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‘The Legendary Blind Willie McTell’

While the term "legendary" is casually used to describe many performers – a number who don't deserve that lofty label – Blind Willie McTell is truly a legend. And he is – rightfully – the pride of Statesboro, where he spent his formative years.

March 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes: The ‘principal’ trainer at Statesboro High

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

March 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Celebrate all things green at First Friday event downtown

First Friday returns this month in all its green glory.

March 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


City mulls changes to alcohol law

A pending move to allow closed-container beer and wine to be sold at drive-thru windows generated more discussion. But Statesboro City Council on Tuesday also approved a six-month moratorium on new alcohol licenses for previously licensed locations shut down by court order.

March 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hospital becomes part of largest U.S. chain

The $7.6 billion purchase of Health Management Associates by Community Health Systems makes East Georgia Regional Medical Center an affiliate of the largest for-profit chain of hospitals in the United States.

March 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


A modern way to begin the Lenten season

Ministers from several Statesboro churches will mark Ash Wednesday by offering "Ashes to Go," a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition.

March 03, 2014 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


2 teens charged with vehicle break-ins at SHS

Two teenagers have been arrested in a series of vehicle break-ins at Statesboro High School, police said.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Abortion Recovery Bible Study offered at Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Center

Monica Easter and Terri Mason know the pain, physical and emotional, of recovering from an abortion.

March 02, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fire Department set to add three more firefighters

The city is now advertising for three new firefighters as the Statesboro Fire Department expands its force to 48 paid, certified firefighters. Counting the two administrative assistants, it will be a 50-employee department.

March 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


John Godbee Sr. remembered as respected educator, lawmaker

Speak with anyone who knew former state Rep. and retired educator John Godbee Sr., and the word that comes up most often is "fair."

March 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Event clarifies realities of Common Core

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. One of the criteria the federal government used to determine which states won a share of $4 billion in Race to the Top funding in 2010 was that the states adopted "common, high quality standards." A front-page article Sunday stated that one of the criteria was states adopting the Common Core State Standards. These standards, while the only multi-state standards that meet the criterion in question, were not actually specified by name in Race to the Top instructions given ...

March 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Qualifying period starts Monday

The 2014 campaign season is already well underway, but it officially kicks off Monday with qualifying week.

March 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Family, friends remember Billie Lane

From her earliest days until her last ones this side of heaven, Mrs. Billie Lane loved music.

February 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch student to compete in district bee

By the time you read this, Michael Austin, Bulloch County's 2014 Spelling Bee Champion, might already be taking the stage to compete against champions from 17 other counties at the District 8 Spelling Bee in Waycross.

February 28, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Local DAR chapter turns 50

The local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter reached a milestone Thursday, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding.

February 28, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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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


Former energy secretary to speak at GSU

Georgia Southern University will host Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize Winner in physics and former U.S. energy secretary, as the keynote speaker for No Impact Week at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.

April 11, 2014 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Online charter school accepting new students

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide online K-12 charter school, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will conduct in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deal backs medical marijuana trials

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

April 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Yu wants to downsize government

Out of his desire to reduce regulation and what he sees as federal intrusion, Eugene Yu, a Republican candidate for Congress in the 12th District, would like to see the U.S. Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency abolished.

April 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU Relay to ‘Candy Crush Cancer’

Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.

April 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Abduction was act of retaliation

WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.

April 10, 2014 | By ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County discusses paving dirt roads

Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Music Man' at the Averitt Center

The Averitt STARS will perform in their 10th Anniversary musical, "The Music Man," this week.

April 09, 2014 | By MARISSA MARTIN Special to the Herald | Local


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