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Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July tradition for longtime friends

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful moment for my best friend of more than 20 years and me happened in our sixth-period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.

July 03, 2016 | | Local


Best foot forward

In football, kickers can often feel like the loneliest players on the field - even when surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Standing on the sidelines for much of the game, kickers can become a hero or a goat in an instant and often get just one chance to make a decisive impact on a game.

July 03, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Augusta man arrested in Jenkins County after chase

A man wanted on shoplifting charges out of Richmond County fled from deputies in Jenkins County Saturday afternoon, but surrendered after an hours- long chase.

July 02, 2016 | | Local


Zika mosquitoes all over Ga.; control agencies aren't

SAVANNAH - Mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in all corners of Georgia - from coastal marshes to northern mountains, in rural farm communities and crowded suburbs. Yet many of those places employ no one to fight them.

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


New GS president foresees growth

On his first day as Georgia Southern University's president, Jaimie Hebert, PhD., said what he most wants to be remembered for is expanding the university in important ways without changing its essence. Enrollment growth above the 20,500-student plateau is a goal, he said, but as a statistician, he wouldn't forecast a number without data in hand.

July 02, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Long road for Wounded Eagle Fund recipient

Justin L. Williams never expected six years in the U.S. Army and a 1,000-foot jump from a plane to land him where he is today - pursuing his second college degree at Georgia Southern University through the help of the university's Wounded Eagle Fund.

July 01, 2016 | By JENNIFER WISE Special to the Herald | Local


Law enforcement promotes holiday safety

While most will spend the holiday weekend relaxing and enjoying picnics, family gatherings and fireworks, law enforcement will be on extra patrol to ensure the public's safety.

July 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klandied and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.

June 30, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


A century of life and still going strong

In 1916, on the last day of June, a man was born who would make a great impact on others throughout his life.

June 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fun planned for holiday weekend

The holiday weekend will start with a bang as Downtown Statesboro's First Friday event offers free watermelon, music and other family fun, and the traditional Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park will round out the weekend Monday.

June 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hebert takes GSU helm Friday

Dr. Jaimie Hebert's schedule for Friday, his first day as president of Georgia Southern University, includes meeting with his presidential cabinet, touring campus with a student Southern Ambassador, having lunch in the Dining Commons, and an interview with the Statesboro Herald.

June 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New alcohol ordinance takes effect Friday

Statesboro's new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, most provisions of which take effect Friday, requires that owners of bars and restaurants maintain order in and around their establishments or risk probationary measures or revocation of their licenses.

June 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmate dies while exercising in dorm

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmate died Tuesday after passing out during exercise inside the facility.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Play highlights Historical Society meeting

A young Southern belle, a feisty hellfire-and-brimstone preacher and a few other "ghosts" from Bulloch County's rich historical past graced the Bulloch County Historical Society's 42nd annual meeting Monday night as local actors performed a locally written play.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect arrested in June 1 robbery

Statesboro police arrested a man on Sunday who is suspected in an armed robbery committed June 1.

June 27, 2016 | | Local


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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


Fugitive on the loose near Adabell, Old Bowen Store

Residents living near the Adabell and Old Bowen Store area are warned to be on the lookout for a man who fled Georgia State Patrol ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local


Funeral for Nate Hirsch to be broadcast live

With the approval of the Hirsch family, the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com will broadcast live the funeral Thursday of their beloved husband, father and ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local


Georgia Southern student shot, killed; friend faces charges

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 | | Local


Body of wakeboarding accident victim found

The body of a Statesboro man who went missing Sunday after a wakeboarding accident on the Savannah River was found Tuesday morning.

August 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GAE president calls proposed Amendment 1 ‘misleading’

Leaving no doubt where the Georgia Association of Educators stands on the statewide Opportunity School District, GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman called Amendment I on ...

August 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lewis sentenced to 15 months for extortion

Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia delivered a scathing admonition as well as a prison sentence Monday to ...

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Radio legend Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro ...

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Atlanta rapper arrested at GSU

For the second time in two years, a hip-hop star and his entourage of three men were arrested on gun and drug charges during a ...

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man missing after wakeboarding accident

Divers are searching for a Statesboro man who disappeared Sunday in the Savannah River after a suspected wakeboarding accident.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


3 charged in Screven home invasion

Three men suspected in a June home invasion in Newington are behind bars, said Bahan Rich, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia ...

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Beacon Place project targeting upscale living

Developers Bill Tripp, Jackson Wallace and Greg Wood are building their newest project, Beacon Place, located at 1818 S & S Railroad Bed Road adjacent to ...

August 29, 2016 | | Local


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 ...

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 ...

August 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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