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Bulloch scores drop on SAT

In the recently released 2014-15 reports for the two major tests used nationally for college admissions, the Bulloch County Schools' overall scores dropped 3.1 percent on the SAT and were unchanged on the ACT, remaining below the statewide averages on both.

September 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Haught withdraws; Statesboro candidates unopposed

Steven Haught, who qualified Friday afternoon to run for Statesboro City Council in District 5, withdrew Tuesday, leaving incumbent Councilman Travis Chance unopposed.

September 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Vision of Renaissance in Statesboro

Visions for three projects, from a long-discussed dog park to an ambitious transformation of an old warehouse block to feature loft apartments, a restaurant, greenspaces and a pool, emerged from a Georgia Downtown Renaissance study of downtown Statesboro this summer.

September 07, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ulta brings 'beauty' to Statesboro Crossing

Statesboro Crossings newest store Ulta Beauty, opened this past Friday with not a lot of fanfare. And if the incredible response the store received over the weekend remains constant, it will prove to be an excellent expansion decision for the company.

September 07, 2015 | | Local

New medical coding system to help track quality of care

WASHINGTON - If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.

September 07, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Local

New nesting record for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - Wildlife biologist Doug Hoffman and his two interns kept busy this summer finding, cataloging and protecting a whopping 570 nests that giant loggerhead sea turtles had filled with eggs along the unspoiled beaches of Cumberland Island.

September 07, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Joy Café serves up Southern comfort

When Joy Austin Beber opened Joy Café in Atlanta four years ago, she never thought she would be entertaining Food Network host Guy Fieri in her kitchen one day.

September 06, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

Portal assured of new mayor

The town of Portal will have a new mayor when the Nov. 3 election rolls around, as incumbent mayor Larry Motes did not qualify to run by Friday at the 4:30 p.m. qualifying deadline.

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Mission trip a ‘Blessing’ for Boro teen

Statesboro teen Ava Hiller loves the English/Irish pop "boy band" One Direction so much, she saved and saved to raise enough money to attend one of their concerts.

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Civilians help police crack down on underage drinking

Civilians have been helping Statesboro police perform alcohol compliance checks since 2012, but a recent social media ad seeking qualified persons to assist in these checks received an overwhelming response.

September 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Haught challenges Chance in District 5

With five minutes to go before the close of qualifying Friday, Steven Haught handed in his finished paperwork and his $227 fee at City Hall, qualifying to run against incumbent Travis Chance for the District 5 seat on Statesboro City Council.

September 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

First Friday to feature ‘Taste of Downtown’

How would you like to sample most of your local restaurants in one convenient location, and for only a small fee?

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

No races for Statesboro City Council, so far

Going into the final day of qualifying, there are no vacancies but also no contested races for the three Statesboro City Council seats up for election Nov. 3.

September 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Zero tolerance for driving under the influence

Everyone knows holidays mean extra patrols on state highways, but local law enforcement agencies plan on patrolling back streets and rural dirt roads as well in attempt to keep everyone safe.

September 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Crime Suppression Team arrests 9 in drug sweeps

Nine suspects face drug sales charges after Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team agents rounded them up during four recent, separate investigations.

September 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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Couple airlifted to hospital after four-wheeler crash

A man and woman were airlifted to a Savannah hospital Saturday evening after a crash involving a four-wheeler.

September 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Digging begins on deepening of Savannah harbor

TYBEE ISLAND - Crews working round-the-clock have begun deepening the waterway cargo ships use to reach the busy Port of Savannah, which spent 16 years waiting ...

September 14, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Now simpler to go to college while in high school

Schools and colleges in Bulloch County are taking steps to inform parents of two new Georgia laws that give high school students more opportunities than ...

September 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

For heritage and health

Cyclists from as far away as Dublin and as near as Statesboro set out on 14-mile and 36-mile routes in two different directions as the ...

September 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Annual 'Tales from the Tomb' tours set for September 24

The annual Bulloch County Historical Society's "Tales from the Tomb" tours will take place a bit earlier this year, with tours featuring "spirits" of ...

September 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch students REACH for success

Five Bulloch County students were awarded recently the REACH Georgia Scholarship, making them each eligible for $20,000 to use for higher education after graduating ...

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU police using body cameras

Georgia Southern University police officers are wearing body cameras while on duty, the first law enforcement agency to do so in Bulloch County.

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Lessons of 9/11

Kids waving flags. Wearing red, white, and blue attire. Reciting the pledge of allegiance. Singing the National Anthem. This is what one might typically expect ...

September 11, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local

Law enforcement responds to social media threats

Local law enforcement agencies ramped up presence at Bulloch County schools Friday due to a statewide alert regarding unsubstantiated threats.

September 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Betty Foy Sanders honored at Emma Kelly Theater

Former Georgia first lady Betty Foy Sanders showed Southern charm Thursday night as she gracefully accepted honors as the 2015 Legend in the Arts award ...

September 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa - Scientists, including a Georgia Southern alumnus, say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge ...

September 10, 2015 | By LYNSEY CHUTEL and MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press | Local

Four arrested in August robbery

Statesboro police rounded up four suspects believed to have been involved in an Aug. 28 armed robbery at Hawthorne II Apartments.

September 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Painting the town blue

Community leaders and Georgia Southern University officials came together to break bread and celebrate the town-and-gown relationship between Statesboro and the university at the Paint ...

September 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

‘That Georgia Rhythm’ coming to Boro

Come take a musical trip through the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater with "That ...

September 09, 2015 | | Local

Statesboro firefighters offer cookout, fun day

Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams hopes to meet a number of "neighbors" Saturday by hosting a community cook-out and inviting the public to get to ...

September 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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