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FULL STORY: Gary Lewis indicted for attempted extortion

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Statesboro City Councilman Gary L. Lewis, 65, with attempted extortion. Lewis has served 17 years on the council and, after not seeking re-election, was set to retire Dec. 31.

December 03, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Tops in Georgia — again

With the highest graduation rate and the highest high school enrollment rate among technical colleges in Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College was named Thursday as the state's Technical College of the Year.

December 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hinesville man charged with child molestation

A Hinesville man who allegedly came to Statesboro for a sexual encounter with a teenage female faces sex offense charges.

December 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Citizen calls for changes at animal shelter

Concerns about a high euthanasia rate and other animal shelter issues were the focus of a local man who spoke during Tuesday night's Bulloch County Commission meeting.

December 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A Statesboro man accused of touching a teen in an inappropriate manner faces sex offense charges.

December 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Council ups elected officials’ retirement pay

On a morning when city officials honored departing District 2 Councilman Gary Lewis and District 3 Councilman Will Britt, a majority of Statesboro City Council approved a 28.6% increase in future retirement pay for current and future council members and mayors. It will benefit Lewis almost immediately and Britt 24 years from now.

December 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lambert named Chamber Business Leader of the Year

The 2015 Business Leader of the Year has made a great impact on the local economy over more than two decades. Doug Lambert, whose footprints in the hospitality industry include eight hotels built in Savannah and Statesboro, was given the prestigious award Tuesday during the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting.

December 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holiday hopes, doubts

Gasoline prices under $2 a gallon and the lowest unemployment rates in seven years are encouraging some Statesboro shoppers this holiday season, but not all are convinced that the economy is in a genuine upturn.

November 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Ogeechee Tech Boards earn recognition from state

The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference for the Technical College System of Georgia in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Complete Car Care owner feels 'blessed'

This is the time of year that we like to reflect back on our many blessings.

November 30, 2015 | | Local


Man shot at Bulloch party

A man shot during a party on NeSmith Road is recovering, but Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information on the incident.

November 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Parents, students asked to help rate school climate

Not to be confused with the efficiency rating on air conditioners, the School Climate Star rating is a grade of each Georgia public school's safety and physical and social conditions that students, parents and school employees help determine.

November 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Register hires consultant to correct records

The town of Register has hired a consultant to help unravel what some of the town's council members say is a bookkeeping nightmare.

November 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday becomes the Christmas Holiday Celebration on Dec. 4.

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


“It’s All About the South”

When thinking of a clothing designer, most would not envision a "country boy" who lives in ball caps and tee shirts, but the creator of a fast-growing clothing line "straight out of" Bulloch County can be described as just that.

November 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Wreck on I-16 leads to large drug seizure

Three people injured in a wreck on Interstate 16 Friday night apparently had something to hide, but law enforcement officers found the marijuana and Ecstasy ...

January 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Big idea - Big Kat Buggy

A little wagon called the Big Kat Buggy, which doubles as a cargo carrier that can be hitch-mounted on an SUV, is taking Statesboro entrepreneur ...

January 18, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Edward Jones renovates H.W. Smith building

David Beaubien was a high school student in Gainesville, Ga., when he recalls watching the Georgia Southern Eagles win their fourth national championship on TV.

January 18, 2016 | | Local


In their shoes

(Read part I of this chronicle, as the Statesboro Police Department explains why the Citizens Police Academy is one of its key community outreach programs ...

January 17, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Author of Benghazi book stands by pivotal 'stand-down' scene

"Stand down," says the actor playing the CIA station chief in Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." He's ...

January 17, 2016 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Probate judge announces retirement

It's a safe bet that after Lee DeLoach concludes his 30-year tenure as Bulloch County Probate Court judge this December, whoever replaces him will ...

January 17, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Citizens Police Academy: Through the eyes of the officer

(Note: Statesboro Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant took part in the 12-week Citizens Police Academy offered by the Statesboro Police Department this past fall. Bryant ...

January 16, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Local


Herndon chosen to chair Bulloch BOE for 2016

The Bulloch County Board of Education elected Mike Herndon as its new chairman for 2016 with no difficulty. But after Cheri Wagner and Maurice Hill ...

January 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Three elderly suspects pull gambling machine scam

A trio of senior citizens bilked a local convenience store out of over $6,000 in cash and merchandise after damaging gambling machines, according to ...

January 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A new way to fund schools?

Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the Georgia General Assembly to look at replacing the QBE funding formula for public schools that has been in place ...

January 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Winning Powerball tickets in California, Florida, Tennessee

LOS ANGELES - At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and ...

January 14, 2016 | By ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press | Local


Congressman Allen reacts to State of the Union address

President Barack Obama's seventh and final State of the Union address Tuesday night had some glaring omissions about national security, yet was filled with ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade, poetry and other events celebrate MLK

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Statesboro will include a prayer breakfast, s poetry and literature reading, church services, a community gathering ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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