference

Pittman Park United Methodist Church began the "Amazing Grace Project" in August as an outreach mission focused on the donation of common household items in ...

November 02, 2015 | By KAREN JOYNER Special to the Herald | Local

Woman recovering after stab wound to head

A woman stabbed Saturday morning remains under hospital care in Savannah, while the woman accused of stabbing her remains in jail without bond.

November 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Best of the Boro

Images from the Herald's Best of the Boro as winners are wined and dined.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

Photo Gallery: Scare on the Square

See how downtown Statesboro is transformed by Halloween fun.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

More than just a game

Tenth graders across Bulloch County recently dealt with some heavy issues: teen pregnancies, drug overdoses, sexually transmitted diseases, drinking parties and jail time. Though they ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Volunteers to issue tickets to handicap parking violators

Those handicap parking spaces may be tempting if you're in a hurry, but soon, Statesboro police will have help in enforcing the law to ...

November 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Guest column: No slowing down Jean Coleman

The prisoner had been working all day with a massive auger when the stubborn tool bound up. In desperation, the man leaned over for a ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE H. LUMPKIN | Local

Time is here for flu shot

It's the best time of year to get a flu shot, public health officials say. And for most people, the cost will be zero.

November 01, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

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