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Author to offer insights into the life of Blind Willie McTell

Award-winning author and producer David Fulmer will offer his insights into the life of a Statesboro legend at the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.

February 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 Bulloch schools get state AP honors

Two Bulloch County public schools were among those recognized by the state this week for their Advanced Placement exam results.

February 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


No charges against officers who shot Waycross man

SAVANNAH - Two police officers won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting a southeast Georgia man inside his home after the man's fiancée called 911 seeking an ambulance to help him, the prosecutor reviewing the case said Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Aggarwal, Adamson county-level STARs

Before receiving her high school diploma in May, Bulloch County's 2014 STAR student, Nidhi Aggarwal, will have earned more than a full year's college credits. Her SAT score, at a single sitting, was 2280 out of a possible 2400. She is a National Merit Finalist.

February 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE Herald writer | Local


‘If only I may finish the race’

The Second Annual Chocolate 5K Run/Walk had ended successfully with a whopping $25,000 raised for Open Hearts Community Mission for the homeless of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Participants and volunteers were back home; media and paparazzi were relinquished of duties, and city workers were ready to reopen downtown streets for traffic.

February 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deen Day Smith nominations still needed

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

February 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local Harveys Supermarkets to become Food World

Nothing creates a buzz in Statesboro like grocery store talk.

February 25, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


New rules for chemical spills?

ATLANTA - Environmental regulators in Georgia would have to consult with local officials on how best to handle toxic spills under a proposal backed by House lawmakers.

February 24, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU holds TRIO Day

Hundreds of high school students packed into the Russell Union Ballroom on Georgia Southern University's campus Saturday.

February 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bill opens new political ploy

ATLANTA - More than half of this year's legislative session was already over when the House leadership filed a bill with little fanfare but big political ramifications.

February 22, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Dialogue results in sign coming down

At University Plaza, the face of the "Rumrunners Plantation Room" sign with the old Georgia state flags on it was no longer visible Friday. Some observers said the sign appeared to still be there atop the building, but face-down.

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


Crime Suppression Team makes 20 arrests overnight

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested 20 people Thursday night and early Friday on drug violations, outstanding arrest warrants and other charges.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Plantation Room sign draws concern on campus

Georgia Southern University officials, specifically from the Dean of Students' Office and the Multicultural Student Center, plan to meet today with students leading efforts to change the sign and symbolism used by Rumrunners Plantation Room, a bar and music venue near campus.

February 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Commissioner: ‘Switching’ over public access was undeserved

Commissioner Roy Thompson took 10 minutes of a Bulloch County Board of Commissioners' meeting that fell on his birthday to react to a letter to the editor that criticized the commissioners.

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


Pimp gets life in sex trafficking case

SAVANNAH - A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.

February 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | 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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