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Local curbside recycling coming to an end Sept. 1

The voluntary, curbside collection of recyclables that has been offered to Statesboro, Brooklet and Portal residents for several years will end Sept. 1, county officials say.

July 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


County to revisit statue issue

The memorial statue of a Confederate soldier standing on the Bulloch County Courthouse square will be once again discussed during a Bulloch County Commission meeting.

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Keen follows Keel to GRU

Russell Keen, Georgia Southern University's vice president for external affairs, is leaving to join Georgia Regents University as executive vice president for external relations and chief of staff to incoming GRU President Brooks A. Keel.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was a successful program while it lasted, but budget cuts and personnel attrition led to its demise, and Bulloch County commissioners do not anticipate its resurrection soon.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested under false name

A man arrested last week on armed robbery charges isn't who he said he was, police said.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Georgia Southern student among Marines killed in Chattanooga shootings

Georgia Southern University has confirmed that one of the four Marines killed in the shootings Thursday at two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a former GSU student, Skip Wells.

July 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 Marines and gunman die in attack on two military sites

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed.

July 16, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Portal police chief back after suspension

Portal police Chief Jason Sapp is back on duty after a two-week suspension regarding personal car repairs that were billed to the city.

July 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lewis won’t seek re-election to council

After 17 years on the Statesboro City Council, Gary Lewis says he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from council at the end of the year.

July 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


If walls could talk

Because the Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith mansion is a private home, most Statesboro residents have only glimpsed its stone steps, wide porch and fluted columns while traveling down Savannah Avenue. However, over the next few days, the neoclassical house's air of mystery will be lifted, granting locals an up-close look at the home and its contents as the owners open their lawn for an estate sale, placing several generations of antiques and family heirlooms up for purchase.

July 15, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Civilians begin shadowing 'Jade Helm' war exercise in Texas

BASTROP, Texas - No citizens were rounded up and imprisoned at Wal-Mart. Tanks didn't rumble down city streets in a declaration of martial law.

July 15, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Local


Alcohol regulations down to one version

City Council members who took part in the latest work session for a new Statesboro Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance favored setting a definite time – the time discussed was 11 p.m. – for restaurants that serve alcohol to stop admitting anyone under age 21.

July 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Reward offered in June homicide

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in the June 6 homicide of a Brooklet woman.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


‘Grocery Grab’ contest begins second year

When Janina Jones' name was picked as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first "60-Second Grocery Grab" last year, she knew where she was headed first at Ken's IGA in Brooklet – the meat department.

July 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

A man convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a September 2012 crash was sentenced Friday.

July 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Cheshire confirmed as deputy city manager

After 13 months as Statesboro's interim city manager, Robert Cheshire has a new job title, deputy city manager, which will remain his after a ...

August 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Law enforcement officers hold active shooter training

Police, deputies, state and federal agents and other law enforcement officers spent a few days at Georgia Southern University this week, shooting simulated weapons and ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission votes “yes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City blocks new fireworks stores for 90 days

To give the city time to adopt zoning rules, Statesboro City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium blocking the creation or expansion of fireworks stores.

August 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU alum may be next Travel Channel Star

When Blake Jeffers submitted a video entry to become the next Travel Channel Star, he didn't really expect to get a call saying he ...

August 04, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Special to the Herald | Local


Offices moving into new county annex

The finishing touches are being made to the new Bulloch County Annex, and several county offices expect to move in soon.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@bryancountynews.com | Local


Active shooter training to be held at Georgia Southern

Local law enforcement agencies will be conducting active shooter response training at Georgia Southern University through Thursday, Aug. 6.

August 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Palace moves to South Main

The Southern Palace Chinese Restaurant has been operating on South Main Street only since November, but has been a Statesboro family business, serving families of ...

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Henry, for wonderful memories

In 1965, newlyweds Henry and Charlene Doyle traveled by Greyhound Bus from their hometown of Metter to Savannah so Henry could attend barber school.

August 03, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Ringing in a new year

Exactly 9,683 students started the 2015-16 term Monday in the Bulloch County Schools, but if trends hold true, enrollment will top 10,200 students ...

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Rep. Rick Allen speaks to local Rotary Club

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen, R-Ga.-12, spoke against Planned Parenthood practices and of problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear deal and ...

August 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 2

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31 ...

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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