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‘People don’t survive what I’ll share’

Eastern Heights Baptist Church is hosting a Celebrate Recovery event Saturday at 7 p.m. The event is free, but those planning to attend are encouraged to register via the church's website. Guest speaker Tony Hoffman is a former BMX Elite Pro. He will share his powerful life story that took him from addiction and homelessness in 2006 to Olympic Coach in 2016.

September 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia wants to execute inmates accused of killing guards

ATLANTA - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus three months ago were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges, including murder, and the state plans to seek the death penalty.

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Evans advocates universal Pre-K, restored HOPE, expanded Medicaid

Stacey Evans, Democratic primary candidate for governor, made hope, both in a general sense and HOPE in all-capital letters, the theme of her remarks Saturday evening at the annual Democratic Party of Bulloch County gala.

September 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulk waste permitted again at recycling centers

Bulloch County Commissioners were talking trash again during a scheduled meeting Tuesday, discussing future plans for dump sites and deciding to lift the temporary ban on bulk waste being accepted at manned recycling centers.

September 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PeachCare funding faces deadline

Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks.

September 19, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Natural disasters add stress to state budgets across US

ATLANTA - A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: how to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

September 19, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Local


Georgia Tech student killed by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police had called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person fitting his physical description.

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man charged in possible machete attack

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday on charges of aggravated assault after they responded to a reported domestic disturbance at an Old Register Way mobile home park.

September 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Citizens want parks, trails, safety in Statesboro

In the somewhat informal survey conducted by the consulting firm Amec Foster Wheeler for Statesboro's citywide strategic plan, well more than half of respondents said more money should be spent for parks and greenspace.

September 18, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bulloch pitches in to help victims of Irma

There are many things that make Bulloch County a great place to live and do business. There is no greater example of this than when we as a community are faced with a huge challenge. Last week, our community was called upon to test our strength as Hurricane Irma had Bulloch County in her sights.

September 18, 2017 | | Local


Georgia labor chief to speak Friday at Statesboro conference

The chiefs of Georgia's state Department of Labor and Department of Corrections are slated to speak Friday during the 2017 Workforce Readiness Conference hosted by the Statesboro Area Society for Human Resources Management.

September 18, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Annual event helps ‘wounded warriors’

The Wounded Warriors Retreat will hold its Sixth Annual Sportsman's Banquet and Auction at Beaver Creek Plantation in Twin City on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Swainsboro Rotary Club and the Emanuel County Sportsman's Club and raises funds to support wounded military veterans and their families through hunting and fishing events.

September 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


BOE accepts partial grant for $1M Cedarwood renovations

The Bulloch County Board of Education accepted a state grant Thursday that will pay 80 percent of roughly $1 million worth of repairs and renovations on the portion of the old Julia P. Bryant School used by the Cedarwood GNETS program.

September 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter 'country doctor' retiring

Over 30 years of practice as one of Metter's most beloved "country doctors" draws to a close as Dr. Gary Branch announces his retirement due to health concerns.

September 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Trail Life USA meeting Monday

Trail Life USA, Troop GA-3252, sponsored by Statesboro's First Baptist Church, kicks off a new year with the first night set for Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Kidz Place at First Baptist Church. The troop meets every Monday night and the month of September is active recruitment month across the nation for Trail Life USA.

September 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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Irma can't stop university from topping $2 million

Georgia Southern University had another successful year with the A Day for Southern fundraising campaign, which raised $2,178,293 in its 44th year. This ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Who could say no to that face?

Cleopatra was an Egyptian queen known for her beauty and her ability to make an entrance.

September 24, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


Candler County hospital fights to stay open

GLENWOOD ― If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital.

September 23, 2017 | By LAUREN WEBBER and ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Now it’s Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful

Statesboro and Bulloch County again have a Keep America Beautiful affiliate program, but this time it's Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful, hosted by the city.

September 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


City tallying Irma overtime costs

Despite Tropical Storm Irma's effects being far less disastrous than feared, the city of Statesboro did have a storm response, has begun hauling debris ...

September 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Students charged with falsely reporting robbery

Two Georgia Southern University students were charged Thursday after police learned the armed robbery they claimed took place never happened.

September 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police continue investigation into armed robberies

Statesboro police are investigating three armed robbery incidents and one armed robbery attempt that occurred Wednesday, Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan said.

September 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hopes to vote on health care

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District, hopes Congress will vote next week on two major pieces of legislation: the Graham-Cassidy Republican replacement for ...

September 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Statesboro police detectives are seeking information about two armed robbery incidents that occurred within hours of each other early Thursday morning at two university-area apartment ...

September 21, 2017 | | Local


Peed sentences Johnson in molestation case

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a former city of Statesboro employee Wednesday to 25 years to serve, without parole, for multiple ...

September 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested in gang-related attack

Statesboro police arrested two teens on outstanding warrants Tuesday stemming from a Sept. 5 attack on a victim at the local public library.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former city employee pleads guilty to child sex offenses

A former long-time city of Statesboro employee pled guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of child molestation.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


STAND17 Christian event set for Saturday

Kenny Grant Evangelistic Ministries and The Band of Brothers will present the STAND17 Conference on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Savannah ...

September 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GSU investigating reported rape

A Georgia Southern University student was reportedly the victim of a "strong arm rape" this past weekend, according to Georgia Southern University Police reports.

September 20, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


It's time to play Pigskin Pickem' 2017

Sponsored by Seasons of Japan restaurant, the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com bring you the 11th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest.

August 24, 2017 | | Local


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