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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


Former councilman pleads not guilty to extortion charges

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted on Dec. 3 on charges of attempted extortion, pleaded not guilty Tuesday during arraignment in federal court. He was released on a $50,000 signature bond, secured by his personal property.

January 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in alleged armed robbery attempt

A man was shot in the hand Sunday during an alleged armed robbery off Robin Hood Trail.

January 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Unlikely duo forms bond

A new year with goals and resolutions like lose a few pounds, join a gym, stop smoking, write a book: Most people set goals or at least contemplate them, but many abandon their dreams rather quickly. Two men in Statesboro, an unlikely pair, are determined, however, to "never give up" on their goal.

January 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


New council members ready to 'move forward'

"It's a good opportunity to put the past behind us and move forward," said Sam Lee Jones, who will be sworn in Tuesday as Statesboro City Council member from District 2. Jeff Yawn will be sworn in as the new member from District 3.

January 04, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Looking back at 2015 and some predictions

What a year 2015 has been.

January 04, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro's 'Biggest Loser'

With the season's first episode set to air at 9 p.m. Monday, Statesboro resident Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison cannot reveal how much weight she loses on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." But she can tell us how much confidence she gained.

January 03, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


'A true American hero'

A river of emotion flowed through Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as one of Statesboro's own hometown heroes, Special Agent Staff Sgt. Chester JaMicheal McBride III, was lain to rest.

January 03, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Artifacts from Confederate gunship returned to river

SAVANNAH - Leather boots, the hilts of swords - even a stray earring - were among the nearly 30,000 artifacts recovered this fall from the wreckage of the sunken ironclad Confederate gunship CSS Georgia.

January 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Wanted Florida man captured in Bulloch

A man wanted in Florida for shooting a family dog was captured Tuesday night when a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy used a tag reader ...

January 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police detective to run for probate judge seat

Banking on what he calls a multifaceted law enforcement career, police Detective Kevin Wadley says he feels his experience will serve Bulloch County residents well ...

January 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia governor wants continued money for prison education

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to put millions more into educating state prison inmates and helping county jails provide programs that offer ...

January 19, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Tremble: 'Time to take a stand'

As keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Observance, the Rev. Craig R. Tremble said, "Neighbor, it's time to take a stand ...

January 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade draws large crowd

A chilly wind did not stop Statesboro from celebrating with style Monday as a parade commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. drew crowds that lined the ...

January 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wreck on I-16 leads to large drug seizure

Three people injured in a wreck on Interstate 16 Friday night apparently had something to hide, but law enforcement officers found the marijuana and Ecstasy ...

January 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Big idea - Big Kat Buggy

A little wagon called the Big Kat Buggy, which doubles as a cargo carrier that can be hitch-mounted on an SUV, is taking Statesboro entrepreneur ...

January 18, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Edward Jones renovates H.W. Smith building

David Beaubien was a high school student in Gainesville, Ga., when he recalls watching the Georgia Southern Eagles win their fourth national championship on TV.

January 18, 2016 | | Local


In their shoes

(Read part I of this chronicle, as the Statesboro Police Department explains why the Citizens Police Academy is one of its key community outreach programs ...

January 17, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Author of Benghazi book stands by pivotal 'stand-down' scene

"Stand down," says the actor playing the CIA station chief in Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." He's ...

January 17, 2016 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Probate judge announces retirement

It's a safe bet that after Lee DeLoach concludes his 30-year tenure as Bulloch County Probate Court judge this December, whoever replaces him will ...

January 17, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Citizens Police Academy: Through the eyes of the officer

(Note: Statesboro Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant took part in the 12-week Citizens Police Academy offered by the Statesboro Police Department this past fall. Bryant ...

January 16, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Local


Herndon chosen to chair Bulloch BOE for 2016

The Bulloch County Board of Education elected Mike Herndon as its new chairman for 2016 with no difficulty. But after Cheri Wagner and Maurice Hill ...

January 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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