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Candler Co. Sheriff Homer Bell resigns, citing health reasons

Longtime Candler County Sheriff Homer Bell resigned Thursday, effective immediately. The Candler County probate court appointed former Georgia State Patrol trooper Blake Hendrix as interim sheriff, according to county attorney Kendall Gross.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Still no rules for temporary vendors

This week, Statesboro City Council received another revision of a proposed ordinance to regulate "temporary" vendors. It contained a provision to allow existing businesses such as Green Man's Corner and Ellis' Open Market to remain as they are, but no council member offered a motion to approve it.

October 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

They're a pig deal

What makes a pig run? Cookies, according to Kathryn Rosaire, a 16-year-old girl from Florida who is helping operate the pig racing show during this year's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man charged with cutting woman, shoving child

A man accused of cutting his girlfriend with a knife Tuesday faces charges of aggravated assault and child cruelty, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

3 charged in Bulloch Co. burglary, Evans Co. truck theft

A man suspected of truck theft and burglary in two counties is behind bars, along with two others who also are suspected to have been involved in the crimes.

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Army Field Band to play free concert

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Statesboro High on Friday at 7 p.m. The Army Field Band's concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

Altrusa Club of Statesboro distributes 18,000 children’s books with help of community

Much excitement has been generated in the past several months about Statesboro's participation in the "America's Best Communities" contest.

October 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Livestock and life lessons

For many young people, "fair week" means rides, food and fun, but for some, it also means work, prizes and learning.

October 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City manager applicants being vetted

Questionnaires have been sent to more than 20 selected candidates for the job of Statesboro city manager, Mayor Jan Moore reported Tuesday. Meanwhile, she asked the City Council to discuss soon whether to hire another public safety director or simply a police chief.

October 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

It's a family 'af-fair'

The annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a family affair in more ways than one. While many area residents can share childhood memories with younger relatives as they visit the fair today, a number of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members share the "fair experience" as well as membership in the club with parents, spouses, children and even grandchildren.

October 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU honors students lost in I-16 tragedy

By the time spring returns to Statesboro, the patio outside the Georgia Southern University School of Nursing will be ablaze with new color and life as the new School of Nursing Memorial Garden blooms for the first time. The university held a ceremony Monday, Oct. 19 at 3 pm. to dedicate the garden to the seven young women in whose honor it was planted: Morgan Bass, Caitlyn Baggett, Emily Clark, Abby Deloach and Catherine "McKay" Pittman, who lost their lives in a car crash April 22, 2015, on their way to clinical rotation in Savannah; and Brittney McDaniel and Megan ...

October 20, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local

Police: Teens caught having sex during football game

Two teens police say were caught engaging in sexual acts during a high school football game Friday were arrested; one on felony charges.

October 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Parade sets off week of fair fun

There were some unusual sights Monday evening as the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade entertained throngs of people lined up along Statesboro's downtown streets.

October 19, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Statesboro native goes from onions to apples

An idea of Statesboro native Wendy Brannen's in her role with the U.S. Apple Association has children and adults from Savannah to Seattle posting pictures of their smiling selves with apples and apple products as schools and organizations compete for food industry-funded grants.

October 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - A Boro restaurant and business update

There has been a lot of business renovations, improvements and change of ownership over the past few months. The restaurant industry has really stepped up their game. Here are a few things that you should check out soon:

October 19, 2015 | | Local

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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

Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

December 06, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo gallery: March on Statesboro

Peaceful protesters walk from Georgia Southern to Bulloch courthouse, call for unity, equal rights.

December 02, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo gallery: Statesboro Thanksgiving Community Service

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2014 | 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

Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including ...

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo gallery: Flying in the Memphis Belle

September 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the ...

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts ...

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local

British Soccer Camp: Story and video

(Click on the bottom right-hand corner to view video full-screen)

July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local

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