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BOE affirms Wilson’s new deal, 6-2

The Bulloch County Board of Education voted 6-2 last week to confirm a two-year contract extension with a 2.5 percent raise each year for Superintendent Charles Wilson.

June 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Storms drench Bulloch, hail reported

In less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, some parts of Bulloch County were drenched with up to two inches of rain.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man charged with kidnapping taxi driver

A man who kidnapped a taxi driver in Statesboro Tuesday is in jail, and police are still investigating reasons why the man hijacked the taxi at gunpoint.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A lifelong dream come true

Benita Palmer officially achieved her lifelong dream of home ownership with a simple signature.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


UPDATE: Runaway juvenile in custody and safe

According to Bulloch County Chief Deputy Jared Akins, runaway juvenile Lauryn Carswell, 15, has been located and is in custody and safe.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Naked man pulls gun on deputy

A naked man who called 911 to complain about being bitten, possibly by bugs, was arrested Monday after pulling a rifle on a sheriff's deputy.

June 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested for stealing, crashing crop sprayer

Two young men attending a graduation party Saturday night left the fun long enough to find themselves some trouble.

June 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Body of missing boater found in Savannah River

Divers and rescue workers pulled the body of a man missing since Saturday from the Savannah River Monday morning.

June 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Valedictorians 2015

Bible Baptist

May 31, 2015 | From staff reports Stories by Holli Deal Saxon, Al Hackle, Hayley Greene and Rahn Hutcheson | Local


SEB Quiz Bowl heads to national championship two-day tournament

With a strong finish at the GATA Winter Open South, Southeast Bulloch High School's Quiz Bowl team proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.

May 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Comprehensive Wound Care Center in Statesboro: A place to heal

For the past few months, Lou Woods has arrived to work very early at East Georgia Regional Medical Center - 5:30 a.m.

May 31, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Scam reported in Liberty County

It sounded too good to be true.

May 30, 2015 | By PATTY LEON pleon@coastalcourier.com | Local


Bulloch County BOE backs off 2-mill increase

A 2-mill tax increase came off the table when the Bulloch County Board of Education met Thursday. But a 1.5-mill increase is now in play, versus spending down the school system's cash reserve by a few million dollars.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro ordinance would permit, restrict ‘bars’

Statesboro City Council appears closer to voting on an Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance that would recognize the existence of bars and no longer describe them all as restaurants.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

May 29, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Local


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South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a ...

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Local


South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state ...

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Metter man facing charges in Statesboro child molestation

Statesboro police arrested a Metter man Tuesday, charged with sexual battery against a child.

July 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Jungle Book’ comes alive Friday

While walking in downtown Statesboro Friday, you might see characters from your favorite childhood book walking around as "The Jungle Book" is brought to life ...

July 08, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 05, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


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