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Counting fireworks injuries a struggle in Georgia

ATLANTA - Most fireworks became legal in Georgia more than a year ago, but state officials can't say whether the number of people injured by them has changed - echoing a nationwide pattern in which experts believe fireworks injuries often go underreported and undercounted.

August 13, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local

Habitat House 50

One week after receiving the keys and ownership of Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County's 50th completed home, Randy Holman still had some unpacking to do.

August 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Teachers, state employees to see modest average premium hike

State employees, teachers and other people in Georgia's employee benefit plan will face an average increase of 2.5 percent in their health insurance premiums starting in January.

August 12, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

No more ‘hardship’ transfers between schools

Since school started back, parents may no longer have their children transferred from one Bulloch County school to another on the basis of various "hardship" circumstances throughout the year.

August 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Waters a finalist for Evans superintendent job

Dr. Martin G. "Marty" Waters, former principal of Statesboro High School and now interim superintendent of the Evans County school system in Claxton, has been named one of three finalists for the permanent job.

August 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia Southern convenes for 2016-17 with new leader

Georgia Southern should trumpet its status as a Carnegie doctoral research university loudly and proudly, Dr. Jaimie Hebert said in welcoming faculty and staff for the 2016-17 academic year, his first as GS president. He also predicted that the university's annual economic impact will soon hit $1 billion.

August 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Victim loses $4,000 in IRS scam

A senior citizen was bilked out of $4,000 Tuesday when a man claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent conned her into buying several Apple iTunes cards and giving him the card numbers.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Locals arrested in underage sex sting

Seven men from Bulloch, Screven, Bryan and Evans counties were among 39 arrested by Effingham County law enforcement during a 10-week online sex sting investigation - Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Screven searches for missing man

A Screven County man is missing, and while law enforcement has not yet declared foul play is suspected, "it is leaning that way," said Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man arrested on child sex offense charges

A Statesboro man was charged Friday with multiple sex offenses against a child after someone reported incidents that allegedly took place over the span of two years.

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a school bus carrying students to Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools was involved in an accident on Highway 80 East in Brooklet.

August 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Public meets police chief finalists

When Deputy City Manager Robert Cheshire publicly posed questions to each of the three finalists he is considering for the job of Statesboro chief of police, one question stood out as particularly timely in light of national events.

August 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Six Bulloch County landowners, represented by a company that hopes to construct solar farms similar to one already located in the Hopeulikit community, will seek the rezoning of various properties Thursday.

August 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Two weight-loss gains

Dr. Eli Penn, a gastroenterologist practicing advanced endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is now performing two nonsurgical procedures aimed at helping people lose weight and keep it off. He is the only physician in the area performing these procedures.

August 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Local man killed while cutting down tree

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday at his Jason Franklin Road home when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

August 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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

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