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Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his illness define him. In fact, he's putting up a fight every day. His weapons of choice? French crayons, oil pastels and watercolors.

May 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in prison for failing to seek medical attention for her badly injured child, whom she was feeding dog food, according to testimony.

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case will be heard Tuesday in the Georgia Supreme Court.

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when he sat down for an interview last week.

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the Gateway Industrial Park as tools to maintain rail service and extend a road that could serve other industries as well.

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools get two new school resource officers

Bulloch County commissioners have approved a partnership between the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Board of Education to place two school resource officers in five area schools.

May 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A perfect pairing

Despite a warm, spring day that often attracts many of Willow Pond Senior Care's residents outside to the porch, Marvin Judy is in the dining room, sitting beside Shira Davis, a 22-year-old Georgia Southern University senior from Marietta.

May 06, 2016 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Pharmacy burglary suspect arrested

Brooklet police arrested a man on Thursday who is suspected in at least four burglary attempts at local pharmacies last weekend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Debate candidates decline invitation

A debate scheduled for Tuesday between congressional and local sheriff candidates may turn out to be a one-man show, as candidate Eugene Yu of Augusta, whose office arranged the debate, is the only one expected to attend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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 of Prayer at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

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 care in her bid as a Democrat for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia's 12th District.

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 faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.

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. both Friday and Saturday evening.

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. With the relaunch of the search in March, more of an effort was made to reach out to the managers of similar-size Georgia cities, said city Human Resources Director Jeff Grant.

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Free meals for kids June 6-30

The Bulloch County Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch for children and teens at four locations, weekdays June 6-30, and lunch at a fifth ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Cartee leaving Ogeechee Tech for UGA

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College for nine and a half years, is leaving to become director July 1 of the University of ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Doty retires, looks forward

This week, Dr. Karen Doty is keeping 10 red and yellow roses in a vase at her office at Portal Middle High School. She took ...

June 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘The Miracle Worker’ comes to Statesboro

The Averitt Center for the Arts will present "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, Friday and Saturday at 7 ...

June 01, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


School employees get 3 percent 'stipend'

All Bulloch County Schools employees, from teachers and principals to cooks and bus drivers, will get a 3 percent, one-time bonus next school year.

May 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Memorial Day 2016: Honoring the fallen

Statesboro's Emma Kelly Theater was filled to capacity Monday as people gathered for the 2016 Memorial Day observance honoring Bulloch County's fallen soldiers.

May 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up to 15 inches of rain soaks Bulloch

Tropical Depression Bonnie stalled over the Southeast last weekend, dumping torrential rains that flooded highways, dirt roads, yards and parking lots.

May 30, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect in 3-county chase Friday remains at large

The identity of a man who was the target of a search Friday following a three-county chase and crash near Statesboro is yet unknown, said ...

May 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Savannah's Johnny Harris closes after more than 90 years

SAVANNAH - Denise and Kindall Valdes dined on their favorite Southern dishes of fried chicken and world-famous barbecue on Saturday afternoon. It's a meal the ...

May 30, 2016 | By BRITTINI RAY Savannah Morning News | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A local success story: Cotton's Tire grows

Working as a salesman for a tire wholesaler, Mike Price called on a small tire store in Sylvania. When he made his pitch to Cotton ...

May 30, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch County's 2016 high school valedictorians

Bulloch Academy: William Downs

May 29, 2016 | | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's goodbye

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and Special Agent Chester McBride laid to rest at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery after his funeral at Hanner ...

January 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's Homecoming

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride, who was killed on duty while serving in Afghanistand on Dec. 21, arrives home and is honored ...

January 01, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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