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Brooklet author, artist hopes to share her ‘good news’

Multi-talented Brooklet resident Betty O'Berry finds success whether she is splashing words, acrylics, oils or watercolors on a blank canvas. O'Berry is an author and artist and is launching a new website to reflect both of her talents.

September 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Portal Turpentine Festival Oct. 3

The 34th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival, slated for Saturday, Oct. 3, will feature a performance by 2015 Georgia Music Awards Country Male Artist of the Year Justin Dukes, as well as the traditional street dance, festival attractions and, of course, plenty of turpentine.

September 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Governor praises Boys & Girls Club effort

"I wish every community had what you have," Gov. Nathan Deal told Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County supporters Wednesday at the 10th Annual Steak and Burger Dinner.

September 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Uninsured decline in Georgia

Georgia's uninsured rate in 2014 fell by three percentage points, to 15.8 percent, mirroring a national trend linked to new coverage from the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

September 16, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

GSP trooper arrested for fighting

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was arrested after a fight before Saturday's football game at Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium.

September 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

A new 'Day for Southern' record

With the 42nd annual "A Day for Southern," people in Statesboro and Bulloch County, and on the campus itself, set a new record of giving to Georgia Southern University: $2,335,990.

September 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Wendell Turner resigns from public safety director position

Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner resigned from his position Tuesday. Statesboro City Council members voted unanimously to accept his resignation, as well as to name Statesboro Police Maj. Rob Bryan as interim leader of the department.

September 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Ga. lawmakers consider casinos, racing for scholarship money

ATLANTA - Gambling supporters, including Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International, made their first public pitch this week that casinos and horse racing are the solution to Georgia's college scholarship funding gap.

September 15, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Original draft of Constitution on display Thursday

In a first-of-its-kind event, the Georgia Historical Society will publicly display Abraham Baldwin's draft copy of the United States Constitution on Thursday in Savannah, in commemoration of Constitution Day 2015.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Keel now president of Augusta University

Less than two months after becoming president of Georgia Regents University, Dr. Brooks Keel is president of a university with a new name, Augusta University.

September 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia Southern gets many voices in search for new president

To search for the next president of Georgia Southern University, the state Board of Regents has created two committees, one made up of seven of its members and the other of 17 representatives of the university and the Statesboro area plus the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

September 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Teen arrested for pulling gun in local night club

Police arrested a Statesboro teenager Saturday who reportedly pulled a gun on others inside a night club.

September 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Splash keeps steady flow in Statesboro

Despite new competition, Splash in the Boro held its own this summer, with a 4 percent drop in attendance from 2014 attributed to weather, but more visitors than in 2013 or 2012.

September 14, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - You can now 'Uber' a ride in Statesboro

The transportation sensation Uber is now in the Statesboro Market.

September 14, 2015 | | Local

Couple airlifted to hospital after four-wheeler crash

A man and woman were airlifted to a Savannah hospital Saturday evening after a crash involving a four-wheeler.

September 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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Local man charged with extortion

A man who illegally obtained a woman's private photographs and then used them in attempts to blackmail her faces extortion and other charges, said ...

October 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘Raise the Woof’ fundraiser benefits Humane Society

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a stand-up comedy show fundraiser, "Raise the Woof," on Friday, Nov. 6 at Statesboro's ...

October 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Woman whose story is told in movie “Captive” to speak at Celebrate Recovery event

Ashley Smith, known worldwide as the single mother who persuaded Brian Nichols, Atlanta's courtroom killer, to surrender to police, will be the featured speaker ...

October 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Motorists trade delays for improved intersection

Paving on U.S. Highway 80 at the Burkhalter Road intersection prompted lane closures throughout the work day, but that phase of the project was ...

October 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Looking for ‘A man called Jimps’

Jimerson "Jimpse" Kennedy, an influential 19th century resident of what was then a larger Bulloch County, left several legacies south and west of Statesboro, including ...

October 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Catron pleads not guilty to child molestation charge

A Bulloch County man charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl pled not guilty during an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

October 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Scare on the Square brings Halloween downtown

Scare on the Square will make the courthouse area a crossroads for Halloween fun, including a hayride, costume contests for all ages, trunk-or-treating, a haunted ...

October 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

DSDA moving forward with Homes for Heroes

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority plans to rehabilitate three houses it owns in the Blue Mile corridor and offer them for sale at cost to ...

October 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Tormenta on horizon

Nearly three months ago it was announced that a new Premier Development League franchise was scheduled to begin play in Statesboro for the 2016 season.

October 28, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

Parker v. City gets first hearing

It wasn't a trial, but Superior Court Judge John R. Turner heard Monday afternoon from both sides - and all three corners - in former City ...

October 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Domestic investigation leads to arrests for gambling, drugs

A Statesboro police officer responding to a domestic dispute Friday found more than people fighting. After obtaining a search warrant, Advanced Patrol Office Jared Shababy ...

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sheriff's Office brings new youth program to Bulloch Co.

Teens and young adults interested in law enforcement also may be interested in joining a newly formed youth group sponsored by the Bulloch County Sheriff ...

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park this Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and AT&T will hold Bulloch County's annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Friday ...

October 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Third bond request denied for Migos member

For the third time, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner has denied bond for a rapper being held in jail for drugs ...

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Common Concerns' for education to be addressed at forum

A public forum on education set for Saturday is a bipartisan project that grew out of shared interest in the subject between Democrats and Republicans ...

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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