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Local Ferst Foundation chapter raises $1,600 to send books to area children

More than $1,660 worth of raffle tickets were sold to support the Bulloch County chapter of the Ferst Foundation, an organization that mails new books free of charge to children from birth until 5 years of age.

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High School senior receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Ashley Patrick, a senior at Southeast Bulloch High School, has received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award recognizes Americans, like Patrick, who have devoted significant amounts of time to serving their communities and country. She was nominated for the national honor in September by SEBHS faculty.

April 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ireland’s Easter Rising explored by GSU researchers

One hundred years ago this April and May, the Easter Rising, a short-lived and cruelly suppressed rebellion in Ireland against rule by Great Britain, generated headlines and mixed feelings in Savannah, with its significant Irish population.

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate forum set for April 19

Political candidates seeking election in three local races will face off Tuesday, April 19 in a debate held at Ogeechee Technical College in the Joseph Kennedy Building auditorium.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names new leader

Paul Theriot Jr. was named chief executive officer of East Georgia Regional Medical Center and will assume leading the hospital starting April 25.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah Ave. on schedule

With water and sewer mains completed, the city's $1.85 million, multifaceted project on Savannah Avenue remains on schedule for a June 19 completion date, says Stateboro's city engineer. But motorists and residents should expect more disruptions yet.

April 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Veteran touts relationship skills in seeking commission seat

Bulloch County resident Gerald P. Fleming, Sr., Capt. USCG (ret), said he feels his experiences with strong personal and business relationships would be an asset if he is elected to Bulloch County Commission Seat 2A.

April 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Watching like a hawk

A pair of wild red-shouldered hawks that took up residence at the Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education are expecting babies – and you can watch them hatch.

April 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen: Veterans should have pass to see any doctor

Speaking to military veterans in Statesboro, Congressman Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th, said that veterans should receive a card good for immediate, government-funded medical care with any physician. He agreed with veterans who say that the current Veterans Choice Program doesn't work.

March 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Death ruled accidental drowning

A man whose body was found in a Statesboro pond Sunday was the victim of an accidental drowning, police said.

March 31, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


CDC: No change in autism numbers

ATLANTA - A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children.

March 31, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


CCAT gets new 5-year charter

Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology, or CCAT, was unanimously awarded a new, five-year charter contract Wednesday by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia.

March 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Despite rainy forecast, Farmers Market set to open Saturday

Inclement weather Saturday won't stop the Statesboro Main Street Farmers make from opening in the Charlie Olliff Square downtown.

March 31, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro's monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And if the rains hold off, First Friday has that covered, too.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Schools to ‘park’ added state funding

The Bulloch County Schools should receive an almost $1.7 million increase in state funding this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown told the Board of Education last week.

March 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a ...

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic ...

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind ...

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars ...

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about ...

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when ...

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Business owner challenges incumbent commissioner

A Statesboro entrepreneur is challenging the incumbent for Bulloch County Commission seat 1A, claiming his leadership and ability to work hard, along with a focus ...

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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