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‘Rockin’ Out Alzheimer’s’ set for Jan. 23

For the fourth consecutive year, the Rockin' Out Alzheimer's committee in Bulloch County is bringing a night of nostalgic music to Statesboro to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia.

January 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


On tap under the gold dome

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, kicking off the 2016 legislative session. Here's a look at some of the top issues expected to come up this year.

January 09, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


GSU seeking WWI artifacts

The Georgia Southern University Department of History and the Georgia Southern Museum seek to learn more about the impact of World War I on the state of Georgia and are asking for anyone with artifacts from that era to bring them on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2-5 p.m. to the Georgia Southern University Museum.

January 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chief deputy to seek sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins said Friday he intends to run for sheriff of Bulloch County, banking on years of experience within the department as well as having grown up with family members in local law enforcement and public safety.

January 09, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New Health Center brings GSU into 2016

After 38 years in a health center built to handle a student population of about 5,000, Georgia Southern unveiled its new Health Center Friday, a 2016 version that's modern and large enough for the university's 20,500 students.

January 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Register council member owes $900 on town water bill

While the town of Register is fighting financial woes, one of the town's council members is over $900 in arrears in paying a water bill.

January 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Lee-Jackson Banquet set for Saturday

The 2016 Lee-Jackson Banquet, hosted by the Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at R.J.s Grill on South Main Street in Statesboro.

January 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


President search at GSU still on course

With at least 25 strongly interested candidates so far, the search remains on track to have Georgia Southern University's next president in place by July 1, said Dr. Stephen Vives, who chairs the campus search committee.

January 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A life-saving move

Beverly Harris moved to Statesboro recently from Tennessee. Last month, she began to experience shortness of breath, fatigue and an inability to do the things she used to do.

January 07, 2016 | By SCOTT LARSON Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested after police smell marijuana

The smell of marijuana emanating from a car near a Fair Road restaurant Tuesday night led to a struggle, then a wanted man's arrest.

January 06, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch sheriff will not seek re-election

After four terms as sheriff of Bulloch County and more than 30 years with the Sheriff's Office, Lynn Anderson told the Statesboro Herald Wednesday he would not seek another term and is retiring.

January 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alleged gang members face drug charges

A call about a domestic disturbance on New Year's Eve led local law enforcement officers to the discovery of several drugs at an off-campus apartment near Georgia Southern University.

January 05, 2016 | | Local


New council faces old issue: alcohol

Statesboro City Council began 2016 with the swearing-in of three members, two of them new. But an old issue, alcoholic beverage regulation, was back on the agenda Tuesday and will be for several upcoming meetings.

January 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Former councilman pleads not guilty to extortion charges

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted on Dec. 3 on charges of attempted extortion, pleaded not guilty Tuesday during arraignment in federal court. He was released on a $50,000 signature bond, secured by his personal property.

January 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in alleged armed robbery attempt

A man was shot in the hand Sunday during an alleged armed robbery off Robin Hood Trail.

January 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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A degree in caring

These weren't his exact words, but 2016 Rotary Citizen of the Year David Ball said he got a degree in caring.

February 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Fees waived downtown

Last week, Statesboro City Council restored an incentive program for redevelopment in the downtown district that had waived almost $200,000 in building permit, water ...

February 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sobe Nails creates an upscale experience

With Valentine's Day coming up Sunday, many of you are still looking for the perfect gift idea.

February 08, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Do not pass

While Monday's collision between a school bus and tractor-trailer rig did not involve illegal passing, it calls attention to the fact that a vast ...

February 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler that struck a school bus in Statesboro on Monday morning has been charged with following too closely, according to Georgia ...

February 08, 2016 | By JIM HEALY and HOLLI SAXON jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Local


Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team responded to an vehicular accident on the 500 block of Ft. Argyle Road that claimed the ...

February 08, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the ...

February 07, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Local


2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

February 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


In case of emergency

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Bulloch County Schools' students, faculty and staff practiced an emergency plan in the event of a tornado warning ...

February 07, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Super Bowl 50th anniversary painting made in Statesboro

Sports artist Jason Robichau's contribution to the Super Bowl on its 50th birthday also benefits a charitable cause. That is a recurrent theme in ...

February 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commissioner Thompson to run for chairman

Bulloch County Commissioner Roy Thompson announced Friday he will not run for a fourth term as commissioner holding seat 2C, choosing instead to seek office ...

February 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 charged in theft from area gambling machines

Three Ft. Valley residents suspected of robbing a gambling machine in a local convenience store Jan. 14 were not elderly, as described in previous sheriff ...

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parker trial set for Feb. 24

Jury selection is slated for Tuesday in Bulloch County Superior Court for former city manager Frank Parker's whistleblower and wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city ...

February 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch’s first four-legged ‘arrest’

Gismo wasn't with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office very long before he made his first arrest.

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in two robberies

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet man Wednesday believed to have robbed a convenience store as well as an individual last week.

February 04, 2016 | | Local


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