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State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins one of the America's Best Community contest prizes of $1 million or more.

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps for college students.

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month to encourage responsible waste disposal.

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to employ more than 100 people.

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and professional development. The conference targeted women in the community who want to enter or re-enter the work place without the resources to do so.

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a tiger he had grabbed by the tail.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of Manufacturing in Georgia.

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists, the Statesboro chapter, is not only the largest chapter in the state, but also the nation.

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms of the ability to sell beer directly to consumers.

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim.

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican governor's forceful veto of a similar bill last year.

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong beginning July 1, and the consolidation committee announced that all academic programs will be offered on their current campuses through spring semester 2022.

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch’s Deputy of the Year

Law enforcement wasn't the first career choice for Bulloch County sheriff's Sr. Deputy Maurice Lester. In fact, he spent 22 years working for a local automobile dealership before a friend talked him into trying something new - and now, six years later, he finds himself the 2016 Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year.

February 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Patsy Cline focus of Averitt presentation

The true story of a country music legend will unfold next week at the Averitt Center for the Arts with the upcoming presentation of "Love ...

March 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pedestrian struck by semi, killed

A Baxley woman was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a semi truck.

March 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


BCCI inmate captured

An escaped inmate was captured early Thursday morning, thanks to a resident with a handgun and a Jack Russell terrier.

March 02, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Always willing to help’

Some came with dump trucks, excavators and skid steers. Others showed up with a pick-up truck and chain saw. And many came with just their ...

March 01, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Remembering Lannie Lee

Lannie Lee, an icon of Bulloch County agriculture, passed away Wednesday after a brief illness. The 96-year-old was a longtime member of the Bulloch County ...

March 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Law enforcement looking for BCCI escapee

An escaped inmate remains at large hours after he walked off a Bulloch County Correctional Institute work detail Wednesday afternoon at the Bulloch County landfill ...

March 01, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


FBI, IRS execute search warrant at former city councilman's home

Federal agents seized documents Tuesday morning from former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt's home in Statesboro, as well as from a number of businesses ...

February 28, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman charged in December Campus Crossings shooting

Police arrested a Warrenton woman Sunday who is charged in the Dec. 1 shooting at Campus Crossings Apartments that left three injured.

February 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmakers begin critical week

ATLANTA - Two bills that would change the appearance of driver's licenses issued to immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. moved toward ...

February 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


Police seek information on Saturday shooting

Statesboro police are seeking information about an aggravated assault by shooting that occurred in the area of Denmark Street and Johnson Lane on Saturday around ...

February 27, 2017 | | Local


Mo. man extradited to Candler Co., charged with raping child

A man suspected in a Metter child molestation and rape case was extradited from Missouri back to Candler County to face charges.

February 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A real estate upsurge

As part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, Kennedy Realty has global reach but continues a unique legacy of more than half a century in ...

February 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ignore the fake news, Dingus alive and well

Operating a small business is difficult. Operating a restaurant successfully, that serves alcohol in the city limits is near impossible now with the flurry of ...

February 27, 2017 | | Local


New 'virtual' tool helps Bethany understand dementia

Imagine looking at a yellowed world through a tunnel.

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


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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