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It’s going to get muddy

With wet weather expected for the next seven days, area residents living in or who travel dirt roads should expect hazardous conditions.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Charges filed in three-county chase

A man arrested Tuesday after a three-county motorcycle chase was riding a bike stolen from North Dakota, police said.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Hall has detour pending porch repair

Yellow caution tape, orange cones and a detour sign warn visitors away from the front porch of Statesboro City Hall as employees of a building contractor remove and replace decayed boards and beams under the porch roof.

July 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man arrested after chase

A traffic stop attempt by Metter police Tuesday sparked a three-county motorcycle chase, ending in a crash and the subsequent arrest of a Portal man.

July 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 mayors up as Bulloch’s 4 towns face elections

All four towns in Bulloch County are scheduled to hold elections for council seats Nov. 7, but only Register and Statesboro have mayors up for election.

July 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Teachers back; parents can meet them Thursday

The Bulloch County Schools are inviting parents and students to meet their teachers during open house events on all 15 campuses Thursday evening, before the 2017-18 school year starts Tuesday for more than 10,500 students.

July 25, 2017 | | Local


Johnson leaves top state NAACP post

After stepping down Saturday as president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, a post he held for almost four years, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys Johnson acknowledged he is considering a run for "high public office."

July 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


3 charged with firing guns under river bridge

Three men who were reportedly firing guns underneath a Highway 301 North bridge Sunday while people swam in the river nearby face drug and other charges after being questioned by a Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division ranger.

July 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'One Voice' offers evening of hope with free event

Several voices are coming together Friday at 7 p.m. at the Statesboro High School football field with a single message: "One voice makes a difference - tell somebody." The free "One Voice Crusade" event will feature music from "The Voice" contestant Brian Nhira, who nailed the blind auditions on the show with a song entitled "Happy" and successfully navigated his way to the live rounds of the nationally televised talent completion.

July 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: The State of Bar-B-Q in the Boro is strong

Nothing screams "Southern" more than Bar-B-Q. Long before Statesboro was famous for its Eagles, it was known as the Bar-B-Q Capital of the South. In fact, many argue that the center of the Bar-B-Q universe is located in the heart of downtown Statesboro, in a large Bar-B-Q pit behind the cinderblock building that houses the legendary Vandy's Bar-B-Q. The pit is one of only three wood-fired pits still in existence in Georgia. The smell of the loaded pit has been welcoming guests to town since 1929.

July 24, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Georgia senators reviewing corporate, personal tax breaks

ATLANTA - A Georgia Senate committee is beginning what could be a years-long study of the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks given to industries and individuals each year.

July 22, 2017 | | Local


Mixed message from Milestones

The percentage of students in the Bulloch County Schools meeting proficiency levels on the Georgia Milestones tests improved in 15 of 30 tested subjects and grade levels from the spring 2016 to the spring 2017 testing.

July 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

ATLANTA - Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush forward to overpower and kill the guards who had violated numerous security procedures, officials said Friday in reports on the deadly June escape.

July 21, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Woman fired, jailed over fraudulent use of nursing license

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after reportedly using another person's nursing license to perform nursing duties at work.

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


900 pot plants found in Candler; one arrested

Low-flying helicopters seen around Bulloch and adjacent counties recently may be part of the effort by the Georgia Governor's Drug Suppression Task Force to find plots of marijuana.

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due ...

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no ...

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had ...

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education ...

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS-New Hampshire game moved to Birmingham, Ala.

Georgia Southern University and the University of New Hampshire have mutually agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday to Birmingham's Legion Field ...

September 06, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Local


Unlimited happy hours, but a floor for prices

In the biggest meeting for proposed changes to Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance this semester, City Council eliminated a daily limit on "happy hour" promotions ...

September 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch officials watching Irma

Shelves of bottled water at several Statesboro grocery and retail stores were bare Wednesday afternoon as people stocked up in preparation for Hurricane Irma, even ...

September 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves 1-mill hike

In Statesboro, the annual city property tax on a $100,000 home, for example, will increase by roughly $40 after City Council on Tuesday approved ...

September 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Claxton escaped inmate captured at Bulloch County hotel

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies, answering a call about a suspicious person Friday night, captured an inmate who had escaped from the Smith State Prison ...

September 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


OTC celebrates Literacy Week

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated this week as Literacy Week and Friday as Literacy Day in Georgia.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


A Day for Southern campaign underway

Georgia Southern University alumnus Bob Mikell, an eighth generation Bulloch County resident and 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the university's College of Liberal ...

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




A look at early-American immigration: British, Scottish Borderers

With his presentation, "British and Scottish Borderers Immigrate to America," Dr. Jack Proctor told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a flow of immigrants who ...

September 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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