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Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the ...

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Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities ...

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Night Out Against Crime

Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff ...

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No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

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Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

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Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts ...

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BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

            Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center ...

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Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July ...

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Updated: jul. 26, 2015 11:59 p.m.
All a-"bot" fun

All a-"bot" fun

    So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?

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Updated: jul. 26, 2015 3:20 p.m.
Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15,  resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

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Updated: jul. 26, 2015 3:17 p.m.
Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While ...

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Updated: jul. 26, 2015 3:17 p.m.
Public gets its say on tax increase

Public gets its say on tax increase

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed ...

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School tax remains unchanged

School tax remains unchanged

With a vote Thursday night that also included other items under "old business," the Bulloch County Board of Education quietly took the final step to ...

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Bring the world home

Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up ...

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Art, monument or embarrassment?

Art, monument or embarrassment?

ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

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Man charged with child molestation

Man charged with child molestation

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a man Thursday who they say had inappropriate involvement with a juvenile.

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Home invasion suspects arrested

Home invasion suspects arrested

Two men suspected in a July 6 home invasion are now behind bars. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the men ransacked the house on ...

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Like The Eagles? You’ll love 7 Bridges Band

Like The Eagles? You’ll love 7 Bridges Band

The music of one of the most popular bands of all time will be the centerpiece of a fundraising concert staged by the Bulloch County ...

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Stormwater fee to appear on next water bills

Stormwater fee to appear on next water bills

Statesboro residents and all property owners in the city have yet to receive the first bill for the city's new stormwater fee, but will ...

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High speed chase driver 'combative'

High speed chase driver 'combative'

A man who caused a four-car crash Wednesday evening in the Denmark community was combative when police arrested him and admitted to having been under ...

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21 arrested in drug sweep

21 arrested in drug sweep

An early-morning drug sweep in Portal Thursday led to more than 20 arrests, with more suspects expected to be taken into custody Friday. The sting ...

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Updated: jul. 23, 2015 7:32 p.m.


Power outages in southeastern Bulloch County

Power outages for excelsior EMC customers in southeastern Bulloch County Tuesday and Wednesday were caused by “a problem with the …substation,” said Excelsior EMC general ...

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2 deny concealing death of relative

2 deny concealing death of relative

Two people charged in concealing the mysterious death of a Jenkins County woman, then burying her burned remains, have each pled not guilty during arraignment.

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Council cancelled for lack of quorum

Council cancelled for lack of quorum

District 3 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Will Britt and District 4 Councilman John Riggs showed up for what would have been Statesboro City Council ...

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Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash

Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash

A man fleeing from Brooklet police led officers from several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase ending in a crash at Highway 67 ...

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Fire training exercise held at airport Tuesday

Fire training exercise held at airport Tuesday

 The Georgia Forestry Commission performed joint wildfire training exercises with the Georgia Air National Guard at Statesboro Bulloch County Airport Tuesday.

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2015 ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign underway

2015 ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign underway

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia will partner for “Fill the Bus,” an annual back-to-school ...

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Statue issue revisited; no action

Statue issue revisited; no action

    Tuesday, Bulloch County commissioners once again heard citizens' views regarding a proposal to move a Confederate memorial statue from the county courthouse square, but still ...

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17-year-old leads police on high speed chase in stolen car

17-year-old leads police on high speed chase in stolen car

A teenager driving a stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Statesboro in the wee hours of the morning Monday.

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Shoe Dept. Encore opens

Shoe Dept. Encore opens

            After six months in a temporary location while the original store underwent a metamorphosis behind temporary walls, the Shoe Dept. in Statesboro Mall reopened Friday ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Frontier stepping up to help rural America

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Frontier stepping up to help rural America

           Last week, community leaders come together to celebrate Statesboro making it to the first round of the America's Best Communities, a $10 million prize ...

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Statesboro police training starts young

Statesboro police training starts young

    During the summer, many children enjoy day camps, Vacation Bible Schools and other activities, but a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of ...

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Updated: jul. 19, 2015 9:07 p.m.
Up with People returning

Up with People returning

A multinational cast of 100 talented and passionate young people representing 20 countries will make Statesboro the fourth stop on their 2015 North American tour ...

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Local curbside recycling coming to an end Sept. 1

Local curbside recycling coming to an end Sept. 1

The voluntary, curbside collection of recyclables that has been offered to Statesboro, Brooklet and Portal residents for several years will end Sept. 1, county officials ...

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County to revisit statue issue

County to revisit statue issue

    The memorial statue of a Confederate soldier standing on the Bulloch County Courthouse square will be once again discussed during a Bulloch County Commission meeting.

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Keen follows Keel to GRU

Keen follows Keel to GRU

Russell Keen, Georgia Southern University’s vice president for external affairs, is leaving to join Georgia Regents University as executive vice president for external relations ...

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Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was a successful program while it lasted, but budget cuts and personnel attrition led to its demise, and Bulloch County commissioners do ...

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Man arrested under false name

Man arrested under false name

A man arrested last week on armed robbery charges isn’t who he said he was, police said.

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Former Georgia Southern student among Marines killed in Chattanooga shootings

Former Georgia Southern student among Marines killed in Chattanooga shootings

           Georgia Southern University has confirmed that one of the four Marines killed in the shootings Thursday at two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a ...

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4 Marines and gunman die in attack on two military sites

4 Marines and gunman die in attack on two military sites

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga ...

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Portal police chief back after suspension

Portal police chief back after suspension

Portal police Chief Jason Sapp is back on duty after a two-week suspension regarding personal car repairs that were billed to the city.

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Lewis won’t seek re-election to council

Lewis won’t seek re-election to council

After 17 years on the Statesboro City Council, Gary Lewis says he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from council at the ...

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If walls could talk

If walls could talk

     Because the Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith mansion is a private home, most Statesboro residents have only glimpsed its stone steps, wide porch and fluted columns while traveling down ...

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Civilians begin shadowing 'Jade Helm' war exercise in Texas

Civilians begin shadowing 'Jade Helm' war exercise in Texas

BASTROP, Texas — No citizens were rounded up and imprisoned at Wal-Mart. Tanks didn't rumble down city streets in a declaration of martial law.

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Alcohol regulations down to one version

Alcohol regulations down to one version

City Council members who took part in the latest work session for a new Statesboro Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance favored  setting a definite time – the time ...

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Reward offered in June homicide

Reward offered in June homicide

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in the June 6 homicide of a Brooklet woman.

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 ‘Grocery Grab’ contest begins second year

‘Grocery Grab’ contest begins second year

When Janina Jones’ name was picked as the winner of the Statesboro Herald’s first “60-Second Grocery Grab” last year, she knew where she was ...

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Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

A man convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a September 2012 crash was sentenced Friday.

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Beaver House expands in Statesboro

Beaver House expands in Statesboro

            A crew and equipment from Lovett & Mills Excavating last week demolished and cleared away the onetime gas station beside the Beaver House restaurant on South ...

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