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Rotarians honor High as Citizen of the Year

Dr. James A. "Jimmy" High retired from his orthodontics practice in 2009 after 34 years but now provides free dental care at the Hearts & Hands Clinic one day each week for people who cannot afford to pay. He has supported the clinic in other ways and also continues to teach and mentor future orthodontists.

February 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and joked that he was the youngest employee by almost four decades.

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia Republicans.

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association members to demonstrate their creativity and business acumen to retail executives, sponsored by KPMG. The finalists attended the Federation Foundation's gala in New York City, where the top team was announced last month.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


MLES teacher wins prestigious Georgia Science Teacher of Promise award

She began Friday's lesson with a picture of an Ophiderma bimaculata and said to the fifth graders, "You're about to get a feel as to how a scientist works to name this insect," whose common name happens to be treehopper ant.

February 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City hires attorney to fight for insurance in Gatto suit

This week, the city of Statesboro acted to hire an attorney, at a cost of up to $125,000, for an effort to keep an insurance company's coverage in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of the late Michael J. Gatto.

February 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Please join me for some coffee, discussion

As you may have read last week, the Statesboro Herald recently purchased property across Proctor Street from the Herald building totaling a little less than two acres.

February 11, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


GSU alum Seth Orme to present ‘Packing it Out’

Statesboro native and Georgia Southern University alumnus Seth Orme ('14) will return to campus to share his experiences about raising awareness of littering with a presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the GSU campus.

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


T. Holmes Ramsey pleads guilty in jury tampering case

A Statesboro businessman recently pleaded guilty to charges of jury tampering related to a civil case originally filed in 2007.

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE hits pause on minority recruitment costs

The Bulloch County Board of Education postponed a decision Thursday night on a minority educator recruitment program. Initial cost estimates totaled $180,000 to $250,000, and board members said they want more supporting data or lower cost options.

February 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Tornado was EF2; 300 yards wide

After completing an investigation of the tornado that ripped an 11-mile path from southern Bulloch County into Effingham County, National Weather Service experts listed the twister as an EF2 category storm.

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 10, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks baseball with Coach Rodney Hennon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and head baseball coach Rodney Hennon discuss Eagle prospects for the 2017 season.

February 10, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


The joy of classical music

Since 1980, Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern has been considered to be one of the most important ensembles worldwide dedicated to the promotion of new music. Now, the SaVaSa Trio, formed by members of the Ensemble, will bring that legendary talent to Georgia Southern University on Tuesday – Valentine's Day.

February 09, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


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Pedestrian struck by semi, killed

A Baxley woman was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a semi truck.

March 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


BCCI inmate captured

An escaped inmate was captured early Thursday morning, thanks to a resident with a handgun and a Jack Russell terrier.

March 02, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Always willing to help’

Some came with dump trucks, excavators and skid steers. Others showed up with a pick-up truck and chain saw. And many came with just their ...

March 01, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Remembering Lannie Lee

Lannie Lee, an icon of Bulloch County agriculture, passed away Wednesday after a brief illness. The 96-year-old was a longtime member of the Bulloch County ...

March 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Law enforcement looking for BCCI escapee

An escaped inmate remains at large hours after he walked off a Bulloch County Correctional Institute work detail Wednesday afternoon at the Bulloch County landfill ...

March 01, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


FBI, IRS execute search warrant at former city councilman's home

Federal agents seized documents Tuesday morning from former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt's home in Statesboro, as well as from a number of businesses ...

February 28, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman charged in December Campus Crossings shooting

Police arrested a Warrenton woman Sunday who is charged in the Dec. 1 shooting at Campus Crossings Apartments that left three injured.

February 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmakers begin critical week

ATLANTA - Two bills that would change the appearance of driver's licenses issued to immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. moved toward ...

February 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


Police seek information on Saturday shooting

Statesboro police are seeking information about an aggravated assault by shooting that occurred in the area of Denmark Street and Johnson Lane on Saturday around ...

February 27, 2017 | | Local


Mo. man extradited to Candler Co., charged with raping child

A man suspected in a Metter child molestation and rape case was extradited from Missouri back to Candler County to face charges.

February 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A real estate upsurge

As part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, Kennedy Realty has global reach but continues a unique legacy of more than half a century in ...

February 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ignore the fake news, Dingus alive and well

Operating a small business is difficult. Operating a restaurant successfully, that serves alcohol in the city limits is near impossible now with the flurry of ...

February 27, 2017 | | Local


New 'virtual' tool helps Bethany understand dementia

Imagine looking at a yellowed world through a tunnel.

February 27, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'noncitizen' licenses

ATLANTA - Georgia driver's licenses for immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. would be stamped with the word "noncitizen" under legislation introduced ...

February 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Benefit set for Saturday

A family-friendly fundraiser and benefit will use a bovine to play a rather unusual game – "Cow Patty Bingo."

February 25, 2017 | | Local


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