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‘Rockin’ Out Alzheimer’s’ set for Jan. 23

For the fourth consecutive year, the Rockin' Out Alzheimer's committee in Bulloch County is bringing a night of nostalgic music to Statesboro to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia.

January 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


On tap under the gold dome

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, kicking off the 2016 legislative session. Here's a look at some of the top issues expected to come up this year.

January 09, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


GSU seeking WWI artifacts

The Georgia Southern University Department of History and the Georgia Southern Museum seek to learn more about the impact of World War I on the state of Georgia and are asking for anyone with artifacts from that era to bring them on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2-5 p.m. to the Georgia Southern University Museum.

January 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chief deputy to seek sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins said Friday he intends to run for sheriff of Bulloch County, banking on years of experience within the department as well as having grown up with family members in local law enforcement and public safety.

January 09, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New Health Center brings GSU into 2016

After 38 years in a health center built to handle a student population of about 5,000, Georgia Southern unveiled its new Health Center Friday, a 2016 version that's modern and large enough for the university's 20,500 students.

January 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Register council member owes $900 on town water bill

While the town of Register is fighting financial woes, one of the town's council members is over $900 in arrears in paying a water bill.

January 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Lee-Jackson Banquet set for Saturday

The 2016 Lee-Jackson Banquet, hosted by the Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at R.J.s Grill on South Main Street in Statesboro.

January 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


President search at GSU still on course

With at least 25 strongly interested candidates so far, the search remains on track to have Georgia Southern University's next president in place by July 1, said Dr. Stephen Vives, who chairs the campus search committee.

January 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A life-saving move

Beverly Harris moved to Statesboro recently from Tennessee. Last month, she began to experience shortness of breath, fatigue and an inability to do the things she used to do.

January 07, 2016 | By SCOTT LARSON Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested after police smell marijuana

The smell of marijuana emanating from a car near a Fair Road restaurant Tuesday night led to a struggle, then a wanted man's arrest.

January 06, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch sheriff will not seek re-election

After four terms as sheriff of Bulloch County and more than 30 years with the Sheriff's Office, Lynn Anderson told the Statesboro Herald Wednesday he would not seek another term and is retiring.

January 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alleged gang members face drug charges

A call about a domestic disturbance on New Year's Eve led local law enforcement officers to the discovery of several drugs at an off-campus apartment near Georgia Southern University.

January 05, 2016 | | Local


New council faces old issue: alcohol

Statesboro City Council began 2016 with the swearing-in of three members, two of them new. But an old issue, alcoholic beverage regulation, was back on the agenda Tuesday and will be for several upcoming meetings.

January 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former councilman pleads not guilty to extortion charges

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted on Dec. 3 on charges of attempted extortion, pleaded not guilty Tuesday during arraignment in federal court. He was released on a $50,000 signature bond, secured by his personal property.

January 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in alleged armed robbery attempt

A man was shot in the hand Sunday during an alleged armed robbery off Robin Hood Trail.

January 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Edward Jones renovates H.W. Smith building

David Beaubien was a high school student in Gainesville, Ga., when he recalls watching the Georgia Southern Eagles win their fourth national championship on TV.

January 18, 2016 | | Local


In their shoes

(Read part I of this chronicle, as the Statesboro Police Department explains why the Citizens Police Academy is one of its key community outreach programs ...

January 17, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Author of Benghazi book stands by pivotal 'stand-down' scene

"Stand down," says the actor playing the CIA station chief in Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." He's ...

January 17, 2016 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 17, 2016 | From staff reports | 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


Probate judge announces retirement

It's a safe bet that after Lee DeLoach concludes his 30-year tenure as Bulloch County Probate Court judge this December, whoever replaces him will ...

January 17, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Citizens Police Academy: Through the eyes of the officer

(Note: Statesboro Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant took part in the 12-week Citizens Police Academy offered by the Statesboro Police Department this past fall. Bryant ...

January 16, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Local


Herndon chosen to chair Bulloch BOE for 2016

The Bulloch County Board of Education elected Mike Herndon as its new chairman for 2016 with no difficulty. But after Cheri Wagner and Maurice Hill ...

January 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Three elderly suspects pull gambling machine scam

A trio of senior citizens bilked a local convenience store out of over $6,000 in cash and merchandise after damaging gambling machines, according to ...

January 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A new way to fund schools?

Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the Georgia General Assembly to look at replacing the QBE funding formula for public schools that has been in place ...

January 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Winning Powerball tickets in California, Florida, Tennessee

LOS ANGELES - At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and ...

January 14, 2016 | By ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press | Local


Congressman Allen reacts to State of the Union address

President Barack Obama's seventh and final State of the Union address Tuesday night had some glaring omissions about national security, yet was filled with ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade, poetry and other events celebrate MLK

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Statesboro will include a prayer breakfast, s poetry and literature reading, church services, a community gathering ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two charged in North College Street shooting

Two men involved in a North College Street shooting incident Tuesday night face aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro police Maj. Rob Bryan, interim police chief.

January 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Now there are 15

Ahead looms the potential for a top prize of up to $3 million to be spent developing Statesboro's Blue Mile.

January 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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