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Evans County celebrates century of agriculture

From grinding sugarcane for syrup to the use of drones in farming, Evans County this Friday and Saturday will celebrate the role that agriculture has played in the county's first 100 years.

November 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch’s Johnson falls to Hudgens in insurance commissioner race

Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro voters OK Redevelopment Powers Law

Statesboro's Redevelopment Powers Law easily passed, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia executive Perdue beats Nunn in Senate race

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | | Local


Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wins re-election

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the family pedigree of his opponent.

November 04, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger

SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.

November 04, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro City Council suspends 2 alcohol licenses

Two Statesboro businesses had their alcohol licenses suspended for three days because of twice selling alcohol to an underage person.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch County store proprietor faces peeping Tom charge

The proprietor of a local convenience store was charged Monday with being a peeping Tom after an employee said she found evidence he was spying on her in the bathroom.

November 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Election Day: From US Senate to special city of Statesboro question

The only truly local election Tuesday gets its own ballot.

November 03, 2014 | From wire and staff reports | Local


Francys Johnson receives limited-edition artwork

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, recently accepted a limited-edition poster painted by Beverly Buchanan, an award-winning, highly celebrated artist.

November 03, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Experts attempt to predict number of US Ebola cases

STANFORD, Calif. - Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

November 01, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer | Local


GAE head: ‘Flexibility’ an excuse

"Flexibility options" that exempt school systems from class-size limits, teacher pay scales and teacher certification requirements are generally not a good thing, Georgia Association of Educators President Dr. Sid Chapman told the Statesboro Herald.

November 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Carter, Deal travel state in final bid

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The candidates for Georgia governor campaigned in separate areas of the state on Saturday, with both Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter counting on support from big names in a final push to Tuesday's election.

November 01, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


‘Raise the Woof’

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

October 31, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deal, Carter, Nunn, Perdue make closing pitches

ATLANTA - Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end - or at least the next round.

October 30, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


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Statesboro City Council approves TAD map as presented

City Council unanimously approved the Tax Allocation District, or TAD, map and redevelopment proposal for downtown Statesboro - including South Main Street and additional areas - Tuesday.

December 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro resident competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Statesboro resident Jeannette Bryant and her sister, a former dispatcher for the Statesboro Police Department and current resident of Atlanta, Ranada Royal, placed second on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune."

December 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia Southern’s Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus

Georgia Southern University's Small Business Development Center, currently located in the Market District, will soon relocate to City Campus in downtown Statesboro, 58 E. Main St.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Blount Boys Home Singers to perform at Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights

What do a group of boys singing for their supper and Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights have in common?

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern police charge man, 19, with molesting girl, 15

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a child molestation incident reported in November.

December 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fee to support storm sewers back on tap in Statesboro

City Council received a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that, if approved, will create a monthly fee on virtually every address in Statesboro for the improvement and maintenance of storm drains.

December 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

The "weapon" reportedly carried by a masked man who caused a lockdown on parts of Georgia Southern University's campus Dec. 5 turned out to be an umbrella, police said.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

December 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.

December 16, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


DOT to unveil plan for more lanes between Brooklet and Statesboro

The Georgia Department of Transportation is asking local residents, motorists and property owners for their opinions on a $5.3 million project to add passing and turn lanes on U.S. Highway 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro.

December 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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