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Relay for Life kicks off

Bulloch County cancer survivors and their supporters enjoyed dinner and a show Thursday evening as characters from Disney's Magic Kingdom greeted guests at Statesboro's First Baptist Church Perry Fellowship Hall.

February 23, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheets named Kiwanian of the Year

Chuck Sheets, who recruits help and makes sure that the 3,000-plus participants and about 170 floats line up correctly for the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade each October, was honored Thursday night by the Statesboro Kiwanis Club as its 2017 Kiwanian of the Year.

February 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Busbee offers as candidate for House District 160

Robert Busbee of Statesboro announced this week that he will run for the District 160 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. He identified modernization and transparency in Georgia's state and local governments as his key platform issues.

February 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Troopers seek witness to hit-and-run

A man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run incident Tuesday, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are seeking a witness to the crash.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Body identified as missing man

A man whose body was found Friday behind Statesboro's Kmart store has been identified as a man missing from Portal since the end of December.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kiwanis rodeo coming for 8th year

With new awards and a new crop of bucking stock foals and calves arriving this spring, rodeo contractor Danny Hedrick is excited to be returning to Statesboro for the eighth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tankersley seeks re-election in District 160

Rep. Jan Tankersley, the Republican from Brooklet who represents District 160, is seeking a fifth two-year term in the Georgia House of Representatives. She will have a challenger in the Republican primary.

February 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Morris Lupton dies

Former Statesboro resident Morris Lupton, known by many as the driving force behind the creation of the Georgia Southern Eagles football program, died Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study.

February 20, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Juveniles charged in church vandalism

Five juveniles were arrested Monday after members of an Ellabell church found chaos and destruction to the church property.

February 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Swainsboro man charged with statutory rape

A Valentine's tryst between a runaway juvenile and a Swainsboro man ended in his arrest for statutory rape and other sex offenses.

February 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Run, Hide, Fight'

The day after a loner with reported behavioral problems opened fire at a South Florida school, killing 17 and wounding a dozen more, Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Mashburn began getting phone calls.

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Body found behind Kmart

Two juveniles exploring the area behind Statesboro's Kmart on Friday discovered the body of a man investigators said could have been homeless.

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Second Five Points and More store coming

Site preparation has begun at 419 Northside Drive West across Williams Road from Bulloch Telephone for the construction of the second Five Points Store and More.

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Woman killed in collision with tanker truck

A Statesboro woman was killed Sunday night when a tanker truck pulled into her path on Highway 301 South.

February 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


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Billy Hickman named Humanitarian of the Year

Touted for a genuine love for his hometown, the 2018 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Billy Hickman credited his friends and family for helping ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Felton challenger for District 5 BOE seat

Mary Felton, Ed.D., a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to be a "voice for the voiceless ...

April 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards tonight

The 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will be held tonight at the Nessmith-Lane Building on the campus of Georgia Southern ...

April 03, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


SPD officer, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Statesboro Police Department officers are wearing shrouded badges this week after the death of an advanced patrol officer and his wife early Sunday in what ...

April 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Business and friendship in Statesboro

Lisa Hanna retired from cutting, perming and coloring hair Thursday, closing The Haircutters in downtown Statesboro after doing the hair of some of her first ...

April 02, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Downtown's top supporters receive 'Bricks'

Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at The Hall last week.

April 02, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro police officer killed in apparent murder-suicide

An advanced patrol officer with the Statesboro Police Department was shot to death early Sunday morning in what police officials say is an apparent murder-suicide.

April 01, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Martin seeks re-election to BOE in District 5

Glennera Martin, facing a challenge for a second term on the Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to continue work ...

March 31, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Reflections on Ga. legislative session

ATLANTA - While giving his retirement speech Thursday on the Georgia House floor, Republican Rep. Brooks Coleman reflected on a lesson he learned from Speaker David ...

March 31, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local


Missing man’s family pleads for information

The family of Willie James Jackson observed his birthday Friday, but there was no celebration. Jackson disappeared Sept. 10, 2015, and investigators are still searching ...

March 31, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rules for school volunteers a topic at ‘Speak Up’

While the schools are being more careful about access to students and classrooms, they could use more volunteers. That is the point behind the Bulloch ...

March 30, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro icon, mentor passes

When Charlie Olliff Square was dedicated in 2014 in the parking lot of then Sea Island Bank in downtown Statesboro, Garrett Nevil, who was chairman ...

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Last day of Legislature brings successes, disappointments

During the frenetic last-day activity Thursday at the General Assembly, state lawmakers failed to agree on a way to curb surprise medical billing.

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Duke runs for quality of life, public safety

Derek Duke, a candidate for City Council in District 5, says he wants to help protect and build on the quality of life that has ...

March 29, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Gov. Deal to speak at OTC commencement

Gov. Nathan Deal will be the keynote speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's 2018 commencement exercises to be held on Thursday, May 10, at Georgia ...

March 29, 2018 | | Local


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