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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 | 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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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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