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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 the drive that led to Georgia Southern College becoming a university on July 1, 1990.

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 complete.

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 store chains in the U.S. wasn't the idea.

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 on school bus and road safety, makes him the best candidate.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another year, another successful rodeo

Superb bucking broncs and bulls, fast horses, skillful riding and good roping by cowboys and cowgirls made the sixth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo an amazing event. Thanks to Hedrick Rodeo Company, the arena action was top-shelf stuff, both Friday and Saturday nights.

April 24, 2016 | By BILL ANDERSON, Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Special to the Herald | Local


Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition from college to university at the April monthly meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time bomb."

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


Registration deadline approaches for voting in General Primary

If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so and be eligible to cast your ballots in the upcoming May 24 General Primary is Tuesday, April 26.

April 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National conventions pick area delegates

Georgia's 12th Congressional District, which extends from Augusta to Douglas and includes Statesboro, will send five voting delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and three delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Going the extra 'Blue Mile'

Three enthusiastic spokes-folks travel to the America's Best Communities Summit in Durham, N.C., this week with Stateboro's plan to create a Blue Mile with archways and park spaces, no visible power lines, a Statesboro Stars Walk and a permanent home for the Main Street Farmers Market.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Allen authors IRS free speech bill

A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Allen to bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting citizens for exercising First Amendment rights passed the House on a unanimous voice vote Tuesday.

April 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Guido Bible Institute welcomes evangelist

The Guido Bible Institute in Metter welcomed Dr. Robert Smith for a recent weekend presentation: "Our Problems – God's Solutions." Smith is a professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.

April 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Families of slain GSU nursing students speak

Over $84 million has been awarded to the families of four of five Georgia Southern University students killed in a fiery, seven-car pileup on Interstate 16 in Bryan County April 22, 2015. The fifth family has not yet reached a settlement in their case.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins stabbing suspect caught in Bulloch

A car chase through the west side of Statesboro Thursday morning ended in a crash as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped an aggravated assault suspect from Jenkins County.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne ...

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 ...

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Men arrested after fight in pickup truck bed

Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County ...

May 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to ...

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Venue changes for Yu's political event

A political event planned for Tuesday evening by the campaign team for candidate Eugene Yu, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for ...

May 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have ...

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Puglianos help bring student apartments to Boro

On Friday the 13th, local real estate matriarch Lorriane Pugliano will celebrate her 80th birthday. This will be her seventh Friday the 13th birthday, in ...

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Excelsior EMC annual meeting is Friday at GSU

Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his ...

May 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in ...

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case ...

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when ...

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the ...

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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