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Power companies: Bulloch service fully restored

Both Georgia Power and Excelsior EMC reported restoration of electrical service to all power-ready customers in Bulloch County as of Friday afternoon.

September 15, 2017 | | Local


Keeping the Memory Alive in Georgia

The sister of a man killed near Swainsboro in 2002 is planning an event in hopes that it will raise awareness of unsolved murders and other questionable deaths.

September 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Governor hopefuls to speak at Bulloch Democrats Gala

Two women vying to be Georgia's next governor, former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans, are slated to speak to Bulloch County Democrats at their annual gala Saturday.

September 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


More than $1.1 million ABC winnings now in hands of Blue Mile Foundation

After receiving $1.12 million in America's Best Communities winnings transferred from the Averitt Center last month, the new Blue Mile Foundation Inc. reports that planning for South Main Street redevelopment work is underway on several fronts.

September 14, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Riverkeeper volunteer of year

When Charlie Martin became involved earlier this year in a community protest against a proposed landfill site in his neighborhood, he never dreamed it would lead to something more.

September 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Excelsior EMC down to 220 customers out

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Excelsior EMC reported that line crews had reduced the Hurricane Irma outages in the electric cooperative's eight-county service area to those affecting 220 member customers.

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Power outages continue to drop in Georgia after Irma

ATLANTA - The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least two lives.

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State’s uninsured rate drops

Georgia's uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Georgia Power not promising 100% restoration Friday

When Matt Sawhill, incoming Statesboro area manager for Georgia Power, said Tuesday he would expect "a hundred percent" restoration of power to customers in Bulloch County by Friday, he was colloquially expressing confidence, not promising 100 percent.

September 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma not as bad here as Matthew

Some homes were damaged, but far fewer. Power outages affected most of the local population, but line crews made rapid progress Monday and Tuesday. No lives were reported lost here as a direct result of the storm.

September 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two charged; stolen ATVs, gun, motorcycles recovered

A man arrested in Chatham County on drug charges is also wanted in Bulloch County for the theft of several ATVS, motorcycles and construction tools, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

September 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

SAVANNAH - New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint - Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew.

September 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM and JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Irma takes down massive oaks

Watch a video of an interview with David Bradshaw and footage of the two massive trees here.

September 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Herald owner earns top award at SNPA annual meeting

Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., which owns the Statesboro Herald, was named the recipient of the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award that was presented Monday during the annual meeting of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Inland Press Association in Colorado Springs, Colo.

September 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Digital Office Equipment in Statesboro given top honor from Kyocera

For the third year in a row, Digital Office Equipment in Statesboro received top honors from Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. for the company's commitment to excellence in service. Kyocera's "Service Solution Provider" award is presented to an elite group of authorized Copystar dealers that have displayed excellence in their service operations.

September 12, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's goodbye

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and Special Agent Chester McBride laid to rest at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery after his funeral at Hanner ...

January 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's Homecoming

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride, who was killed on duty while serving in Afghanistand on Dec. 21, arrives home and is honored ...

January 01, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: Scare on the Square

See how downtown Statesboro is transformed by Halloween fun.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

Check out pictures from the 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The annual fundraiser added a second permance this year and raised $107,000 to ...

October 06, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Honoring Our Veterans

The Statesboro Herald and members of the community would like to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans ...

November 11, 2014 | Scott Bryant | Local


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