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First Friday to feature ‘Taste of Downtown’

How would you like to sample most of your local restaurants in one convenient location, and for only a small fee?

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

No races for Statesboro City Council, so far

Going into the final day of qualifying, there are no vacancies but also no contested races for the three Statesboro City Council seats up for election Nov. 3.

September 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Zero tolerance for driving under the influence

Everyone knows holidays mean extra patrols on state highways, but local law enforcement agencies plan on patrolling back streets and rural dirt roads as well in attempt to keep everyone safe.

September 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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 to capture for posterity. But there is a difference between that casual snapshot and the work of a professional, master photographer such as our own local Lori Grice.

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 the property tax rate for the year.

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 – she was named as the 2015 Legend in the Arts Award Inductee.

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's Corner on South Main Street and Ellis' Open Market on Northside Drive East.

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 for nursing students in memory of five young women killed in a tragic car accident in April.

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. Yawn in District 3, are lifetime residents of Statesboro.

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 for those towns as well as Register are also open for qualifying for the pending election. Qualifying began Monday.

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 the Russell Union, students learned about places to shop, eat and worship and find services, jobs and opportunities to volunteer.

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 a "Business Ticker" at the end of my columns. However, it seems as though many of my readers have been missing those updates.

August 31, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | 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 designed to provide travel, cultural, art performance and community service experiences for its students, who pay tuition.

August 30, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Shooting Sports Center open, emphasizes safety

"Notice: You are in a school safety zone." Beginning with a sign in the parking lot, the Shooting Sports Education Center at Georgia Southern University ...

September 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Hunting season in full swing

Fall heralds the arrival of hunting season, mainly dove and deer season. As people head for the woods and fields, the Georgia Department of Natural ...

September 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Boys & Girls Club seeks old Sallie Z. site

In their search for a new Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County location, the club's adult leaders have asked the Board of Education for ...

September 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia obesity rate remains high

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, a rate that ranks the state 19th in the nation, a new report has found.

September 22, 2015 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Police, family seek missing Statesboro man

Police are searching for a missing Statesboro man whose family has not seen him in almost two weeks.

September 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

State leaders pay a visit

About 120 business and professional people from across the state, the Leadership Georgia Class of 2015 and their guests, visited Statesboro and Bulloch County last ...

September 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - The history of Statesboro's grocery store rumors

Last summer, we were all thrilled with the announcement that two more grocery stores were entering the Statesboro market.

September 21, 2015 | | Local

PETA requests review of UGA's use of dogs, other lab animals

ATLANTA - An animal protection group wants a federal review of the University of Georgia after the group obtained a document detailing the use of live ...

September 21, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

New execution date set for only woman on Georgia's death row

ATLANTA - The only woman on Georgia's death row is scheduled to be executed next week, more than six months after her previously scheduled execution ...

September 21, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local

GSU sophomore crowned Miss International City '16

The 2016 Miss International City and Miss Warner Robins pageant was held Aug. 29 at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins, Georgia ...

September 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

STARS stage 'Boarding House Reach'

The Averitt STARS will kick off their season at the Emma Kelly Theater with a comedy, "The Boarding House Reach," directed by Tony Phillips. The ...

September 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia Southern professor explores 'Dark Places'

When Dr. Jonathan Bryant published a book about a historic and often overlooked court case, he suspected that it might be "just another little dusty ...

September 20, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair on the way

For residents of Bulloch and surrounding counties, cooler temperatures bring to mind fall and the annual regional agricultural fair.

September 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

When 'homicide' is a misdemeanor

It's been nearly three years since Bobby Mallard's wife Geneva was killed in a horrific car crash on Highway 67 in southern Bulloch ...

September 20, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Vehicular homicide cases often result in no jail time

Sentences with little or no jail time are not rare in vehicular homicide cases, as illustrated by recent sentencings from Chatham and Effingham counties and ...

September 19, 2015 | | Local

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