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Four members of Stilson family die in fire

The Stilson community is grieving today after four members of the well-respected Davis family were killed in a Wednesday morning house fire.

December 28, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

34 Ga. bears killed

MACON - About a tenth of the Middle Georgia black bear population was killed when the first-ever open bear season was held in three Middle Georgia counties last month. Although some wildlife advocates are raising concerns about harm to the bear population, state officials say the hunt will be held the same way next year.

December 27, 2011 | BY S. HEATHER DUNCAN The Macon Telegraph | Local

Post-holiday donation surge for Goodwill

Christmas has passed, but staff at the Statesboro-area Goodwill store hope the season of giving is still in full swing.

December 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Akins gets expanded role with Synovus

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, today announced that Wayne Akins will transition into an expanded leadership role as chief community banking officer of Synovus.

December 26, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local

Man charged in burglary attempt, arson

A man seen breaking into homes in an Old Register Road mobile home park Friday also set one home on fire as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies made their way to the scene.

December 26, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Gifts of the season

The Brooklet Kiwanis Club holds a breakfast on Christmas Eve every year to help raise money for gift certificates that will be given out to the needy.

December 24, 2011 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

Suspect attempts store robbery

A man who police said choked a clerk while trying to rob a South Main convenience store Friday is now behind bars, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Statesboro choir to sing in NYC

After claiming top honors at a regional competition Sunday, a group of Statesboro singers can look forward to showcasing their talents in a city as grand as their voices.

December 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Grandfather charged with child molestation

A South Carolina grandfather is in the Bulloch County Jail, charged with molesting his juvenile granddaughter.

December 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Shoeboxes loaded with love, prayers

Imagine everything you receive for Christmas this year fitting inside one shoebox. Imagine much of the box space filled with washcloths, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste and socks. And then try to imagine being filled with joy and appreciation beyond words for such a marvelous gift.

December 22, 2011 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local

Bulloch schools teach more than 300 immigrant children

After asking a question about the night sky, Tara Ward gently reminded her students, "Please use English," when she hears an answer in Korean or Vietnamese.

December 21, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local

Statesboro to introduce new message alert system

In January, Statesboro Public Safety will implement a new communications service allowing city officials to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 21, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local

Community offers prayers, support

It was not how anyone gathering at St. Mathews Church Tuesday night wanted to spend their holidays: in a huddled mass, grieving a young boy who remains in hospice care following a devastating vehicle accident.

December 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Claxton’s Korean connection

Over the past six years, several hundred South Koreans have found a gateway to their American dream through a job - for a least one family member - at a chicken processing plant in Claxton.

December 20, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local

Blood drive to be held in honor of leukemia patient

For Jody and Rett Polk, it does not take a T-shirt or promotional ad to see blood donations can save lives. Their daughter is enough.

December 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

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It's not over yet, but rough flu season is finally receding

Georgia's latest flu report appears to support statements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the flu season may finally have passed ...

February 26, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Georgia GOP leader threatens Delta over cutting its NRA ties

ATLANTA - Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount ...

February 26, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local

The benefits of raw honey in your backyard

Spring has taken the Boro and Bulloch County by storm. Pollen has covered everything and GSU's Sweetheart Circle has never been more beautiful. Along ...

February 26, 2018 | | Local

Statesboro's Health Assessments, Inc. offers fully accredited drug and alcohol testing

There's a 23-year-old firm in Statesboro that few people know exists but many local residents and companies have used its services.

February 25, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local

Transit overhaul a top issue for state legislators

ATLANTA - Wednesday marks a key deadline for Georgia lawmakers, since bills need pass at least one chamber by then to remain alive for the session ...

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

Pilot, wrestler, now STAR Student

Bulloch County STAR Student Kyle Samuels is an 18-year-old licensed pilot and four-year champion high school wrestler headed to the U.S. Air Force Academy ...

February 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Panel OKs law to stop surprise medical bills

The effort to reduce "surprise" medical bills in Georgia took another key step Thursday with legislation passing a Senate health committee.

February 23, 2018 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Two arrested on drug trafficking charges

The arrest of a woman Wednesday on drug trafficking charges follows the arrest of another man on similar charges at the same location two weeks ...

February 23, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Relay for Life kicks off

Bulloch County cancer survivors and their supporters enjoyed dinner and a show Thursday evening as characters from Disney's Magic Kingdom greeted guests at Statesboro ...

February 23, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sheets named Kiwanian of the Year

Chuck Sheets, who recruits help and makes sure that the 3,000-plus participants and about 170 floats line up correctly for the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair ...

February 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Busbee offers as candidate for House District 160

Robert Busbee of Statesboro announced this week that he will run for the District 160 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. He identified modernization ...

February 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Troopers seek witness to hit-and-run

A man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run incident Tuesday, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are seeking a witness to the crash.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Body identified as missing man

A man whose body was found Friday behind Statesboro's Kmart store has been identified as a man missing from Portal since the end of ...

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Kiwanis rodeo coming for 8th year

With new awards and a new crop of bucking stock foals and calves arriving this spring, rodeo contractor Danny Hedrick is excited to be returning ...

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Tankersley seeks re-election in District 160

Rep. Jan Tankersley, the Republican from Brooklet who represents District 160, is seeking a fifth two-year term in the Georgia House of Representatives. She will ...

February 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

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