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Man arrested in 2015 murder, arson in Metter

More than a year after the murder of a Metter man found in his burned mobile home, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged the victim's neighbor with the crime.

April 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators await toxicology in man’s death

An autopsy Wednesday revealed no immediate cause of death for a man found dead in his home Tuesday, but there is no indication of foul play, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

April 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Public invited to ‘Make Your Mark’ on future shelter

The Open Hearts Community Mission invites the public to attend a "Make Your Mark" event, at 3 p.m. Sunday at its homeless shelter site at 201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to embed the unfinished shelter with scriptures.

April 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


An interior facelift for the library

A major interior facelift for the Statesboro Regional Library was revealed Friday as part of the monthly First Friday celebration. At the event, the library showered patrons with hors d'oeuvres and a brand new look, both upstairs and downstairs.

April 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tedders running unopposed for BOE District 3

As an unopposed candidate, Dr. Stuart Tedders is set to replace Dr. LeVon Wilson as the District 3 member of the Bulloch County Board of Education in January.

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Investigators await autopsy in weight bench death

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to the determine the cause of death of a Bulloch County man reported found Tuesday morning on a weight bench with a barbell on top of him.

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


"An Evening with Emma Kelly"

Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the Averitt Center for the Arts and Emma Said Productions have paired up to bring "What's Your Favorite Song? An Evening with Emma Kelly" to the Emma Kelly Theater stage Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee show on Sunday at 2 p.m.

April 07, 2016 | By KATHERINE FALLON Special to the Herald | Local


Hebert new GSU president, beginning July 1

One week after naming him as the only finalist, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia went ahead Wednesday and hired Dr. Jaimie Hebert as president of Georgia Southern University.

April 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 or so employees at a continuing annual cost of about $566,000 when fully implemented.

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration drive and the chance to meet and learn more about those running for office.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about themselves and what they plan to do if elected.

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers await Deal's 'campus carry' decision

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal could deal another major blow to conservatives in the Republican-dominated Legislature as lawmakers await his decision on another controversial piece of legislation: a bill to allow college and university students ages 21 and up to carry a concealed handgun on campus with a permit.

April 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census figures show.

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ward's growing in Statesboro

After outgrowing a smaller shop in Brooklet in about a year's time, Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks moved in January to a larger, established shop on U.S. Highway 301 South, next door to J.C. Lewis Ford in Statesboro. An open house event is scheduled for April 30.

April 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners plan Gentilly Gardens upgrades

Gentilly Gardens, an assisted living and memory care facility on Gentilly Road, was acquired last week by local entrepreneurs Ralph Cowart and Alan Skipper.

April 04, 2016 | | Local


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Faithful ‘connect with God’ on Courthouse lawn

Statesboro and Bulloch County joined millions across the nation Thursday to pray for the country during the noon hour for the 65th Annual National Day ...

May 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Democrat Nolin running for Congress in the 12th

Joyce Nolin, a retired teacher, former day care operator and home care nursing assistant from Evans in Columbia County, often talks about education and health ...

May 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their ...

May 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Unclaimed cremains need a place to rest

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has the unclaimed cremains – cremated remains – of 16 deceased persons in a closet in his office.

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mical Whitaker retiring with ‘Charlie Brown’

Happiness is ... the Statesboro Youth Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Emma Kelly Theater at 7 p.m ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


City has 57 new applicants for city manager’s job

This time, Statesboro has 57 applicants for the job of city manager, an increase of four applicants from the number received on the first try ...

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Five pharmacies targeted in burglary attempts

Someone attempted to burglarize five locally owned pharmacies over the weekend, according to law enforcement reports. Now, investigators are seeking information about the incidents.

May 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved ...

May 03, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Georgia schools make room for thousands of migrant children

Among the tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America in recent years, roughly 1 in 26 of these young migrants have come to live ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Cason's Auto Repair opens in Brooklet

Walt and Beth Cason, successful Savannah automotive business owners who have been Bulloch County residents for almost 15 years, opened a business earlier this year ...

May 02, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Early voting off to a strong start

Early voting began with a bang Monday as 171 voters cast their ballots at the Board of Elections office in the Bulloch County Annex.

May 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Warrants issued for suspect in Millen woman's murder

Warrants for a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman Sunday follow an investigation opened by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Region ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City Council meets Tuesday at Statesboro High

Tuesday's 9 a.m. Statesboro City Council meeting is a regular meeting in the sense of the timing, but it is being held at ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Update on business projects in Statesboro

It's that time again, when I bring you up to speed on construction projects and other movement in the business community in Statesboro. We ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice earns honor

Ogeechee Area Hospice was recently recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Hospice Honors Program.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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