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Benefit set for Portal resident

The Portal community invites the public to "A Day for Hope," a fund raiser to help one of the town's residents who faces challenges due to health issues.

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Brooklet set for peanut festival

For the 26th year, people from all over the region will flock to Brooklet for a day of entertainment, contests, festival attractions and peanuts - boiled, roasted and even fried - as the annual Brooklet Peanut Festival unfolds.

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘We could have been Ferguson’

"What were your feelings or reactions to incidents like the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland?"

August 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

2 northwest Georgia women arrested after child found in cage

CHATSWORTH - Two northwest Georgia women face child cruelty charges after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom, authorities said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Remote control aircraft group to raise funds for Wounded Warriors

A fly-in for remote controlled model airplane enthusiasts is expected to raise money for wounded soldiers facing the change of returning to normal lives.

August 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Three charged in burglary attempt

Three men seen trying to break into a Georgia Southern University-area apartment after climbing over the balcony are being held in the Bulloch County Jail, according to Statesboro police reports.

August 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Police seeking suspects in armed robbery

Statesboro police continue to investigate an armed robbery as well as possible other crimes connected to the incident that occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday night at Cambridge-at-Southern/The Palms Apartments near Georgia Southern University.

August 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

October trial date set for ex-deputies in Georgia jail death

SAVANNAH - A judge on Thursday set an October trial date for two former sheriff's deputies and a nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case of a 21-year-old detainee who died in restraints at a county jail.

August 06, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Statesboro lands PDL soccer franchise

Already the home to winning programs at the prep and collegiate levels, Statesboro is about to take a step up in the sporting world.

August 06, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local

Cheshire confirmed as deputy city manager

After 13 months as Statesboro's interim city manager, Robert Cheshire has a new job title, deputy city manager, which will remain his after a new, permanent city manager is hired.

August 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Law enforcement officers hold active shooter training

Police, deputies, state and federal agents and other law enforcement officers spent a few days at Georgia Southern University this week, shooting simulated weapons and reenacting real-life scenarios as they participated in an active shooter training exercise.

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Commission votes “yes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public hearing in the matter; about a dozen residents spoke against the increase during two July 30 hearings, but no one stepped forward to speak during Tuesday's hearing.

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts by some to have the memorial moved.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting until Tuesday.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City blocks new fireworks stores for 90 days

To give the city time to adopt zoning rules, Statesboro City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium blocking the creation or expansion of fireworks stores.

August 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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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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