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Public gets its say on tax increase

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed increase in property taxes of 18.1 percent.

July 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School tax remains unchanged

With a vote Thursday night that also included other items under "old business," the Bulloch County Board of Education quietly took the final step to keep its property tax rate the same as last year's.

July 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Art, monument or embarrassment?

ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man charged with child molestation

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a man Thursday who they say had inappropriate involvement with a juvenile.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Home invasion suspects arrested

Two men suspected in a July 6 home invasion are now behind bars. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the men ransacked the house on Bella Terra Road near Brooklet while an elderly couple hid in a locked bedroom during the robbery.

July 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Like The Eagles? You’ll love 7 Bridges Band

The music of one of the most popular bands of all time will be the centerpiece of a fundraising concert staged by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education.

July 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stormwater fee to appear on next water bills

Statesboro residents and all property owners in the city have yet to receive the first bill for the city's new stormwater fee, but will soon, and the city has a fledgling stormwater program with two employees.

July 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


High speed chase driver 'combative'

A man who caused a four-car crash Wednesday evening in the Denmark community was combative when police arrested him and admitted to having been under the influence of drugs, said Brooklet police Chief Max Meyer.

July 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


21 arrested in drug sweep

An early-morning drug sweep in Portal Thursday led to more than 20 arrests, with more suspects expected to be taken into custody Friday. The sting, led by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, began just before dawn when several patrol cars - marked and unmarked - joined wreckers and transport vans at Portal Middle High School on Highway 80 West around 5:30 a.m.

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Power outages in southeastern Bulloch County

Power outages for excelsior EMC customers in southeastern Bulloch County Tuesday and Wednesday were caused by "a problem with the …substation," said Excelsior EMC general manager Gary Drake.

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


2 deny concealing death of relative

Two people charged in concealing the mysterious death of a Jenkins County woman, then burying her burned remains, have each pled not guilty during arraignment.

July 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council cancelled for lack of quorum

District 3 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Will Britt and District 4 Councilman John Riggs showed up for what would have been Statesboro City Council's 5:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting.

July 22, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash

A man fleeing from Brooklet police led officers from several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase ending in a crash at Highway 67 and Brooklet-Denmark Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

July 22, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fire training exercise held at airport Tuesday

The Georgia Forestry Commission performed joint wildfire training exercises with the Georgia Air National Guard at Statesboro Bulloch County Airport Tuesday.

July 21, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local


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Search for missing teens to be suspended

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search ...

July 31, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY and MARISOL MEDINA Associated Press | Local


OTC partners with GSU engineering program

An articulation agreement signed Thursday between Ogeechee Technical College and Georgia Southern University will make the path to earning a Bachelor's of Science degree ...

July 31, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


50 years of service

The Pilot Club of Statesboro has reached a milestone in the history of the club. For 50 years, the Pilot Club has served Statesboro and ...

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


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the ...

July 30, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Teen arrested on child molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a teenage male Wednesday who is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Man charged with molesting 9-year-old

A man with a criminal history of indecent exposure and child cruelty now faces child molestation charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

July 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday ...

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Statesboro in Focus

Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares his favorite sports photos of 2014.

December 31, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Statesboro in Focus

Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares his favorite feature photos of 2014.

December 31, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 - Statesboro In Focus

Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares the first of three galleries featuring his favorite photos of 2014.

December 29, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Caribbean Christmas

Under the direction of Matt Olsen, Southeast Bulloch High School celebrates the holidays with four different ensembles performing a Caribbean-themed holiday program.

December 21, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo gallery: Holiday Songfest

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School stages their annual Holiday Songfest before heading home for break. Lots of kiddie cuteness.

December 19, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: A Wild Christmas

The Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County are introduced to many of the animals who make their home at the Georgia Southern University Center for ...

December 14, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: How the Penguins Saved Christmas

Second and third graders at Mattie Lively Elementary School performed "How the Penguins Saved Christmas."

December 09, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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