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Fire training exercise held at airport Tuesday

The Georgia Forestry Commission performed joint wildfire training exercises with the Georgia Air National Guard at Statesboro Bulloch County Airport Tuesday.

July 21, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local


2015 ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign underway

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia will partner for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive.

July 21, 2015 | | Local


Statue issue revisited; no action

Tuesday, Bulloch County commissioners once again heard citizens' views regarding a proposal to move a Confederate memorial statue from the county courthouse square, but still they took no action.

July 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


17-year-old leads police on high speed chase in stolen car

A teenager driving a stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Statesboro in the wee hours of the morning Monday.

July 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Shoe Dept. Encore opens

After six months in a temporary location while the original store underwent a metamorphosis behind temporary walls, the Shoe Dept. in Statesboro Mall reopened Friday as a Shoe Dept. Encore store, occupying an entire interior corner in the middle of the mall.

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Frontier stepping up to help rural America

Last week, community leaders come together to celebrate Statesboro making it to the first round of the America's Best Communities, a $10 million prize competition sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, Co-bank and The Weather Channel. The ultimate goal of the competition is to inspire the revitalization of small town America and harness the power of community collaboration and innovation for the greater good.

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro police training starts young

During the summer, many children enjoy day camps, Vacation Bible Schools and other activities, but a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County had a unique experience that taught them what it's like to be a police officer.

July 19, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Up with People returning

A multinational cast of 100 talented and passionate young people representing 20 countries will make Statesboro the fourth stop on their 2015 North American tour. On Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform at Statesboro High School, entertaining the audience with song, dance and musical instruments.

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


Local curbside recycling coming to an end Sept. 1

The voluntary, curbside collection of recyclables that has been offered to Statesboro, Brooklet and Portal residents for several years will end Sept. 1, county officials say.

July 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


County to revisit statue issue

The memorial statue of a Confederate soldier standing on the Bulloch County Courthouse square will be once again discussed during a Bulloch County Commission meeting.

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Keen follows Keel to GRU

Russell Keen, Georgia Southern University's vice president for external affairs, is leaving to join Georgia Regents University as executive vice president for external relations and chief of staff to incoming GRU President Brooks A. Keel.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was a successful program while it lasted, but budget cuts and personnel attrition led to its demise, and Bulloch County commissioners do not anticipate its resurrection soon.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested under false name

A man arrested last week on armed robbery charges isn't who he said he was, police said.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Georgia Southern student among Marines killed in Chattanooga shootings

Georgia Southern University has confirmed that one of the four Marines killed in the shootings Thursday at two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a former GSU student, Skip Wells.

July 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 Marines and gunman die in attack on two military sites

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed.

July 16, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


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Crime Suppression Team arrests 9 in drug sweeps

Nine suspects face drug sales charges after Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team agents rounded them up during four recent, separate investigations.

September 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Exhibit review: ‘Master’ photos from Lori Grice

It is a simple fact of modern life that we all take pictures: our homes, kids, pets (especially cats), a holiday - anything, really, we wish ...

September 02, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Council affirms deputy manager salary, unchanged millage rate

Statesboro City Council finalized some recent business Tuesday, approving a contract with Robert Cheshire in his new, permanent job as deputy city manager and setting ...

September 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


2015 Averitt Legend in the Arts Award winner selected

Betty Foy Sanders is a legend in the Georgia art world, especially in Statesboro, and the Averitt Center for the Arts just confirmed that status ...

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Permanently 'temporary'?

Staff members gave Statesboro City Council a new draft of a Temporary Vendors Ordinance that would "grandfather in" some existing vendors, such as Green Man ...

September 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Hospital gives $40K to GSU nursing scholarship fund

A gift of more than $40,000 of corporate and individual donations from a local hospital will enable Georgia Southern University to fund future scholarships ...

September 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Council qualifying begins

The first two candidates to qualify for Statesboro City Council seats in the Nov. 3 election, Sam Lee Jones in District 2 and Jeffrey B ...

August 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet, Portal, Register seats up for election

Upcoming elections could see new mayors for two Bulloch County towns. The Brooklet and Portal mayoral seats are open for qualifying, and several council seats ...

August 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weekend armed robberies under investigation

Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday at a South Main Street business.

August 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Step into a Boro Browse

The latest installment of the twice-annual Boro Browse brought 107 exhibitors to the Georgia Southern University campus last Tuesday. Milling among tables outside and inside ...

August 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - An update on construction projects around the Boro

When I am out in the community, I am often asked about new construction projects. I try to keep you updated on these by placing ...

August 31, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Up with People take the stage

About 110 performers from 20 countries arrived at Statesboro High School Monday to continue their 19-city world tour with Up with People, a nonprofit organization ...

August 30, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Willow Hill Festival adds bike rides

This year, the Willow Hill Heritage Festival rolls out a new activity, cycling, with the Thrill on the Hill, a pair of bike rides measuring ...

August 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Habitat family pays off mortgage

Late last month, Ronnie and Henrietta Brunson made the final payment on their 20-year mortgage for the third Habitat House ever built by volunteers of ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Feral hogs decimate local crops

Bulloch County farmer Wayne Mallard stood in the middle of one of his peanut fields Wednesday, surveying the devastation caused by feral hogs.

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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