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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 for cutting business ties with the National Rifle Association.

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 been a warning shot, authorities said.

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 his own job has appeared in the list of vacancies.

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 plant will hire as it begins building Vanguard V-Twin engines.

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 National Rifle Association, while the state's term-limited GOP governor and others refrained from commenting publicly as officials worked behind the scenes to resolve the feud.

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, the annual Tasting Statesboro the United Way fundraiser offers residents a chance to do just that.

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 County.

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 its peak.

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 program with the National Rifle Association, in the latest fallout from a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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 with all of this beauty and pollen are the allergies that follow. One of the best natural treatments for allergies is local, raw honey. In fact, many people boast about a wide range of health benefits derived from it.

February 26, 2018 | | Local


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


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, which ends in late March.

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. He plans to become a fighter pilot.

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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‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions ...

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local


Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to ...

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


iGot campaign hits new high for Ogeechee Tech

The amount that resolved on the screen during Thursday afternoon's iGot celebration, $406,790, represents a new cash record for the Ogeechee Technical College ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


More school safety forums Monday, Wednesday

Additional forums on school safety, open to all Bulloch County Schools students, parents, employees and community members, will be hosted by Statesboro High School on ...

March 22, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Council candidates need only 6 months residence

Candidates for Statesboro City Council, such as those who will qualify next week for the May 22 special election in District 5, need to have ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Council unmoved on special election: May 22

The date of Statesboro's special election for the vacant District 5 City Council seat remains May 22, after the remaining four council members declined ...

March 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Local churches to mark Holy Week

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of local ministers will hold a series of Midday Holy Week Worship events to bring people together throughout ...

March 21, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Time-saving idea earns officer top honors

Coming up with a way to make things easier and more efficient for Statesboro police officers and then doing an outstanding job of handling that ...

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shooting

A man shot Sunday at Blakewoods Apartments on East Olliff Street in Statesboro is in stable condition while the man who fired the shots is ...

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The suspect in a series of bombing attacks that terrorized Austin over the past few weeks blew himself up early Wednesday as ...

March 21, 2018 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's Year in Pictures

"Every photograph that we take, and ultimately share, is energy transfer. We use photography to communicate the energy we originally felt." -- Paul Melcher

December 31, 2017 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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


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