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Theft of sea turtle eggs may land man in prison

SAVANNAH - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Fair wraps up Saturday night

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is expected to draw its largest crowd of the week tonight, with visitors coming from across the region to enjoy the last day until next year.

October 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

National Guard battalion transitions today

Today, the National Guard's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion will become the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion, still part of the 48th Brigade, with a ceremony at the battalion's headquarters, the Terrell Reddick Armory in Statesboro.

October 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Candler Co. Sheriff Homer Bell resigns, citing health reasons

Longtime Candler County Sheriff Homer Bell resigned Thursday, effective immediately. The Candler County probate court appointed former Georgia State Patrol trooper Blake Hendrix as interim sheriff, according to county attorney Kendall Gross.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Still no rules for temporary vendors

This week, Statesboro City Council received another revision of a proposed ordinance to regulate "temporary" vendors. It contained a provision to allow existing businesses such as Green Man's Corner and Ellis' Open Market to remain as they are, but no council member offered a motion to approve it.

October 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

They're a pig deal

What makes a pig run? Cookies, according to Kathryn Rosaire, a 16-year-old girl from Florida who is helping operate the pig racing show during this year's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man charged with cutting woman, shoving child

A man accused of cutting his girlfriend with a knife Tuesday faces charges of aggravated assault and child cruelty, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

3 charged in Bulloch Co. burglary, Evans Co. truck theft

A man suspected of truck theft and burglary in two counties is behind bars, along with two others who also are suspected to have been involved in the crimes.

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Army Field Band to play free concert

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Statesboro High on Friday at 7 p.m. The Army Field Band's concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

Altrusa Club of Statesboro distributes 18,000 children’s books with help of community

Much excitement has been generated in the past several months about Statesboro's participation in the "America's Best Communities" contest.

October 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Livestock and life lessons

For many young people, "fair week" means rides, food and fun, but for some, it also means work, prizes and learning.

October 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City manager applicants being vetted

Questionnaires have been sent to more than 20 selected candidates for the job of Statesboro city manager, Mayor Jan Moore reported Tuesday. Meanwhile, she asked the City Council to discuss soon whether to hire another public safety director or simply a police chief.

October 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

It's a family 'af-fair'

The annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a family affair in more ways than one. While many area residents can share childhood memories with younger relatives as they visit the fair today, a number of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members share the "fair experience" as well as membership in the club with parents, spouses, children and even grandchildren.

October 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU honors students lost in I-16 tragedy

By the time spring returns to Statesboro, the patio outside the Georgia Southern University School of Nursing will be ablaze with new color and life as the new School of Nursing Memorial Garden blooms for the first time. The university held a ceremony Monday, Oct. 19 at 3 pm. to dedicate the garden to the seven young women in whose honor it was planted: Morgan Bass, Caitlyn Baggett, Emily Clark, Abby Deloach and Catherine "McKay" Pittman, who lost their lives in a car crash April 22, 2015, on their way to clinical rotation in Savannah; and Brittney McDaniel and Megan ...

October 20, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local

Police: Teens caught having sex during football game

Two teens police say were caught engaging in sexual acts during a high school football game Friday were arrested; one on felony charges.

October 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

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Fort Stewart commander: ‘We’re going to war’

During annual Marne Week activities earlier this week on Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, spoke to ...

November 18, 2015 | From the Coastal Courier | Local

Local churches collect donations this week for Operation Christmas Child

Across the world each year, children who have never had a Christmas gift, a toy or even their own towel or toothbrush receive presents through ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU NAACP lists 'demands'

With a gathering at the Russell Union billed as a walkout Tuesday and further actions today, African-American students are drawing attention to what they see ...

November 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

2 plead guilty in concealment of Jenkins death

Two Jenkins County residents pled guilty Tuesday to concealing the death of a relative, whose remains were found burned and buried in a shallow grave ...

November 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Milestones results in for Bulloch schools

Results released Monday from the 2014-15 Georgia Milestones tests show that the majority of Bulloch County students, like the majority of their peers across the ...

November 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

OTC, Clubhouse, Tormenta form partnership

Ogeechee Technical College and the South Georgia soccer franchise of the Premier Development League, along with The Clubhouse Family Entertainment Center, entered into a Memorandum ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Gee Da’s gives downtown dining a boost

Downtown Statesboro welcomes Gee Da's Table as its newest addition.

November 16, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Correspondent | Local

12 arrested on drug, gun, gang charges

A dozen men involved in a fight Friday at the scene of a music video filming face drug, gang and gun charges after members of ...

November 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro High School to perform ‘High School Musical’ twice

Statesboro High School's musical theatre classes will present "High School Musical" Thursday, Nov. 19, in the school's fine arts auditorium. The first show ...

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Veterans Day 2015

In this year's Veterans Day ceremony, held Wednesday at the Averitt Center for the Arts, featured speaker Lonnie Ellis, post commander of the American ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff members | Local

Audit: Out-of-state speeders ignore fines

ATLANTA - Many out-of-state motorists who have been busted by Georgia's "super speeder" law don't pay up, state auditors found.

November 14, 2015 | | Local

Library to host “The River Rages” author

The Statesboro Regional Library will host a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Monday for J.G. Jakes, otherwise known as Jenny Massey of ...

November 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Aspen incentive package could reach $4.25 million

To help convince Aspen Aerogels to locate its new factory in Bulloch County, county commissioners, the development authority and the city of Statesboro provided an ...

November 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Despite glitch, citizens are still responsible for tag renewals

People with birthdays in December still have to get their vehicle tags by deadline, even if they haven't yet received a notice or pre-bill.

November 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Cancer survivor shares faith, hope

"Sometimes life catches one by surprise…."

November 13, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

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