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Georgia Southern convenes for 2016-17 with new leader

Georgia Southern should trumpet its status as a Carnegie doctoral research university loudly and proudly, Dr. Jaimie Hebert said in welcoming faculty and staff for the 2016-17 academic year, his first as GS president. He also predicted that the university's annual economic impact will soon hit $1 billion.

August 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Victim loses $4,000 in IRS scam

A senior citizen was bilked out of $4,000 Tuesday when a man claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent conned her into buying several Apple iTunes cards and giving him the card numbers.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Locals arrested in underage sex sting

Seven men from Bulloch, Screven, Bryan and Evans counties were among 39 arrested by Effingham County law enforcement during a 10-week online sex sting investigation - Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Screven searches for missing man

A Screven County man is missing, and while law enforcement has not yet declared foul play is suspected, "it is leaning that way," said Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man arrested on child sex offense charges

A Statesboro man was charged Friday with multiple sex offenses against a child after someone reported incidents that allegedly took place over the span of two years.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a school bus carrying students to Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools was involved in an accident on Highway 80 East in Brooklet.

August 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Public meets police chief finalists

When Deputy City Manager Robert Cheshire publicly posed questions to each of the three finalists he is considering for the job of Statesboro chief of police, one question stood out as particularly timely in light of national events.

August 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Six Bulloch County landowners, represented by a company that hopes to construct solar farms similar to one already located in the Hopeulikit community, will seek the rezoning of various properties Thursday.

August 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Two weight-loss gains

Dr. Eli Penn, a gastroenterologist practicing advanced endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is now performing two nonsurgical procedures aimed at helping people lose weight and keep it off. He is the only physician in the area performing these procedures.

August 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Local man killed while cutting down tree

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday at his Jason Franklin Road home when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

August 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

Our community was rocked last week by the abrupt announcement that R.J.'s Grill, a Statesboro landmark, would close. Fortunately, local Statesboro businessman Stacy Underwood stepped forward and purchased the restaurant with a commitment to operate it as the R.J.'s we all know and love. And to put his own stamp on it in the coming years.

August 08, 2016 | | Local

R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy Underwood.

August 07, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time he won a fourth term in 1946, Eugene Talmadge, who had been in and out of office as governor twice since 1932, was very sick, but only those closest to him knew it.

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was investigating the handling of sexual assault cases by certain officers in her department, which is named as a defendant in two related lawsuits.

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes -Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Sea Island Bank at 2 East Main St.

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local

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Man arrested on computer sex crime charges

A man in Statesboro is behind bars on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

September 28, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Alcohol Board’s TIPS-only training opinion rejected

Bars and restaurants will have more than one place to turn to for city-required training for managers, servers, bartenders and bouncers after Statesboro City Council ...

September 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair coming

The 55th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair will start with a parade Monday, Oct. 17, through downtown Statesboro. Local dignitaries, classic cars, bands, beauty queens and ...

September 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GATA Cast - Sept. 28, 2016

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 28, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Forum for sheriff candidates is Oct. 13

The candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will participate in a forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, inside the Ogeechee Technical College auditorium ...

September 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Kids World’s Frazier state Pre-K Teacher of the Year

Tuesday morning, for the second time this year, Channie Frazier, who teaches prekindergarten at Kids World Learning Center, walked into a big surprise. But now ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

City clerk: Billing back on schedule this week

After two months when the city of Statesboro's bills for water and other services went out as much as two weeks late, the bills ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

YMCA leases old Sallie Z. site

The Statesboro Family YMCA now has an 8-acre site with standing buildings leased for it by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. The new Statesboro Family ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Man barricades himself inside house with hunting rifle

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies surrounded a home Monday on Highway 80 West while a man who was wanted on outstanding domestic dispute warrants barricaded ...

September 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

It's Krispy Kreme time in Statesboro!

We are only one week away from the most anticipated store opening possibly in the history of store openings in Statesboro - Krispy Kreme, located at ...

September 26, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital parent 'exploring financial options'

The parent company of East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro and a host of local doctor's practices, announced last week via a press ...

September 26, 2016 | | Local

Campus guns, ‘religious freedom’ issues

In the race for state representative in District 160, two pieces of legislation that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed are points of division between the two ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Tankersley emphasizes meeting needs, building consent

Running for a fourth two-year term, Rep. Jan Tankersley says that serving in the Georgia General Assembly isn't all about the few issues that ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

BCSO disputes speeding claim

Bulloch County Sheriff's response to an emergency call the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11 has the Brooklet police chief upset about the speeds deputies ...

September 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Ministry uses ‘extreme sports’ angle as message

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

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