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Bulloch school leaders weigh options for fiscal 2016 budget

After presenting a budget that, if totally funded, would call for a 2-mill increase in property taxes, Bulloch County Schools executives also suggested some middle-ground options.

May 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.

May 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Request withdrawn for RV park rezone proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners "regroup" and review their options.

May 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

May 25, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names employee of the year

Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

May 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.

May 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Oh, the places they'll go

Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University's campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.

May 24, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Marty Waters case: One year later

It's been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.

May 24, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


World War II bomber pilot focuses on big picture

Paul Grassey, who piloted a baker's dozen B-24 bombing runs over Europe during World War II and helped get the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force off the ground, talks in detail but focuses on the big picture of war and remembrance.

May 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Update: Police locate Oliver children

Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.

May 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Local architects merge into single strong firm

A little over a year ago, a mutual friend who knew local architect's Frank D'Arcangelo and Kevin Palmer brought them together and suggested they partner in some way. Each of them brought unique strengths to the table and the friend felt together they could flourish.

June 29, 2015 | | Local


Should Statesboro Confederate monument go?

For 106 years, the Confederate soldier made of marble has stood, looking out from the Bulloch County Courthouse grounds, his rifle resting vertical in front of him.

June 28, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Rollin' on the river

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

June 28, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


SEB student chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Tech. Leaders

Cash Owens, a junior at Southeast Bulloch High, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts, today through Tuesday, June 30.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Women had memorial built to honor the dead

The tall, thin Confederate soldier in the center of Statesboro fits a historic pattern for monuments built on the losing side of a war while it is still in the memory of the living, notes the coordinator of Georgia Southern University's public history program.

June 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Stilson shooting suspect caught

A Stilson woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the suspected shooter is in custody after a manhunt that ended near Bloomingdale late Saturday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

June 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Heat sending people to the hospital

It isn't even July yet, but apparently no one told Mother Nature. The early arrival of intense heat indices soaring above the 100 degree mark is sending people to the emergency room on a daily basis, said East Georgia Regional Medical Center Dr. Alan Scott.

June 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 injured after train hits truck

A train struck a truck Friday afternoon on Old River Road at Maria Sorrell Road, and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage.

June 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


OTC, GSU agree to link logistics degrees

Officials signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow students who complete an associate degree in logistics at Ogeechee Technical College to progress to Georgia Southern University's bachelor's degree program in the same major.

June 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Going to camp in 3D

A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.

June 24, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Parkers armed robbery suspects behind bars

Police arrested the last of four armed robbery suspects Wednesday, all believed to have pulled off the June 10 armed robbery of Parkers' convenience store on Brampton Avenue.

June 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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