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A lifelong dream come true

Benita Palmer officially achieved her lifelong dream of home ownership with a simple signature.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


UPDATE: Runaway juvenile in custody and safe

According to Bulloch County Chief Deputy Jared Akins, runaway juvenile Lauryn Carswell, 15, has been located and is in custody and safe.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Naked man pulls gun on deputy

A naked man who called 911 to complain about being bitten, possibly by bugs, was arrested Monday after pulling a rifle on a sheriff's deputy.

June 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested for stealing, crashing crop sprayer

Two young men attending a graduation party Saturday night left the fun long enough to find themselves some trouble.

June 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Body of missing boater found in Savannah River

Divers and rescue workers pulled the body of a man missing since Saturday from the Savannah River Monday morning.

June 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Valedictorians 2015

Bible Baptist

May 31, 2015 | From staff reports Stories by Holli Deal Saxon, Al Hackle, Hayley Greene and Rahn Hutcheson | Local


SEB Quiz Bowl heads to national championship two-day tournament

With a strong finish at the GATA Winter Open South, Southeast Bulloch High School's Quiz Bowl team proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.

May 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Comprehensive Wound Care Center in Statesboro: A place to heal

For the past few months, Lou Woods has arrived to work very early at East Georgia Regional Medical Center - 5:30 a.m.

May 31, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Scam reported in Liberty County

It sounded too good to be true.

May 30, 2015 | By PATTY LEON pleon@coastalcourier.com | Local


Bulloch County BOE backs off 2-mill increase

A 2-mill tax increase came off the table when the Bulloch County Board of Education met Thursday. But a 1.5-mill increase is now in play, versus spending down the school system's cash reserve by a few million dollars.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro ordinance would permit, restrict ‘bars’

Statesboro City Council appears closer to voting on an Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance that would recognize the existence of bars and no longer describe them all as restaurants.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

May 29, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Local


More ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.

May 29, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in 13-year-old murder case

The review of a 13-year-old cold case landed a man back behind bars Wednesday when DNA linked Phillip Scott Kirby Sr. to the 2002 murder of an East Georgia College associate professor.

May 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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Boro brothers win student Emmy awards

With a mysteriously haunting plot and exquisite video footage of stormy skies, wind-tossed foliage, splatters of rain in a pond and a leaf tossing through a stream of water, two brothers recently won a High School Student Production Award for their short film, entitled "The Wind Whispers to Me."

June 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Allen combats EPA’s authority over small streams

Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia, was one of the 70 co-sponsors of a U.S. House resolution to block expanded federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction over small streams.

June 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspects sought in home invasion robbery

Armed men wearing masks tied up a woman and shot through a closet door at a man early Tuesday morning during a home invasion style robbery.

June 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Masked men rob Brampton Parker’s

Four men robbed a Brampton Avenue convenience store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, and Statesboro police are seeking information on possible suspects.

June 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Learning the violin

The sound of violins can be heard from the third floor of the Averitt Center for the Arts all this week, as youngsters attend the center's first Violin Camp.

June 10, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro P.O. employees take delivery of top honors

Employees of Statesboro's post office received awards last week for two uncommon achievements.

June 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Masked men rob Brampton Parker’s

Four men robbed a Brampton Avenue convenience store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, and Statesboro police are seeking information on possible suspects.

June 10, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sen. Isakson has Parkinson's; will run for new term

WASHINGTON - Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's disease, but says the condition won't alter his decision to seek re-election in 2016 or his ability to serve if he wins a new term.

June 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Man sought for questioning in Sunday shooting

State agents are seeking the whereabouts of a man suspected of attacking another man in his home Sunday.

June 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jappy Stringer: 45 years of family service in Statesboro

Jappy Stringer's employees fixed one final flat tire Friday afternoon. Then, Stringer locked up around 5:30 and took in the U.S. flag he put up every morning outside his shop on Fair Road.

June 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Migos member pleads not guilty in jail fight

Kiari Kendall Cephus, a member of the rap group Migos who is being held without bond after police say they found guns and drugs in the group's vans during a concert in Statesboro in April, pled not guilty during an arraignment Monday to additional charges stemming from a fight in the Bulloch County Jail.

June 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man shoots at vehicle with kids inside

A man who fired a shot at a car Thursday barely missed two children in the vehicle, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

June 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Swainsboro teen's boyfriend arrested for her murder

A teenager whose body was found Thursday in Swainsboro was killed by her boyfriend, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports.

June 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Braswell's next step: Movie merchandising

The only thing better than enjoying the delicious smell of Braswell's Foods filling the air downtown and enjoying their incredible products is watching the continued and creative growth of this Statesboro staple.

June 08, 2015 | | Local


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