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Vision of Renaissance in Statesboro

Visions for three projects, from a long-discussed dog park to an ambitious transformation of an old warehouse block to feature loft apartments, a restaurant, greenspaces and a pool, emerged from a Georgia Downtown Renaissance study of downtown Statesboro this summer.

September 07, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ulta brings 'beauty' to Statesboro Crossing

Statesboro Crossings newest store Ulta Beauty, opened this past Friday with not a lot of fanfare. And if the incredible response the store received over the weekend remains constant, it will prove to be an excellent expansion decision for the company.

September 07, 2015 | | Local

New medical coding system to help track quality of care

WASHINGTON - If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.

September 07, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Local

New nesting record for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - Wildlife biologist Doug Hoffman and his two interns kept busy this summer finding, cataloging and protecting a whopping 570 nests that giant loggerhead sea turtles had filled with eggs along the unspoiled beaches of Cumberland Island.

September 07, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Joy Café serves up Southern comfort

When Joy Austin Beber opened Joy Café in Atlanta four years ago, she never thought she would be entertaining Food Network host Guy Fieri in her kitchen one day.

September 06, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local

Portal assured of new mayor

The town of Portal will have a new mayor when the Nov. 3 election rolls around, as incumbent mayor Larry Motes did not qualify to run by Friday at the 4:30 p.m. qualifying deadline.

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Mission trip a ‘Blessing’ for Boro teen

Statesboro teen Ava Hiller loves the English/Irish pop "boy band" One Direction so much, she saved and saved to raise enough money to attend one of their concerts.

September 05, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Civilians help police crack down on underage drinking

Civilians have been helping Statesboro police perform alcohol compliance checks since 2012, but a recent social media ad seeking qualified persons to assist in these checks received an overwhelming response.

September 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Haught challenges Chance in District 5

With five minutes to go before the close of qualifying Friday, Steven Haught handed in his finished paperwork and his $227 fee at City Hall, qualifying to run against incumbent Travis Chance for the District 5 seat on Statesboro City Council.

September 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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

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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

Another food fight?

WASHINGTON - Add another item to lawmakers' busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle Obama over school lunches ...

September 18, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local

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