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Cagle to address GS graduation

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's Saturday, May 6, graduation for students receiving baccalaureate degrees.

April 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Georgia on My Mind’ flower show exhibits the splendor of spring

Flowers were blooming Friday at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau on South Main Street, where the Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs presented its biannual flower show, with more than 100 entries judged in two divisions: horticulture and design.

April 27, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jenkins County hospital closing

Another rural hospital is closing its doors in Georgia.

April 26, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


99 years of vivid memories

Guests and members of the Friends of the Library received a rare treat Monday night at the annual Friends of the Library meeting.

April 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OTC closing its police academy

The 12 members of the final class of Ogeechee Technical College's Law Enforcement Academy are scheduled to graduate May 4 in the Kennedy Auditorium on the college's main campus in Statesboro.

April 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cancer survivor: “Relay saved my life”

When the 2017 Bulloch County Relay for Life unfolds at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Friday, the night's event will mean different things for different people.

April 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parks, sidewalks get dots of concern

Interested in parks, the local economy, sidewalks and other things, about 65 people dropped in during the city of Statesboro's first two strategic planning input meetings, held at different times and locations Monday.

April 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Benefit to help infant with rare brain condition

Elizabeth "Kate" Hall entered the world on Aug. 30, 2015, and Margaret Hall, Kate's mom, remembers thinking, "Kate is the epitome of a perfect baby."

April 25, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Empty restaurants in Statesboro

After 18 years in business, the Statesboro Applebee's closed April 7, leaving a restaurant building designed for a particular brand vacant in a part of Statesboro with a high volume of retail and dining traffic.

April 24, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Forestry official: Okefenokee fire could burn for 6 months

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for the next six months unless heavy rains snuff out the flames sooner, fire officials said Monday.

April 24, 2017 | | Local


3 killed in shooting at Savannah home

SAVANNAH - Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two years that the city had experienced no killings.

April 24, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - LaQuinta rebranded as Eagles Nest Inn

Earlier this year, local hotelier Andy Bhula rebranded his LaQuinta Inn located off the bypass at 225 Lanier Drive, to Eagles Nest Inn.

April 24, 2017 | | Local


Huling joins Citizens Bank of the South’s lending team

Kevin A. Harrison, Bulloch County president and corporate executive vice president of Citizens Bank of the South announced recently the hiring of Matthew S. Huling as assistant vice president and loan officer.

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


BOE still debating diversity plan

After indefinitely postponing a vote in February on a $180,000 plan to recruit more minority teachers and administrators, the Bulloch County Board of Education has not made an alternative move but recently renewed the discussion.

April 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


March for Science goes local at 2 p.m.

A group of local people, including a Statesboro High School student as lead organizer, plan to bring the March for Science home beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Georgia Southern University campus.

April 21, 2017 | | Local


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Jack Hill – Man of the Decade

When Georgia state Sen. Jack Hill was asked to be keynote speaker for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, he had no ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peace named Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year

The 2017 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year "moved our community to new heights of caring," said Billy Hickman on Tuesday night during the 29th ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three chosen for Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement Awards

During the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held Tuesday evening, Bruce Yawn introduced three men who have dedicated a lifetime ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alcohol licenses suspended on judge’s first day

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and the Walgreens on Northside Drive East are both serving suspensions of their Statesboro alcoholic beverage licenses, while two restaurants have completed ...

May 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Car chase follows physical attack

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy forced a fleeing suspect to a halt Monday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman airlifted after attempting to vandalize car

A Bulloch County woman was airlifted Sunday to a Savannah hospital after her fingers became stuck in a vehicle's gas tank.

May 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National Day of Prayer is Thursday

For the 16th year, residents will gather at the Bulloch County Courthouse on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.

May 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Great Dane tops in Georgia

Great Dane employs more than 400 people at its Statesboro plant and brings more than $25 million in payroll to the Bulloch County area each ...

May 01, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro Checkers will be torn down

The Statesboro location of Checkers, at 418 Northside Drive East, closed on Monday after operating 22 years at that location.

May 01, 2017 | | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me - Tuesdays only now

For the past two and a half months, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer ...

May 01, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Excelsior honoring retired board member James Davis

James E. Davis retired from the Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation Board of Directors last year after 50 years of dedicated service to the Cooperative. And ...

May 01, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sen. Hill to keynote annual Deen Day Smith Awards banquet

Senator Jack Hill, who has represented Statesboro, Bulloch County and District 4 in the Georgia State Senate since 1990, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday ...

April 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Two trains they called Nancy Hanks

People who remember riding a train called the Nancy Hanks from Savannah to Atlanta actually rode the Nancy Hanks II, and the trains weren't ...

April 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BOE adopts raises, ‘local values’

With Thursday's tentative adoption of a 2017-18 budget, the Bulloch County Board of Education backed not just the state-funded teacher raise, but a 2-percent ...

April 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay brings fun, folks and funds

They rocked in chairs under a tent, enjoying the cool breeze from fans as they swapped stories about their individual battles with cancer.

April 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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