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Pipeline will bypass Brier Creek Revolutionary War battlefield

SYLVANIA - Beginning a public hearing Tuesday at the Screven County Library, representatives of the Kinder Morgan company announced that a section of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will be rerouted to avoid a Revolutionary War battleground.

March 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


40 attend inaugural Statesboro police town hall

Statesboro Police Department leaders shared plans, ideas and crime statistics with about 40 people Tuesday during the department's inaugural town hall meeting, held at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

March 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


RV park near Bulloch Academy?

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission is considering a zoning change that would allow an RV park to be built within sight of Bulloch Academy's campus.

March 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Graphic images of abortion to be seen on Statesboro streets

Graphic images depicting the aftermath of abortion will be seen on the streets of Statesboro through Friday.

March 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Smoke in hallway prompts Sallie Z. evacuation

Faculty and students at Sallie Zetterower Elementary were evacuated at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday after smoke was seen in a hallway, according to the Bulloch County school system.

March 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former council member, military veteran run for Rocky Ford mayor

Members of the Rocky Ford Town Council hope an upcoming special election will bring new leadership to the town riddled with financial and legal challenges.

March 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man wanted in Alabama robbery arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Sunday who is wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery in Alabama.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff's officers swarm Statesboro's South Main Street

Three suspects traveling in a stolen truck were arrested Sunday, an incident that drew a large number of officers to South Main Street, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after leading officers on a chase

A Savannah man driving a stolen car escaped law enforcement after a chase Saturday, but when he fled Monday after being spotted again, he was quickly apprehended, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Kay Proctor earns Certified Fraud Examiner status

Kay Proctor of Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal, CPAs, recently was awarded the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Benning to Gordon Relay to pass through Portal

The Third Annual Benning to Gordon Relay is scheduled for this week.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern dean seeks Arkansas position

Dr. Thomas R. Koballa Jr., the dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, is a candidate for a dean position at the University of Arkansas.

March 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Less is more: How weight loss surgery helped Don Aliffi regain a healthy lifestyle

"Besides the obvious benefits of being able to play with my grandson and walk without pain and do Disney and all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining, the principal way my life has changed is that very small amounts of food go a really long way with me," Don Aliffi said.

March 08, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Help us recognize Bulloch’s young leaders

In 2010, the Statesboro Herald conducted its first ever search to identify 20 Bulloch County residents under the age of 40 who are making a mark with professional success and community involvement. Since then, the Herald has recognized 101 folks under 40 who help make Statesboro and Bulloch County a better place to live.

March 08, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Statesboro Police Department reorganizes patrol bureau

The Statesboro Police Department is reorganizing its patrol division, eliminating two vacant lieutenant positions to instead hire three additional patrol officers and a part-time secretary.

March 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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Armed teen arrested in burglaries

An armed teen suspect was arrested Sunday when a sheriff's deputy reportedly caught him with a stolen utility vehicle and a stolen handgun.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo riding into the Boro

Cowboys from around the world will ride into town this weekend to compete in the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coffee, fellowship with Deen Day Smith honorees

Following Tuesday evening's 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 12, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Irelynn’s battle

In just five short years, a precocious and spunky little darling has endured 83 blood transfusions. This week, Statesboro High School students and employees did their part to keep Irelynn Rose a happy and growing 5-year-old.

April 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Allen: Congress busy, problems are real

Rep. Rick Allen talked about the surprising fast pace of his first quarter representing Georgia's 12th District in Congress and the Republican answered "Yes" when asked if the relationship between Congress and the White House is as dysfunctional as it looks.

April 11, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Jenkins woman’s death leads to arrests

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County have led to the arrest of two suspects police believe are connected to a woman reported missing earlier this year.

April 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Boy Scouts honor Emory Melton posthumously

A room was filled to capacity Thursday evening with people gathered to show their continued support of the Boy Scout organization and to honor two distinguished men of the community.

April 10, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Remains suspected to be of missing Jenkins woman

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County could be those of a woman reported missing earlier this year, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police major terminated

Statesboro Police Major Scott Brunson was terminated Friday, but city officials won't yet say why.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jordan Spieth's 130 breaks Floyd's 36-hole record at Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth has set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters.

April 10, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Local


Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. - Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest.

April 10, 2015 | By SARA BURNETT and HERBERT G. McCANN Associated Press | Local


ArtsFest to move inside this year

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday's 33rd annual ArtsFest celebration has been moved from the traditional location of Sweetheart Circle to the Center for Art & Theatre/Visual Arts Building at Georgia Southern University.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ closing Averitt performance season

How far will a nerd go to attract the attention of the girl he loves?

April 09, 2015 | | Local


City staff requests pay study rather than raise

Key city of Statesboro staff members have proposed a pay study, instead of an across-the-board raise, as City Council looks at the requested fiscal year 2016 budget.

April 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local


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