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It's official: Keel named president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta

After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, effective July 20.

July 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Heated debate turns to Confederate flag

Following an intense discussion with references to the Nazi swastika, the flag of the terrorist group Isis and the U.S. Constitution, people carrying Confederate battle flags inside the Bulloch County Commission meeting room Tuesday were asked to leave after a unanimous vote. Commissioners, however, took no action regarding a petition to remove a Confederate soldier memorial from the county courthouse square.

July 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Council authorizes city manager search

Statesboro City Council launched a search for a new city manager Tuesday, a full year after firing former City Manager Frank Parker. A proposal to create a new deputy city manager post for interim City Manager Robert Cheshire is also on the table.

July 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Migos rapper seeks reconsideration of bond denial

The mother of a rap artist who is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on drugs, guns and other charges testified in court Tuesday during a motion to reconsider her son's denial of bond.

July 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


'In support of heritage'

About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.

July 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally ranked Market in Statesboro

Statesboro's Mainstreet Farmers Market shows up in some "best of" lists, and recently moved up in the "101 Best Farmers Markets in America" published by the food and drink website The Daily Meal.

July 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


A walk in the woods

Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss' love of nature recently took him a few steps farther - approximately 5 million steps, in fact.

July 05, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


Diverse students, mostly white faculty

While 48 percent of the Bulloch County Schools' students are ethnic minorities, including 37.3 percent who are African-American, only 13.8 percent of the school system's certified teachers and administrators are minorities, including 12.3 percent who are African-American.

July 05, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


America celebrates 4th of July

A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn't dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

July 04, 2015 | From staff reports and the Associated Press | Local


Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

July 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA's annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

July 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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City blocks new fireworks stores for 90 days

To give the city time to adopt zoning rules, Statesboro City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium blocking the creation or expansion of fireworks stores.

August 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU alum may be next Travel Channel Star

When Blake Jeffers submitted a video entry to become the next Travel Channel Star, he didn't really expect to get a call saying he ...

August 04, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Special to the Herald | Local


Offices moving into new county annex

The finishing touches are being made to the new Bulloch County Annex, and several county offices expect to move in soon.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@bryancountynews.com | Local


Active shooter training to be held at Georgia Southern

Local law enforcement agencies will be conducting active shooter response training at Georgia Southern University through Thursday, Aug. 6.

August 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Palace moves to South Main

The Southern Palace Chinese Restaurant has been operating on South Main Street only since November, but has been a Statesboro family business, serving families of ...

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Henry, for wonderful memories

In 1965, newlyweds Henry and Charlene Doyle traveled by Greyhound Bus from their hometown of Metter to Savannah so Henry could attend barber school.

August 03, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Ringing in a new year

Exactly 9,683 students started the 2015-16 term Monday in the Bulloch County Schools, but if trends hold true, enrollment will top 10,200 students ...

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Rep. Rick Allen speaks to local Rotary Club

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen, R-Ga.-12, spoke against Planned Parenthood practices and of problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear deal and ...

August 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 2

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31 ...

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt Center season tickets for 2015–16 season go on sale Aug. 4

Special to the Herald

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Make a will – protect loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'The peace in rabbits'

Therapists come in all shapes and sizes.

August 02, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


Patient safety is focus of every hospital employee

The importance of patient safety is a given at every hospital in the United States. At East Georgia Regional Medical Center, however, patient safety is ...

August 01, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


CDC's top modeler makes estimates, courts controversy

ATLANTA - Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.

August 01, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Local


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