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No Powerball winner means big increase

The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is still two days away.

January 10, 2016 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press | Local


Tormenta FC holds tryout

For nearly half a year, Tormenta FC has existed solely in the realm of press releases, new conferences, and front office announcements.

January 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


‘Rockin’ Out Alzheimer’s’ set for Jan. 23

For the fourth consecutive year, the Rockin' Out Alzheimer's committee in Bulloch County is bringing a night of nostalgic music to Statesboro to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia.

January 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


On tap under the gold dome

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, kicking off the 2016 legislative session. Here's a look at some of the top issues expected to come up this year.

January 09, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


GSU seeking WWI artifacts

The Georgia Southern University Department of History and the Georgia Southern Museum seek to learn more about the impact of World War I on the state of Georgia and are asking for anyone with artifacts from that era to bring them on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2-5 p.m. to the Georgia Southern University Museum.

January 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chief deputy to seek sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins said Friday he intends to run for sheriff of Bulloch County, banking on years of experience within the department as well as having grown up with family members in local law enforcement and public safety.

January 09, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New Health Center brings GSU into 2016

After 38 years in a health center built to handle a student population of about 5,000, Georgia Southern unveiled its new Health Center Friday, a 2016 version that's modern and large enough for the university's 20,500 students.

January 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Register council member owes $900 on town water bill

While the town of Register is fighting financial woes, one of the town's council members is over $900 in arrears in paying a water bill.

January 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Lee-Jackson Banquet set for Saturday

The 2016 Lee-Jackson Banquet, hosted by the Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at R.J.s Grill on South Main Street in Statesboro.

January 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


President search at GSU still on course

With at least 25 strongly interested candidates so far, the search remains on track to have Georgia Southern University's next president in place by July 1, said Dr. Stephen Vives, who chairs the campus search committee.

January 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


A life-saving move

Beverly Harris moved to Statesboro recently from Tennessee. Last month, she began to experience shortness of breath, fatigue and an inability to do the things she used to do.

January 07, 2016 | By SCOTT LARSON Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested after police smell marijuana

The smell of marijuana emanating from a car near a Fair Road restaurant Tuesday night led to a struggle, then a wanted man's arrest.

January 06, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch sheriff will not seek re-election

After four terms as sheriff of Bulloch County and more than 30 years with the Sheriff's Office, Lynn Anderson told the Statesboro Herald Wednesday he would not seek another term and is retiring.

January 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four alleged gang members face drug charges

A call about a domestic disturbance on New Year's Eve led local law enforcement officers to the discovery of several drugs at an off-campus apartment near Georgia Southern University.

January 05, 2016 | | Local


New council faces old issue: alcohol

Statesboro City Council began 2016 with the swearing-in of three members, two of them new. But an old issue, alcoholic beverage regulation, was back on the agenda Tuesday and will be for several upcoming meetings.

January 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch County has a new agent, and Victoria Tillery said she is excited about taking the county 4-H program to its next level.

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council putting alcohol law in final form – maybe

After almost two years of looking at a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance without adopting it, Statesboro City Council held a work session last week and ...

January 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC student reaches GOAL

Ogeechee Technical College student Melissa Behling may have taken a slightly different path to arrive at OTC than most of her classmates, but she is ...

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


Biggest Loser contestant comes home

Although Statesboro resident Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison was eliminated from NBC's "Biggest Loser" reality show Monday night, she believes the experience has left her a ...

January 26, 2016 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a Bulloch County man to 20 years to serve in prison for molesting a juvenile relative.

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clito murder case moving towards trial

Jury selection for the murder trial of a local man accused of shooting his friend in the head in April 2014 is tentatively set for ...

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: 'Battlbox' takes off for Boro entrepreneurs

Statesboro entrepreneur Daniel Dabbs was amazed at how excited his girlfriend Stephanie Howell gets every month when she receives her Birchbox delivery.

January 25, 2016 | | Local


Dr. Van Buren's historic hospital

Dr. Harvey Van Buren, the first African-American physician in Statesboro, opened his Van Buren Sanitarium on Elm Street in December 1918, Candra E. Teshome told ...

January 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Growth slows at Georgia ports after record-smashing 2015

SAVANNAH - Georgia's busy seaports are beginning to see business slow down after a record-smashing 2015 in which shipments of containerized cargo through Savannah jumped ...

January 25, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Deputies arrest man wanted in October car chase assault

A man wanted for aggravated assault in a case from October is now in jail after a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy arrested him Friday ...

January 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Innovative educator to offer MLK keynote address at GSU

Georgia Southern will welcome Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, to campus for the university's 2016 ...

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Super Bowl 50: Denver vs. Carolina

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl - which many expect to be the final game ...

January 24, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


History preserved in Statesboro

Only long-time residents are familiar with "old Statesboro," where much of the town's current business district was nothing but woods and farmland. Where Buckhead ...

January 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


BCSO Sgt. Noel Brown to run for sheriff’s position

A second officer with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking election as sheriff.

January 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal High athletes and fans to get new digs

Bulloch County Schools officials and Pope Construction Co. are set to break ground Friday on $999,644 in new sports support buildings at Portal Middle ...

January 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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