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Red Cross hopes to stay ahead of summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross is trying to counter the summer slowdown in blood donations in Bulloch County with a series of blood drives leading up to the busy Fourth of July holiday.

May 20, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Community Reading Fair Saturday at Statesboro High

This Saturday brings the inaugural Bulloch County Community Reading Fair, with free books and prizes, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesboro High School. It's open to students from prekindergarten to 12th grade with accompanying adults.

May 20, 2016 | | Local


Districts 1 and 7 deciding BOE races

Voters in two districts, about one-fourth of Bulloch County's population, are making choices in the current election for who will represent them on the Board of Education.

May 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Splash set to open

While rain may be in the forecast, the slides will be open, the lounge chairs out and the Lazy River flowing, as Splash in the Boro opens for its 13th season with its annual weekend preview.

May 19, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


City taking police chief applications until June 6

Qualified law enforcement officers have until June 6 to apply for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

May 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff candidates address overtime issue

During this year's race for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat, candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each have addressed topics of interest to county residents. Both are Republican candidates who will face off Tuesday, May 24. The winner of the general primary will face Democratic candidate Keith Howard in the Nov. 8 general election.

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown talk experience, roles and crime

With the general primary election just days away, Bulloch County sheriff candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each are working to reach voters with messages about why they feel they are the right choice for the job.

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City spending on pipes, south and north

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with two $1 million-plus pipeline projects, miles outside the city limits in nearly opposite directions. One is part of Statesboro's farthest extension of water and sewer thus far, while the other will replace an endangered, 60-year-old underwater natural gas supply line.

May 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


5K to benefit Joseph Home, 7th Mile Farm

A cross-country 5K race to benefit Broken Shackle Ranch Joseph House and Fostering Bulloch's 7th Mile Farm is slated for Saturday, and organizers hope to raise awareness of the new facilities as well as funds to purchase a zero-turn lawn mower and other items to help maintain the 42-acre property.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


4-H to host rabies vaccination clinic

The Bulloch County Extension Service and Bulloch County 4-H will host its annual rabies clinic Saturday. Vaccinations will cost $10 each.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Cruisers 25th anniversary show Saturday

Southern Cruisers will host its 25th anniversary edition car and truck show Saturday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, with vendors, door prizes, valve-cover races and more.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hear from local candidates, help feed the hungry

A political forum planned for Friday will combine last-minute campaigning with a food drive, said Lindsay Gribble, communications director for the Bulloch County Republican Party, which is hosting the "Stumpin' for Statesboro" event.

May 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kid's World's Frazier named state Pre-K Teacher of the Year finalist

Channie Frazier, who teaches prekindergarten at Kid's World Learning Center on Statesboro's Savannah Avenue, was surprised Tuesday morning when state officials, with reporters in tow, disrupted class to give her flowers, a framed letter and $500.

May 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Spring Fling at New Hope Methodist to honor Emma Kelly

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling benefit Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the family friendly event with fun, food, fellowship and festivities for all ages. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20, and children younger than 12 are admitted free.

May 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation continues into Friday shooting deaths

Although autopsies are completed, Statesboro police are not releasing details regarding the deaths of a young man and teenage girl who were found in a Statesboro apartment Friday night.

May 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Another shooting at Park Place

The victim of a shooting Saturday night at Statesboro's Park Place Apartments is the son of a man killed there in 2014. The shooting ...

June 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


First on South Campus

Georgia Southern's Central Warehouse will be central in its functions, but not in its geography.

June 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Updates on Panda Express, Krispy Kreme

Construction has begun on a Panda Express restaurant at 101 Brampton Avenue beside the McDonalds, in front of the Walmart Marketplace on Fair Road. The ...

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Jim Healy - Muhammad Ali: A boy's first sports hero

It was March 8, 1971, almost exactly two months before my 12th birthday, and the night Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier in the "Fight ...

June 05, 2016 | Jim Healy | Local


City to propose fee hikes

Going into Tuesday's budget hearing, Statesboro city officials intend to leave the property tax millage rate unchanged but are proposing to increase water and ...

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Solution sought for Park Place

Almost two years since Eric Reese was shot to death after sending his teenage daughter home from watching a gang fight outside at Park Place ...

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect arrested in assault

A man choked a woman, held her against her will and committed the assault in the presence of juveniles at Park Place Apartments Thursday, said ...

June 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Citizen parking ticket program looking for 3 more volunteers

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program.

June 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shots fired after dispute at store

Shots were fired Wednesday after a confrontation in an Eldora area convenience store. No one was injured, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared ...

June 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Free meals for kids June 6-30

The Bulloch County Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch for children and teens at four locations, weekdays June 6-30, and lunch at a fifth ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Cartee leaving Ogeechee Tech for UGA

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College for nine and a half years, is leaving to become director July 1 of the University of ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Doty retires, looks forward

This week, Dr. Karen Doty is keeping 10 red and yellow roses in a vase at her office at Portal Middle High School. She took ...

June 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘The Miracle Worker’ comes to Statesboro

The Averitt Center for the Arts will present "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, Friday and Saturday at 7 ...

June 01, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | 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


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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