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Mission trip to Africa

When 82-year-old Betty Florence retired from Georgia Southern as a data control clerk in 1996 after 30 years and five months of employment, she had no idea another long standing career awaited her. In just a few days, Florence will go to Sierra Leone for six months to do mission work, something she has done every year since 2000.

March 10, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Schools safety forum is Tuesday

Citing public concerns about school safety after recent incidents, Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson will host a conversation with parents and other community members in the Southeast Bulloch school zones Tuesday evening.

March 10, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Meeting to consider Statesboro City Council vacancy

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting in the council chambers at 9 a.m. Tuesday to request a special election to fill the vacant District 5 council seat.

March 10, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Student charged for making threats at Langston Chapel Middle School

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies have arrested yet another teen for making threats of violence at school.

March 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot to death at Baymont Inn

Statesboro police are seeking a Lithonia man they say is "armed and dangerous" in connection to a homicide early Friday morning at Statesboro's Baymont Inn & Suites.

March 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Qualifying week gives Bulloch voters choices

Two more candidates qualified Friday for Bulloch County Board of Commissioners seats, heading toward the May 22 primary election and Nov. 6 general election.

March 09, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


City approves two downtown demolitions

City Council this week approved tearing down two structures over 50 years old, one a commercial building and the other a house, under different owners in Statesboro's otherwise protected downtown district.

March 08, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival brings educational family fun

Two days of educational exhibits, a parade, vendors galore and live entertainment are in store this weekend as the Evans County Wildlife Club hosts the 51st annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival.

March 08, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


No new candidates qualify for local elections Thursday

No one qualified to run in local elections Thursday, but the two newest candidates to make a bid for Bulloch County commission seats shared hopes for future projects if they are elected.

March 08, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Army: No more kissing soldiers on St. Patrick's in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Army wants to halt a favorite St. Patrick's Day shenanigan in Savannah that for decades has left marching soldiers with cheeks smeared in bright red lipstick.

March 08, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


HIV prevention drug lags in Georgia

Georgia has the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in the nation, but the use of a prophylactic drug in the state lags behind the U.S. average.

March 08, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


SEBMS student charged with carrying weapon at school

A student carrying a box cutter at Southeast Bulloch Middle School on Wednesday faces charges of carrying a weapon on school property and disrupting a public school.

March 07, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


3 more qualify for local offices Wednesday

Three new candidates qualified Wednesday for local elections: two for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners and one for a seat on the Bulloch County Board of Education.

March 07, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Lewis and Clark Circus returns to Portal

The Portal Heritage Society will host the Lewis and Clark Circus again this year, inviting families to enjoy a taste of the big top during two separate shows on Thursday, March 22.

March 07, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal: Facebook to build $750M data center near Atlanta

ATLANTA - Facebook is investing $750 million over the next five years to build a huge data center outside of Atlanta as the demand for data storage continues to increase.

March 07, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


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One candidate so far for Council District 5

Only one candidate, Derek Duke, signed up and paid the fee Monday during the first day of qualifying for the May 22 special election to ...

March 26, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


2 found with drugs in vacant home

A deputy answering a suspicious vehicle call Friday caught two people trespassing in a vacant home, where they were found with illegal drugs.

March 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken Salad Chick earns company honors

When Chicken Salad Chick franchise owners Kelly and Tim Paslawski selected Statesboro as the city to open their third restaurant, they did everything right. They ...

March 26, 2018 | | Local


Darron Burnette given Blanchard Leadership Award

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, recently announced the winners of its annual Chairman's Awards. Darron Burnette, Synovus' Statesboro-based division CEO, received the ...

March 26, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


The 'Michelangelo' of politics

YOUNG HARRIS - A governor and senator, friend and counselor to presidents, Zell Miller walked the marbled halls of American power. He was remembered more simply ...

March 26, 2018 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


No new babies for endangered right whales

SAVANNAH - The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast, a ...

March 26, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Legislators focus on paper ballots

ATLANTA - Thursday will mark the last day of Georgia's 40-day legislative session, and several bills, including proposals that would replace the state's 16-year-old ...

March 24, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

A parent and an educator, April Newkirk says she would bring advocacy for public education to the role if elected by District 4 as a ...

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

As a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 4, Adrianne McCollar has made "Our children. Our community. Our future." her campaign slogan.

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


March for Our Lives 1 p.m. today at GSU

Georgia Southern University students have organized a March for Our Lives event for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Statesboro campus.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions ...

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local


Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to ...

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


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