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Downtown pioneer 'Dub' Lovett passes

The Statesboro community is mourning the loss of a man who helped build the city's downtown area into a thriving business district.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Quick arrest nabs Metter bank robber

A man who robbed a Metter bank Monday morning didn't get very far, thanks to an alert citizen and fast-responding police.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'A friend we'll never forget'

The final strains of "She Talks to Angels" faded away and Joey Fennell, executive pastor for Connections Church, approached the microphone. Addressing the devastated Aubrey family and about 800 distraught friends gathered in the sanctuary of Connections, Fennell began the almost impossible task of bringing some comfort to a still stunned and grieving community at Saturday's funeral for Jordan Aubrey.

August 16, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local

Play like a girl

About 180 participants got the full game-day experience during Thursday's Women's Football Clinic at Georgia Southern University, including a tour of the facilities at Paulson Stadium, a fashion show with players sporting different uniforms and gear, and a chance to watch film with a real referee and Willie Fritz's coaching staff. Participants got to run through the tunnel out of the locker room at the Ted Smith Family Football Center and learned some basic football drills on the field. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Tickets for Kids program, which helps area disadvantaged youths attend games.

August 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Chance plans to run; Britt organizing campaign

District 5 Councilman Travis Chance will seek re-election, he said Friday. So, with candidates required to qualify two weeks from now for Nov. 3 city elections, all three current Statesboro City Council members with terms up this year have stated their intentions.

August 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Handling complaints against cops

Following a meeting Aug. 1 that included representatives from three local law enforcement agencies and members of Statesboro's African-American community, Chief Deputy Jared Akins of the Sheriff's Office said he learned that the office needs to make the public better aware of how complaints about officers' actions are handled, he said.

August 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch County joins GeorgiaLEADS

Bulloch County is one of just nine in the state and the only Southeast Georgia county selected to participate in a pilot program aimed at developing a broader and deeper network of leaders.

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Statesboro man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

A Statesboro man remains in serious condition after an accident Tuesday involving his motorcycle and a passenger car.

August 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Doctors: Various factors figure into Carter cancer treatment

ATLANTA - Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age and health, doctors said.

August 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Local

Metter community mourning student’s sudden death

The entire Candler County community remains in a state of shock following last month's sudden death of a Metter High School student.

August 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Driver killed in log truck accident

A Sandersville man was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle logging truck accident near Sylvania.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Coroner: Man found in peanut field died of natural causes

A man found dead in his car in the middle of a Register-area peanut field Tuesday died of natural causes, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

‘The state of our university is strong’

Noting that she is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels welcomed GSU employees to a new academic year Wednesday morning. Classes begin Monday for most of the expected 20,500 students.

August 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

City continues push for $3 million award

The team supporting Statesboro's selection in the America's Best Communities contest submitted a progress report last week on how it plans to move from quarterfinalist to semi-finalist status in the next round.

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

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Digging begins on deepening of Savannah harbor

TYBEE ISLAND - Crews working round-the-clock have begun deepening the waterway cargo ships use to reach the busy Port of Savannah, which spent 16 years waiting ...

September 14, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Now simpler to go to college while in high school

Schools and colleges in Bulloch County are taking steps to inform parents of two new Georgia laws that give high school students more opportunities than ...

September 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

For heritage and health

Cyclists from as far away as Dublin and as near as Statesboro set out on 14-mile and 36-mile routes in two different directions as the ...

September 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Annual 'Tales from the Tomb' tours set for September 24

The annual Bulloch County Historical Society's "Tales from the Tomb" tours will take place a bit earlier this year, with tours featuring "spirits" of ...

September 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch students REACH for success

Five Bulloch County students were awarded recently the REACH Georgia Scholarship, making them each eligible for $20,000 to use for higher education after graduating ...

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU police using body cameras

Georgia Southern University police officers are wearing body cameras while on duty, the first law enforcement agency to do so in Bulloch County.

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Lessons of 9/11

Kids waving flags. Wearing red, white, and blue attire. Reciting the pledge of allegiance. Singing the National Anthem. This is what one might typically expect ...

September 11, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local

Law enforcement responds to social media threats

Local law enforcement agencies ramped up presence at Bulloch County schools Friday due to a statewide alert regarding unsubstantiated threats.

September 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Betty Foy Sanders honored at Emma Kelly Theater

Former Georgia first lady Betty Foy Sanders showed Southern charm Thursday night as she gracefully accepted honors as the 2015 Legend in the Arts award ...

September 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa - Scientists, including a Georgia Southern alumnus, say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge ...

September 10, 2015 | By LYNSEY CHUTEL and MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press | Local

Four arrested in August robbery

Statesboro police rounded up four suspects believed to have been involved in an Aug. 28 armed robbery at Hawthorne II Apartments.

September 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Painting the town blue

Community leaders and Georgia Southern University officials came together to break bread and celebrate the town-and-gown relationship between Statesboro and the university at the Paint ...

September 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

‘That Georgia Rhythm’ coming to Boro

Come take a musical trip through the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater with "That ...

September 09, 2015 | | Local

Statesboro firefighters offer cookout, fun day

Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams hopes to meet a number of "neighbors" Saturday by hosting a community cook-out and inviting the public to get to ...

September 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Former state trooper found dead

A Portal area man reported missing Tuesday was found dead Wednesday morning near his truck, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

September 09, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

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