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Armed robbery suspects arrested, extradited

Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate Metter robberies

Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lightning, winds cause no damage

Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Morning wrecks on 80, 25 cause delays

Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia's first lady reads to local children

With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second thoughts emerge on school zone change

School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.

March 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man killed in crash

A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McDuffie Co. man wanted on child molestation charges arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.

March 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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


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Boro-grown music, sports

Ongoing projects and marketing successes are increasing tourists' exposure to Bulloch County's musical and agricultural heritage, developing Statesboro's status as a "sports mecca" and introducing it to travel writers.

May 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - McDougald Oil sale signals new beginnings

The sale of McDougald Oil Company a few months ago to Bulloch County natives Greg Sikes and Chris Thompson marks the end of McDougald family ownership as one of Bulloch County's oldest family owned businesses.

May 04, 2015 | | Local


Bulloch school execs call for 2-mill tax increase

The Bulloch County Schools' superintendent and chief financial officer have presented a budget that calls for a 2-mill increase in property taxes to support leveled funding among the schools and pay raises for their employees.

May 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones'

For Jim Hilliard's full, unedited account of the Rolling Stones concert at Georgia Southern, see the full article here.

May 03, 2015 | By JIM HILLIARD Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern cheerleaders repeat as national champions

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title earlier this month at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

May 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'It is family here'

It's been a little more than a week since the tragic accident on Interstate 16 cut the lives of five nursing students from Georgia Southern University far too short. The healing process from the horrific events of April 22 is in the beginning stages across the campus, and, indeed, across the entire community.

May 03, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Unabridged - The Rolling Stones, live at Georgia Southern--in 1965

The following is the unabridged version of Jim Hilliard's story about the Rolling Stones

May 03, 2015 | Jim Hilliard Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro has shot at $3 million

With its efforts to revitalize South Main Street and maintain a lively downtown, Statesboro has become one of 50 America's Best Communities quarterfinalists. The top three finalists will receive awards of $3 million, $2 million and $1 million.

May 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Eighth grader wins Market game

Fourteen-year-old Michael Vescio, an eighth grader at William James Middle School, made more than $15,000 in investments recently over a 10-week period.

May 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Relay for Life: Fighting cancer together

Purple-clad people from all walks of life made their way around a track lined with luminaries Friday evening, celebrating being cancer free as they participated in the first lap - the Survivors' Lap - of the 2015 Bulloch County Relay for Life.

May 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kinder Morgan gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

May 01, 2015 | From the Bryan County News | Local


Two-school zoning shift made definite

As first reported in March, about 140 students who rode school buses to attend Langston Chapel Elementary School this year will go to Sallie Zetterower Elementary School when the new school year begins Aug. 3.

May 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Second lawsuit filed in deadly crash

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. It is the second suit filed against Total Transportation since the seven-vehicle crash April 22.

April 30, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Last US Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.

April 30, 2015 | By MARGIE MASON Associated Press | Local


Warrant roundup nets 21 arrests

A round up of people wanted on felony charges ended in 21 arrests Tuesday, and more may be coming.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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