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A place in peril

A demure wooden building in the heart of Portal has been named one of 10 "Places in Peril" by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

February 22, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

Nontraditional sports are trending in the U.S., and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has responded to one of these trends by constructing a 27-hole Disc Golf Course on Mill Creek Road near Statesboro Airport, just off of U.S. Highway 301 North.

February 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo will arrive in mid-April, providing two nights of bulls, broncs and family entertainment.

February 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Caution: School zoning ahead

Redrawing attendance zones is a task Bulloch County Schools officials are approaching cautiously but say can no longer be delayed for some schools. The zones decide which schools students attend, or at least where a free school bus ride will take them.

February 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn't the end of the journey for Statesboro's first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

February 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

February 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Three men invaded a Clito-area home Thursday night and pistol-whipped a man from whom they stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

This year, the Georgia Soccer State Cup's Final Four, including 42 games for seven age groups of boys and girls, will be held in Statesboro May 30 and 31, using Georgia Southern University's soccer fields and fields at The Clubhouse.

February 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it - rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Business owners and managers in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Intoxicated bouncer invades Statesboro mayor’s home

When a reportedly drunken, underage bar bouncer went looking for the breaker box in a Benson Drive home Feb. 6, he didn't realize he was in the wrong house - the mayor's house.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NPR journalist discusses race in America, her own life

There was a time when veteran journalist Michele Norris used to resist covering - even talking about - Black History Month, or even anything to do with race at all.

February 18, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS and AL HACKLE Herald staff writers | Local


Statesboro City Council rejects Fair Road zoning change

Probably surprising nobody, Statesboro City Council has denied a zoning change and a height variance needed for a gas station and a four-story hotel to be built between Georgia Southern University's Garden of the Coastal Plain and First Presbyterian Church.

February 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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Rare cloud formation waves over Statesboro

An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally recognized dementia-care specialist to speak at GSU conference

Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro High School coach indicted after 2014 arrest

The second of two assistant high school coaches accused last year in separate cases of inappropriate contact with students was indicted earlier this month.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boys and Girls Club tours Sankofa Museum on Wheels

Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

March 29, 2015 | Makayla Rankins Herald Correspondent | Local


30 years of making reading fun

For over 30 years, Elaine McDuffie has been showing children and adults alike the joys of reading.

March 29, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state's best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

March 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rick Allen to speak at Deen Day Smith banquet

The 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Congressman Rick W. Allen as the keynote speaker.

March 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Budding Brooklet author earns high honor

Correction: In the original version of this article, the name of the contest printed as the "Ron L. Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest." The correct title is L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest. The Herald apologizes for this error.

March 28, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

March 28, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Boro man charged with 16 auto break-ins

Statesboro Police investigating 16 vehicle break-in reports solved the cases Tuesday with two arrests.

March 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal’s field house, other schools’ projects move forward

Plans for a new field house at Portal Middle High School will move forward, along with 11 other projects from a recently prioritized list. Six of these, including the field house, will be ready for bids soon, the Bulloch County Board of Education heard Thursday.

March 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Baby death ruled accidental

The death of an infant Thursday was ruled accidental, according to autopsy results.

March 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School budget talk involves local values, more counselors

In deciding how much money to budget to each school, Bulloch County Board of Education officials are discussing a formula that would provide more money for counselors than the state does.

March 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bus driver OK after accident

The driver of a school bus involved in a crash Wednesday night was released from the hospital, but will remain out of work a couple days in order to recuperate from her minor injuries, said Bulloch County Schools spokesperson Hayley Greene.

March 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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