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Transplant 'fairness' at issue for panel, Georgians

A committee on liver transplants said Monday that reducing the nation's number of transplant regions - from the current 11 to four - could save hundreds of lives.

June 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch fire committee launches in upbeat mood

Tricky questions such as where the city might put a third fire station remain in the future, but a joint city-county fire committee that met for the first time Tuesday agreed to address these in a spirit of cooperation.

June 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Many Georgians pay bargain ACA rates, report says

Georgia's average premium for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchange is the second-lowest among the 36 states using the federally run marketplace, according to a report released Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Georgia Southern's City Campus will host Statesboro chamber's Business After Hours

Georgia Southern University's City Campus will host its annual Business After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police catch burglars in the act

Metter police arrested two juveniles and an adult they say were caught in the act of burglarizing a store Tuesday night.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia execution 1st since botched injection

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia inmate convicted in 1993 of raping and murdering his 15-year-old neighbor in suburban Atlanta has been executed, marking the first lethal injection since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April.

June 17, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office seeks funding for 3 new deputies

If a grant application is approved, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department will possibly add three deputies to its roster.

June 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


3 inmates, including 1 in Georgia, set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS - There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three convicted killers scheduled to die in the span of about 24 hours.

June 17, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Local


Former Statesboro High Principal Marty Waters pleads not guilty, seeks jury trial

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Marty Waters, entered a "not guilty" plea to a misdemeanor failure to report child abuse Monday in Bulloch County State Court.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch County seeking absconded sex offender

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking a convicted sex offender they say is believed to have fled to another state without notification.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wild chase through Bryan, Bulloch counties ends in 2 arrests

A man fleeing from the law Saturday night led officers on a chase that reached speeds as high as 124 mph, rammed into a patrol car, drove wildly through yards in a neighborhood near Georgia Highway 67 and struggled with deputies after he tried fleeing on foot, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


New phase in preserving black sea island culture

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - After almost 15 years, the effort to preserve the culture of slave descendants along the coast of the Southeast is entering a new phase.

June 15, 2014 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Historical Society set to celebrate 40 years

The Bulloch County Historical Society will celebrate its first 40 years at its annual meeting on Monday, June 23.

June 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Statesboro on the rise

The "State of Downtown" is strong and looking up, Downtown Statesboro Development Authority officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Not enough books for all students?

After several Bulloch County Board of Education members reported hearing from teachers and parents about a lack of enough books for students to take home, two members voted against tentative approval of the school system's budget.

June 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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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


‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

July 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro getting lots of fiber

With about 125 miles of fiber optic cable now being laid to serve Statesboro and Hinesville, Hargray Communications will become the fifth provider of fiber-based, high-speed Internet service in the Statesboro market.

July 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

CARTERSVILLE - As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.

July 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.

July 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

With shoppers and employees of Ken's IGA in Brooklet cheering her on, Janina Jones of Statesboro filled her shopping cart with $557 of meat and frozen food on Saturday as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first 60-second Grocery Grab contest.

July 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


A growing problem

Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

July 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

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


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