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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


Ga. candidate took $50K in prohibited donations

SAVANNAH - Running his first race for Congress, Eugene Yu found a generous supporter in his friend and fellow Augusta businessman Wayne B. Brown. Last summer and fall, Brown and his company gave the Republican candidate $54,500 for his campaign.

March 10, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Candler County woman still missing

No foul play is suspected in the Jan. 11 disappearance of a Candler County woman, but law enforcement officers are still seeking answers as to Anya Johnson's whereabouts.

March 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


WTOC’s Dal Cannady walks 7 days for Red Cross disaster team donations

A familiar face around town and somewhat of a celebrity, Dal Cannady spends his time telling the stories of others. But this story is about him. Rather, what he spent a week doing.

March 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - S. Main, workforce, master plan top retreat

Even though the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Bulloch County are separate entities, they share a similar mission of being both an advocate and a catalyst for the business community.

March 10, 2014 | | Local


Poker Time on the side

Several Georgia Southern University students in recent years have become entrepreneurs while working their way through school. One started a bus service. Another took over a school supply store. Add organizing poker games to the list of student-run enterprises.

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


Rodeo to add barbecue contest

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo returns for its fourth year in April, and this time, area grillers will have the chance to enter a barbecue contest held on the grounds.

March 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Study: OTC brings $29.5M to region

Ogeechee Technical College brings more than $29 million to the region, according to a recently released report.

March 08, 2014 | | Local


Voters have local choices for May 20

This week's candidate qualifying for the May 20 primary elections made the contest official between Alvie Coes III and Heather Banks McNeal for Bulloch County clerk of courts and produced four races for school board and county commission seats.

March 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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GSU again named ‘Green College’

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow’s industry tour launched from Statesboro

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Report card: Elementary, middle schools post gains

New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains.

April 21, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Child struck by car, suffers back pain

A child struck by a car at Plantation Mobile Home Park Monday suffered only minor injuries. The incident was accidental, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Tommy Strickland.

April 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman assaults man with vehicle, deputies say

A Statesboro woman who reportedly assaulted a man with her SUV was charged Friday with aggravated assault.

April 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Viracon on the upswing

After investing $6.1 million on an upgrade of its Statesboro plant during a six-month shutdown in 2012, Viracon continues to rebound and has been hiring. Meanwhile, the architectural glass fabricator also is being recognized for its focus on its employees as people with lives outside work.

April 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Zaxby's opening second location in the Boro

My dad told me that the best way to prevent ruining any relationship, especially a business relationship, is to never forget who brought you to the dance.

April 21, 2014 | | Local


Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

ATLANTA - Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.

April 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.

April 19, 2014 | By ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | Local


Senate hopefuls take on issues in debate

GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

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


Local VFW post struggling

Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.

April 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Week honors 911 dispatchers

When most people enjoy Easter dinner and egg hunts with the kids Sunday, a handful of folks will be sitting behind desks, operating radios and taking emergency phone calls.

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

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


‘Stabby Stabby Stab Stab’ wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice

A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers' Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

April 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man charged in 2013 double fatal crash

A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.

April 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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