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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


Couple offers reward in cat killing

Harry was a sweet gray tabby cat who just "showed up" in Mary Ann Stanley's yard one day, and she and her husband, Greg Vogel, took him in. Today, the couple is offering a $1,000 reward to find out who shot and killed their beloved pet.

March 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


All about Trump

As with most political discussions lately, the main topic during a presentation Wednesday at Georgia Southern University was Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gene Anderson running for County Commission seat 2C

Gene Anderson said he will focus on lowering taxes for homeowners, business owners and elderly residents if elected to the Bulloch County Commission seat 2C.

March 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SpartanNash to close here, shedding 60 jobs

SpartanNash will close its "Nash Finch" Statesboro wholesale grocery distribution center at the end of May, eliminating 60 jobs here, the corporation's vice president for communications confirmed Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Court files release details of Brannen’s murder

A man who pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting his best friend told sheriff's investigators that he and the victim were "bad drunk" when the incident occurred on April 22, 2014.

March 22, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro site of German POW camp to be dedicated

A 1940s-era German prisoner-of-war camp located in Statesboro will be memorialized in a dedication ceremony Thursday.

March 22, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro's Jason Beard adapts, stays productive

Answering a phone call from someone wanting a bed liner installed in a truck, Jason Beard takes the order by clinching the flat end of a mouth stick in his teeth and applying the pointed end quickly and precisely to an iPad.

March 22, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Stubbs pleads guilty in April 2014 murder

A man who fatally shot his friend in April 2014 was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison under a plea agreement between his attorneys and prosecutors.

March 22, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Religious exemptions bill may hurt Atlanta sports events

ATLANTA - Towering cranes dot the city's skyline, signaling the rise of a $1.4 billion retractable-roof stadium that is supposed to keep major sporting events streaming to Atlanta.

March 21, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Local


Fire remains under investigation; cause yet unknown

Statesboro firefighters continue to investigate a Saturday night fire that displaced the occupants of five Chandler Road apartments.

March 21, 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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