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Rodeo weekend is here

It's boots, broncs and bulls this weekend for Bulloch County as the seventh annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo gets underway.

April 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blue Mile brings Boro $1 million

It's not the top award, but it is one of the big three.

April 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Spring into Statesboro’ set for busy Saturday

The sixth annual Spring into Statesboro will offer outdoor activities for children and families in downtown Statesboro from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, coinciding with the weekly Mainstreet Farmers Market.

April 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested for “hoax device”

Investigators arrested a man Tuesday after a two-hour incident where a road was closed due to sheriff's deputies finding a "suspicious device."

April 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Will Statesboro take home $1, $2 or $3 million in the America's Best Communities competition?

Click here - America's Best Communities - to watch the announcement live on Facebook. Scroll down the page slightly to find the livestream.

April 19, 2017 | | Local


City: No tax hike, garbage fees may rise

Statesboro residents and businesses will probably pay higher sanitation fees, but not higher city taxes or water and sewer rates, under the 2017-18 city budget.

April 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Trish Tootle ‘roasted’ to help hospice

Friends of community activist, successful businesswoman and long-time Bulloch County resident Trish Tootle surprised her Monday night with a 60th birthday "roast" to benefit Ogeechee Area Hospice.

April 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Suspicious device found, roads closed

A suspicious device found during a traffic stop resulted in a portion of Highway 80 West being closed Tuesday afternoon.

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County closes dumpster site

After a disturbing presentation Tuesday morning about deplorable conditions at some of Bulloch County's dumpster locations, Bulloch County commissioners voted to close one of the worst sites the one at Lawrence Church Road.

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ABC contest reps get big blue sendoff

A giant inflatable Gus the Eagle loomed near the very blue-hued sendoff celebration for Statesboro's five-member team who will attend the America's Best Communities grand prize ceremony Wednesday in Denver.

April 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA spending the week in Statesboro

Brittany Howard is used to being mistaken for one of the bachelorettes from the popular TV show, but in reality, she is a rodeo queen. More specifically, Howard is the 2017 Miss Rodeo USA.

April 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Atlanta highway closes

DECATUR - Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break apart and send a passing motorcyclist flying through the air.

April 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Queensborough marks 115th anniversary

Queensborough National Bank and Trust will celebrate its 115th anniversary on Friday with the milestone marked company wide. Queensborough is a community bank with locations across Georgia, including Statesboro.

April 17, 2017 | | Local


Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory Board. Dr. Crider is an ER physician at East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Marsh is a member of the law firm Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin.

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal mural a nod to the town's past

Residents and visitors to the town of Portal over the past several months have watched a work in progress as Deena Scarborough's art students transform a plain wall into a piece of historical art.

April 16, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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SEB student named state FFA VP

A rising senior at Southeast Bulloch High School, Laurabeth Bland was elected recently the Central Region state vice president for Georgia at the 89th Georgia ...

June 01, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


County breaks ground for arena facility

Bulloch County commissioners hope a famous quote from the movie "Field of Dreams" will apply to the commission's latest project, a multipurpose facility with ...

June 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Free school-grade meals this summer

School cafeteria employees, assisted by volunteers and some bus drivers, will begin serving lunches free to children and teens Monday at 15 school and mobile ...

May 31, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fundraisers planned to help man with rare disorder

Everyone loves to sleep, but imagine sleeping for weeks at a time. That's not so pleasant, according to Statesboro native Steven "Earle" Tanner.

May 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grandfather charged in child molestation

A Register man was arrested Monday after his daughter accused him of molesting his 5-year-old granddaughter.

May 31, 2017 | | Local


Mystery of body in river dogs deputies

When an off-duty Jenkins County sheriff's deputy pulled a plastic-wrapped, weighted-down body from the Ogeechee River at Scarboro Landing on Saturday, he had no ...

May 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet officer uninjured in May 19 crash

A Brooklet police officer was uninjured after a crash May 19 as he was on his way to assist with a fatal accident.

May 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet woman charged with exploiting elderly

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet woman Friday who is accused of stealing money from an elderly victim.

May 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local Memorial Day event draws hundreds

A larger-than-average number of people turned out for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 at the Emma Kelly ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Foundation to handle Blue Mile winnings

A nonprofit corporation, the Blue Mile Foundation Inc., has been created to receive the $1 million America's Best Communities third prize Statesboro won in ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Springhill to debut $1 million renovation

When Springhill Suites by Marriott opened just off the bypass and Highway 67 in 2008, the 113-room hotel raised the bar in hotel accommodations in ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Technical college grant gets a new name with HOPE

A grant that enables certain students at Ogeechee Technical College and other technical education students in Georgia to receive free tuition now has a name ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Ag center now a reality

Many Bulloch County voters have waited 18 years for construction of the long-awaited multipurpose arena on Langston Chapel Road.

May 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crosses honoring fallen return

Around 15 years ago, beautiful crosses appeared on Memorial Day. The white wooden crosses listed soldier's names who were killed in the line of ...

May 27, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Memorial Day Remembrance 11 a.m. Monday

Keynote remarks by Vietnam War veteran Marvin Grimm will be just one part of the 2017 Bulloch County Memorial Day Remembrance, hosted by American Legion ...

May 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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