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'A true American hero'

A river of emotion flowed through Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as one of Statesboro's own hometown heroes, Special Agent Staff Sgt. Chester JaMicheal McBride III, was lain to rest.

January 03, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Artifacts from Confederate gunship returned to river

SAVANNAH - Leather boots, the hilts of swords - even a stray earring - were among the nearly 30,000 artifacts recovered this fall from the wreckage of the sunken ironclad Confederate gunship CSS Georgia.

January 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Quiet respect welcomes Statesboro's hero home

When the hearse bearing the body of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride III turned the corner half a mile away, a shouted order of "Attention!" could be heard all around the Bulloch County Courthouse area.

January 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New signal aims to aid student safety

A new crosswalk on South Main Street, with a signal system that requires drivers to stop for pedestrians alone, will begin functioning Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

January 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Blues make appearance on national TV

Friends, family and fans of the Bulloch Blues Marching Band can see the band perform in the Florida Citrus Parade when it airs on Savannah's WJCL-TV Sunday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m.

December 31, 2015 | | Local


CST makes high-grade pot bust

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after local law enforcement agents caught her with over 11 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

December 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect arrested in child molestation case

Statesboro police detectives arrested a man Tuesday who was accused in November of molesting a 14-year-old girl.

December 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Colder, “normal” and wet weather on the way

Although Christmas was balmy, the weather will return to its normal seasonal temperatures this weekend, and it promises to be cooler and wet.

December 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register hopes police department suspension helps solve financial debt

Register Mayor John Williams blames the town's police department, which is indefinitely suspended effective today, for the town's financial disaster.

December 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bill Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago - the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America's Dad.

December 30, 2015 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Local


Register votes to suspend police department

Register Town Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to temporarily suspend the Register Police Department, effective Dec. 31.

December 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Return parade Friday, funeral Saturday for Staff Sgt. McBride

The body of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride III, 30, the Statesboro native killed on duty in Afghanistan Dec. 21, will be returned home New Year's Day via Statesboro Bulloch County Airport, according to arrangements a funeral home released Tuesday on behalf of his family.

December 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Petco gives $10,000 to local Humane Society

A $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation will nearly double the program funding of the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County for 2016 and help to rescue "last chance" animals, said Humane Society Past President Kania Greer, who wrote the grant application.

December 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Violent Atlanta fugitive arrested in Bulloch

A "violent fugitive" from Atlanta hiding in an attic at an Eagle Heights apartment was arrested on Christmas Day by Bulloch County law enforcement.

December 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


No trial date yet in Gatto's death

Almost a year and a half after 18-year-old Michael Gatto was killed in an attack by a 20-year-old bartender, attorneys are still hashing out details, with no solid trial date in sight.

December 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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

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


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