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Bill aims to lower Georgia’s infant, maternal death rates

A House bill aims to lower Georgia's high rates of infant and maternal mortality by creating a designation reflecting the level of care offered by the state's birthing hospitals.

March 07, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Chance resigns City Council, aims for county commission

Travis Chance resigned Tuesday from the District 5 Statesboro City Council seat he has held for more than 10 years and announced his candidacy for Seat 2-B on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners.

March 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


2 juveniles charged in break-ins

Two middle school juveniles admitted to breaking into two Denmark-area businesses and trying to enter three more, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

March 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Metter Middle School student arrested for making threats

Candler County sheriff's deputies arrested a Metter Middle School student on Tuesday for making threats of harm.

March 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Raise funds while having fun at annual SPD Tactical Challenge

For the third year, the Statesboro Police Department Foundation invites the public to participate in an event that offers physical and mental challenges and team-building opportunities while raising funds at the same time.

March 06, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Flu lingers, but drops in Georgia

The latest Georgia data continue to show the flu epidemic trending downward in the state.

March 06, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bulloch candidate qualifying continues

Only one additional candidate qualified locally Tuesday. Glennera Martin, Bulloch County Board of Education member in District 5, qualified to seek re-election, as she said she would.

March 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Student arrested for threats at Southeast Bulloch High School

Note: The following story has been corrected to indicate Hayley Greene made the Facebook post on the Southeast Bulloch High School website.

March 05, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Candler jailer jailed for sexual battery against inmate

A Candler County jailer was arrested last week, accused of sexual battery against an inmate.

March 05, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


First day's qualifying yields BOE, commissioner races

Monday, the first day of candidate qualifying for the May 22 election, yielded two confirmed contests for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners and one for the Board of Education.

March 05, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


FIT Statesboro goes 24/7

After seven years growing a personal-training business, Jason Wolfe recently expanded FIT Statesboro to include general gym memberships allowing members 24/7 access.

March 05, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Real help to get your business off the ground

Pretty much everyone dreams of starting or owning a small business at some point in her or his life. Doing it successfully can be very rewarding. However, there can be many sleepless nights as a business owner. The same goes for starting a business.

March 05, 2018 | | Local


Bulloch cotton producers eligible for USDA program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.

March 05, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Which health bills will become law?

The dust has settled on a major legislative deadline. Yet much uncertainty surrounds the many health care bills that still have a shot at passage in the Georgia General Assembly this year.

March 05, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Flu cases on decline — finally

NEW YORK - The worst of the nation's nasty flu season is finally over.

March 03, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


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2 found with drugs in vacant home

A deputy answering a suspicious vehicle call Friday caught two people trespassing in a vacant home, where they were found with illegal drugs.

March 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken Salad Chick earns company honors

When Chicken Salad Chick franchise owners Kelly and Tim Paslawski selected Statesboro as the city to open their third restaurant, they did everything right. They ...

March 26, 2018 | | Local


Darron Burnette given Blanchard Leadership Award

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, recently announced the winners of its annual Chairman's Awards. Darron Burnette, Synovus' Statesboro-based division CEO, received the ...

March 26, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


The 'Michelangelo' of politics

YOUNG HARRIS - A governor and senator, friend and counselor to presidents, Zell Miller walked the marbled halls of American power. He was remembered more simply ...

March 26, 2018 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


No new babies for endangered right whales

SAVANNAH - The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast, a ...

March 26, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Legislators focus on paper ballots

ATLANTA - Thursday will mark the last day of Georgia's 40-day legislative session, and several bills, including proposals that would replace the state's 16-year-old ...

March 24, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

A parent and an educator, April Newkirk says she would bring advocacy for public education to the role if elected by District 4 as a ...

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

As a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 4, Adrianne McCollar has made "Our children. Our community. Our future." her campaign slogan.

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


March for Our Lives 1 p.m. today at GSU

Georgia Southern University students have organized a March for Our Lives event for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Statesboro campus.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions ...

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local


Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to ...

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


iGot campaign hits new high for Ogeechee Tech

The amount that resolved on the screen during Thursday afternoon's iGot celebration, $406,790, represents a new cash record for the Ogeechee Technical College ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


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