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Wayne Akins earns top alumni award from UGA

D. Wayne Akins Jr., chief retail banking officer of Synovus Bank and a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has received the college's Alumni Association's Alumni Award of Excellence.

December 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Home2 Suites is Boro's latest hotel addition

Construction is underway for Statesboro's newest hotel located off the bypass at 1576 Brampton Avenue, behind the Parker's convenience store.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


High-tech gadget to help OTC address industry needs

With seven sets of controls, but perfectly capable of assembling small pneumatic valves on its own, the mechatronics training system at Ogeechee Technical College is ready to help ramp up production of industrial maintenance technicians, and skill sets for those already employed, in 2017.

December 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet officer leaves post over disagreement

A Brooklet police officer resigned in November after a passionate disagreement with his police chief over an incident involving the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department.

December 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three area hospitals among ‘neediest’ in state

Candler County Hospital in Metter, Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro and Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton are ranked among the top 12 of the most financially stressed among 49 rural hospitals eligible for a new state tax credit program.

December 09, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


City backs naming VA clinic for Ray Hendrix

While taking a leading role in the long, successful campaign to bring a VA medical clinic to Statesboro, the late Ray Hendrix set up a van service to transport area veterans to the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta. Hendrix, who retired as a command sergeant major after 42 years in the Army and National Guard, was also an official advocate for veterans at the national level.

December 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd officer dies after Americus shooting

A second Georgia police officer died Thursday, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for the suspected gunman ended when a SWAT team found the fugitive dead - apparently by his own hand - inside a home where he was hiding.

December 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Turner named Business Leader of Year

Vice president for college advancement at Ogeechee Technical College, partner with his wife in a local bakery-restaurant and still active in his original field, funeral services, Barry Turner also chairs the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

December 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bonuses for experienced cops

Struggling with turnover and a perennial shortage of officers, the Statesboro Police Department will offer hiring bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, depending on experience, for already certified police officers, plus a $1,000 bonus for active-duty military veterans who become SPD officers.

December 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Local family heading Gatlinburg school supplies effort

Donation efforts across the South have collected food, clothing and other supplies for the victims of the Gatlinburg area wildfires, but a local family is reaching out to fill a forgotten need: school supplies.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather causes wrecks; one dead

Two single-vehicle accidents Tuesday morning that happened one after another on Highway 80 East near Stilson led to the death of one driver, Richard Mason, 22, Packinghouse Road, Statesboro.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern alumnus and the Georgia State Board of Education's chairman.

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 7, 2016 - Looking back at the 2016 GSU football season

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

December 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Pearl Harbor - A sister's faith rewarded

Dixie Sanders was 10 years old when her family received word her brother George Turner was missing in action after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

December 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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Bulloch County Schools await accreditation visit

This week, the Bulloch County school system is slated to submit final information from the schools' internal review to the AdvancED accrediting organization. AdvancED will ...

January 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Naked man arrested early Saturday

A naked Rincon man walking along Langston Chapel Road early Saturday morning was arrested after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responded to a call about ...

January 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


American Farm Bureau honors Bulloch's Lannie Lee

During a leadership lunch held at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in Phoenix, earlier in January to recognize Farm Bureau volunteers, Bulloch County Farm ...

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burns still finds stress-free travel deals

Lori, Edie Grace and I love to travel.

January 30, 2017 | | Local


Rolling out the Blue Mile

The Blue Mile plan for revitalization of South Main Street isn't just about gateway columns, a dog park or a statue of early 20th ...

January 28, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Searching for Bulloch’s hidden helpers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘New’ GS budgeted for engineering building here

In an interview this week, Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD, noted that the state is planning for growth on both the current GS ...

January 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-16 slab replacement to require lane closures

Drivers can expect daily lane closures during concrete slab replacement on the westbound side of Interstate 16 between the Chatham-Effingham county line and the Candler-Emanuel ...

January 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Candler drive-by shooting

Two people injured in a drive-by-style shooting near Metter Tuesday are in stable condition, but Candler County Sheriff John Miles is seeking information about the ...

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Traffic stop attempt leads to chase

What started as a simple traffic stop for a tag light violation led to a police chase Thursday night that ended in a forced halt ...

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in standoff was sex offender

The man killed Monday during a standoff with law enforcement near the Bulloch/Bryan County line was a registered sex offender and had been jailed ...

January 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City funds second phase of pay-plan raises

Last week Statesboro City Council approved the second phase of city employee pay raises recommended in a pay study completed last March.

January 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Author, Bible study creator set to lead women's event

Acclaimed author, musician, Bible study creator and teacher Kelly Minter will be the featured artist at a women's gathering this month at Statesboro First ...

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Drives collecting supplies for Ga. tornado victims

Several local churches and businesses are reaching out to help the victims of tornadoes in Albany, Adel and other areas in Georgia affected by the ...

January 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald purchases entire Maxway property

The Statesboro Herald recently purchased the property commonly known as the Maxway center across Proctor Street from the Herald building and also property directly behind ...

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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