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Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days a little more pleasant for folks she encounters - she is the "ice cream cop."

August 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.

August 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

August 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them in their car seats in 90-degree temperatures.

August 06, 2016 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Local


Blessing of the Harvest

Area farmers halted work briefly Friday morning to gather collectively for prayer and fellowship in a Blessing of the Harvest event at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture.

August 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Old Sallie Z. cash goes to school facilities

After considering putting the money into the school system's general fund to partly offset deficit spending, the Bulloch County Board of Education voted last week to allocate all $950,000 from the sale of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School to facilities projects.

August 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


It's official: Durden new OTC president

After serving as acting president of Ogeechee Technical College for the past month, Lori Durden has been named the new president of OTC. Commissioner Gretchen Corbin announced Thursday that the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia voted during its monthly meeting to accept her recommendation of Durden to the position.

August 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous request.

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J.'s will be open for normal business hours through the Sunday buffet on Sept. 4.

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information technology through a rigorous collection of major field courses.

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


'‚ÄČ'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space complete with an antenna TV, wicker baskets and mismatched furniture. The home is comfortable and plain - and also the place of a woman's upcoming suicide.

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Pep Rally is Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will celebrate the start of high school football season with local players, cheerleaders, coaches and bands at the annual Downtown Pep Rally on Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

August 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head, whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in an Atlanta suburb.

August 03, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Only low-income seniors get city bill relief

New credits offsetting the $3.95 monthly storm water fee imposed on Statesboro residents last year and this year's $2 increase in monthly water and sewer base rates will be limited, through June 2017, to people age 65 and older who also qualify as low-income, City Council decided Tuesday.

August 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman killed in dog attack

A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's pit bulldog.

August 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

When U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale stepped onstage to speak at the Bulloch County Democrats' annual gala Friday night, he wore his hat, a ...

August 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local


No decision yet on police chief

Three weeks after three finalists for Statesboro police chief were introduced to the public and interviewed by a special panel, city officials have not announced ...

August 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and ...

August 26, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the ...

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause ...

August 25, 2016 | 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: 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


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