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‘Friday Night Live’ on Saturday

The eighth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on, kicks off the 2015 season the same way 2014 started – with a special Saturday night edition.

August 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Two semis collide in fiery crash

A fiery crash between two 18-wheelers on Interstate 16 near Metter and Excelsior early Thursday morning kept both lanes of traffic closed for several hours.

August 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship

SAVANNAH - After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time.

August 19, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Private curbside recycling service planned

As Bulloch County ends its curbside recycling program in Statesboro and other towns, a local business owner intends to begin offering a similar service, but at a higher fee and with two containers per household instead of one.

August 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

SAVANNAH - An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School, families of the soldiers confirmed Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Plague case in Georgia

A Department of Public Health spokeswoman told GHN that tests by the state show an individual in Georgia has the disease. CDC testing results have not yet been completed.

August 19, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

CHICAGO - Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.

August 18, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press | Local

Claxton auto dealer faces cruelty, molestation attempt charges

A Claxton auto dealer was jailed Monday on charges of inappropriate behavior with a child after an almost two-month long investigation. The allegations concern his own child, according to Statesboro attorney Dan Snipes.

August 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Studying temp vendor rules

Flea markets and seasonal stands have experienced a regulatory holiday in Statesboro this summer while the city develops new regulations for temporary vendors.

August 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Merchants, restaurants rejoice as GSU returns

Statesboro welcomed nearly 21,000 students Monday back to classes at Georgia Southern University.

August 17, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Downtown pioneer 'Dub' Lovett passes

The Statesboro community is mourning the loss of a man who helped build the city's downtown area into a thriving business district.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Quick arrest nabs Metter bank robber

A man who robbed a Metter bank Monday morning didn't get very far, thanks to an alert citizen and fast-responding police.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'A friend we'll never forget'

The final strains of "She Talks to Angels" faded away and Joey Fennell, executive pastor for Connections Church, approached the microphone. Addressing the devastated Aubrey family and about 800 distraught friends gathered in the sanctuary of Connections, Fennell began the almost impossible task of bringing some comfort to a still stunned and grieving community at Saturday's funeral for Jordan Aubrey.

August 16, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local

Play like a girl

About 180 participants got the full game-day experience during Thursday's Women's Football Clinic at Georgia Southern University, including a tour of the facilities at Paulson Stadium, a fashion show with players sporting different uniforms and gear, and a chance to watch film with a real referee and Willie Fritz's coaching staff. Participants got to run through the tunnel out of the locker room at the Ted Smith Family Football Center and learned some basic football drills on the field. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Tickets for Kids program, which helps area disadvantaged youths attend games.

August 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

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VA Medical Center to hold public forum Wednesday at Legion Hall

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will hold a combination Veterans Information Fair and Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the American ...

October 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Boro's Wholesale Customs

Wholesale Customs in the Boro might sound like the kind of place where young dudes take their rides to be jacked up with custom suspension ...

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Air Evac moving to Kiwanis fairgrounds

The Kiwanis fairgrounds is getting a new permanent resident that will certainly get some attention. Our local Air Evac Lifeteam emergency helicopter flight service is ...

October 05, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Local Scout earns Eagle rank

James Nash Welch, a ninth-grader at Statesboro High School, recently received the highest and most coveted award in Scouting. Welch earned the Eagle Scout rank ...

October 05, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Alcohol violation hearings resume with fall semester

After a respite of several months, Statesboro City Council will return to alcoholic beverage sales enforcement actions today with hearings for eight alleged violations at ...

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday ...

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

State NAACP convention here this week

Thursday through Saturday, member delegates from all over the state will gather in Statesboro for the 73rd Annual Georgia NAACP Convention. National NAACP President Cornell ...

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest ...

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads ...

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Historical Society honors Braz, Whitaker, Presley

The Bulloch County Historical Society this week honored one of its founding members, Del Presley, with its first-ever Distinguished Fellow Award, and two artists who ...

October 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Baby injured in drug sweep arrest

An infant was injured when a drug-trafficking suspect fled from law enforcement during a recent multicounty drug sweep, but deputies apprehended the man, and the ...

October 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults ...

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Handling a bomb threat

The 12-year-old girl police say is responsible for at least two of three bomb threat phone calls that shut down four local schools Tuesday remains ...

October 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Campus committee begins search for 3-5 candidates for GSU president

The 18-member campus committee received its working orders Wednesday morning, not to name the next president of Georgia Southern University, but to identify three to ...

September 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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