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Statesboro strategic plan nears completion

A strategic plan intended to guide the city of Statesboro for five to 10 years in maintaining and extending streets, sidewalks and utilities and improving services such as public safety and recreation is nearing completion.

August 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Grocery Grab hopefuls set strategies

It will be over in 60 seconds. But one lucky winner will have a hefty load of groceries at the end of that minute.

August 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Akins joins SPD

After serving as chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office for more than three years, Jared Akins is looking forward to getting back on the street as a police detective, taking once again to a hands-on approach to fighting crime.

August 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mayor, council incumbents running

The three incumbents up for election on Statesboro's Nov. 7 city ballot - Mayor Jan Moore and City Council members Phil Boyum and John Riggs - have qualified as candidates.

August 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Boro man charged with trafficking ecstasy

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office has charged Corey Lashawn Durden, 37, of Pinemount Boulevard, Statesboro, with trafficking MDMA, the drug known by the street name ecstasy, after a traffic stop last Thursday.

August 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The 10th season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off the 2017 season Friday at Statesboro High School.

August 23, 2017 | | Local


Five cars burgled at 67 Ride Share lot

After five vehicles were damaged in a cluster of break-ins on the rideshare parking lot at Georgia Highways 67 and 46, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is advising drivers to remove belongings from their cars.

August 23, 2017 | | Local


Two hearings Thursday on city tax increase

The city of Statesboro will hold two property tax increase hearings Thursday, at noon and 6 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall.

August 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Heavy clouds eclipse local viewing

A near total solar eclipse passed over Statesboro and Bulloch County Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, thick cloud cover obscured the 97-percent pinnacle of nature's unique show from local eyes. In fact, about an hour after the moon started to cover the sun at 1:15 p.m., clouds made the effects of the eclipse mostly impossible to see.

August 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A 'primal experience'

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.

August 21, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken specialty eatery opening in Statesboro

Tim and Kelly Paslawski of Savannah just announced plans to open a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Statesboro.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


BBWH Insurors retains IIABA's 'Best Practices' title

BBWH Insurors was informed recently it had retained its "Best Practices" status, given only to a small group of independent insurance agencies around the United States.

August 21, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Beloved Community' seeks to bridge divisions

The Bulloch County Beloved Community Steering Committee is inviting everybody to the kickoff Saturday of a new "Bridging the Gap" series of events aimed at creating understanding and inclusion across differences and "beyond the Blue Mile."

August 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Follow the eclipse on NASA's website

Today in Statesboro and Bulloch County, from the moment when the moon begins to pass in front of the sun until the trailing edge leaves the sun's disk, or photosphere, the eclipse will last almost three hours. The Naval Observatory gives a start time of roughly 1:13 p.m. and an end-time of about 4:08 p.m. specific to Statesboro's longitude and latitude.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years.

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


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County wins state block grant to construct new senior center

Bulloch County's senior citizens soon will have a new center, thanks to a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, from the Georgia ...

September 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man wins $300,000 with scratch-off lotto ticket

A Statesboro maintenance worker stopped at a Clyo convenience store recently and left with a winning lottery ticket worth $300,000.

September 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Zika virus: Risk is down, but it's no time to be complacent

Cases of Zika infection have dropped significantly in Georgia and across the United States, public health officials say.

September 01, 2017 | By KELLIE VINAL and ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bus driver charged in child cruelty; no bond

A Bulloch County special needs school bus driver was arrested Wednesday on child cruelty charges after reportedly striking a child on his bus.

August 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Boro eye TSPLOST for May vote

Bulloch County officials are considering putting a TSPLOST, or Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, on the ballot for next May. Revenue from the ...

August 31, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Thrill on the Hill’ to celebrate faith, heritage

Residents from Bulloch County and beyond will join together again for the latest iteration of the Willow Hill Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday at ...

August 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


GS police investigating series of sexual battery incidents

Georgia Southern University police are investigating three incidents of reported sexual battery involving an unknown male who made "unwanted physical contact" with females on a ...

August 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County trash poses problems

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday evening to discuss a growing problem: trash disposal.

August 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sting nabs Ga. postal workers

ATLANTA - Sixteen postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area accepted bribes to deliver packages of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

August 30, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


City hears no direct objections to tax hike

Last week in the first two of three required hearings, Statesboro's mayor and council members heard no direct objections to a proposed increase of ...

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Register short 2 candidates

During last week's candidate qualifying, Register Mayor Barbara Rushing qualified for election to a full term, but nobody signed up for the two Register ...

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Shooting death unsolved after 5 years

It has been five years since Akeila Rochelle Martin was shot and killed outside a now-closed downtown club, but police are still seeking the person ...

August 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff seeks information in suspicious incident

Two men, covering their faces, approached a woman cutting grass Saturday near Ivanhoe Road and Hwy. 119, asking for money, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel ...

August 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's investigators still tracking leads in rash of burglaries

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators continue to work with law enforcement in other counties to solve a rash of burglaries that has plagued the area ...

August 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Beloved Community' hopes to bridge the gap

The Bulloch County Beloved Community group launched its "Bridging the Gap" series of events Saturday aimed at creating understanding and inclusion across differences in the ...

August 28, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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