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The gift of sound

It was a Christmas miracle for sure.

December 31, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Food stores help OTC reach future GED students

After getting grocery stores to hand out fliers to shoppers at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Ogeechee Technical College has a larger outreach planned for January to promote its adult education programs, which include more than just GED classes.

December 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


In with the new … elected officials

There's a new sheriff in Bulloch County – and two new judges, a new Board of Commissioners chairman, two new commissioners, two new Board of Education members and a new State Court chief solicitor.

December 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Poll: 2017 will be better year

NEW YORK - Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

December 27, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Local


Nine new officials among 20 to be sworn

Among the 20 Bulloch County and Ogeechee Judicial Circuit officials scheduled to be sworn in for new terms at 10 a.m. Thursday are nine newly elected to their offices during 2016.

December 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Cold doesn't dampen the spirit at 'Christmas at the Courthouse'

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrapped in scarves, hats and mittens, many gathered at the Bulloch County Courthouse Dec. 16 for the inaugural "Christmas at the Courthouse" to celebrate the birth of Jesus long ago. The wind was brisk and chilling, but participants huddled close to worship and pray.

December 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP hopes to avoid snags over annual hospital tax

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care expenses when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

December 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Solar pecan processing

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 million that is projected to pay for itself in power bill savings and incentives in four to seven years.

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots to discover at GSU's Botanic Gardens

One of my favorite things about this column, in addition often to being the first to share the news about exciting new businesses coming to town, is to introduce you to businesses and venues that I consider "hidden jewels" of our community.

December 26, 2016 | | Local


Metter dentist Clance earns rare Mastership Award

Dr. William W. Clance of Metter attained a rare distinction among dentists this year when he received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings like the seven 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility units now on order.

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan offers a solution to that problem.

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro, said Chris Wiggins, a relationship banker at Sea Island Bank, and Lori Wiggins, an administrative assistant in Georgia Southern University's Department of Technology and Learning, will lead the 2017 event.

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chase ends with PIT maneuver and arrest

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy, assisting Statesboro police in a high-speed chase, stopped a fleeing suspect by using the PIT maneuver on Highway 301 South Thursday afternoon.

December 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Lawmakers plan bill allowing two Georgia casinos

ATLANTA - Supporters of casino gambling hope to legalize the industry in Georgia after several failed attempts in recent legislative sessions.

January 24, 2017 | | Local


Report: Suspect dead after confrontation with Bulloch, Effingham deputies

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region Five office is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy that occurred Monday night on ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local




Sheriff's Office investigating possible shooting of suspect

Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office are headed to the scene where a deputy was involved in the possible shooting of a suspect.

January 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


'The windows exploded'

ALBANY - A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could ...

January 23, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Bulloch spared tornadoes, storm damage

Statesboro and Bulloch County dodged a bullet over the weekend, escaping damage from tornadoes that ripped across South Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, but several ...

January 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wadley police officer killed in Metter crash

A Wadley police officer was killed early Monday morning in a car accident outside of Metter on his way to police certification training in Statesboro.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Scapes arrives

With the purchase of Wise Nurseries' retail garden center in Statesboro, Brian Powell has expanded his landscaping company, Statesboro Southern Scapes Inc., to include a ...

January 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man arrested after allegedly choking woman holding infant

Statesboro police arrested a man Friday after they say he choked a victim who was holding a baby.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lewis Color merges with Savannah firm

Lewis Color of Statesboro recently completed a merger with DX Marketing based in Savannah. DX Marketing offers targeted marketing to firms, services that include research ...

January 23, 2017 | | Local


Leadership Southeast Georgia announces 2017 class

Lori Grice, owner of Lori Grice Photography, and Kendria Lee, executive associate for Government and Community Relations at Georgia Southern University, were selected as Bulloch ...

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


All Bulloch public schools will be open Monday

All of Bulloch County Schools' campuses will be open on a normal schedule on Monday, Hayley Greene, spokesperson for the school system, announced Sunday afternoon.

January 22, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Former Bulloch teacher releases 3rd book in 'River's Trilogy' series

J.G. Jakes has released her third novel, "The River's End," the climax of the "River's Trilogy," completing the story of the feisty ...

January 22, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Poet and activist speaks at GSU MLK Celebration

Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most well-known poets, spoke at Georgia Southern University last week. Besides reciting a few of her poems, she made ...

January 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Anti-Trump marches draw more than 1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital ...

January 21, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Local


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