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Bulloch sharecropper tale goes national

Local attorney and Statesboro Herald columnist Kathy Bradley is a twice-published author, but the most recent book with her name in it is not one she wrote herself – though it comes hard on the heels of her most recent release.

April 30, 2016 | Brittani Howell | Local


Local ‘Youth Heroes’ honored

Twelve middle and high school students from southeast Georgia were recognized Friday by the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia as Youth Heroes. The selected students extended their hearts and hands in volunteer work and were honored with a breakfast held in the Natural Resources Building at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 30, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Superior Court judge race tops $100K

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns as of March 31. And comments from candidates and reports of more recent major contributions indicate that the cash committed to race has now surpassed $100,000.

April 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of hundreds of cancer survivors and thousands of others at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds Friday night, participating in the 2016 Relay for Life- Bulloch County fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital spokesman said.

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning. He and a woman now face charges for child cruelty and drugs.

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left another student critically injured, the school's president said at a somber Thursday briefing.

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic threats and acts.

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind contributions for their campaigns, according to their required reports. That was before April, with its candidate forums and other activity.

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars Walk in the home of the Statesboro Blues. After revealing an America's Best Communities medallion freshly 3D-printed at the soon-to-open local Innovation Incubator, one of the three team members capped the pitch with an invitation to sweet iced tea.

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also "one community."

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give back to his community by helping grow business and increase youth activities if he is elected to the Bulloch County Commission Seat 2A.

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about the drive that led to Georgia Southern College becoming a university on July 1, 1990.

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Faithful ‘connect with God’ on Courthouse lawn

Statesboro and Bulloch County joined millions across the nation Thursday to pray for the country during the noon hour for the 65th Annual National Day ...

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


Democrat Nolin running for Congress in the 12th

Joyce Nolin, a retired teacher, former day care operator and home care nursing assistant from Evans in Columbia County, often talks about education and health ...

May 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their ...

May 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Unclaimed cremains need a place to rest

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has the unclaimed cremains – cremated remains – of 16 deceased persons in a closet in his office.

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mical Whitaker retiring with ‘Charlie Brown’

Happiness is ... the Statesboro Youth Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Emma Kelly Theater at 7 p.m ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


City has 57 new applicants for city manager’s job

This time, Statesboro has 57 applicants for the job of city manager, an increase of four applicants from the number received on the first try ...

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Five pharmacies targeted in burglary attempts

Someone attempted to burglarize five locally owned pharmacies over the weekend, according to law enforcement reports. Now, investigators are seeking information about the incidents.

May 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved ...

May 03, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Georgia schools make room for thousands of migrant children

Among the tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America in recent years, roughly 1 in 26 of these young migrants have come to live ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Cason's Auto Repair opens in Brooklet

Walt and Beth Cason, successful Savannah automotive business owners who have been Bulloch County residents for almost 15 years, opened a business earlier this year ...

May 02, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Early voting off to a strong start

Early voting began with a bang Monday as 171 voters cast their ballots at the Board of Elections office in the Bulloch County Annex.

May 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Warrants issued for suspect in Millen woman's murder

Warrants for a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman Sunday follow an investigation opened by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Region ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City Council meets Tuesday at Statesboro High

Tuesday's 9 a.m. Statesboro City Council meeting is a regular meeting in the sense of the timing, but it is being held at ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Update on business projects in Statesboro

It's that time again, when I bring you up to speed on construction projects and other movement in the business community in Statesboro. We ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice earns honor

Ogeechee Area Hospice was recently recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Hospice Honors Program.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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