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34 Ga. bears killed

MACON - About a tenth of the Middle Georgia black bear population was killed when the first-ever open bear season was held in three Middle Georgia counties last month. Although some wildlife advocates are raising concerns about harm to the bear population, state officials say the hunt will be held the same way next year.

December 27, 2011 | BY S. HEATHER DUNCAN The Macon Telegraph | Local


Post-holiday donation surge for Goodwill

Christmas has passed, but staff at the Statesboro-area Goodwill store hope the season of giving is still in full swing.

December 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Akins gets expanded role with Synovus

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, today announced that Wayne Akins will transition into an expanded leadership role as chief community banking officer of Synovus.

December 26, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged in burglary attempt, arson

A man seen breaking into homes in an Old Register Road mobile home park Friday also set one home on fire as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies made their way to the scene.

December 26, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gifts of the season

The Brooklet Kiwanis Club holds a breakfast on Christmas Eve every year to help raise money for gift certificates that will be given out to the needy.

December 24, 2011 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Suspect attempts store robbery

A man who police said choked a clerk while trying to rob a South Main convenience store Friday is now behind bars, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro choir to sing in NYC

After claiming top honors at a regional competition Sunday, a group of Statesboro singers can look forward to showcasing their talents in a city as grand as their voices.

December 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Grandfather charged with child molestation

A South Carolina grandfather is in the Bulloch County Jail, charged with molesting his juvenile granddaughter.

December 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shoeboxes loaded with love, prayers

Imagine everything you receive for Christmas this year fitting inside one shoebox. Imagine much of the box space filled with washcloths, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste and socks. And then try to imagine being filled with joy and appreciation beyond words for such a marvelous gift.

December 22, 2011 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch schools teach more than 300 immigrant children

After asking a question about the night sky, Tara Ward gently reminded her students, "Please use English," when she hears an answer in Korean or Vietnamese.

December 21, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro to introduce new message alert system

In January, Statesboro Public Safety will implement a new communications service allowing city officials to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 21, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Community offers prayers, support

It was not how anyone gathering at St. Mathews Church Tuesday night wanted to spend their holidays: in a huddled mass, grieving a young boy who remains in hospice care following a devastating vehicle accident.

December 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Claxton’s Korean connection

Over the past six years, several hundred South Koreans have found a gateway to their American dream through a job - for a least one family member - at a chicken processing plant in Claxton.

December 20, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Blood drive to be held in honor of leukemia patient

For Jody and Rett Polk, it does not take a T-shirt or promotional ad to see blood donations can save lives. Their daughter is enough.

December 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU's PAC offers discount on Spring performance series

Looking for the perfect last minute gift and/or stocking stuffer? Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center has a limited-time, 20 percent discount on ticket purchases for each of the spring season's four shows. The discount will be available until 4 p.m. on Thursday.

December 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's goodbye

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and Special Agent Chester McBride laid to rest at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery after his funeral at Hanner ...

January 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's Homecoming

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride, who was killed on duty while serving in Afghanistand on Dec. 21, arrives home and is honored ...

January 01, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

Check out pictures from the 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The annual fundraiser added a second permance this year and raised $107,000 to ...

October 06, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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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