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Newly legal fireworks scarce in area

Although the use and sale of consumer fireworks have been legal in Georgia since 2015, some Georgians may still find themselves crossing state lines to purchase the real deal.

June 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Complaint alleges illegal campaigning

An investigation into alleged illegal campaigning in Bulloch County could lead to a hearing before the state election board. However, due to the case still being an open investigation, details regarding the nature of the complaint are currently unavailable.

June 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools to reduce testing as result of new law

Bulloch County's school system will soon take advantage of a change in Georgia law that reduces the amount of required testing, Superintendent Charles Wilson has announced. As a result of Senate Bill 364, the schools will also stop doing certain surveys of students and teachers.

June 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Driver, company indicted in crash that killed 5 GSU nursing students

A Bryan County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday against truck driver John Wayne Johnson, who was involved in the April 2015 crash on Interstate 16 that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students, said Tom Durden, district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sneak peek of GSU Incubator

It's not an official opening. But a "sneak peek" into Statesboro's Innovation Incubator complex, including facilities of Georgia Southern University's Business Innovation Group and the Averitt Center for the Arts, will be offered from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday.

June 15, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Commissioners set to approve tentative fiscal year 2017 budget

Bulloch County commissioners are set to vote on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows for countywide improvements, much-needed equipment, a few new hires and no expected tax increase, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion container ship terminal to be built along the state line.

June 15, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Shooting in Orlando prompts outpouring of blood donations

The weekend's tragedy in Orlando brought to light the urgent need for blood donations, as more than 50 wounded victims were rushed to hospitals for treatment after a gunman opened fire at a popular night club. Fifty, including the shooter, were killed.

June 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Learning with LEGOs

In a medium-sized Nessmith-Lane Conference Center room, about 20 children, kindergartners through third-graders, met to learn and discuss new engineering and scientific concepts. Among the topics: cars that run on balloons and rubber bands, bridge building, catapults and centripetal force.

June 14, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain's "Power of a Woman" contest.

June 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist'

ORLANDO, Fla. - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic radical groups, the White House and the FBI said Monday.

June 13, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Local


Play highlights annual historical society meeting

An interactive historical play that draws audience members into the fun will highlight the 42nd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, slated for Monday, June 27.

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clarification: Britt not accused of crime in lawsuit

In an article published in the June 9, 2016, Statesboro Herald regarding former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt being listed in a lawsuit as a defense witness, the story was unclear concerning Britt's standing. He is not accused of criminal conduct. The suit alleges he violated mandates for volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Reward offered in firearms theft

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons behind the recent theft of 55 firearms from a Bulloch County gun dealer.

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Busy times at Ole Times

In the restaurant's first five weeks in operation, the popularity of the Ole Times Country Buffet in Statesboro has exceeded his expectations, said Pat O'Neal, owner of the Valdosta-based chain.

June 13, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Hudson resigns as Portal Elementary School principal

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul D. Hudson tendered his resignation Monday to the Bulloch County Board of Education, following his arrest Thursday night in Effingham ...

August 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON ahackle@statesboroherald.com; hbragg@ statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools begin new year

Monday, 10,073 students started classes in the Bulloch County Schools. First-day attendance last year was 9,683. Reported enrollment reached 10,370 students last ...

August 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cheeky Bliss expanding

Statesboro Mall's newest store Cheeky Bliss isn't actually new to the mall but has moved to a new location.

August 01, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth names Statesboro man new CEO

William T. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Directors of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that John Patrick "Pat" Calhoun will succeed William P. Spigener, Jr ...

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New principals, teachers, a roof and a.c.

Workers with nail guns were busy finishing the reroofing of Stilson Elementary School and portions of the new air-conditioning system were running Friday as the ...

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police chief finalists named

City officials have now identified the three finalists for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city ...

July 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports writer | Local


Portal Elementary principal arrested in sex sting

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul David Hudson was arrested Thursday night in Effingham County, charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation. The Effingham County ...

July 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Allen makes support for Trump clear

Speaking to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, Congressman Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District, noted that he has called for consequences for the Democratic Party's presidential ...

July 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools hold open house Thursday

All 15 campuses of the Bulloch County Schools hold open house events for students to meet their new teachers Thursday evening.

July 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


American flag retirement drop box unveiled at courthouse

The Bulloch County Courthouse square has a new permanent fixture thanks to a local Eagle Scout project completed under the direction of 15-year-old Statesboro High ...

July 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Industrial park proposal withdrawn

A property owner seeking to build industrial park in Bulloch County has withdrawn his request for rezoning.

July 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City now licensing alcoholic beverage caterers

Statesboro City Council last week approved a new type of alcoholic beverage license for three established businesses that do catering. Meanwhile, proposals from two businesses ...

July 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Muldrew to be new Superior Court judge

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DeLoach wins in tight probate judge race

Legal assistant Lorna DeLoach edged out challenger Charlie Aaron, a Statesboro attorney, Tuesday night in a tight race to win the position for Bulloch County ...

July 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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