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Return parade Friday, funeral Saturday for Staff Sgt. McBride

The body of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride III, 30, the Statesboro native killed on duty in Afghanistan Dec. 21, will be returned home New Year's Day via Statesboro Bulloch County Airport, according to arrangements a funeral home released Tuesday on behalf of his family.

December 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Petco gives $10,000 to local Humane Society

A $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation will nearly double the program funding of the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County for 2016 and help to rescue "last chance" animals, said Humane Society Past President Kania Greer, who wrote the grant application.

December 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Violent Atlanta fugitive arrested in Bulloch

A "violent fugitive" from Atlanta hiding in an attic at an Eagle Heights apartment was arrested on Christmas Day by Bulloch County law enforcement.

December 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


No trial date yet in Gatto's death

Almost a year and a half after 18-year-old Michael Gatto was killed in an attack by a 20-year-old bartender, attorneys are still hashing out details, with no solid trial date in sight.

December 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Flash Foods sold; Parker's to open 5th location

As we wind down the year, I wanted to update you on a few projects of interest.

December 28, 2015 | | Local


Military guide names GSU Business College a top school

Military Advanced Education & Transition has awarded the Georgia Southern University College of Business the designation of a Top School in its 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities. The guide measures best practices in military and veteran education. Recently released, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

December 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


18 killed in storms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The death toll in the Southeast climbed to 18 on Saturday after days of tumultuous weather - unusual warmth, tornadoes and torrential downpours - wreaked havoc during the Christmas holiday.

December 26, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER and PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press | Local


Whatever happened to RIF?

A reader called the newspaper recently asking what had become of the RIF distribution from the Statesboro Regional Library.

December 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Memorial event Saturday to honor McBride postponed

A memorial service set for Saturday to honor U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr. has been postponed.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Register mayor: Cut police department

The mayor of Register wants to reduce and replace the town's current police department, citing costs that exceed income, but council members disagree, and local business owners just want what they view as excessive policing to stop.

December 25, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued Friday as a tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama, including through the southwest portion of Birmingham, the state's largest city.

December 25, 2015 | By PHILLIP LUCAS and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


'We ain't seen nothin' yet'

Throughout Georgia Southern's journey from a storied FCS program to an FBS school looking to make its mark on the college football landscape, the message has been clear that the Eagles want to grow and develop as a school and program while staying true to what has made them successful.

December 24, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


A Santa of plywood wonders

From a lighted manger scene with the holy family framed in simple, white silhouette to a Santa wielding an axe at the gnarly remains of an actual tree, the things that Sammy Bullins makes from plywood and paint add joy to Christmas for visiting children – and for Bullins.

December 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern wins GoDaddy Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. - Favian Upshaw ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns to help Georgia Southern beat Bowling Green 58-27 in the GoDaddy Bowl on Wednesday night.

December 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Memorial for Staff Sgt. McBride Saturday

Alumni of the Statesboro High School Class of 2003 plan to host a memorial service in honor of their classmate, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr., Saturday at 5 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.

December 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Edward Jones renovates H.W. Smith building

David Beaubien was a high school student in Gainesville, Ga., when he recalls watching the Georgia Southern Eagles win their fourth national championship on TV.

January 18, 2016 | | Local


In their shoes

(Read part I of this chronicle, as the Statesboro Police Department explains why the Citizens Police Academy is one of its key community outreach programs ...

January 17, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Author of Benghazi book stands by pivotal 'stand-down' scene

"Stand down," says the actor playing the CIA station chief in Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." He's ...

January 17, 2016 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Probate judge announces retirement

It's a safe bet that after Lee DeLoach concludes his 30-year tenure as Bulloch County Probate Court judge this December, whoever replaces him will ...

January 17, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Citizens Police Academy: Through the eyes of the officer

(Note: Statesboro Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant took part in the 12-week Citizens Police Academy offered by the Statesboro Police Department this past fall. Bryant ...

January 16, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Local


Herndon chosen to chair Bulloch BOE for 2016

The Bulloch County Board of Education elected Mike Herndon as its new chairman for 2016 with no difficulty. But after Cheri Wagner and Maurice Hill ...

January 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Three elderly suspects pull gambling machine scam

A trio of senior citizens bilked a local convenience store out of over $6,000 in cash and merchandise after damaging gambling machines, according to ...

January 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A new way to fund schools?

Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the Georgia General Assembly to look at replacing the QBE funding formula for public schools that has been in place ...

January 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Winning Powerball tickets in California, Florida, Tennessee

LOS ANGELES - At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and ...

January 14, 2016 | By ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press | Local


Congressman Allen reacts to State of the Union address

President Barack Obama's seventh and final State of the Union address Tuesday night had some glaring omissions about national security, yet was filled with ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade, poetry and other events celebrate MLK

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Statesboro will include a prayer breakfast, s poetry and literature reading, church services, a community gathering ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two charged in North College Street shooting

Two men involved in a North College Street shooting incident Tuesday night face aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro police Maj. Rob Bryan, interim police chief.

January 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Now there are 15

Ahead looms the potential for a top prize of up to $3 million to be spent developing Statesboro's Blue Mile.

January 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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