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Willow Hill Festival adds bike rides

This year, the Willow Hill Heritage Festival rolls out a new activity, cycling, with the Thrill on the Hill, a pair of bike rides measuring 13.7 and 36.4 miles. The rides are set to start this upcoming Labor Day weekend at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center off U.S. Highway 80 near Portal.

August 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Bulloch Habitat family pays off mortgage

Late last month, Ronnie and Henrietta Brunson made the final payment on their 20-year mortgage for the third Habitat House ever built by volunteers of Habitat Bulloch, completed in 1995.

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Feral hogs decimate local crops

Bulloch County farmer Wayne Mallard stood in the middle of one of his peanut fields Wednesday, surveying the devastation caused by feral hogs.

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Evans County gives Jack Hill a day

CLAXTON - Celebrating 25 years in the Georgia Senate with supporters in Evans County, Sen. Jack Hill announced Thursday night that he will seek a 14th term in 2016.

August 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Morning stand-off ends peacefully

Police captured a domestic violence suspect early Friday morning after a two-hour standoff, during which the suspect barricaded himself with his twin toddlers inside his North Main Street home.

August 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.

August 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Portal man arrested on child porn charges

Statesboro police arrested a man Wednesday on child pornography charges after a months-long investigation that began in 2014.

August 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Britt won’t seek re-election

After serving three terms as a city councilman spanning 12 years, serving as mayor pro tem for the past four years and initially announcing he would seek re-election, Will Britt is moving on.

August 28, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local

Up with People cast serves up hot meals

Young adults from nine nations chopped and seasoned food, served on the chow line, cleaned up and even provided a little music Thursday when Up with People cast members did a turn at the local free-lunch kitchen, Rebecca's Café.

August 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

How many groceries can you grab in 60 seconds?

How much can you stuff into a grocery shopping cart in 60 seconds?

August 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live broadcast

MONETA, Va. - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.

August 26, 2015 | By STEVE HELBER, PAM RAMSEY and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local

‘Up with People’ show is a 50-year ‘Journey’

When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage inside the Statesboro High School auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. the audience will find something for virtually every musical taste and interest.

August 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Gracewood Baptist turns 60

Gracewood Baptist Church in Statesboro will mark 60 years since its founding on Sunday and Lynn Lamb has been a member for 55 of those years. Though she currently is the longest tenured member of the church, Lamb is not the oldest.

August 26, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Crop conditions vary after 'spotty' rainfall

If one were to drive across Bulloch County, it might be obvious that some areas have experienced good rainfall this year, while others have not.

August 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

A garden became the site of seven forts

Jim Byous gave Bulloch County Historical Society members a quick look Monday through the layered past of the Trustees' Garden, a compact Savannah site that that has been home to a least seven fortifications, one battle and some of Georgia's early industries since its founding as a literal garden spot for the new colony in 1733.

August 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Statesboro firefighters offer cookout, fun day

Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams hopes to meet a number of "neighbors" Saturday by hosting a community cook-out and inviting the public to get to ...

September 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Former state trooper found dead

A Portal area man reported missing Tuesday was found dead Wednesday morning near his truck, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

September 09, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch scores drop on SAT

In the recently released 2014-15 reports for the two major tests used nationally for college admissions, the Bulloch County Schools' overall scores dropped 3.1 ...

September 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Haught withdraws; Statesboro candidates unopposed

Steven Haught, who qualified Friday afternoon to run for Statesboro City Council in District 5, withdrew Tuesday, leaving incumbent Councilman Travis Chance unopposed.

September 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Vision of Renaissance in Statesboro

Visions for three projects, from a long-discussed dog park to an ambitious transformation of an old warehouse block to feature loft apartments, a restaurant, greenspaces ...

September 07, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ulta brings 'beauty' to Statesboro Crossing

Statesboro Crossings newest store Ulta Beauty, opened this past Friday with not a lot of fanfare. And if the incredible response the store received over ...

September 07, 2015 | | Local

New medical coding system to help track quality of care

WASHINGTON - If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.

September 07, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Local

New nesting record for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - Wildlife biologist Doug Hoffman and his two interns kept busy this summer finding, cataloging and protecting a whopping 570 nests that giant loggerhead sea ...

September 07, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Joy Café serves up Southern comfort

When Joy Austin Beber opened Joy Café in Atlanta four years ago, she never thought she would be entertaining Food Network host Guy Fieri in ...

September 06, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

Portal assured of new mayor

The town of Portal will have a new mayor when the Nov. 3 election rolls around, as incumbent mayor Larry Motes did not qualify to ...

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Mission trip a ‘Blessing’ for Boro teen

Statesboro teen Ava Hiller loves the English/Irish pop "boy band" One Direction so much, she saved and saved to raise enough money to attend ...

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Civilians help police crack down on underage drinking

Civilians have been helping Statesboro police perform alcohol compliance checks since 2012, but a recent social media ad seeking qualified persons to assist in these ...

September 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Haught challenges Chance in District 5

With five minutes to go before the close of qualifying Friday, Steven Haught handed in his finished paperwork and his $227 fee at City Hall ...

September 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday ...

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

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