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‘Prize Patrol’ comes to United Way

Each year, the United Way of Southeast Georgia conducts a capital campaign that provides funds to 19 local agencies. In fact, since 2001, the agency has raised more than $5 million to help dozens of non-profit agencies offer needed services to Bulloch County residents.

September 18, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local

Brooklet author, artist hopes to share her ‘good news’

Multi-talented Brooklet resident Betty O'Berry finds success whether she is splashing words, acrylics, oils or watercolors on a blank canvas. O'Berry is an author and artist and is launching a new website to reflect both of her talents.

September 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Portal Turpentine Festival Oct. 3

The 34th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival, slated for Saturday, Oct. 3, will feature a performance by 2015 Georgia Music Awards Country Male Artist of the Year Justin Dukes, as well as the traditional street dance, festival attractions and, of course, plenty of turpentine.

September 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Governor praises Boys & Girls Club effort

"I wish every community had what you have," Gov. Nathan Deal told Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County supporters Wednesday at the 10th Annual Steak and Burger Dinner.

September 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Uninsured decline in Georgia

Georgia's uninsured rate in 2014 fell by three percentage points, to 15.8 percent, mirroring a national trend linked to new coverage from the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

September 16, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

GSP trooper arrested for fighting

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was arrested after a fight before Saturday's football game at Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium.

September 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

A new 'Day for Southern' record

With the 42nd annual "A Day for Southern," people in Statesboro and Bulloch County, and on the campus itself, set a new record of giving to Georgia Southern University: $2,335,990.

September 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Wendell Turner resigns from public safety director position

Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner resigned from his position Tuesday. Statesboro City Council members voted unanimously to accept his resignation, as well as to name Statesboro Police Maj. Rob Bryan as interim leader of the department.

September 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Ga. lawmakers consider casinos, racing for scholarship money

ATLANTA - Gambling supporters, including Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International, made their first public pitch this week that casinos and horse racing are the solution to Georgia's college scholarship funding gap.

September 15, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Original draft of Constitution on display Thursday

In a first-of-its-kind event, the Georgia Historical Society will publicly display Abraham Baldwin's draft copy of the United States Constitution on Thursday in Savannah, in commemoration of Constitution Day 2015.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Keel now president of Augusta University

Less than two months after becoming president of Georgia Regents University, Dr. Brooks Keel is president of a university with a new name, Augusta University.

September 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia Southern gets many voices in search for new president

To search for the next president of Georgia Southern University, the state Board of Regents has created two committees, one made up of seven of its members and the other of 17 representatives of the university and the Statesboro area plus the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

September 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Teen arrested for pulling gun in local night club

Police arrested a Statesboro teenager Saturday who reportedly pulled a gun on others inside a night club.

September 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Splash keeps steady flow in Statesboro

Despite new competition, Splash in the Boro held its own this summer, with a 4 percent drop in attendance from 2014 attributed to weather, but more visitors than in 2013 or 2012.

September 14, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - You can now 'Uber' a ride in Statesboro

The transportation sensation Uber is now in the Statesboro Market.

September 14, 2015 | | Local

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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

Volunteers to issue tickets to handicap parking violators

Those handicap parking spaces may be tempting if you're in a hurry, but soon, Statesboro police will have help in enforcing the law to ...

November 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Guest column: No slowing down Jean Coleman

The prisoner had been working all day with a massive auger when the stubborn tool bound up. In desperation, the man leaned over for a ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE H. LUMPKIN | Local

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