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County seeks grant for new senior center

Bulloch County commissioners hope to win a grant that will fund construction of a new senior citizens center to be built adjacent to the former site of Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

March 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro declares itself a welcoming city

City Council adopted a resolution this week declaring Statesboro a "Safe and Inclusive Welcoming City for All People."

March 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


iGOT campaign raises $397,752

When the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation's 2017 iGOT campaign concluded Thursday evening, the total $397,752 resolved on a screen at the celebration.

March 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmates charged with smuggling tobacco

Two inmates at the Bulloch County Correctional Institute can probably expect extended sentences after being caught smuggling contraband Wednesday.

March 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Faulty sensor caused fire alarm at Statesboro High

A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools spokesperson Hayley Greene.

March 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that serves this rural community in southeast Georgia.

March 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM, REBECCA SANTANA and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man arrested in GATE armed robbery

A man police said robbed a Northside Drive East convenience store March 6 was arrested Tuesday in Warner Robins on traffic charges but will face local charges as well.

March 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local foundation funds SPD ‘active shooter’ armor

The Statesboro Police Officers Foundation, led by local business people and civilian professionals, has granted the Statesboro Police Department $8,000 for additional body armor, in the form of vests called ballistic plate carriers with hard armor plates, for all of its officers.

March 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Rodeo bringing new acts to town

Fall may mean fair time around Statesboro, but when spring rolls around, everyone knows it's rodeo time.

March 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me

For the past two months, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to join me for a cup of coffee and discuss ideas about possible uses of the property across the street from the Statesboro Herald.

March 20, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Blue Mile investment

As the deadline approaches for a final progress report in the America's Best Communities competition, Statesboro's Blue Mile committee is pointing to evidence of forward momentum in corporate, residential and commercial development.

March 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Flight Factory officially taking off Saturday

Jerome Davis will cut the ribbon Saturday on the much anticipated Flight Factory Entertainment Center located at 158 East Parrish Street.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Realtors attend Legislative Day in Atlanta

Several Realtors from Statesboro Board of Realtors gathered alongside hundreds of their fellow Georgia Realtors for a day of advocacy and education at the Georgia Capitol.

March 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 men arrested in drug-related murder

A Statesboro man faces murder charges for the drug-related shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments March 9.

March 20, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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3 finalists for Averitt Center director post

The board of the Averitt Center for the Arts has three finalists to choose from in the search for the Statesboro-based arts organization's second-ever ...

March 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with raping two-year-old

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday on charges he raped a two-year-old child.

March 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Marking 10 years of local flavor

The Downtown Statesboro MainStreet Farmers Market opens Saturday for its 10th year of bringing fresh local produce, crafts and a variety of vendors and activities ...

March 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local


Firefighters battle mulch blaze

Bulloch County firefighters battled a blaze at a mulch plant east of Brooklet for more than 12 hours on Wednesday.

March 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA - Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure ...

March 28, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Confederate History and Heritage

A wreath-laying ceremony is set for Saturday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in front of the Confederate Memorial statue.

March 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE looks at ‘local values’ funding, raises

As the Bulloch County Board of Education begins to look at its budget for 2017-18, assigning money based on "local values" to even out and ...

March 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Third arrest made in March 9 murder

Statesboro police arrested a third man Friday who they say was involved in the March 9 shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments.

March 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time ...

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DSDA glows Blue, 'Brick'

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's annual luncheon took on a strong Blue Mile tint this year, but with a stack of awards in the ...

March 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.

March 27, 2017 | | Local


Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the ...

March 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS - Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

March 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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