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Last GSU president hopeful displays seriousness, humor

Dr. Jaimie Hebert, the last of five contenders who have visited Georgia Southern University in their quest to be its next president, exhibited a sense of humor but also made serious statements about issues ranging from education's importance in his own life to legislation allowing guns to be carried on campus.

March 13, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Dr. Roger Branch: Aging issues a question of worth

Dr. Roger Branch Sr. is a professor emeritus of sociology and long-time chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Georgia Southern University, where he served from 1970-2000.

March 13, 2016 | | Local


OTC’s annual iGot campaign set for March 22

Members of the community and representatives from Ogeechee Technical College will be seen all around Bulloch County on Tuesday, March 22 as part of the college's annual iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) campaign.

March 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Yu challenges Allen within GOP

Eugene Yu of Augusta, qualified last week to run as a challenger to U.S. Rep. Rick Allen within the Republican Party.

March 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Luke’s Project 11 encourages servant leadership

Some people have a knack for bringing joy to others. Luke Anderson was such a person.

March 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Wrongful death suits progressing in GSU nursing student tragedy

Eleven months after five Georgia Southern University students were killed in a tragic accident on Interstate 16 in Bryan County, attorneys are still collecting evidence and questioning witnesses.

March 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen kicks off 12th District re-election campaign

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, who won Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat for the Republican Party less than two years ago, kicked off his re-election campaign this week with a bus tour of the district's 19 counties.

March 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Campus carry' passes Senate

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners who are 21 and older would be able to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses in Georgia if Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill headed to his desk.

March 11, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


The Lodge at Bethany open house is Sunday

The Lodge at Bethany, Statesboro's only licensed assisted living community, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday evening to officially open its doors to the public and showcase the flagship facility of the Bethany family, highlighting a long-standing tradition of excellent care for seniors.

March 11, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


What stinks in the Boro?

A pungent odor lingering in the air around Statesboro and Bulloch County may offend some noses, but for many area farmers, it's the smell of money.

March 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Giant canopies part of $6 billion Atlanta airport expansion

ATLANTA - Two giant, translucent canopies spanning several lanes of roadway and sidewalks outside the domestic terminal will be among the most visible aspects of a $6 billion expansion and renovation project at the world's busiest airport during the next 20 years, officials announced Thursday.

March 10, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Gang leader fights guards after failing drug test in prison

A known gang leader incarcerated in the Bulloch County Correctional Institute failed a drug test Tuesday and then fought guards who tried to take him to solitary confinement.

March 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hosts first Youth Leadership Summit

High school juniors and seniors from across Georgia's 12th Congressional District listened to speeches on leadership and asked questions of adult leaders during the 2016 GA-12 Youth Leadership Summit hosted by Congressman Rick Allen.

March 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


4 more candidates qualify Thursday for Bulloch County offices

Four candidates qualified Thursday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Candidates qualify Wednesday for Bulloch offices

Four more candidates qualified Wednesday for Bulloch County offices up for election in the May 24 general primary. Qualifying continues 9 a.m. to 5p.m. through Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon Friday in the Board of Elections area at the Bulloch County Annex, 113 N. Main St.

March 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Sisters on a Journey bring mission to Statesboro

It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow is ...

April 10, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


GSU names new police chief

After serving for almost a year as interim chief, Laura McCullough was named Georgia Southern University's chief of police Thursday.

April 09, 2016 | | Local


'Smack Down the Vote'

What do you get when you combine political candidates with wrestlers? Fun, food and information.

April 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Uncovering Bulloch’s historic cemeteries

The Bulloch County Historical Society continues to coordinate cleanup and preservation of historic family cemeteries. But its cemetery program chairman, Rodney Harville, notes that others ...

April 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man arrested in 2015 murder, arson in Metter

More than a year after the murder of a Metter man found in his burned mobile home, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged the ...

April 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators await toxicology in man’s death

An autopsy Wednesday revealed no immediate cause of death for a man found dead in his home Tuesday, but there is no indication of foul ...

April 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Public invited to ‘Make Your Mark’ on future shelter

The Open Hearts Community Mission invites the public to attend a "Make Your Mark" event, at 3 p.m. Sunday at its homeless shelter site ...

April 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


An interior facelift for the library

A major interior facelift for the Statesboro Regional Library was revealed Friday as part of the monthly First Friday celebration. At the event, the library ...

April 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tedders running unopposed for BOE District 3

As an unopposed candidate, Dr. Stuart Tedders is set to replace Dr. LeVon Wilson as the District 3 member of the Bulloch County Board of ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Investigators await autopsy in weight bench death

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to the determine the cause of death of a Bulloch County man reported found Tuesday morning on a weight bench ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


"An Evening with Emma Kelly"

Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the ...

April 07, 2016 | By KATHERINE FALLON Special to the Herald | Local


Hebert new GSU president, beginning July 1

One week after naming him as the only finalist, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia went ahead Wednesday and hired Dr ...

April 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 ...

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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