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VA Medical Center to hold public forum Wednesday at Legion Hall

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will hold a combination Veterans Information Fair and Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 100 Rucker Lane in Statesboro.

October 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Boro's Wholesale Customs

Wholesale Customs in the Boro might sound like the kind of place where young dudes take their rides to be jacked up with custom suspension and tricked out with tony rims and window-thumping aftermarket sound systems. Well, it is, but it's also a place where their moms can buy new tires and get them mounted on the family minivan while it's realigned using a state-of-the-art machine.

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Air Evac moving to Kiwanis fairgrounds

The Kiwanis fairgrounds is getting a new permanent resident that will certainly get some attention. Our local Air Evac Lifeteam emergency helicopter flight service is relocating from the Statesboro Airport to the southeast portion of the Kiwanis Fair grounds parking lot adjacent to Highway 67.

October 05, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Local Scout earns Eagle rank

James Nash Welch, a ninth-grader at Statesboro High School, recently received the highest and most coveted award in Scouting. Welch earned the Eagle Scout rank for the Boy Scouts of America, an award that less than 2 percent of Boy Scouts in the United States ever attain.

October 05, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Alcohol violation hearings resume with fall semester

After a respite of several months, Statesboro City Council will return to alcoholic beverage sales enforcement actions today with hearings for eight alleged violations at six different locations.

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 1.

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

State NAACP convention here this week

Thursday through Saturday, member delegates from all over the state will gather in Statesboro for the 73rd Annual Georgia NAACP Convention. National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is scheduled to give the keynote speech Friday, and the Georgia NAACP president, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson of Statesboro, will be nominated for election to a second two-year term.

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest Teel.

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up.

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Historical Society honors Braz, Whitaker, Presley

The Bulloch County Historical Society this week honored one of its founding members, Del Presley, with its first-ever Distinguished Fellow Award, and two artists who have brought the arts and history together, Michael Braz and Mical Whitaker, with lifetime honorary memberships.

October 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Baby injured in drug sweep arrest

An infant was injured when a drug-trafficking suspect fled from law enforcement during a recent multicounty drug sweep, but deputies apprehended the man, and the baby was taken to a hospital for treatment.

October 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast.

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults were measured as potential AmTryke recipients at a later Bike Day.

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Handling a bomb threat

The 12-year-old girl police say is responsible for at least two of three bomb threat phone calls that shut down four local schools Tuesday remains incarcerated at the Claxton Youth Detention Center, awaiting further court hearings.

October 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Campus committee begins search for 3-5 candidates for GSU president

The 18-member campus committee received its working orders Wednesday morning, not to name the next president of Georgia Southern University, but to identify three to five individuals – no more and no less – who would be acceptable in that post.

September 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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Volunteers to issue tickets to handicap parking violators

Those handicap parking spaces may be tempting if you're in a hurry, but soon, Statesboro police will have help in enforcing the law to ...

November 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Guest column: No slowing down Jean Coleman

The prisoner had been working all day with a massive auger when the stubborn tool bound up. In desperation, the man leaned over for a ...

November 01, 2015 | By JULIE H. LUMPKIN | Local

Time is here for flu shot

It's the best time of year to get a flu shot, public health officials say. And for most people, the cost will be zero.

November 01, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Local man charged with extortion

A man who illegally obtained a woman's private photographs and then used them in attempts to blackmail her faces extortion and other charges, said ...

October 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘Raise the Woof’ fundraiser benefits Humane Society

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a stand-up comedy show fundraiser, "Raise the Woof," on Friday, Nov. 6 at Statesboro's ...

October 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Woman whose story is told in movie “Captive” to speak at Celebrate Recovery event

Ashley Smith, known worldwide as the single mother who persuaded Brian Nichols, Atlanta's courtroom killer, to surrender to police, will be the featured speaker ...

October 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Motorists trade delays for improved intersection

Paving on U.S. Highway 80 at the Burkhalter Road intersection prompted lane closures throughout the work day, but that phase of the project was ...

October 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Looking for ‘A man called Jimps’

Jimerson "Jimpse" Kennedy, an influential 19th century resident of what was then a larger Bulloch County, left several legacies south and west of Statesboro, including ...

October 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Catron pleads not guilty to child molestation charge

A Bulloch County man charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl pled not guilty during an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

October 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Scare on the Square brings Halloween downtown

Scare on the Square will make the courthouse area a crossroads for Halloween fun, including a hayride, costume contests for all ages, trunk-or-treating, a haunted ...

October 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

DSDA moving forward with Homes for Heroes

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority plans to rehabilitate three houses it owns in the Blue Mile corridor and offer them for sale at cost to ...

October 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Tormenta on horizon

Nearly three months ago it was announced that a new Premier Development League franchise was scheduled to begin play in Statesboro for the 2016 season.

October 28, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo Gallery: 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

Check out pictures from the 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The annual fundraiser added a second permance this year and raised $107,000 to ...

October 06, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

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