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CCAT to learn its fate Wednesday

A recommendation to renew the charter of Statesboro's only publicly funded charter school is on the agenda for the State Charter Schools Commission's meeting Wednesday in Atlanta.

March 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

ATLANTA - Georgia's term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal took a stand against his own party and averted threatened boycotts by major corporations on Monday by announcing his veto of a "religious freedom" bill.

March 28, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Progress in downtown Statesboro

The Main Street Statesboro and Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at the Quality Inn and Suites Ballroom on South Main. The meeting served to give downtown merchants and community leaders an update on our downtown's progress over the past year.

March 28, 2016 | | Local


POW camp in Statesboro - Prisoners helped Bulloch farmers in World War II

"If there is any time in my captivity I remember with pleasure, it is the time during that I worked at your farm with my comrades," former Wehrmacht warrior Bernhard Erbelding wrote from Kirkel-Neuhausel, Saar, Germany, to Sam Neville of Register, Georgia, in February 1947.

March 28, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


A surprising mission

Statesboro's Southbridge Community Church spent time last Sunday after the morning worship service to be the hands and feet of Jesus when they walked into the BI-LO grocery store and purchased food items for the Statesboro Food Bank using gift cards provided by the church.

March 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A 70th reunion at GSU

Known as the Baptist Student Union when it was founded, Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministries will hold a 70th Anniversary Reunion Celebration this coming Saturday.

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


Rep. Rick Allen to hold veterans town hall

Congressman Rick Allen will host a town hall meeting specifically for veterans Wednesday in Statesboro.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Win $1,000 at Statesboro Film Festival

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia First Lady to speak at Deen Day Awards

The 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal as the keynote speaker.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GBI: Foul play not suspected in Bulloch Co. inmate's death

On Friday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Cathy Sapp released the identity of an inmate found dead in the Bulloch County Jail on Thursday evening.

March 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woodall challenges Tankersley in state House District 160

James "Major" Woodall, Georgia Youth and College Division NAACP state president, a senior at Georgia Southern University and a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, recently took on a new role: Democratic Party candidate for Georgia House of Representatives in

March 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GBI investigating death at Bulloch County Jail

Special agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into the death of an inmate at the Bulloch County Jail Thursday evening, according to a release from Jared Akins, chief deputy with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


9 charged with murder after teen slain in massive brawl

A Georgia sheriff has charged nine people with murder after a fight between two high school girls escalated into a neighborhood street brawl with a mob wielding baseball bats and knives - and one driver charging at people with a car - before a teenager was fatally stabbed in the neck.

March 24, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Job fair, other help planned for SpartanNash employees

The Georgia Department of Labor and other agencies are planning workshops and a job fair for people who will lose their current jobs when SpartanNash closes its Statesboro grocery distribution center.

March 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 arrested in string of burglaries

Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile teen in connection to a rash of burglaries last week in the Whispering Pines subdivision.

March 24, 2016 | | Local


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Ireland’s Easter Rising explored by GSU researchers

One hundred years ago this April and May, the Easter Rising, a short-lived and cruelly suppressed rebellion in Ireland against rule by Great Britain, generated ...

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate forum set for April 19

Political candidates seeking election in three local races will face off Tuesday, April 19 in a debate held at Ogeechee Technical College in the Joseph ...

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names new leader

Paul Theriot Jr. was named chief executive officer of East Georgia Regional Medical Center and will assume leading the hospital starting April 25.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah Ave. on schedule

With water and sewer mains completed, the city's $1.85 million, multifaceted project on Savannah Avenue remains on schedule for a June 19 completion ...

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Veteran touts relationship skills in seeking commission seat

Bulloch County resident Gerald P. Fleming, Sr., Capt. USCG (ret), said he feels his experiences with strong personal and business relationships would be an asset ...

April 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Watching like a hawk

A pair of wild red-shouldered hawks that took up residence at the Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife ...

April 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen: Veterans should have pass to see any doctor

Speaking to military veterans in Statesboro, Congressman Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th, said that veterans should receive a card good for immediate, government-funded medical care with ...

March 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Death ruled accidental drowning

A man whose body was found in a Statesboro pond Sunday was the victim of an accidental drowning, police said.

March 31, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


CDC: No change in autism numbers

ATLANTA - A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children.

March 31, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


CCAT gets new 5-year charter

Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology, or CCAT, was unanimously awarded a new, five-year charter contract Wednesday by the State Charter Schools Commission of ...

March 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Despite rainy forecast, Farmers Market set to open Saturday

Inclement weather Saturday won't stop the Statesboro Main Street Farmers make from opening in the Charlie Olliff Square downtown.

March 31, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro's monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Schools to ‘park’ added state funding

The Bulloch County Schools should receive an almost $1.7 million increase in state funding this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown told the Board ...

March 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two different calculations on LGBT rights

ATLANTA - Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.

March 30, 2016 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is April 14

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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