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Portal man trapped underneath home by fallen water heater

A Portal man was transported to a Savannah hospital after being trapped underneath his home by a fallen hot water heater for hours Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia EPD investigates Portal sewage spill

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is investigating what it terms a "major" sewage spill at a retention pond used by the city of Portal.

February 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen fatal fire ruled ‘undetermined’

The fatal Sunday morning fire in Millen has been ruled "undetermined," according to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

February 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Local money varies widely among Bulloch County schools

The local tax money Bulloch County spends annually per student in its 15 public schools varies from $1,087 at Brooklet Elementary School to $3,660 at Portal Middle High School, according to a chart seen by the Board of Education last week.

February 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Tornado drill goes quietly, smoothly at Sallie Zetterower Elementary

It started shortly after 9 a.m. today when Hope Sumner, the assistant principal of Sallie Zetterower Elementary School, spoke over the intercom.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Freedom, Gus, Keel bring Georgia Southern to the Capitol

Georgia Southern University hosted its second annual "Day at the Capitol" event on Tuesday in Atlanta.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Department of Revenue joins Statesboro police on alcohol checks

The Statesboro Police Department is not alone in ensuring that city businesses that sell alcohol do so within the law.

February 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man faces 72 peeping Tom counts

A Statesboro man faces more than 70 felony charges after investigators discovered an assortment of revealing photographs of women he apparently took without permission, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County man charged with kidnapping woman

A man is in jail after a female acquaintance told Bulloch County deputies that he had kidnapped her.

February 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Committee ranks Bulloch County Schools’ facility needs

While Bulloch County spent tens of millions of dollars building new schools over the past 15 years, some of the schools' smaller wants and needs were pushed to the future, and some additional problems cropped up.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Herald seeks Deen Day Smith nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bi-Lo and a Clyde’s store get 3-day suspensions

Two Statesboro stores that are part of larger companies, Clyde's Market No. 48 on U.S. Highway 301 South and the Bi-Lo supermarket at the mall, have their city licenses to sell beer and wine suspended Thursday through Saturday.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Space heater likely cause of fatal Millen house fire

A space heater is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Millen Sunday morning that took the life of a teenage boy.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries after semi flips in Bulloch County

No one was injured Monday morning when an 18-wheeler flipped over on Georgia Highway 119 near the Interstate 16 off ramp.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University launches new virtual campus tour

Georgia Southern University recently launched a virtual campus tour for prospective students interested in learning more about the university and the admissions experience.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Smoke in hallway prompts Sallie Z. evacuation

Faculty and students at Sallie Zetterower Elementary were evacuated at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday after smoke was seen in a hallway, according to the Bulloch County school system.

March 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former council member, military veteran run for Rocky Ford mayor

Members of the Rocky Ford Town Council hope an upcoming special election will bring new leadership to the town riddled with financial and legal challenges.

March 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man wanted in Alabama robbery arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Sunday who is wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery in Alabama.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff's officers swarm Statesboro's South Main Street

Three suspects traveling in a stolen truck were arrested Sunday, an incident that drew a large number of officers to South Main Street, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after leading officers on a chase

A Savannah man driving a stolen car escaped law enforcement after a chase Saturday, but when he fled Monday after being spotted again, he was quickly apprehended, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Kay Proctor earns Certified Fraud Examiner status

Kay Proctor of Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal, CPAs, recently was awarded the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Uncle Shug's goes to Brooklet

Uncle Shug's now has two locations, the long-established Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn on U.S. Highway 301 South, and Uncle Shug's Bar-B-Q Place in Brooklet.

March 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Clinic expands to cover uninsured in Bulloch County

If you follow health care at all, you know that Georgia is one of 21 states that decided not to expand Medicaid as part of its implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

March 09, 2015 | | Local


Benning to Gordon Relay to pass through Portal

The Third Annual Benning to Gordon Relay is scheduled for this week.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern dean seeks Arkansas position

Dr. Thomas R. Koballa Jr., the dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, is a candidate for a dean position at the University of Arkansas.

March 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Less is more: How weight loss surgery helped Don Aliffi regain a healthy lifestyle

"Besides the obvious benefits of being able to play with my grandson and walk without pain and do Disney and all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining, the principal way my life has changed is that very small amounts of food go a really long way with me," Don Aliffi said.

March 08, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Help us recognize Bulloch’s young leaders

In 2010, the Statesboro Herald conducted its first ever search to identify 20 Bulloch County residents under the age of 40 who are making a mark with professional success and community involvement. Since then, the Herald has recognized 101 folks under 40 who help make Statesboro and Bulloch County a better place to live.

March 08, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Statesboro Police Department reorganizes patrol bureau

The Statesboro Police Department is reorganizing its patrol division, eliminating two vacant lieutenant positions to instead hire three additional patrol officers and a part-time secretary.

March 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police invite public to town hall Tuesday

The Statesboro Police Department will hold a town hall community forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Emma Kelly Theater, giving residents a chance to talk directly with the department's command staff.

March 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia cites 3 Statesboro bars for allowing underage drinking

Georgia Department of Revenue agents cited three Statesboro bars last month for allowing underage patrons to drink alcohol. Two alcohol compliance checks conducted last month by revenue agents resulted in a number of violations where individuals were cited for infractions as well.

March 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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