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Sea turtles shatter nesting records

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles spent a busy summer laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and the Carolinas, where nest counts this year smashed previous state records by double-digit margins.

August 27, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald Grocery Grab 2016

When he was selected as one of five finalists for the Statesboro Herald's third annual Grocery Grab, Stewart Bennett had advantages from the start – he actually had won a similar event years earlier and as an almost daily customer of Ken's IGA in Brooklet, he knew exactly how the meat, his target, was organized.

August 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

When U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale stepped onstage to speak at the Bulloch County Democrats' annual gala Friday night, he wore his hat, a rumpled riding cap, for a couple of minutes, letting everyone know he really was the man in the campaign ads.

August 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local


No decision yet on police chief

Three weeks after three finalists for Statesboro police chief were introduced to the public and interviewed by a special panel, city officials have not announced a decision.

August 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences every week of the season.

August 26, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the Arts since it opened in 2004. Tim has accepted the position as manager of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, Ga.

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause for panic.

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County, but that the virus was contracted elsewhere.

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase in property values, the Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to roll back its portion of the millage to offset the value inflation.

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off the 2016 season Friday in Portal.

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can in 60 seconds.

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like a big one.

August 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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History comes alive at Willow Hill

It took on the appearance of a family reunion of sorts, or maybe a class reunion; perhaps an eighth-grade history class. However it was looked ...

September 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business: Focus on the Blue Mile

Nearly five months ago, the America's Best Communities (ABC) competition announced Statesboro as one of eight finalists for a $3 million grand prize. The ...

September 05, 2016 | | Local


Brown touts accountability for sheriff's office

If elected Bulloch County's next sheriff, Noel Brown says, accountability and accessibility will be words that govern how he does the job.

September 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Howard plans stability, continued growth for sheriff’s office

Bulloch County Sheriff's candidate Keith Howard has been quiet for the early part of the sheriff's race, and with reason. But with two ...

September 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plans for reminiscing at Memorial Park’s Pav-A-Lon

A Coca-Cola, a pack of Sugar Babies, a frozen Zero Bar and a couple of Pixie Stix. Swimming lessons for a dime a day. The ...

September 03, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Hermine storms into Georgia

VALDOSTA - Hermine flooded roads and sent trees crashing into homes and power lines Friday across a wide swath of south Georgia, cutting electricity to more ...

September 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


John Michael Montgomery coming to the Boro

Back in the '90s up until today, many of us can remember singing along with country music star John Michael Montgomery. Whether it was with ...

September 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hermine crashes trees, power lines

Even though Tropical Storm Hermine weakened and its center passed a little to the east, county and city crews were left clearing downed trees from ...

September 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Area braces for Hermine

Emergency management, police, road crew, fire department and school officials in the Statesboro area started planning their response to Hurricane Hermine while it was still ...

September 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Couple organizing donation effort for Louisiana flood victims

A Bulloch County couple is spearheading a local effort to fill an 18-wheeler with donated supplies to be delivered to the victims of Louisiana flooding.

September 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern cancels all Friday classes

From the Office of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Southern:

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern student shot, killed

A Georgia Southern student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning and a friend faces involuntary manslaughter – felony charges in connection with his death, according ...

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend

As the Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, the sixth annual event at the historic Willow Hill School near Portal puts a renewed emphasis ...

August 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tropical storm watch issued for southern Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday issued a tropical storm watch for the southern half of Georgia's 100-mile coast, which could be hit ...

August 31, 2016 | The Associated Press and staff reports | Local


Fleeing suspect still at large

Residents living near the Adabell and Old Bowen Store area were warned Wednesday afternoon to be on the lookout for a man who fled Georgia ...

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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