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Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

NEW YORK - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.

December 27, 2014 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Local


New Bulloch BOE members to take seats

Two new members of the Bulloch County Board of Education, Glennera Martin from District 5 and Jimmy "Jay" Cook Jr. from District 6, will take their seats in January, more than seven months after they were elected.

December 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools compare staff wages

In most cases, the Bulloch County Schools are paying non-teacher employees such as custodians, bus drivers and paraprofessionals wages roughly equal to or higher than average for similar-size school districts included in a comparison.

December 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


First Jekyll Island bobcat confirmed

SAVANNAH - Remote-sensing cameras set up to help researchers count deer on Jekyll Island ended up capturing images of a more elusive animal that had never before been confirmed at the island state park.

December 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition?'

ATLANTA - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 25, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans

CLEVELAND, Ga. - Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.

December 24, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The gift of giving

Hundreds of area residents will enjoy Christmas today, thanks to a local family whose efforts to spread holiday cheer also help those in need.

December 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nativity scene on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn sparks opposition

Bulloch County's courthouse square has become a forum for debate over religion.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Volunteers target disability parking violators across Statesboro

Issues over the use of parking spaces for people with disabilities became more noticeable during the Christmas season, say two volunteers who - in different ways - have been reminding Statesboro drivers of the law.

December 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro community helps fill Christmas needs

What began as one man's effort to make a difference has grown into an annual tradition that brings Christmas joy to kids facing a sparse holiday.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputy captures murder suspect

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on patrol Sunday captured a man wanted in connection to a murder in Liberty County.

December 23, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Drug investigation leads police to armed robbery arrest

Law enforcement officers conducting a drug investigation at Blakewoods Apartments Thursday arrested a man wanted by both county and city authorities on outstanding warrants.

December 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa and local elves donate Statesboro AMBUCS bikes

The Statesboro AMBUCS organization, with assistance from Santa Claus and some elves, brought Christmas joy to six children a little early this year.

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


SEB High alum brings home second national championship title

Knapp Boddiford, 19, a 2013 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, won his second national championship in two years during the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was one of four national finalists that competed in the Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency category, and he received $1,000 for his win. Though now in college, Boddiford still affiliates and competes under the SEBHS FFA Chapter.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Potty training triggers power struggle

Q: My 31-month-old has been out of diapers for at least 8 months during the day. She has been very good with toilet training until recently. Now she goes for a while without accidents and then a period of a week or so with at least one accident a day. I can see she needs to go, but when I ask her she says no. At this point, if I try to get her to go, she begins screaming and crying and resisting. If I'm able to get her to the bathroom, she wets herself as I'm taking ...

December 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Local


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Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases on Monday as the General Assembly returns to action.

January 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Screven County textiles plant fined; corrections being made

After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host Air Force sax quartet

Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a concert at Georgia Southern University's Carol A. Carter Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council to put hotel & gas station decision in writing

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Saturday's print edition. The neighborhood across Fair Road from the Martha Benson estate's property is named Woodlawn. Because of a reporter's mistake, the wrong name was given once in a front-page story Friday, though the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association was correctly named in the same article. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

January 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal police seek thrift shop burglar

Portal police are seeking information about a suspect who burglarized a local business.

January 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Fort Stewart soldier charged with murder

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested in connection with the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Savannah on Dec. 23.

January 21, 2015 | By LEWIS LEVINE Coastal Courier | Local


Statesboro woman asks why brother’s death wasn’t reported

A Statesboro woman seeks answers as to why her brother's death went unreported after he was struck by a car in December.

January 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro student wins prizes for himself, teacher

When Nigel Washington started sixth grade at Langston Chapel Middle School, he was not living up to his potential in math. Math teacher Joni Chavers pushed him to do better, and he responded by not only improving in math but also writing a heartfelt essay about her a year later.

January 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


More alcohol compliance checks coming to Statesboro

Statesboro police will hold two alcohol compliance checks before Feb. 14, Statesboro Pubic Safety Director Wendell Turner announced.

January 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern signs memorandum to begin research in Ecuador

Georgia Southern University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to establish the Human-Environment Research Station in Milpe, Ecuador.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Board of Ed to hold strategy session Saturday

After seating two new members last week and selecting a new chairman, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold a special, but open, meeting Saturday to look at its strategic plan for the schools and hear reports from staff.

January 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Reorganized Statesboro Jaycees holding first fundraiser

The recently reorganized Statesboro Jaycees chapter announced its first fundraising effort, a Boston butt sale, to procure funds to help five nonprofit organizations in the community this year.

January 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro honors King’s legacy

The bright sunshine only emphasized the excitement, joy and pride the crowd showed Monday afternoon as the Statesboro community enjoyed the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

January 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested on meth charges in Statesboro

A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Have tractors, will travel

Aimtrac's Brooklet store, which is really in the Denmark community on Georgia Highway 67, sells big machines priced in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to farmers and even to kaolin mining companies across a large swath of eastern and central Georgia.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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