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Mission trip to Africa

When 82-year-old Betty Florence retired from Georgia Southern as a data control clerk in 1996 after 30 years and five months of employment, she had no idea another long standing career awaited her. In just a few days, Florence will go to Sierra Leone for six months to do mission work, something she has done every year since 2000.

March 10, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Schools safety forum is Tuesday

Citing public concerns about school safety after recent incidents, Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson will host a conversation with parents and other community members in the Southeast Bulloch school zones Tuesday evening.

March 10, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Meeting to consider Statesboro City Council vacancy

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting in the council chambers at 9 a.m. Tuesday to request a special election to fill the vacant District 5 council seat.

March 10, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Student charged for making threats at Langston Chapel Middle School

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies have arrested yet another teen for making threats of violence at school.

March 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot to death at Baymont Inn

Statesboro police are seeking a Lithonia man they say is "armed and dangerous" in connection to a homicide early Friday morning at Statesboro's Baymont Inn & Suites.

March 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Qualifying week gives Bulloch voters choices

Two more candidates qualified Friday for Bulloch County Board of Commissioners seats, heading toward the May 22 primary election and Nov. 6 general election.

March 09, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


City approves two downtown demolitions

City Council this week approved tearing down two structures over 50 years old, one a commercial building and the other a house, under different owners in Statesboro's otherwise protected downtown district.

March 08, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival brings educational family fun

Two days of educational exhibits, a parade, vendors galore and live entertainment are in store this weekend as the Evans County Wildlife Club hosts the 51st annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival.

March 08, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


No new candidates qualify for local elections Thursday

No one qualified to run in local elections Thursday, but the two newest candidates to make a bid for Bulloch County commission seats shared hopes for future projects if they are elected.

March 08, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Army: No more kissing soldiers on St. Patrick's in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Army wants to halt a favorite St. Patrick's Day shenanigan in Savannah that for decades has left marching soldiers with cheeks smeared in bright red lipstick.

March 08, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


HIV prevention drug lags in Georgia

Georgia has the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in the nation, but the use of a prophylactic drug in the state lags behind the U.S. average.

March 08, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


SEBMS student charged with carrying weapon at school

A student carrying a box cutter at Southeast Bulloch Middle School on Wednesday faces charges of carrying a weapon on school property and disrupting a public school.

March 07, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


3 more qualify for local offices Wednesday

Three new candidates qualified Wednesday for local elections: two for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners and one for a seat on the Bulloch County Board of Education.

March 07, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Lewis and Clark Circus returns to Portal

The Portal Heritage Society will host the Lewis and Clark Circus again this year, inviting families to enjoy a taste of the big top during two separate shows on Thursday, March 22.

March 07, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal: Facebook to build $750M data center near Atlanta

ATLANTA - Facebook is investing $750 million over the next five years to build a huge data center outside of Atlanta as the demand for data storage continues to increase.

March 07, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


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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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