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CDC: No change in autism numbers

ATLANTA - A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children.

March 31, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


CCAT gets new 5-year charter

Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology, or CCAT, was unanimously awarded a new, five-year charter contract Wednesday by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia.

March 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Despite rainy forecast, Farmers Market set to open Saturday

Inclement weather Saturday won't stop the Statesboro Main Street Farmers make from opening in the Charlie Olliff Square downtown.

March 31, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro's monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And if the rains hold off, First Friday has that covered, too.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Schools to ‘park’ added state funding

The Bulloch County Schools should receive an almost $1.7 million increase in state funding this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown told the Board of Education last week.

March 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two different calculations on LGBT rights

ATLANTA - Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.

March 30, 2016 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is April 14

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 years ago.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU presidential search down to one

Dr. Jaimie Hebert is the only finalist for the job of Georgia Southern University president, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced Wednesday.

March 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Ga. first lady addresses honorees

Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal said she felt like she was home, being in Statesboro for the 28th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala.

March 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 honored for lifetime achievement

Three community leaders were recognized Tuesday night for dedicating their lives to helping others. Jewel Dabbs, Allen Webb and JD Dunn each were awarded lifetime achievement honors during the 28th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

March 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chris Yaughn named Humanitarian of the Year

The man behind Fostering Families Bulloch, Chris Yaughn, held true to his introduction Tuesday night as he accepted the 2016 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year award during the 28th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala.

March 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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


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Democrat Nolin running for Congress in the 12th

Joyce Nolin, a retired teacher, former day care operator and home care nursing assistant from Evans in Columbia County, often talks about education and health ...

May 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their ...

May 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Unclaimed cremains need a place to rest

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has the unclaimed cremains – cremated remains – of 16 deceased persons in a closet in his office.

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mical Whitaker retiring with ‘Charlie Brown’

Happiness is ... the Statesboro Youth Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Emma Kelly Theater at 7 p.m ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


City has 57 new applicants for city manager’s job

This time, Statesboro has 57 applicants for the job of city manager, an increase of four applicants from the number received on the first try ...

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Five pharmacies targeted in burglary attempts

Someone attempted to burglarize five locally owned pharmacies over the weekend, according to law enforcement reports. Now, investigators are seeking information about the incidents.

May 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved ...

May 03, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Georgia schools make room for thousands of migrant children

Among the tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America in recent years, roughly 1 in 26 of these young migrants have come to live ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Cason's Auto Repair opens in Brooklet

Walt and Beth Cason, successful Savannah automotive business owners who have been Bulloch County residents for almost 15 years, opened a business earlier this year ...

May 02, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Early voting off to a strong start

Early voting began with a bang Monday as 171 voters cast their ballots at the Board of Elections office in the Bulloch County Annex.

May 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Warrants issued for suspect in Millen woman's murder

Warrants for a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman Sunday follow an investigation opened by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Region ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City Council meets Tuesday at Statesboro High

Tuesday's 9 a.m. Statesboro City Council meeting is a regular meeting in the sense of the timing, but it is being held at ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Update on business projects in Statesboro

It's that time again, when I bring you up to speed on construction projects and other movement in the business community in Statesboro. We ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice earns honor

Ogeechee Area Hospice was recently recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Hospice Honors Program.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


ArtsFest 2016

Saturday's 34th annual ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle - hosted for the first time by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department ...

May 01, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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