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Sheriff's Office investigating possible shooting of suspect

Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office are headed to the scene where a deputy was involved in the possible shooting of a suspect.

January 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


'The windows exploded'

ALBANY - A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece.

January 23, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Bulloch spared tornadoes, storm damage

Statesboro and Bulloch County dodged a bullet over the weekend, escaping damage from tornadoes that ripped across South Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, but several roads were closed due to heavy rains.

January 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wadley police officer killed in Metter crash

A Wadley police officer was killed early Monday morning in a car accident outside of Metter on his way to police certification training in Statesboro.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Scapes arrives

With the purchase of Wise Nurseries' retail garden center in Statesboro, Brian Powell has expanded his landscaping company, Statesboro Southern Scapes Inc., to include a retail location, and also intends to make landscape design services a larger part of the business.

January 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man arrested after allegedly choking woman holding infant

Statesboro police arrested a man Friday after they say he choked a victim who was holding a baby.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lewis Color merges with Savannah firm

Lewis Color of Statesboro recently completed a merger with DX Marketing based in Savannah. DX Marketing offers targeted marketing to firms, services that include research and data analytics, GIS mapping, creative services and commercial printing.

January 23, 2017 | | Local


Leadership Southeast Georgia announces 2017 class

Lori Grice, owner of Lori Grice Photography, and Kendria Lee, executive associate for Government and Community Relations at Georgia Southern University, were selected as Bulloch County participants in the Leadership Southeast Georgia class of 2017.

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


All Bulloch public schools will be open Monday

All of Bulloch County Schools' campuses will be open on a normal schedule on Monday, Hayley Greene, spokesperson for the school system, announced Sunday afternoon.

January 22, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Former Bulloch teacher releases 3rd book in 'River's Trilogy' series

J.G. Jakes has released her third novel, "The River's End," the climax of the "River's Trilogy," completing the story of the feisty McAllister Lane women. The book finds its dramatic conclusion in the Charleston AME Church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina.

January 22, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Poet and activist speaks at GSU MLK Celebration

Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most well-known poets, spoke at Georgia Southern University last week. Besides reciting a few of her poems, she made comments touching on feminism, presidents, writing, race, sex and – believe it or not – space exploration.

January 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Anti-Trump marches draw more than 1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged.

January 21, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Local


Severe weather to move in over weekend

The threat of severe weather in Bulloch and surrounding counties begins to move in Saturday, with the chance of heavy thunderstorms, wind, possible hail and tornadoes increasing by Sunday, according to weather experts.

January 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New hours for city office

Statesboro City Hall will open 90 minutes earlier than usual three days each month beginning in February to accommodate people paying bills for water and other city services on the cutoff day.

January 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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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


'Steel Magnolias' brings southern sass to the Boro

The second you hear one of Ouiser's zingers or a bit of sassy wisdom from Truvy, you know you're home.

January 25, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot Monday night during a standoff with deputies has been identified as Gary M. Wigley of Highway 119 North, according ...

January 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marijuana found in Sheriff's Office employee's car

It's not a good idea to take illegal drugs to work, especially if you are employed by a law enforcement agency.

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Schools 'Speak Up' forum spotlights accreditation

The Bulloch County Schools five-year accreditation review, now underway with the AdvancED organization, will be one focus of Thursday's annual Speak Up for Education ...

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting update: No id's yet on suspect, or deputies involved in shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Another 'rad tech' student takes GOAL

Amanda Merry, named Ogeechee Technical College's 2017 GOAL winner during the awards luncheon Tuesday, and Melissa Behling, who said her farewell as the 2016 ...

January 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Lawmakers plan bill allowing two Georgia casinos

ATLANTA - Supporters of casino gambling hope to legalize the industry in Georgia after several failed attempts in recent legislative sessions.

January 24, 2017 | | Local


Report: Suspect dead after confrontation with Bulloch, Effingham deputies

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region Five office is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy that occurred Monday night on ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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