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Meet and greet for new genealogy librarian is Monday

The Friends of the Library will host a meet and greet reception at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday to introduce Lillian L. Wingate, the library's new genealogy librarian.

December 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Head of water dept. to retire

Wayne Johnson, 67, retiring as Statesboro's water and wastewater director, leaves a system with more than 2.5 times as many customers as it had when he came to work for the city 34 years ago, but which sends a million gallons less waste water to the treatment plant each day than it once did.

December 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Mayor vetoes retirement pay hike for elected officials

Exercising a rarely used power provided in the Statesboro City Charter, Mayor Jan Moore issued a veto Friday of an ordinance change increasing retirement pay for the mayor and City Council members.

December 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Two killed, two injured in Hwy. 67 crash

Two were killed and two seriously injured Friday morning in a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 67 about a mile south of the Kiwanis Fairgrounds.

December 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos rapper “Offset” freed after sentencing

A rap artist who has been incarcerated in the Bulloch County Jail since April walked free Friday after taking an "Alford plea" to charges stemming from an altercation in the jail.

December 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


FULL STORY: Gary Lewis indicted for attempted extortion

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Statesboro City Councilman Gary L. Lewis, 65, with attempted extortion. Lewis has served 17 years on the council and, after not seeking re-election, was set to retire Dec. 31.

December 03, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Tops in Georgia — again

With the highest graduation rate and the highest high school enrollment rate among technical colleges in Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College was named Thursday as the state's Technical College of the Year.

December 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hinesville man charged with child molestation

A Hinesville man who allegedly came to Statesboro for a sexual encounter with a teenage female faces sex offense charges.

December 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Citizen calls for changes at animal shelter

Concerns about a high euthanasia rate and other animal shelter issues were the focus of a local man who spoke during Tuesday night's Bulloch County Commission meeting.

December 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A Statesboro man accused of touching a teen in an inappropriate manner faces sex offense charges.

December 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Council ups elected officials’ retirement pay

On a morning when city officials honored departing District 2 Councilman Gary Lewis and District 3 Councilman Will Britt, a majority of Statesboro City Council approved a 28.6% increase in future retirement pay for current and future council members and mayors. It will benefit Lewis almost immediately and Britt 24 years from now.

December 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lambert named Chamber Business Leader of the Year

The 2015 Business Leader of the Year has made a great impact on the local economy over more than two decades. Doug Lambert, whose footprints in the hospitality industry include eight hotels built in Savannah and Statesboro, was given the prestigious award Tuesday during the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting.

December 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holiday hopes, doubts

Gasoline prices under $2 a gallon and the lowest unemployment rates in seven years are encouraging some Statesboro shoppers this holiday season, but not all are convinced that the economy is in a genuine upturn.

November 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Ogeechee Tech Boards earn recognition from state

The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference for the Technical College System of Georgia in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Complete Car Care owner feels 'blessed'

This is the time of year that we like to reflect back on our many blessings.

November 30, 2015 | | Local


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Herndon chosen to chair Bulloch BOE for 2016

The Bulloch County Board of Education elected Mike Herndon as its new chairman for 2016 with no difficulty. But after Cheri Wagner and Maurice Hill ...

January 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Three elderly suspects pull gambling machine scam

A trio of senior citizens bilked a local convenience store out of over $6,000 in cash and merchandise after damaging gambling machines, according to ...

January 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A new way to fund schools?

Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the Georgia General Assembly to look at replacing the QBE funding formula for public schools that has been in place ...

January 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Winning Powerball tickets in California, Florida, Tennessee

LOS ANGELES - At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and ...

January 14, 2016 | By ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press | Local


Congressman Allen reacts to State of the Union address

President Barack Obama's seventh and final State of the Union address Tuesday night had some glaring omissions about national security, yet was filled with ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade, poetry and other events celebrate MLK

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Statesboro will include a prayer breakfast, s poetry and literature reading, church services, a community gathering ...

January 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two charged in North College Street shooting

Two men involved in a North College Street shooting incident Tuesday night face aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro police Maj. Rob Bryan, interim police chief.

January 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Now there are 15

Ahead looms the potential for a top prize of up to $3 million to be spent developing Statesboro's Blue Mile.

January 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | 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


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