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New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Gun ban still in effect at local colleges, university

Georgia's new gun law may allow licensed citizens to take their guns into bars, churches and some government buildings, but colleges reserve the right to ban firearms from their campuses.

July 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU to go tobacco free

Georgia Southern University will be tobacco free starting Friday, in accordance with a new policy by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents.

July 26, 2014 | BY JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


School board rolls back millage

The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.

July 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Atlanta fugitive arrested in Claxton

A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

The arrest of a man hauling drugs and a stolen ATV led sheriff's investigators to two other suspects believed to be responsible for a recent home invasion, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro tourism office set to move to new home

Next week will be moving week for the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose new visitors center will feature a Georgia Southern Museum on Main and a parking area large enough for a camper trailer or bus.

July 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With Georgia GOP Senate runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA - Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Technical College adds new members to Board of Directors

Ogeechee Technical College has added three new members to the college's local Board of Directors. Mark Anderson and Yolanda Tremble, both of Statesboro, will represent Bulloch County, and Tammi Hall of Claxton will be an Evans County representative.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro AMBUCS hosts fundraiser and bike giveaway

The Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host a miniature golf fundraiser at The Clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

July 23, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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