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Professor ordered to stop discussing his religious views

After investigating a complaint, Georgia Southern University has directed Dr. Emerson T. "Tom" McMullen, an associate professor of history, not to discuss his "religious beliefs or opinions under the guise of University courses."

December 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City open meetings investigation cost $27,500

The city-ordered investigation into whether Statesboro City Council members violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the tenure of former City Manager Frank Parker has cost roughly $27,500.

December 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

December 19, 2014 | From | Local


East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council approves TAD map as presented

City Council unanimously approved the Tax Allocation District, or TAD, map and redevelopment proposal for downtown Statesboro - including South Main Street and additional areas - Tuesday.

December 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro resident competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Statesboro resident Jeannette Bryant and her sister, a former dispatcher for the Statesboro Police Department and current resident of Atlanta, Ranada Royal, placed second on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune."

December 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia Southern’s Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus

Georgia Southern University's Small Business Development Center, currently located in the Market District, will soon relocate to City Campus in downtown Statesboro, 58 E. Main St.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Blount Boys Home Singers to perform at Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights

What do a group of boys singing for their supper and Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights have in common?

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern police charge man, 19, with molesting girl, 15

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a child molestation incident reported in November.

December 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fee to support storm sewers back on tap in Statesboro

City Council received a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that, if approved, will create a monthly fee on virtually every address in Statesboro for the improvement and maintenance of storm drains.

December 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

The "weapon" reportedly carried by a masked man who caused a lockdown on parts of Georgia Southern University's campus Dec. 5 turned out to be an umbrella, police said.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

December 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Nancy, for your Hospice leadership

Late one Sunday evening, 11 years ago, Dr. John Gerguis called me at home. My dad had an appointment with him the next morning and he felt that it would be best for me to come along.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


'Mad' about science

Schools and home-school groups have been scrambling to schedule tours before the Mad Scientist Laboratory disappears from the Georgia Southern University Museum, as it will Jan. 25 to make room for a new exhibit on World War I.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man sought in Metter robbery

Metter police are seeking a man suspected in a Thursday evening robbery at Dairy Queen.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Low country garden show offers latest trends

It's time once again for the Annual Low Country Home and Garden Show in Savannah. At the biggest home and gardening event of the year, attendees can experience over 4,000 square feet of DIY seminars, gardens, landscapes, countertops, cabinets, home security, stunning interior design and home improvement displays as they walk the aisles of booths and exhibits at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

January 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘All in’ for justice, equality

It's important that people be "all in" for justice and equality, the ideals Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, not simply participants in events marking the civil rights icon's legacy.

January 17, 2015 | By DAVID MILLER Special to the Herald | Local


Integrated or traditional math? Ga. to let districts decide

Since 2008, high school math in Georgia has been a sore subject, or a welcome intellectual challenge for students, depending on who you talk to or where you are.

January 17, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Obama’s college plan resembles HOPE

Many ifs stand between President Barack Obama's proposal for two years of free community college and reality, but community college spokespeople say they will be listening for more details.

January 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level raises.

January 16, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RAY HENRY | Local


Screven County deputy gets Medal of Honor

A Screven County sheriff's deputy received public recognition and awards Thursday for bravery and exceptional service three years after she was shot in the line of duty.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bitter court case over sweet onions

ATLANTA - A bitter fight over Georgia's famed sweet onions is winding its way through the state's legal system.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


3 arrested after meth lab found in Bulloch County home

Three people were arrested Wednesday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team found a functioning meth lab in a home, according to a news release issued Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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