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US rejects Crimea vote, cites Russian intimidation

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Sunday's referendum on Crimea would never be recognized by the United States.

March 15, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Local


BOE renews Wilson's contract

Meeting Thursday night, the Bulloch County Board of Education renewed Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson's contract for two years, boosting his salary by $20,000 the first year and promising another $10,000 the second year, if measures of progress are met.

March 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Reverse sting results in 28 arrests

A search warrant at a Lanier Drive apartment Thursday resulted in Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators making 28 arrests for drug charges.

March 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Beverly Buchanan: 'Southern Vernacular' on display

If you have had the good fortune to visit Averitt Center Gallery Director Sheila Stewart Leach's home, you know that her art collection is truly overwhelming.

March 14, 2014 | By SCOTT FOX Special to the Herald | Local


Starting something new: Neos Dance Theatre

Neos Dance Theatre will be performing at the Averitt Center for the Arts on Saturday at 7:30 pm. and members of the Statesboro Youth Ballet have been working with Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Bobby Wesner to learn a new piece he has choreographed for them. The number will be included in Saturday night's performance.

March 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


No South Main TAD referendum in May

Recognizing that a vote empowering the city to create a tax allocation district on South Main Street will not make its way onto the May 20 ballot, Statesboro officials are setting their sights on Nov. 4.

March 13, 2014 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


5 arrested on drug charges this week

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team (CST) made five arrests on drug charges this week, according to a press release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Police Department creates crime prevention SHIELD for businesses

A new safety program for area businesses may prove a beneficial tool to deter crime, and it's free of charge.

March 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Charlie Olliff Square

The decoratively fenced and gated area where the Mainstreet Farmers Market and other events are held is no longer just the Sea Island Bank parking lot. It's Charlie Olliff Square, by proclamation of the city and as an honor from the bank to its longest-serving board member.

March 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Little Free Library’ offers books for the taking

The Rev. Bill Perry has many titles associated with his name: husband, father, grandfather, retired pastor, pastor emeritus of Statesboro First Baptist Church, interim pastor, walker, columnist for Statesboro Magazine, avid reader.

March 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Man shot in leg; suspect at large

A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg late Tuesday night on Nature's Way, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. won't decriminalize campus guns

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers abandoned a push Tuesday to decriminalize carrying a gun on Georgia's college campuses as they try to rally support for legislation that would allow firearms in churches and bars and arm school teachers.

March 11, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Lady Antebellum headlines GSU spring concert

Grammy Award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum will headline Georgia Southern University's spring concert Friday, May 2, at Paulson Stadium.

March 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch, other counties to get federal storm aid

Bulloch County and some neighboring counties will be reimbursed for at least two-thirds of the cost of damages from the ice storm last month after President Barack Obama approved a disaster declaration request from Gov. Nathan Deal for 39 counties.

March 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Last tax fraud defendants sentenced

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. Andrea Webb was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison after she was one of 13 defendants to plead guilty to participating in a Statesboro-based tax-fraud scheme. Because of incorrect information supplied by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Webb's sentence was listed incorrectly in a front-page article Wednesday.

March 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET - City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

April 15, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 15, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Masters gives Statesboro hotels a nice 'bump'

Every now and then it is good to get out of the Boro and get a different perspective. One of my favorite places to get a feel of how the "ordinary Georgians" are doing is Bennie's Red Barn on St. Simons Island.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Clubhouse adding racing

Work recently began on The Clubhouse grounds to add not only an eco-friendly, electronically controlled go cart track, but also fields for soccer training and competition.

April 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH - No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

April 14, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Lawsuit: Factory pollutes Altamaha River

ATLANTA - An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

April 14, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU hosts fourth annual ‘No Impact Week’

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability has teamed up with the University Wellness Program to host a number of events throughout April that are designed to improve and protect the environment and change behavior when it comes to food, energy, water and waste.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Big rig, pickup truck collide

A tractor trailer and a pickup truck collided early Monday morning after the big rig tried to avoid the pickup, which was traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 301 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Have you registered to vote?

Spring election season is just about here.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Connection Church films video for Easter Service

After four days of filming, the 15-minute video Connection Church plans to use during its Easter services is ready.

April 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Memorial Day restored as school holiday

Memorial Day 2015 is back in the Bulloch County Schools' future - or rather, it is no longer on their calendar as a school day.

April 11, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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