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Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch school leaders weigh options for fiscal 2016 budget

After presenting a budget that, if totally funded, would call for a 2-mill increase in property taxes, Bulloch County Schools executives also suggested some middle-ground options.

May 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.

May 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Request withdrawn for RV park rezone proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners "regroup" and review their options.

May 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

May 25, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names employee of the year

Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

May 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.

May 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Oh, the places they'll go

Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University's campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.

May 24, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Marty Waters case: One year later

It's been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.

May 24, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


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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 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bi-Lo to donate Saturday profits to veterans' relief

Shopping at a local grocery store this Saturday will not only fill your pantry but will benefit a charity that helps soldiers who have been wounded in action.

July 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Puppet camp brings ‘monsters’ downtown

Mermaids, goats and a variety of monsters were lurking on Statesboro's Siebald Street this week as key characters during the Averitt Center for the Arts summer Puppet Camp.

July 01, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


A party for the Fourth

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank, the annual festival begins at 4 p.m. and last until 11 p.m., said Broni Gainous, marketing and communications coordinator for Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation.

July 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch couples apply for same-sex marriage licenses

Since the Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex marriages are legal across the nation, at least two same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in Bulloch County.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

June 30, 2015 | | Local


Fireworks legal, but not for sale – yet

While "real" fireworks are now legal, Statesboro residents likely still will have to travel out of state to buy bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks that fly into the air and go boom.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two new alcohol laws take effect

Two new Georgia laws that take effect today pertain to alcoholic beverages and have Statesboro connections.

June 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

June 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man charged in child beating

A Statesboro man who police say beat a 5-year-old girl during a domestic dispute Sunday was arrested and is being held without bond.

June 29, 2015 | | Local


Body found in Savannah identified as missing man from Statesboro

A man who walked away from a Statesboro-area personal care home Saturday was found dead in Savannah Sunday evening, according to Chatham County authorities.

June 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Designed for success in Statesboro

After nine months in business, Salon Cheveux & Spa, at 25 N. Main St. across from the courthouse, has racked up both a Brick Award for Most Improved Interior and a Best in The Boro award as "Best Spa/Salon."

June 29, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Mock, Edenfield lead Georgia Young Lawyers

Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC in Statesboro was installed as president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's Annual Meeting on June 19. She was sworn in by Justice Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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