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FULL STORY: Gary Lewis indicted for attempted extortion

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Statesboro City Councilman Gary L. Lewis, 65, with attempted extortion. Lewis has served 17 years on the council and, after not seeking re-election, was set to retire Dec. 31.

December 03, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Tops in Georgia — again

With the highest graduation rate and the highest high school enrollment rate among technical colleges in Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College was named Thursday as the state's Technical College of the Year.

December 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hinesville man charged with child molestation

A Hinesville man who allegedly came to Statesboro for a sexual encounter with a teenage female faces sex offense charges.

December 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Citizen calls for changes at animal shelter

Concerns about a high euthanasia rate and other animal shelter issues were the focus of a local man who spoke during Tuesday night's Bulloch County Commission meeting.

December 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A Statesboro man accused of touching a teen in an inappropriate manner faces sex offense charges.

December 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Council ups elected officials’ retirement pay

On a morning when city officials honored departing District 2 Councilman Gary Lewis and District 3 Councilman Will Britt, a majority of Statesboro City Council approved a 28.6% increase in future retirement pay for current and future council members and mayors. It will benefit Lewis almost immediately and Britt 24 years from now.

December 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lambert named Chamber Business Leader of the Year

The 2015 Business Leader of the Year has made a great impact on the local economy over more than two decades. Doug Lambert, whose footprints in the hospitality industry include eight hotels built in Savannah and Statesboro, was given the prestigious award Tuesday during the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting.

December 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holiday hopes, doubts

Gasoline prices under $2 a gallon and the lowest unemployment rates in seven years are encouraging some Statesboro shoppers this holiday season, but not all are convinced that the economy is in a genuine upturn.

November 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Ogeechee Tech Boards earn recognition from state

The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference for the Technical College System of Georgia in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Complete Car Care owner feels 'blessed'

This is the time of year that we like to reflect back on our many blessings.

November 30, 2015 | | Local


Man shot at Bulloch party

A man shot during a party on NeSmith Road is recovering, but Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information on the incident.

November 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Parents, students asked to help rate school climate

Not to be confused with the efficiency rating on air conditioners, the School Climate Star rating is a grade of each Georgia public school's safety and physical and social conditions that students, parents and school employees help determine.

November 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Register hires consultant to correct records

The town of Register has hired a consultant to help unravel what some of the town's council members say is a bookkeeping nightmare.

November 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday becomes the Christmas Holiday Celebration on Dec. 4.

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


“It’s All About the South”

When thinking of a clothing designer, most would not envision a "country boy" who lives in ball caps and tee shirts, but the creator of a fast-growing clothing line "straight out of" Bulloch County can be described as just that.

November 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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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