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Spring Fling at New Hope Methodist to honor Emma Kelly

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling benefit Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the family friendly event with fun, food, fellowship and festivities for all ages. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20, and children younger than 12 are admitted free.

May 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation continues into Friday shooting deaths

Although autopsies are completed, Statesboro police are not releasing details regarding the deaths of a young man and teenage girl who were found in a Statesboro apartment Friday night.

May 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Loggerhead sea turtle nesting underway

SAVANNAH - Conservationists anticipate another strong year for nesting by rare sea turtles on the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas after nest totals last year neared or surpassed record numbers.

May 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


FEMAC big on security

Last year, a nationwide security industry publication named Corey Hendrix one of 20 leading security integrators under age 40 in the United States. In April, Hendrix, 33, accepted the role of president of FEMAC Security Solutions, a Bulloch County-based company with a three-state reach that has served more than 300 banks, as well as commercial clients as large as Georgia Power.

May 16, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Mooney family sells Willingway to national group

After 45 years of local ownership, the Mooney family has announced the sale of Willingway Hospital to Summit BHC, a leading provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn. When the sale is complete, Willlingway will become the second facility in Georgia owned by Summit and bring their total number to nine facilities nationwide. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

May 16, 2016 | | Local


Abigail Sneathen graduates Summa from Reinhardt University

Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., announced that Abigail Taylor Sneathen graduated Summa Cum Laude during graduation exercises May 6. Abi is a 2012 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School where she was STAR student her senior year and graduated with honors. She is the daughter of Dr. L. Dwight Sneathen Jr. and Susan Sneathen of Statesboro.

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal still looking for principal

Superintendent Charles Wilson recommended a new principal for Portal Middle High School. But the Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday rejected his recommendation on an unusually mixed vote with one member in favor, two abstaining, four opposed and one absent.

May 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GSU student dies in NC fall

A Georgia Southern University student and his hometown friend died Tuesday from injuries suffered when they each slipped and fell while exploring a waterfall in North Carolina.

May 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Saturday voting now

So far this election season, Bulloch County voters could vote early in one location. Beginning Saturday, there are two sites. The Honey Bowen Building at Fair Road Park joins the County Annex at 113 North Main Street, which has been the one place thus far.

May 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe located inside the Medical Center Pharmacy.

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local


Zoning request denied for retreat

Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission members voted unanimously Thursday to deny a conditional use request by the owners of a religious retreat that has reportedly treated soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder via exorcism.

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tip leads to capture of wanted Bulloch suspect

A tip led to investigators capturing a man Wednesday who is wanted in connection to an arson and robbery case in Rincon.

May 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ad.

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley said Thursday in Statesboro. She encourages taxpayers to help by keeping track of their refund status.

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Fun planned for holiday weekend

The holiday weekend will start with a bang as Downtown Statesboro's First Friday event offers free watermelon, music and other family fun, and the ...

June 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hebert takes GSU helm Friday

Dr. Jaimie Hebert's schedule for Friday, his first day as president of Georgia Southern University, includes meeting with his presidential cabinet, touring campus with ...

June 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New alcohol ordinance takes effect Friday

Statesboro's new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, most provisions of which take effect Friday, requires that owners of bars and restaurants maintain order in and around ...

June 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmate dies while exercising in dorm

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmate died Tuesday after passing out during exercise inside the facility.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Play highlights Historical Society meeting

A young Southern belle, a feisty hellfire-and-brimstone preacher and a few other "ghosts" from Bulloch County's rich historical past graced the Bulloch County Historical ...

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect arrested in June 1 robbery

Statesboro police arrested a man on Sunday who is suspected in an armed robbery committed June 1.

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Great Dane looking to hire 100

Great Dane Trailers in Statesboro is ramping up its operations and will hold a job fair Tuesday to help hire 100 employees. The additional employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man, 19, arrested after Morris Heights shooting

A 19-year-old Statesboro man was arrested early Monday morning after a shooting at Morris Heights Apartments.

June 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


A Smith & Wasden store opens in Statesboro

Have you seen one of those "Wing Man" shirts with a proud Labrador retriever watching ducks fly over?

June 27, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Suspect sought in The Country Store armed robbery

The armed robbery of a local neighborhood convenience store was more than just a robbery, it was an invasion of a family oriented business, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bragg Motor Service marks 60 years in business

Friday, Bragg Motor Service on Northside Drive West in Statesboro will celebrate 60 years in business. The company was founded by husband and wife team ...

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Art in photography

Knee-deep in a southeast Georgia swamp, a woman wades through the water all alone.

June 26, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


New state laws kick in July 1

ATLANTA - The month of July kicks off the new year for state government. It's also the first effective day for dozens of laws passed ...

June 25, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Probate judge candidates ready for runoff

With the Bulloch County probate judge runoff just a few weeks away, two local candidates are hoping to keep the fires burning.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission hopefuls set for July 26

While only residents living in half of Bulloch County will find candidates for the Bulloch County Commission District 2A race on their ballots, the candidates ...

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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