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Free SPD funeral escorts resume

The ordinance City Council unanimously approved Thursday morning restores Statesboro Police Department escorts for funeral processions and does not limit them to two officers per funeral as was discussed Tuesday night.

January 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crash involves deputy’s patrol car

A woman reportedly crashed into a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's patrol car Tuesday evening while the deputy was assisting Georgia State Patrol troopers at the scene of another wreck. The deputy was not harmed.

January 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reverse escort decision

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore called an ordinance authorizing police escorts for funeral processions a "compromise."

January 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts for funeral processions.

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Deputies arrest gunman hiding in barn

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies captured an armed suspect in Brooklet early Saturday morning after they say he threatened to kill his wife with a gun.

January 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'The urgency of now'

As keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service put on by the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler talked about "the urgency of now" as President Barack Obama's second term ends and President-elect Donald Trump is set to be sworn in Friday.

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Parade honors King's legacy

The atmosphere at Monday's parade celebrating the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of unity, fellowship and pure happiness as people marched and sang along Statesboro's main streets.

January 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reconsider 5-year lookback

A proposal is on the Statesboro City Council's agenda for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to reduce the time the city looks back for previous Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance violations from five years to three in considering suspensions of businesses' alcohol licenses.

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way in the Market District. The beautiful, spacious new office offers the agency better visibility, easier access for their clients and gives them room to grow BBWH was also named a "Best Practices Agency."

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Despite troubling 2016, Savannah's murder rate falls

SAVANNAH - The homicide rate in Savannah fell in 2016 for the first time since 2012, Savannah-Chatham police reported.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Counts retires after 33 years at AgSouth Farm Credit

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, has announced that Special Assets Manager John Mark Counts retired on Dec. 31 after more than 33 years of service to the association.

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Mayor, new chair do lunch

They don't want bread brought to the table. She doesn't like croutons on her salad. He likes extra croutons. They have been meeting at a steak place, but they usually order salads and sometimes soup and a sandwich, not steak.

January 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Next school year: 176 class days, more teacher training

In its first meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Board of Education adopted a calendar for next school year that adds four more days for teacher training and planning but has only 176 class days for students, instead of the traditional 180.

January 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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American Farm Bureau honors Bulloch's Lannie Lee

During a leadership lunch held at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in Phoenix, earlier in January to recognize Farm Bureau volunteers, Bulloch County Farm ...

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burns still finds stress-free travel deals

Lori, Edie Grace and I love to travel.

January 30, 2017 | | Local


Rolling out the Blue Mile

The Blue Mile plan for revitalization of South Main Street isn't just about gateway columns, a dog park or a statue of early 20th ...

January 28, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Searching for Bulloch’s hidden helpers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘New’ GS budgeted for engineering building here

In an interview this week, Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD, noted that the state is planning for growth on both the current GS ...

January 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-16 slab replacement to require lane closures

Drivers can expect daily lane closures during concrete slab replacement on the westbound side of Interstate 16 between the Chatham-Effingham county line and the Candler-Emanuel ...

January 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Candler drive-by shooting

Two people injured in a drive-by-style shooting near Metter Tuesday are in stable condition, but Candler County Sheriff John Miles is seeking information about the ...

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Traffic stop attempt leads to chase

What started as a simple traffic stop for a tag light violation led to a police chase Thursday night that ended in a forced halt ...

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in standoff was sex offender

The man killed Monday during a standoff with law enforcement near the Bulloch/Bryan County line was a registered sex offender and had been jailed ...

January 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City funds second phase of pay-plan raises

Last week Statesboro City Council approved the second phase of city employee pay raises recommended in a pay study completed last March.

January 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Author, Bible study creator set to lead women's event

Acclaimed author, musician, Bible study creator and teacher Kelly Minter will be the featured artist at a women's gathering this month at Statesboro First ...

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | 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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