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Committee ranks Bulloch County Schools’ facility needs

While Bulloch County spent tens of millions of dollars building new schools over the past 15 years, some of the schools' smaller wants and needs were pushed to the future, and some additional problems cropped up.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Herald seeks Deen Day Smith nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bi-Lo and a Clyde’s store get 3-day suspensions

Two Statesboro stores that are part of larger companies, Clyde's Market No. 48 on U.S. Highway 301 South and the Bi-Lo supermarket at the mall, have their city licenses to sell beer and wine suspended Thursday through Saturday.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Space heater likely cause of fatal Millen house fire

A space heater is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Millen Sunday morning that took the life of a teenage boy.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries after semi flips in Bulloch County

No one was injured Monday morning when an 18-wheeler flipped over on Georgia Highway 119 near the Interstate 16 off ramp.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University launches new virtual campus tour

Georgia Southern University recently launched a virtual campus tour for prospective students interested in learning more about the university and the admissions experience.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Mattie Lively student smoothly spells his way to Bulloch County championship

PORTAL - The 2015 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion lived up to his winning word: "mellifluous."

February 02, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Officers fight with armed man in Statesboro

A traffic stop Friday night quickly turned dangerous when an armed man fled from deputies, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Park Avenue shooting suspect in custody

A man suspected of shooting a Park Avenue homeowner Nov. 10 is in custody, with warrants pending for his arrest.

February 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen fire claims life of 14-year-old boy

MILLEN - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Millen.

February 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


The heart behind the hands

As director of The Hearts & Hands Clinic, Urkovia Andrews is the face of Statesboro's only free health care clinic for the medically uninsured.

February 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Alcohol license moratorium continues

Statesboro City Council recently extended its moratorium on processing new alcoholic beverage licenses for the former Platinum Lounge and Primetime Lounge locations by another six months. But this time, the vote was not unanimous.

February 02, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Memorial scholarship now open for high school seniors

The window is now open for area students to apply for a scholarship honoring the memory of a beloved Toombs County teen. From now until March 16, qualified seniors who wish to apply for the first annual Courtney Wilkes Ag & Vet Scholarship can submit their applications.

February 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch deputies hold public ‘use of force’ training

Voices echoed loudly, music blared from a truck radio and, suddenly, the sound of gunfire pierced the night air Tuesday as a crowd gathered in the Bulloch County Jail parking lot.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information on a South Carolina man suspected in a burglary that occurred early Wednesday in far southeastern Bulloch County.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

A Bulloch County mother hopes someone will help find her teenage son.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 STAR students represent Bulloch County

Bulloch County has not one, but two, STAR students this year.

February 24, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

February 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


2 arrested after car chase into Emanuel County

Law enforcement pursuing a car stolen in Statesboro Monday night ended up in Emanuel County, where the suspects fled on foot after state troopers forced the car to a stop, police said.

February 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern professor gives different view of Gen. Sherman

The black-and-white photograph of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's glaring countenance appeared on the large projector screen, and some in the audience chuckled, while others talked quietly.

February 23, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

February 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


What’s a döner kebab?

Son's Döner Kebab, in College Plaza near Wendy's and Zaxby's, has a complex backstory, but simple and appealing fast food not exactly like anything else in Statesboro.

February 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Nationally recognized artist to lead workshop

The Averitt Center for the Arts, through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is proud to bring renowned artist George Snyder to conduct a weeklong residency at Portal Middle School. Mr. Snyder will be working with art teacher Deena Scarborough as well as science teachers, math teachers and students from March 2–5.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


A place in peril

A demure wooden building in the heart of Portal has been named one of 10 "Places in Peril" by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

February 22, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

Nontraditional sports are trending in the U.S., and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has responded to one of these trends by constructing a 27-hole Disc Golf Course on Mill Creek Road near Statesboro Airport, just off of U.S. Highway 301 North.

February 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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