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Circus comes to Portal

Lewis & Clark Circus is bringing a taste of the Big Top to Portal this week, with daredevils, exotic animals and familyoriented fun, said Portal Heritage Society President Timothy Cook.

March 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'new' Free Spirit

Last year I shared with you about Free Spirit Pottery's impact on downtown and how owner Ann Walsh was looking for an apprentice to take over the business.

March 13, 2017 | | Local


WL Plastics opens Gateway Park plant

County Commission Chairman Roy Thompson, Development Authority Chairman Bruce Yawn and a host of community and state leaders gathered last week to cut the ribbon on WL Plastics. The company is Bulloch County's newest industry.

March 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU students compete in '3-Day Startup' program

Student entrepreneurs at Georgia Southern University brought their business ideas to life during the Business Innovation Group's fourth annual 3-Day Startup program, held last month.

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Shootings ruled suicide

Gunshots that killed a man and a woman Friday night at Eagle Gate Apartments on South Mulberry Street were self-inflicted.

March 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Splash's new pool adding 'wave' of jobs at water park

With the addition of the wave pool and other aspects of the $5.7 million expansion now underway at Splash in the Boro water park, Statesboro's largest generator of part-time summer jobs for teenagers will hire even more young people.

March 11, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Master Adviser in Bulloch schools

Bethany Gilliam, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Statesboro High School has been selected by Georgia's Family Community & Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter to receive its Master Adviser Award.

March 11, 2017 | | Local


UPDATE: Gunshots kill two in Statesboro

Bulloch County Coronor Jake Futch confirmed two people died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds but police have not yet confirmed if the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

March 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Gatto suit moving forward

The wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of the late Michael J. Gatto against the city of Statesboro is moving forward in the discovery phase after Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary Mikell recently denied a delay sought by the city and its insurer.

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Principals made official at Mill Creek, Portal Elementary

Two administrators who have been serving as interim principals this year go forward as the official principals of their schools after approval Thursday by the Bulloch County Board of Education.

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest made in soldiers' deaths

A Fort Stewart sergeant has been arrested and charged with the deaths of the two soldiers found Sunday in a Hinesville townhome.

March 10, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local


Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival opens Saturday

Visitors this weekend to the Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival will find live music, craft vendors, a turkey calling contest and plenty of wildlife exhibits and demonstrations.

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Coroner: 2 killed in Statesboro shooting

Bulloch County Coronor Jake Futch confirmed two people died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds but police have not yet confirmed if the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

March 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Benning-Gordon Relay coming through Portal Saturday

The eight core runners in the fifth annual Benning to Gordon Relay took to the road Thursday morning outside Fort Benning near Columbus, heading across Georgia to Fort Gordon near Augusta.

March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff congratulates coach on GS rifle team championship

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown recently recognized Sgt. Jim Riggs for leading the Georgia Southern Eagles women's rifle team to a win at the recent 2017 Southern Conference Rifle Championship held in Charleston, South Carolina.

March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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Suspect charged in I-85 collapse

ATLANTA - A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged ...

April 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Watch for new 4-way stop on Brampton

Beginning Wednesday, drivers will encounter a new four-way stop on Brampton Avenue where it intersects Bermuda Run and Merchants Way at Walker Pharmacy, Statesboro's ...

April 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


The gift of reading

Southeast Bulloch Middle School educators boarded a school bus Thursday afternoon, journeying to a Brooklet-area neighborhood to distribute free books as part of National Reading ...

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


Leaders in high school today, community leaders tomorrow

Southeast Bulloch High School Student Council officers were caught horsing around this week during school hours. Turns out, the 9th through 12th grade officers took ...

March 31, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Graduations return home to high schools

For the first time in more than a decade, graduations at Portal High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School will be held ...

March 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


I-85 collapse to snarl traffic for months

ATLANTA - Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion ...

March 31, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


BREAKING: 'Campus carry' passes, heads to governor's desk

Georgia lawmakers have approved legislation allowing people with state permits for concealed handguns to carry on public college campuses, sending it to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 31, 2017 | | Local


3 finalists for Averitt Center director post

The board of the Averitt Center for the Arts has three finalists to choose from in the search for the Statesboro-based arts organization's second-ever ...

March 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with raping two-year-old

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday on charges he raped a two-year-old child.

March 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Marking 10 years of local flavor

The Downtown Statesboro MainStreet Farmers Market opens Saturday for its 10th year of bringing fresh local produce, crafts and a variety of vendors and activities ...

March 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local


Firefighters battle mulch blaze

Bulloch County firefighters battled a blaze at a mulch plant east of Brooklet for more than 12 hours on Wednesday.

March 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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


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