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Missing boy found

A 3-year-old boy reported missing around 2 p.m. Thursday in the Starling/Jim Futch Road area was found safe around 3:10 p.m. Further details of the search will be available later online and in Friday's Statesboro Herald.

April 14, 2016 | | Local


Ole Times Country Buffet comes to Boro

When Pat O'Neal of Valdosta opens an Ole Times Country Buffet in the building formerly occupied by the Statesboro Ryan's, he will have 14 restaurants in operation. He hopes to open it in early May, in time for Mother's Day, a peak day for family restaurants.

April 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Circus coming to Portal

The circus is coming to Portal.

April 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates spar

Both Republican candidates for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat squared off Tuesday evening, not only answering questions from the moderator but also from each other.

April 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police chief search to begin before manager is hired

After restarting their city manager search, Statesboro city officials are moving forward with steps to find a police chief as well, instead of waiting for a new city manager to be hired first, as was originally planned.

April 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Milestones testing to begin this week, with few opt-outs

Almost 4,700 Bulloch County students in the third through eighth grades are slated to take Georgia Milestones tests at various times over the next two weeks. A letter home warned parents that, this year, opting out will have consequences.

April 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA promotes Kiwanis Rodeo

Harmony Latham may be from California, but she's no valley girl. The 2016 Miss Rodeo USA loves horses and reading and is a live wire who made people nervous at a recent photo shoot by climbing on large round hay bales.

April 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New Coconut owners in Statesboro via NYC

Living in a university community brings culture and diversity that most communities our size would never experience. One area in which we are rich in cultural diversity is noted in our restaurant community.

April 11, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth puts $3.8 million back into local communities

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $39.9 million during 2015.

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Johnson from The Masters - Another unforgettable week

It's a week like no other.

April 10, 2016 | | Local


Sisters on a Journey bring mission to Statesboro

It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow is even more devastating. Yet every year, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the United States hear those words, and more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment.

April 10, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


GSU names new police chief

After serving for almost a year as interim chief, Laura McCullough was named Georgia Southern University's chief of police Thursday.

April 09, 2016 | | Local


'Smack Down the Vote'

What do you get when you combine political candidates with wrestlers? Fun, food and information.

April 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Uncovering Bulloch’s historic cemeteries

The Bulloch County Historical Society continues to coordinate cleanup and preservation of historic family cemeteries. But its cemetery program chairman, Rodney Harville, notes that others do much of the work. He points to the Huggins family, a series of Eagle Scout candidates and other volunteers as setting examples.

April 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man arrested in 2015 murder, arson in Metter

More than a year after the murder of a Metter man found in his burned mobile home, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged the victim's neighbor with the crime.

April 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a ...

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic ...

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind ...

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars ...

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about ...

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when ...

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Business owner challenges incumbent commissioner

A Statesboro entrepreneur is challenging the incumbent for Bulloch County Commission seat 1A, claiming his leadership and ability to work hard, along with a focus ...

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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