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Caution: School zoning ahead

Redrawing attendance zones is a task Bulloch County Schools officials are approaching cautiously but say can no longer be delayed for some schools. The zones decide which schools students attend, or at least where a free school bus ride will take them.

February 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn't the end of the journey for Statesboro's first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

February 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

February 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Three men invaded a Clito-area home Thursday night and pistol-whipped a man from whom they stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

This year, the Georgia Soccer State Cup's Final Four, including 42 games for seven age groups of boys and girls, will be held in Statesboro May 30 and 31, using Georgia Southern University's soccer fields and fields at The Clubhouse.

February 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it - rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Business owners and managers in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Intoxicated bouncer invades Statesboro mayor’s home

When a reportedly drunken, underage bar bouncer went looking for the breaker box in a Benson Drive home Feb. 6, he didn't realize he was in the wrong house - the mayor's house.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NPR journalist discusses race in America, her own life

There was a time when veteran journalist Michele Norris used to resist covering - even talking about - Black History Month, or even anything to do with race at all.

February 18, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS and AL HACKLE Herald staff writers | Local


Statesboro City Council rejects Fair Road zoning change

Probably surprising nobody, Statesboro City Council has denied a zoning change and a height variance needed for a gas station and a four-story hotel to be built between Georgia Southern University's Garden of the Coastal Plain and First Presbyterian Church.

February 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro to provide warming center

A Statesboro church is offering a warm solution for those who may not have adequate heat during the next few nights of sub-freezing weather.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Neighbor of Metter slaying victim charged with theft, felony firearm possession

The neighbor of a Metter man found dead Feb. 8 during a house fire investigation was arrested Tuesday.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro dog wins Best in Breed at Westminster

Lynn Vogel is at it again.

February 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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40 attend inaugural Statesboro police town hall

Statesboro Police Department leaders shared plans, ideas and crime statistics with about 40 people Tuesday during the department's inaugural town hall meeting, held at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

March 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


RV park near Bulloch Academy?

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission is considering a zoning change that would allow an RV park to be built within sight of Bulloch Academy's campus.

March 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Graphic images of abortion to be seen on Statesboro streets

Graphic images depicting the aftermath of abortion will be seen on the streets of Statesboro through Friday.

March 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Smoke in hallway prompts Sallie Z. evacuation

Faculty and students at Sallie Zetterower Elementary were evacuated at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday after smoke was seen in a hallway, according to the Bulloch County school system.

March 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former council member, military veteran run for Rocky Ford mayor

Members of the Rocky Ford Town Council hope an upcoming special election will bring new leadership to the town riddled with financial and legal challenges.

March 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man wanted in Alabama robbery arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Sunday who is wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery in Alabama.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff's officers swarm Statesboro's South Main Street

Three suspects traveling in a stolen truck were arrested Sunday, an incident that drew a large number of officers to South Main Street, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after leading officers on a chase

A Savannah man driving a stolen car escaped law enforcement after a chase Saturday, but when he fled Monday after being spotted again, he was quickly apprehended, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Kay Proctor earns Certified Fraud Examiner status

Kay Proctor of Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal, CPAs, recently was awarded the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Uncle Shug's goes to Brooklet

Uncle Shug's now has two locations, the long-established Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn on U.S. Highway 301 South, and Uncle Shug's Bar-B-Q Place in Brooklet.

March 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Clinic expands to cover uninsured in Bulloch County

If you follow health care at all, you know that Georgia is one of 21 states that decided not to expand Medicaid as part of its implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

March 09, 2015 | | Local


Benning to Gordon Relay to pass through Portal

The Third Annual Benning to Gordon Relay is scheduled for this week.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern dean seeks Arkansas position

Dr. Thomas R. Koballa Jr., the dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, is a candidate for a dean position at the University of Arkansas.

March 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Less is more: How weight loss surgery helped Don Aliffi regain a healthy lifestyle

"Besides the obvious benefits of being able to play with my grandson and walk without pain and do Disney and all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining, the principal way my life has changed is that very small amounts of food go a really long way with me," Don Aliffi said.

March 08, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Help us recognize Bulloch’s young leaders

In 2010, the Statesboro Herald conducted its first ever search to identify 20 Bulloch County residents under the age of 40 who are making a mark with professional success and community involvement. Since then, the Herald has recognized 101 folks under 40 who help make Statesboro and Bulloch County a better place to live.

March 08, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


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