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A YMCA in the Boro?

Bulloch County is home to more than 10,000 school-age children. By one provider's estimate, structured after-school programs exist for 2,000 to 3,000 of them.

June 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


A World War II love story: Memories of fallen husband remain strong

Standing in the kitchen of her southeast Bulloch County home, Eleanor Stark holds a photo of the last time she saw her husband alive.

June 06, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Cross not a burden for Pembroke man

A Pembroke man will walk around Statesboro next Saturday carrying a large orange cross to help a local family in need.

June 05, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


GSU apologizes for SHS grad lockout

About 80 people, including parents and other guests arriving shortly before the 3:30 p.m. start of the May 30 ceremony, were shut out of Statesboro High School's graduation at Hanner Fieldhouse, officials acknowledged this week.

June 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Fab Lab surges toward construction

With a final design approved and leases inked, construction is expected to begin this month on the Fabrication Lab and Business and Arts Incubator, to be operated by Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts in city-owned buildings near Statesboro City Hall.

June 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Peeping Tom gets 40 years

A Statesboro man accused of taking candid videos and photos of women through their windows pled guilty to more than 70 felony charges of Peeping Tom and privacy invasion.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police rule Millen man's death a homicide

State agents are probing the suspicious death of a Millen man, ruling his death as a homicide.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash leaves man critical

A man trapped Tuesday after a crash with a tanker on Highway 67 in Statesboro remains in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE affirms Wilson’s new deal, 6-2

The Bulloch County Board of Education voted 6-2 last week to confirm a two-year contract extension with a 2.5 percent raise each year for Superintendent Charles Wilson.

June 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Storms drench Bulloch, hail reported

In less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, some parts of Bulloch County were drenched with up to two inches of rain.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man charged with kidnapping taxi driver

A man who kidnapped a taxi driver in Statesboro Tuesday is in jail, and police are still investigating reasons why the man hijacked the taxi at gunpoint.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A lifelong dream come true

Benita Palmer officially achieved her lifelong dream of home ownership with a simple signature.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


UPDATE: Runaway juvenile in custody and safe

According to Bulloch County Chief Deputy Jared Akins, runaway juvenile Lauryn Carswell, 15, has been located and is in custody and safe.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Naked man pulls gun on deputy

A naked man who called 911 to complain about being bitten, possibly by bugs, was arrested Monday after pulling a rifle on a sheriff's deputy.

June 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested for stealing, crashing crop sprayer

Two young men attending a graduation party Saturday night left the fun long enough to find themselves some trouble.

June 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


'In support of heritage'

About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.

July 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally ranked Market in Statesboro

Statesboro's Mainstreet Farmers Market shows up in some "best of" lists, and recently moved up in the "101 Best Farmers Markets in America" published by the food and drink website The Daily Meal.

July 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


A walk in the woods

Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss' love of nature recently took him a few steps farther - approximately 5 million steps, in fact.

July 05, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


Diverse students, mostly white faculty

While 48 percent of the Bulloch County Schools' students are ethnic minorities, including 37.3 percent who are African-American, only 13.8 percent of the school system's certified teachers and administrators are minorities, including 12.3 percent who are African-American.

July 05, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


America celebrates 4th of July

A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn't dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

July 04, 2015 | From staff reports and the Associated Press | Local


Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

July 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA's annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

July 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

July 03, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

July 03, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Local


Confederate memorial to be discussed at county meeting

A man who initiated a petition to remove the Confederate memorial statue from the Bulloch County Courthouse Square will speak during the Bulloch County Commission meeting Tuesday.

July 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch budget OK'd

Bulloch County Commissioners passed the 2016 budget Tuesday, contingent upon the passing of a tax increase proposal next month.

July 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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