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GOP delegates back religious liberty bill

ATHENS - Georgia Republicans on Saturday backed passage of a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, which opponents say could be used as a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.

May 16, 2015 | | Local


VA clinic evolving, growing

Open two years and two months as a "telehealth" clinic, the Statesboro VA Clinic on Northside Drive is now transitioning to have a full-time doctor see veterans in person for primary care.

May 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Census test unique to 20 counties of Ga., S.C.

The real, national census isn't until 2020, but this is Census Awareness Weekend here in 20 counties of Georgia and South Carolina involved in the 2015 Census Test.

May 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has new leader

The incoming post commander for Statesboro's American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has a handful of ideas to help the organization grow.

May 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A ‘Renaissance’ for Statesboro park

Thursday's dedication of Renaissance Park on Statesboro's west side took on the feel of a gospel revival as residents celebrated the Bulloch County Historical Society's commitment to making the park a vibrant part of the community once again.

May 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Food bank trailer stolen

The director of the Statesboro Food Bank is offering a reward for the return of a utility trailer stolen from the premises sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. If a tip leads to an arrest, he will double the offer.

May 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cats rescued from deplorable conditions

An Ellabell-area woman faces eighteen counts of inhumane treatment of animals after humane officers removed several cats from her Live Oak Loop home Thursday.

May 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

May 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Local


More lawsuits filed in fatal crash

Parents of three of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed in a fatal seven-vehicle pileup in April filed wrongful death suits Tuesday in Bryan County superior and state courts. One of two surviving students also filed suit, according to attorneys representing all four families.

May 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Burns moves into role as Georgia House majority leader

An office closer to the gold dome comes with the job of majority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, so Rep. Jon Burns was in Atlanta Tuesday, moving his office contents from the second floor of the Capitol to the third.

May 12, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man resists arrest

A man caught stealing from woman's car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff's deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him "like they do on TV."

May 12, 2015 | | Local


Man sentenced in fatal wreck

A Bloomingdale man involved in a fatal crash that killed a Brooklet couple will serve eight years in prison for two counts of first degree homicide by vehicle.

May 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Council alcohol law work session rescheduled to May 27

Originally scheduled for today, Statesboro City Council rescheduled a work session on a proposed new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to May 27 at 3 p.m.

May 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Flags for Habitat

Flags will fly in Statesboro and around the nation this Memorial Day as a way to show patriotism and honor fallen soldiers.

May 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

June 30, 2015 | | Local


Fireworks legal, but not for sale – yet

While "real" fireworks are now legal, Statesboro residents likely still will have to travel out of state to buy bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks that fly into the air and go boom.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two new alcohol laws take effect

Two new Georgia laws that take effect today pertain to alcoholic beverages and have Statesboro connections.

June 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

June 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man charged in child beating

A Statesboro man who police say beat a 5-year-old girl during a domestic dispute Sunday was arrested and is being held without bond.

June 29, 2015 | | Local


Body found in Savannah identified as missing man from Statesboro

A man who walked away from a Statesboro-area personal care home Saturday was found dead in Savannah Sunday evening, according to Chatham County authorities.

June 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Designed for success in Statesboro

After nine months in business, Salon Cheveux & Spa, at 25 N. Main St. across from the courthouse, has racked up both a Brick Award for Most Improved Interior and a Best in The Boro award as "Best Spa/Salon."

June 29, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Mock, Edenfield lead Georgia Young Lawyers

Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC in Statesboro was installed as president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's Annual Meeting on June 19. She was sworn in by Justice Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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


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