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VA Medical Center reaches out

Officials from the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta revealed during a town hall meeting here Wednesday that the center's Statesboro clinic, which got its first onsite physician in May, will soon add a second doctor on a temporary basis.

October 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Suspects sought in armed robbery

An armed robbery at an apartment complex near the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday night has police seeking three, possibly four suspects, said Statesboro Police Major Rob Bryan.

October 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Evans man victim of homicide

A man whose body was found Tuesday in an Evans County home near the Evans/Bryan County line was the victim of homicide, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports.

October 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Local DAR to dedicate park bench

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a park bench on Sunday at Rockwell/Edgewood Acres Park, in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

‘Moonshiners’ case reveals 50/50 rule issues

City Council has given Moonshiners, a "sports restaurant" under Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, more time and instructed the owner to get accountant-certified reports showing whether the business had more non-alcohol than alcoholic beverage sales the first half of this year.

October 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Alcohol swamps city meeting

Shenanigans at 1 University Plaza will lose three days of alcohol sales and afterwards will admit only customers age 21 and up for at least a year, under an agreement reached Tuesday during a City Council hearing. The three days are technically part of a 10-day license suspension, but with the other seven days waived unless another violation occurs.

October 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch reaching out to South Carolina flood victims

Bulloch County Public Safety is heading efforts to collect supplies to assist victims of flooding in South Carolina due in part to the effects of Hurricane Joaquin.

October 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Traffic stop ends in meth arrests

A traffic stop on a reckless vehicle Monday ended in two drug arrests and the seizure of over $11,000 cash.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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 Legion Hall, 100 Rucker Lane in Statesboro.

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 and tricked out with tony rims and window-thumping aftermarket sound systems. Well, it is, but it's also a place where their moms can buy new tires and get them mounted on the family minivan while it's realigned using a state-of-the-art machine.

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 relocating from the Statesboro Airport to the southeast portion of the Kiwanis Fair grounds parking lot adjacent to Highway 67.

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 for the Boy Scouts of America, an award that less than 2 percent of Boy Scouts in the United States ever attain.

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 six different locations.

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, Oct. 1.

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 William Brooks is scheduled to give the keynote speech Friday, and the Georgia NAACP president, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson of Statesboro, will be nominated for election to a second two-year term.

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

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Helping others feed the hungry

Personally filling 78 bags of groceries and passing along $1,000 worth of gift certificates for turkeys or hams, the East Georgia Regional Medical Center ...

November 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Joe Franklin produces Bulloch citrus crop

A few miles outside of the city limits of Statesboro you will find Franklin Farms which is growing hundreds of Satsuma [sat-SOO-muh] trees. Satsumas are ...

November 23, 2015 | | Local

Local Business Briefs

Optim System names Castleberry new CEO

November 23, 2015 | | Local

'I didn't mean to kill anybody'

"I didn't mean to kill anybody. I did not set out that night to kill anybody, but my choices did," Adam Cochran told students ...

November 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Mike Waters family named 2015 Farm Family of the Year

Nevils area farmer Mike Waters said he "smelled a rat" when his friend Raybon Anderson invited him to the Farm-City Breakfast Friday morning, but he ...

November 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Escaped Metter inmate captured

A man who escaped Thursday from a prison work detail in Metter was captured Friday morning after a homeowner spotted him in her back yard.

November 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Savannah Avenue to get islands, crosswalks

The work temporarily blocking portions of Savannah Avenue is the early stages of a $1.85 million city of Statesboro project to resurface the street ...

November 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Santa’s Toy Run benefits local children

Santa Claus will take a ride through downtown Statesboro Saturday, Nov. 21, escorted by a host of motorcycle riders with a mission: to make sure ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City Public Safety Department abolished

The city of Statesboro has formally abolished its Department of Public Safety and re-established the position of police chief.

November 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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