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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

Glennville Bank in Statesboro set to open Thursday

The Glennville Bank plans to open its Statesboro bank and loan production office on Thursday at 203 Savannah Avenue.

September 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - Van Tassell puts Statesboro's professional soccer future in good hands

Since Darin Van Tassell and Jeremy Aven announced a few weeks ago that they had secured the rights to bring a Premier Development League (PDL) soccer franchise to Statesboro, the buzz around the Boro has run the gamut.

September 28, 2015 | | Local

'In God We Trust' decals on sheriffs' cars prompt debate

ATLANTA - Spurred by confrontations nationwide between police and the public, nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies in Georgia have joined a national movement that's reigniting debate over God and government.

September 28, 2015 | By TAMMY JOYNER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local

Sylvania woman critical after crash

A Sylvania woman remains in critical condition after a Friday night crash on Old Register Road.

September 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

6 arrested in connection to rash of entering auto cases

Instinct and patience resulted in the arrest of six suspects in connection to a rash of entering auto cases.

September 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Battling the 'long goodbye' disease

It's 5 p.m. on a Tuesday on this autumn day in Statesboro. While many are outside enjoying the cool air that has finally touched south Georgia, a group of 12 people sits in a boardroom adjacent to East Georgia Regional Medical Center's cafeteria. They are here for support, for answers to their ongoing struggles dealing with their loved ones who have Alzheimer's.

September 27, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local

Blue Devils football – 1945: Statesboro's 'Amazing 13'

In early August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in an effort to bring World War II to an end.

September 27, 2015 | By L. FOY SIMMMONS Special to the Herald | Local

Bulloch Blues Marching Band earning opportunities

Alone, Southeast Bulloch High School's marching band currently fields 98 students, Statesboro High School's 85, and Portal Middle High School's, just 15. Together, as the Bulloch Blues Marching Band, they add up to almost 200 students.

September 27, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

City says goodbye to departing public safety director

As the community wished farewell to Statesboro's outgoing public safety director during a reception Friday, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore shared ideas about the upcoming search for his replacement.

September 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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Ogeechee Tech open house Saturday

Ogeechee Technical College's fall open house Saturday will give the public, from high school students thinking about college and older adults considering a career ...

November 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Simulator brings realistic training to police

Statesboro police officers are now using a form of training that not only saves the city money, but simulates situations officers may encounter to help ...

November 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Rainfall a risk to cotton, peanuts

Peanut pickers and other farm equipment stand ready in the fields, waiting for the harvest that will come – when the rain stops.

November 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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

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