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12th District GOP candidates to hold debates

Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal, Jemelleh Coes to speak at GSU commencement ceremonies

Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet Police Department could be dissolved

Tonight, Brooklet City Council members will hear from residents who are unhappy with the council's consideration of a plan to eliminate the town's police department.

March 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Things go swimmingly for region STAR student

At 18, Emily Johnson is a violin major at an arts high school but aced an Advanced Placement test in physics. A competitive swimmer, she started a program that is helping hundreds of children learn to swim. She has her choice of Harvard University or the University of Georgia's Foundation Fellowship program, among other options.

March 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Arrests made in 3 separate incidents

Two people were arrested in three incidents - which included the crimes of armed robbery, sexual assault, burglary and peeping Tom - that occurred in the Savannah Avenue area in late 2013, Statesboro police said.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.

April 23, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


EPD eases rules on development near marsh

SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.

April 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Shooting victim in critical condition

One man is behind bars and one is in critical condition after a Tuesday night shooting at a B. Stubbs Road residence near Clito.

April 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Willingway to host 38th annual homecoming

Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


School system weighs state flexibility options

The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.

April 23, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

April 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man, 76, dies in Evans County fire

The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire in Evans County Monday that took the life of an elderly man.

April 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU again named ‘Green College’

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow’s industry tour launched from Statesboro

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Report card: Elementary, middle schools post gains

New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains.

April 21, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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