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Statesboro's Health Assessments, Inc. offers fully accredited drug and alcohol testing

There's a 23-year-old firm in Statesboro that few people know exists but many local residents and companies have used its services.

February 25, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local

Troopers seek witness to hit-and-run

A man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run incident Tuesday, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are seeking a witness to the crash.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Body identified as missing man

A man whose body was found Friday behind Statesboro's Kmart store has been identified as a man missing from Portal since the end of December.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Kiwanis rodeo coming for 8th year

With new awards and a new crop of bucking stock foals and calves arriving this spring, rodeo contractor Danny Hedrick is excited to be returning to Statesboro for the eighth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Tankersley seeks re-election in District 160

Rep. Jan Tankersley, the Republican from Brooklet who represents District 160, is seeking a fifth two-year term in the Georgia House of Representatives. She will have a challenger in the Republican primary.

February 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Morris Lupton dies

Former Statesboro resident Morris Lupton, known by many as the driving force behind the creation of the Georgia Southern Eagles football program, died Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study.

February 20, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local

Juveniles charged in church vandalism

Five juveniles were arrested Monday after members of an Ellabell church found chaos and destruction to the church property.

February 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Swainsboro man charged with statutory rape

A Valentine's tryst between a runaway juvenile and a Swainsboro man ended in his arrest for statutory rape and other sex offenses.

February 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Run, Hide, Fight'

The day after a loner with reported behavioral problems opened fire at a South Florida school, killing 17 and wounding a dozen more, Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Mashburn began getting phone calls.

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Body found behind Kmart

Two juveniles exploring the area behind Statesboro's Kmart on Friday discovered the body of a man investigators said could have been homeless.

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Second Five Points and More store coming

Site preparation has begun at 419 Northside Drive West across Williams Road from Bulloch Telephone for the construction of the second Five Points Store and More.

February 19, 2018 | | Local

Woman killed in collision with tanker truck

A Statesboro woman was killed Sunday night when a tanker truck pulled into her path on Highway 301 South.

February 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

At mid-session, Ga. lawmakers take on taxes, transit

ATLANTA - Activity at Georgia's Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018's 40-day legislative session.

February 17, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Barrow back campaigning, this time for secretary of state

John Barrow, the former 12th District congressman, is now seeking the office of Georgia secretary of state. Visiting Statesboro on Friday, he said he hopes to oversee replacement of Georgia's current voting system with one that will leave a paper trail.

February 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

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Congressional candidate forum Thursday evening at GSU

The Georgia Southern University Political Science Club is hosting a forum for candidates for Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local

Georgia governor criticizes 'unbecoming squabble' over Delta

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor on Wednesday criticized the "unbecoming squabble" that has engulfed the state Capitol since fellow Republicans threatened to punish Delta Air Lines ...

February 28, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Teacher barricades himself in class, fires gun

ATLANTA - A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun in what may have ...

February 28, 2018 | By JEFF MARTIN and ALINA HARTOUNIAN Associated Press | Local

Statesboro city H.R. director lands Savannah job

As the city of Statesboro's human resources director for the past seven years and 10 months, Jeffery Grant has conducted numerous job searches. Now ...

February 28, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Briggs gets Quick Start for new hires

Officials of Briggs & Stratton, the Quick Start program and Ogeechee Technical College signed an agreement Tuesday for training more than 100 new employees Briggs' Stateboro ...

February 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Lawmaker: Georgia GOP working to mend Delta rift over NRA

ATLANTA - Republicans competing to become Georgia's next governor united Tuesday behind a charge to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the ...

February 27, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Delia Mobley is 2018 Citizen of the Year

When Delia Mobley saw homeless people on the streets of Statesboro, her reaction was not to turn away and pretend the problem did not exist.

February 26, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

8th annual Tasting Statesboro is March 1

What could be better than sampling delights from dozens of local food establishments while at the same time helping numerous charities? For the eighth year ...

February 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Candler County fugitive captured in Panama

A man charged with escape in November by Candler County sheriff's investigators is in custody in Miami-Dade County, Florida, awaiting extradition back to Candler ...

February 26, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

It's not over yet, but rough flu season is finally receding

Georgia's latest flu report appears to support statements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the flu season may finally have passed ...

February 26, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Georgia GOP leader threatens Delta over cutting its NRA ties

ATLANTA - Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount ...

February 26, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local

The benefits of raw honey in your backyard

Spring has taken the Boro and Bulloch County by storm. Pollen has covered everything and GSU's Sweetheart Circle has never been more beautiful. Along ...

February 26, 2018 | | Local

Transit overhaul a top issue for state legislators

ATLANTA - Wednesday marks a key deadline for Georgia lawmakers, since bills need pass at least one chamber by then to remain alive for the session ...

February 24, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local

Pilot, wrestler, now STAR Student

Bulloch County STAR Student Kyle Samuels is an 18-year-old licensed pilot and four-year champion high school wrestler headed to the U.S. Air Force Academy ...

February 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Panel OKs law to stop surprise medical bills

The effort to reduce "surprise" medical bills in Georgia took another key step Thursday with legislation passing a Senate health committee.

February 23, 2018 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

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