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Shots fired at apartment complex

Shots fired at a local apartment complex Monday night have some residents concerned and police seeking information about the suspects involved.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man found dead in local pond

Police do not yet know whether the death of a man whose body was found in a Statesboro pond Sunday involves foul play.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man dares deputies to shoot

A Statesboro man who aggressively taunted deputies to shoot him gave a new deputy quite a challenge on his first day of field training Monday.

March 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Local reality show personality lands in Bulloch County Jail

Michael Wayne Duke of CMT's "Party Down South 2" brought reality home Saturday morning when he was charged with DUI after crashing his truck into a guardrail on Interstate 16.

March 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 Boro businesses win big at Flavor of Ga.

Kim's Cheese Straws of Statesboro and Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet both won big at the University of Georgia's annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest in Atlanta.

March 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


CCAT to learn its fate Wednesday

A recommendation to renew the charter of Statesboro's only publicly funded charter school is on the agenda for the State Charter Schools Commission's meeting Wednesday in Atlanta.

March 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

ATLANTA - Georgia's term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal took a stand against his own party and averted threatened boycotts by major corporations on Monday by announcing his veto of a "religious freedom" bill.

March 28, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Progress in downtown Statesboro

The Main Street Statesboro and Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at the Quality Inn and Suites Ballroom on South Main. The meeting served to give downtown merchants and community leaders an update on our downtown's progress over the past year.

March 28, 2016 | | Local


POW camp in Statesboro - Prisoners helped Bulloch farmers in World War II

"If there is any time in my captivity I remember with pleasure, it is the time during that I worked at your farm with my comrades," former Wehrmacht warrior Bernhard Erbelding wrote from Kirkel-Neuhausel, Saar, Germany, to Sam Neville of Register, Georgia, in February 1947.

March 28, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


A surprising mission

Statesboro's Southbridge Community Church spent time last Sunday after the morning worship service to be the hands and feet of Jesus when they walked into the BI-LO grocery store and purchased food items for the Statesboro Food Bank using gift cards provided by the church.

March 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A 70th reunion at GSU

Known as the Baptist Student Union when it was founded, Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministries will hold a 70th Anniversary Reunion Celebration this coming Saturday.

March 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Rep. Rick Allen to hold veterans town hall

Congressman Rick Allen will host a town hall meeting specifically for veterans Wednesday in Statesboro.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Win $1,000 at Statesboro Film Festival

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia First Lady to speak at Deen Day Awards

The 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal as the keynote speaker.

March 26, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


GBI: Foul play not suspected in Bulloch Co. inmate's death

On Friday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Cathy Sapp released the identity of an inmate found dead in the Bulloch County Jail on Thursday evening.

March 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic ...

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind ...

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars ...

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about ...

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when ...

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Business owner challenges incumbent commissioner

A Statesboro entrepreneur is challenging the incumbent for Bulloch County Commission seat 1A, claiming his leadership and ability to work hard, along with a focus ...

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another year, another successful rodeo

Superb bucking broncs and bulls, fast horses, skillful riding and good roping by cowboys and cowgirls made the sixth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo an amazing ...

April 24, 2016 | By BILL ANDERSON, Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Special to the Herald | Local


Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition ...

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time ...

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


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