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GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

             Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County ...

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BOE, county tax actions offset

BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase ...

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‘Friday Night Live’ returns

‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of “Friday Night Live,” where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off ...

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Grocery Grab set for Saturday

Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can ...

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Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

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State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like ...

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Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

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Using her voice for good

Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

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Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the ...

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Alligator abundance at Jekyll

Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH — Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has ...

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US Senate candidate to speak at gala

US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party’s nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual ...

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Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party’s nominee, James “Major” Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160’s representative in the ...

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Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN — Hundreds of people — including law officers from around Georgia and the nation — mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a ...

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UPDATE - Investigators probe reported home invasion

UPDATE - Investigators probe reported home invasion

A Rocky Ford woman reported a home invasion Friday, claiming two men bound her arms and legs with duct tape and doused her with gasoline ...

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Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by ...

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Solar farms considered

Solar farms considered

Bulloch County Commissioners will decide Sept. 6 whether owners of six Bulloch County properties will be allowed to use their land for solar farms.

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West Parrish Street repaving ordered

West Parrish Street repaving ordered

Residents and other drivers who travel West Parrish Street can expect some inconvenience in the near future, to be followed by a smoother ride.

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Prayers on Greek Row

Prayers on Greek Row

Hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered  on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University’s campus Tuesday night to join in “The Prayer Walk: Thriving ...

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CST bust nets 5 arrests, AK-47

CST bust nets 5 arrests, AK-47

Last week, investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team executed two search warrants at the conclusion of a narcotics investigation. The warrants resulted in ...

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Watch out for buses and kids, says state’s first lady

Watch out for buses and kids, says state’s first lady

With about 2 million children riding school buses annually, Georgia has gone two years now without a student fatality in a bus accident. First lady ...

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Armed robbery leads to arrests

Armed robbery leads to arrests

Six suspects have been arrested and charged in two separate incidents over the past two weeks. 

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The Warehouse, gen. next

The Warehouse, gen. next

As the new owners of The Warehouse, Emily and Jeff Register are carrying on a business created by Emily's grandparents more than 30 years ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Local businesses celebrate students' return

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Local businesses celebrate students' return

"They" are back and business is booming once again in Statesboro.

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Suspect arrested in Eastman officer's killing

Suspect arrested in Eastman officer's killing

SAVANNAH - A man charged in the weekend slaying of a police officer in rural Georgia was arrested early Monday in Florida, where sheriff's deputies ...

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Counting fireworks injuries a struggle in Georgia

Counting fireworks injuries a struggle in Georgia

ATLANTA — Most fireworks became legal in Georgia more than a year ago, but state officials can't say whether the number of people injured by ...

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Habitat House 50

Habitat House 50

One week after receiving the keys and ownership of Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County’s 50th completed home, Randy Holman still had some unpacking ...

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Teachers, state employees to see modest average premium hike

Teachers, state employees to see modest average premium hike

State employees, teachers and other people in Georgia’s employee benefit plan will face an average increase of 2.5 percent in their health insurance ...

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No more ‘hardship’ transfers between schools

No more ‘hardship’ transfers between schools

Since school started back, parents may no longer have their children transferred from one Bulloch County school to another on the basis of various “hardship ...

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Waters a finalist for Evans superintendent job

Waters a finalist for Evans superintendent job

Dr. Martin G. "Marty" Waters, former principal of Statesboro High School and now interim superintendent of the Evans County school system in Claxton, has been ...

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Georgia Southern convenes for 2016-17 with new leader

Georgia Southern convenes for 2016-17 with new leader

Georgia Southern should trumpet its status as a Carnegie doctoral research university loudly and proudly, Dr. Jaimie Hebert said in welcoming faculty and staff for ...

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Victim loses $4,000 in IRS scam

Victim loses $4,000 in IRS scam

A senior citizen was bilked out of $4,000 Tuesday when a man claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent conned her into buying ...

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Locals arrested in underage sex sting

Locals arrested in underage sex sting

Seven men from Bulloch, Screven, Bryan and Evans counties were among 39 arrested by Effingham County law enforcement during a 10-week online sex sting investigation ...

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Screven searches for missing man

Screven searches for missing man

A Screven County man is missing, and while law enforcement has not yet declared foul play is suspected, “it is leaning that way,” said Screven ...

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Man arrested on child sex offense charges

Man arrested on child sex offense charges

A Statesboro man was charged Friday with multiple sex offenses against a child after someone reported incidents that allegedly took place over the span of ...

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No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a school bus carrying students to Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools was involved in an accident on ...

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Public meets police chief finalists

Public meets police chief finalists

When Deputy City Manager Robert Cheshire publicly posed questions to each of the three finalists he is considering for the job of Statesboro chief of ...

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Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Six Bulloch County landowners, represented by a company that hopes to construct solar farms similar to one already located in the Hopeulikit community, will seek ...

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Two weight-loss gains

Two weight-loss gains

Dr. Eli Penn, a gastroenterologist practicing advanced endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is now performing two nonsurgical procedures aimed at helping people lose ...

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Local man killed while cutting down tree

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday at his Jason Franklin Road home when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

              Our community was rocked last week by the abrupt announcement that R.J.'s Grill, a Statesboro landmark, would close. Fortunately, local Statesboro businessman Stacy ...

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R.J.'s Grill will stay open

R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy ...

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The 3 governors controversy

The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time ...

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Updated: aug. 07, 2016 2:36 p.m.
Finalist's issues draw questions

Finalist's issues draw questions

             When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted ...

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Public invited to meet chief finalists

Public invited to meet chief finalists

             The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes ...

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Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

             On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days ...

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Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at ...

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Updated: aug. 06, 2016 12:24 a.m.
Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's ...

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Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them ...

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Blessing of the Harvest

Blessing of the Harvest

Area farmers halted work briefly Friday morning to gather collectively for prayer and fellowship in a Blessing of the Harvest event at the Bulloch County ...

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