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Parade sets off week of fair fun

There were some unusual sights Monday evening as the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade entertained throngs of people lined up along Statesboro's downtown streets.

October 19, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Statesboro native goes from onions to apples

An idea of Statesboro native Wendy Brannen's in her role with the U.S. Apple Association has children and adults from Savannah to Seattle posting pictures of their smiling selves with apples and apple products as schools and organizations compete for food industry-funded grants.

October 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - A Boro restaurant and business update

There has been a lot of business renovations, improvements and change of ownership over the past few months. The restaurant industry has really stepped up their game. Here are a few things that you should check out soon:

October 19, 2015 | | Local

Our 'Mrs. Emma'

She was known as "The Lady of 6,000 Songs."

October 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Army Field Band to perform free concert

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Statesboro High on Friday at 7 p.m. The Army Field Band's concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.

October 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

PDL franchise names first staff members

Statesboro Premier Development League franchise President Darin Van Tassell announced today the first three members of the new soccer club's executive staff - Heidi Jeffers, Becky Davis and Christal Riley.

October 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

It's fair week

Whether it's heart-pumping thrill rides, crafts exhibits, cotton candy and funnel cakes, livestock shows or live entertainment, the upcoming Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair has something to tickle everyone's fancy.

October 17, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Former city manager’s suit set for a hearing

Fourteen months after former City Manager Frank Parker filed his wrongful-firing suit against all five Statesboro City Council members and the mayor, a judge has scheduled a hearing over the defendants' motions to have the case decided short of a trial.

October 17, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Blue Devil football: Celebrating perfection 10 years later

Reunions - whether they're of the class or family variety - are always great for rekindling cherished friendships and reliving the good old days.

October 16, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

SFD sells T-shirts to fight breast cancer

Help fight breast cancer, and get a cool new T-shirt at the same time by joining the Statesboro Fire Department's effort to raise funds for local cancer awareness and cure programs.

October 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro's Liz Driggers named Teacher of the Year

Coach Elizabeth J. "Liz" Driggers, who teaches health and physical education at Statesboro High School and says that everything about her subject is relevant to students' lives today, is the Bulloch County Schools' Teacher of the Year for 2017.

October 16, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Remembering a season of 'perfection'

Perfection will be honored Friday night at Womack Field.

October 15, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local

Program allows hunters to donate venison to hungry

Hunters who kill more deer than they can eat will be able to donate the extra venison to those in need through a Georgia Wildlife Federation program called Hunters for the Hungry.

October 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Savannah prepares retreat in speech fight with tour guides

SAVANNAH - Savannah fell to British troops in the American Revolution and surrendered to the Union Army during the Civil War. Now Georgia's oldest city is preparing to retreat from a law that for decades has required tour guides to prove to City Hall that they know history.

October 14, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Civil rights groups: Prevent King monument at Stone Mountain

A monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. must not be installed among the sculpted figures of Confederate leaders at Georgia's Stone Mountain, a group of civil rights leaders told the state's governor Wednesday.

October 14, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

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State Department issues travel advisory

Threats from terrorist groups prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a nationwide travel alert covering the next three months, said Bulloch County Public ...

November 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Helping others feed the hungry

Personally filling 78 bags of groceries and passing along $1,000 worth of gift certificates for turkeys or hams, the East Georgia Regional Medical Center ...

November 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Joe Franklin produces Bulloch citrus crop

A few miles outside of the city limits of Statesboro you will find Franklin Farms which is growing hundreds of Satsuma [sat-SOO-muh] trees. Satsumas are ...

November 23, 2015 | | Local

Local Business Briefs

Optim System names Castleberry new CEO

November 23, 2015 | | Local

'I didn't mean to kill anybody'

"I didn't mean to kill anybody. I did not set out that night to kill anybody, but my choices did," Adam Cochran told students ...

November 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Mike Waters family named 2015 Farm Family of the Year

Nevils area farmer Mike Waters said he "smelled a rat" when his friend Raybon Anderson invited him to the Farm-City Breakfast Friday morning, but he ...

November 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Escaped Metter inmate captured

A man who escaped Thursday from a prison work detail in Metter was captured Friday morning after a homeowner spotted him in her back yard.

November 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Savannah Avenue to get islands, crosswalks

The work temporarily blocking portions of Savannah Avenue is the early stages of a $1.85 million city of Statesboro project to resurface the street ...

November 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Santa’s Toy Run benefits local children

Santa Claus will take a ride through downtown Statesboro Saturday, Nov. 21, escorted by a host of motorcycle riders with a mission: to make sure ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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