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Georgia Chamber backs revised highway bill

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Herald still seeks nominations for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

A Portal-area man was killed Saturday morning in a two-car accident on Georgia Highway 119.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Vidalia Onion Committee announces culinary contest

The Vidalia Onion Committee announces the Fourth Annual Golden Onion culinary competition on April 26 in conjunction with the Vidalia Onion Festival. The competition is open to all professional chefs in Georgia.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deadline to sign up for marketing workshop is Monday at 6 p.m.

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and multimedia consultant and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


City of Statesboro faces possible $11M claim

Attorneys for the parents and estate of Michael Joseph Gatto, 18, who died after a violent encounter at the now-closed Rude Rudy's bar Aug. 28, have filed notice with the city of Statesboro alleging more than $11 million in damages and that the city is to blame for not enforcing its own alcohol laws.

March 01, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Two-time champion: Statesboro dog owner takes home 2nd Best of Breed title

For the second year in a row, Lynn Vogel walked away with a Best of Breed title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Bulloch County mother, son found safe

A woman and her young son have been found in good health, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center expanding to West Main St.

With gallery space where artworks will be sold in front, backed by two ballet studios and a black box theater, a large building that previously held a small shoe repair shop has been transformed into the first of three envisioned new facilities of the Averitt Center for the Arts.

March 01, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Former Georgia Southern football player shot, later arrested

A former Georgia Southern University football player was arrested Thursday after being shot in a Campus Crossings apartment, located on Lanier Drive near the Georgia Southern University campus.

February 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Disc Golf Course opens

A small crowd of Bulloch County officials and disc golf fans gathered Friday afternoon to christen the county's first Disc Golf Course.

February 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested three suspects in a homicide investigation that left a Norcross man dead.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Authorities are still seeking the whereabouts of a Bulloch County mother and child reported missing Wednesday.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern's Wendy Denton is Kiwanian of the Year

Wendy Denton was named the 2015 Kiwanian of the Year Thursday night during the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's 55th anniversary celebration.

February 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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Teacher takes learning outdoors

In a time when many young people spend free time in front of a computer screen or playing video games, Statesboro High School environmental science teacher Lee Bratton brings a bit of the outdoors into the lives of every student in her classes.

April 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PD to get body cameras

Statesboro's proposed city budget earmarks $42,063 to buy body-worn video cameras for use by all Police Department patrol officers.

April 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia will play host Tuesday to the Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at Eagle Creek Brewery in Statesboro.

April 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Man convicted in fatal 2013 wreck

A Bloomingdale man involved in a fatal crash that killed a Brooklet couple on Interstate 516 near Savannah in 2013 was found guilty Thursday of felony vehicular homicide.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney evaluating wrongful death suit after I-16 crash

An attorney representing the mother of one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed Wednesday in a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 said he has previously sued the trucking company whose driver is responsible for the crash.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chase through Register ends with meth arrest

A woman trying to evade a safety checkpoint in Register Thursday ran four stop signs during a short chase through the streets of the tiny town. Two small children were in the vehicle, along with an assortment of drugs and a loaded gun.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


I-16 crash survivors in stable condition

One of two surviving Georgia Southern University nursing students involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that left five fellow nursing students dead, was moved to another hospital Thursday, while the second surviving student is still being treated at a Savannah hospital.

April 24, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Georgia Southern vigil remembers lost 'sisters'

A hurting Eagle Nation turned out in force Thursday evening to remember, honor and cry together over the five "sisters" lost in Wednesday's tragic accident on Interstate 16.

April 24, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


American Legion cookout to honor vets

The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, with assistance from the 2015 Leadership Bulloch class, will hold an "All-American Cookout" on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor veterans in the Bulloch County area.

April 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Testing in progress at Bulloch schools

This week and next, the pencils meet the paper - and the fingertips the keys - as more than 4,500 Bulloch County students in third through eighth grades take the Georgia Milestones test for the first time.

April 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Register man charged in attack on 90-year-old woman

Register police arrested a man Tuesday on charges he physically attacked his 90-year-old aunt over money.

April 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


City alcohol law drafts would limit under-21 entry

Statesboro City Council received two versions of a draft of a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance from its attorney Tuesday night and released them to the public.

April 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Register police make drug arrests

Register police arrested a woman Friday on drug charges after a high-speed chase into another county.

April 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia Southern students help each other cope with loss

With a flurry of text messages, Facebook posts and lots of heart-to-heart talks, nursing students at Georgia Southern University shared first the uncertainty of who was involved in the deadly accident on Interstate 16, and then comforted each other in dealing with the tragic loss of their friends and colleagues.

April 22, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


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