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Social Security to hand out first raises since '09

WASHINGTON - Social Security recipients will get a raise in January - their first increase in benefits since 2009. It's expected to be about 3.5 percent.

October 18, 2011 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Local


Hotel clerk robbed at gunpoint

Three masked men robbed a local hotel Monday night, and Statesboro Police are seeking information on the suspects and incident.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Kudzu bug' threatens to eat US farmers' lunch

BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Kudzu - the "plant that ate the South" - has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers.

October 17, 2011 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | Local


Jump-starting the fun

Like a magnet, excitement drew a crowd to downtown Statesboro Monday, where the 50th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade kicked off a week of fun.

October 17, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Churches unite to help the homeless

An unfilled need in Bulloch County has sparked a group of people with compassion and generosity to form the Open Hearts Community Mission, a nonprofit organization that hopes to address the homeless problem in the community.

October 17, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parker looks to hire city attorney

With the City of Statesboro still lacking permanent legal council, City Manager Frank Parker will seek approval today to appoint an attorney for an impending court date.

October 17, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Adams wins Fire Safety Essay Contest

For the fourth-straight year a Southeast Bulloch Middle School student has won the Statewide Fire Safety Essay Contest sponsored by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office. Eighth-Grader Starla Adams claimed this year's title.

October 16, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Time for Fair days

Cool, clear nights, a parade, and a week filled with thrills, fried Twinkies and entertainment can mean only one thing: the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is here.

October 15, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Warden takes over Millen's new prison

MILLEN - With roughly 45 years in the corrections business behind him, Ralph Kemp has become warden of a prison that is still being built. On it ride hopes for a county with one of Georgia's highest unemployment rates.

October 15, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Council hopeful's car vandalized, signs taken

Statesboro city council candidate Lance Turner said Friday he wonders if he's the victim of some political dirty tricks after his car was vandalized and his campaign signs stolen Thursday.

October 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man charged with sexting juvenile

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday they said sent a 12-year-old girl sexually explicit messages.

October 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


1 wounded in Morris Heights stabbing

A Statesboro man is listed in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times Thursday afternoon. Police hope citizens will help identify and locate the offender.

October 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suing party seeks additional legal fees from city

A prevailing citizen-group in a suit against the City of Statesboro will return to court next month in an effort to recoup more than $18,000 in legal fees.

October 13, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Elaris Duo brings strings to Boro

Cellist Steven Elisha and violinist Larisa Elisha, together the internationally known Elaris Duo, are now making their home in Statesboro thanks to hiring decisions in the music department at Georgia Southern University.

October 13, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Commission yanks licenses for Atlanta educators caught cheating

ATLANTA - A state commission voted Thursday to yank the teaching licenses of eight teachers and three school administrators in the Atlanta Public Schools, imposing the first sanctions in the nation's largest-ever school cheating scandal.

October 13, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


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3 charged in gang-related shooting

Police arrested three men Friday linked to a gang-related shooting Oct. 6 where a person suffered "non-life-threatening" injuries in a shooting at a Lanier Drive ...

October 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Connecting with youth through baseball

Statesboro's police chief plans to build a baseball program that he hopes will inspire, encourage and entertain Statesboro's youth.

October 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Briggs & Stratton bringing jobs back to Gateway plant

Over the next year Briggs & Stratton intends to move production of commercial-use Vanguard V-Twin engines from Japan to its manufacturing plants in Statesboro, Georgia and ...

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Manufacturing a future in Statesboro

Each year for Manufacturing Day, the Development Authority of Bulloch County works with schools, local industries and Ogeechee Technical College to show eighth-graders what manufacturing ...

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Advice for those buying ACA insurance

Open enrollment for individual healthcare begins Wednesday. The enrollment period has been shortened to just 45 days and ends on December 15. This is important ...

October 30, 2017 | | Local


Veterans Day to put music of WWI in context

This Veterans Day, nationally syndicated radio host and song historian Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller and pianist and singer Alan Jones will bring "The Songs ...

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local YMCA launches

Statesboro Family YMCA, which celebrated its grand opening Saturday, has programs already available, with an emphasis on fitness activities and family.

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


No sign-up fee to join YMCA this weekend

Families and individuals can join the Statesboro Family YMCA during this, its grand-opening weekend, with no joining fee, and this does not require a commitment ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


DNR feral hog workshop in Statesboro

Area farmers, hunters and landowners are invited to attend a feral swine workshop and trapping demonstration Nov. 13 at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Experts: Winter coming later, leaving earlier

WASHINGTON - Winter is coming ... later. And it's leaving ever earlier.

October 27, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


GBI: Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

A Bulloch County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell after hanging himself early Friday morning, according to a press release from Georgia Bureau ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




YMCA grand opening Saturday

Statesboro Family YMCA, at 409 Clairborne Ave., hosts its grand opening Saturday and is inviting the public to participate in free introductory activities throughout the ...

October 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Wings of Freedom’ tour set for Boro

History will come to life as the "Wings of Freedom" tour comes to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport next week, bringing vintage bombers and other airplanes ...

October 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia election server wiped after suit filed

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The ...

October 26, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press | Local


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