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Charter school backers want exemption from takeover district

ATLANTA - Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.

February 17, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve bid to pave Horace Mitchell Road

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a bid for paving one of several county dirt roads slated for improvement.

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Fire damages Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County

Editor's note: This article has been revised to clarify some confusion that had been presented in the initial article posted earlier this afternoon over exactly what parts of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County's building were damaged.

February 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance

(Note: The original headline for this article read "Screven County High to perform 'Last Supper.'" This was incorrect -- the performers are not from SCHS but from the Maritime Ministry Players. The headline has been corrected to "Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance to more accurately reflect the content in the story. The editor apologizes for this mistake.)

February 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scholarship essay contest open

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced that, due to the overwhelming response received in 2014, the first-of-its-kind Seventh Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition will return for a second year in 2015.

February 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


From boys to eagles -- Childhood friends achieve highest Scouting rank together

Three young men were recently honored for achieving the highest Boy Scout rank in a triple Eagle Scout ceremony.

February 15, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Calling all filmmakers

With entries ranging from a story about a woman falling for a serial killer to a look at why clowns are frightening to some people, the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Archibald Bulloch DAR to celebrate Georgia Day

Georgia Day will be celebrated on Thursday with a luncheon at noon in the Perry Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Statesboro.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Speak up’ Feb. 26 about school flexibility

The annual "Speak Up for Education" session, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, will among other things serve as the public hearing on the Bulloch County Schools' becoming what people in education circles call an "IE Squared" district.

February 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

NEW YORK - This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.

February 13, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Cost of nuclear plant could reach $8 billion

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish building a nuclear power plant in Georgia, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis prepared for state utility regulators.

February 13, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Portal man dies in wreck

A Portal man was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash on Ponderosa Road.

February 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man arrested minutes after a car was stolen

A Portal man on parole for automobile theft and other crimes was arrested Tuesday just minutes after he reportedly stole a car in Portal, police said.

February 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Kiwanis Club seeks to eliminate neonatal tetanus

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently announced that it has approved the recommendation of its Board of Directors to be a model club in its efforts in raising funds for Project Eliminate. Project Eliminate is a fundraising project organized by Kiwanis International in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate the disease of maternal neonatal tetanus from the world.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt STARs present Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Two young ladies claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, neither of them named Ernest, are each in love with a young lady.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Boro man charged with 16 auto break-ins

Statesboro Police investigating 16 vehicle break-in reports solved the cases Tuesday with two arrests.

March 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal’s field house, other schools’ projects move forward

Plans for a new field house at Portal Middle High School will move forward, along with 11 other projects from a recently prioritized list. Six of these, including the field house, will be ready for bids soon, the Bulloch County Board of Education heard Thursday.

March 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Baby death ruled accidental

The death of an infant Thursday was ruled accidental, according to autopsy results.

March 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School budget talk involves local values, more counselors

In deciding how much money to budget to each school, Bulloch County Board of Education officials are discussing a formula that would provide more money for counselors than the state does.

March 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bus driver OK after accident

The driver of a school bus involved in a crash Wednesday night was released from the hospital, but will remain out of work a couple days in order to recuperate from her minor injuries, said Bulloch County Schools spokesperson Hayley Greene.

March 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect held in Claxton man’s murder

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a man in connection to a Tuesday homicide in Evans County.

March 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


5 children taken to ER after bus accident

Five children from Langston Chapel Elementary School were transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center following a school bus accident early Wednesday evening, but there were no reports of serious injury and all were later released.

March 25, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Clito man’s appeal affects murder case

A Bulloch County man charged with murder has appealed a Toombs County judge's decision denying his request to have a previous felony conviction set aside.

March 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


Adversity part of leading and life, says Manning

Archie Manning, College Football Hall of Famer, former pro quarterback and father of two of the most accomplished quarterbacks in the NFL today, says that football gave him a jump start on understanding leadership and that we all learn from adversity.

March 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman struck by car

A Statesboro woman was critically injured Friday night after being struck by a car on Highway 301 North near Clito.

March 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning press conference at Georgia Southern

Watch the former NFL quarterback and father to two of today's great quarterbacks, Eli and Peyton Manning, speak to the media at Georgia Southern University Tuesday afternoon.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

A man was transported to a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a local restaurant.

March 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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