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Many Georgians pay bargain ACA rates, report says

Georgia's average premium for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchange is the second-lowest among the 36 states using the federally run marketplace, according to a report released Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Georgia Southern's City Campus will host Statesboro chamber's Business After Hours

Georgia Southern University's City Campus will host its annual Business After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police catch burglars in the act

Metter police arrested two juveniles and an adult they say were caught in the act of burglarizing a store Tuesday night.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia execution 1st since botched injection

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia inmate convicted in 1993 of raping and murdering his 15-year-old neighbor in suburban Atlanta has been executed, marking the first lethal injection since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April.

June 17, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office seeks funding for 3 new deputies

If a grant application is approved, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department will possibly add three deputies to its roster.

June 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


3 inmates, including 1 in Georgia, set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS - There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three convicted killers scheduled to die in the span of about 24 hours.

June 17, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Local


Former Statesboro High Principal Marty Waters pleads not guilty, seeks jury trial

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Marty Waters, entered a "not guilty" plea to a misdemeanor failure to report child abuse Monday in Bulloch County State Court.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch County seeking absconded sex offender

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking a convicted sex offender they say is believed to have fled to another state without notification.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wild chase through Bryan, Bulloch counties ends in 2 arrests

A man fleeing from the law Saturday night led officers on a chase that reached speeds as high as 124 mph, rammed into a patrol car, drove wildly through yards in a neighborhood near Georgia Highway 67 and struggled with deputies after he tried fleeing on foot, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


New phase in preserving black sea island culture

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - After almost 15 years, the effort to preserve the culture of slave descendants along the coast of the Southeast is entering a new phase.

June 15, 2014 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Historical Society set to celebrate 40 years

The Bulloch County Historical Society will celebrate its first 40 years at its annual meeting on Monday, June 23.

June 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Statesboro on the rise

The "State of Downtown" is strong and looking up, Downtown Statesboro Development Authority officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Not enough books for all students?

After several Bulloch County Board of Education members reported hearing from teachers and parents about a lack of enough books for students to take home, two members voted against tentative approval of the school system's budget.

June 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bond denied in shooting death

A man charged with murder will have to remain in jail after Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed denied him bond.

June 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bat watchers wanted for Georgia DNR summer monitoring project

You've probably seen bats feeding around lights in your neighborhood or dipping across a country road in front of your headlights.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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OTC graduate helps unveil new college program

Earlier this week, an Ogeechee Technical College graduate represented Technical College System of Georgia graduates during an announcement about a campaign designed to encourage adults to go back to college and get their degrees.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ellen Murkison shares story of tragedy, miracle

Almost three years after a traffic accident in Statesboro led a family through a series of miracles, the mother of a young boy injured in the crash has written a book about the ordeal.

July 31, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Eagles’ Coca-Cola wealth to flow to scholarships

Decorative tubs of iced Cokes were available at 9:30 a.m. Thursday as the Coca-Cola Co. and Georgia Southern University announced a 10-year, multimillion-dollar continuation of Coke's exclusive marketing deal on campus and for Eagles athletics.

July 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Just two days before the new school year starts for students, Bulloch County held open houses throughout the district, introducing parents and students to new grades, new teachers and even some new principals.

July 30, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GBI investigates 3 Brooklet burglaries

Three burglaries Tuesday night and Wednesday morning have Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents looking for answers.

July 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Disappearing crosswalks will be back in downtown Statesboro

Traffic was blocked around the intersection of West Main and College streets Monday night and Tuesday morning as contractors removed the brick pavers from the four crosswalks. By afternoon, the pavers had been replaced with fresh asphalt.

July 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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