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Wet weather gives way to deep freeze

Weather that threatened to be violent, but still packed a powerful, wet punch Monday in Bulloch County, will yield to drier, frigid conditions tonight and Tuesday.

November 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet United Methodist Church collecting packed shoeboxes for needy children

Brooklet United Methodist Church is accepting packed shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child project this week to benefit children in need around the globe.

November 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Arson suspected at vacant Millen church

MILLEN - State fire officials say a fire that destroyed a vacant church appears to have been intentionally set.

November 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro murder trial focuses on texts

Cellphone records revealed in court Monday showed what police believe to be evidence that a Statesboro woman plotted with others to have her husband killed.

November 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Law firm: Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders dies

ATLANTA - Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, one of the first "New South" governors elected during the civil rights movement and known for his work on education and in the state's legal community, died Sunday.

November 17, 2014 | From wire and staff reports | Local


“The universal language”

Dr. Ney Rosauro faced a roomful of rapt, silent band students at Southeast Bulloch High School on Friday, mallets poised over a marimba. He was giving a lecture on composition, walking the students through determining the primary melody for a piece, beating out a Brazilian-inspired melody. As he played, he lectured the students on the importance of keeping their creative muscles in practice.

November 16, 2014 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


National preservation group visits Willow Hill

About 30 participants in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2014 national conference in Savannah visited the historic Willow Hill School near Portal on Friday as an example of preservation for new uses.

November 15, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Claxton Poultry president installed as chairman of National Chicken Council

Jerry Lane, the president of Claxton Poultry, was recently installed as the 2014-215 chairman of the National Chicken Council.

November 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Santa’s Toy Run set for Nov. 22

Motorcyclists from Statesboro and surrounding areas will come together Nov. 22 for the 12th consecutive year to help Santa Claus fill his bag with toys for children who might not otherwise find much under their Christmas trees.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


Despite moratorium, former Platinum location draws interest

Richard T. Zalinsky has submitted an application for an alcoholic beverage pouring license for 2 Proctor St., the former Platinum Lounge location. But, because of City Council's extended moratorium on the Platinum Lounge and Prime Time Lounge locations, city officials are not processing the application.

November 14, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro murder trial begins

Jurors learned Friday that the gun used to kill a Greenbriar Trail man June 30, 2013, was never found.

November 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


What to expect in Year 2 of Affordable Care Act enrollment

The Affordable Care Act exchange, which begins its second open enrollment period this Saturday, will offer many Georgians lower prices this time around.

November 14, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro police offer reward in Park Avenue shooting

Statesboro police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man they say shot a homeowner who interrupted a burglary.

November 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Pa. trooper ambush suspect charged with terrorism

The man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to "wake people up," according to court documents filed Thursday that provided the first indication of a possible motive.

November 13, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Local


International Festival set for Saturday

Georgia Southern University will bring the world to Statesboro during the Ninth Annual International Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mill Creek Regional Park.

November 13, 2014 | | Local


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Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

A wild chase through the Middleground community early Monday evening ended with deputies finding a meth lab and having to subdue the fleeing driver via Taser.

December 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI: Candler County man killed wife, self

A domestic dispute led to the murder/suicide of a Candler County couple Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

December 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

The former Rocky Ford town clerk, who submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 18, did not list a reason why she vacated the position.

December 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is coming to 33 East Main Street

The Averitt STARs are at it again, this time bringing the heartwarming holiday favorite "Miracle on 34th Street" to the Emma Kelly Theater.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro dentist to offer free service on Friday

The office of Dr. Richard F. Marz, DDS, Comprehensive and Family Dentistry, will host a Free Day of Dentistry with Dentistry from the Heart on Friday in Statesboro.

December 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Autopsies on a Candler County couple found dead in their home Saturday morning with gunshot wounds were scheduled to be performed Monday, authorities said.

December 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

ATLANTA - It's fall, and the Leafs are turning left and right.

December 06, 2014 | By RICHARD HALICKS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Policing the police?

NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer should face criminal charges.

December 06, 2014 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press | Local


More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

ATLANTA - After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.

December 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

December 06, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Lynda Williamson named Chamber Business Leader of the Year for 2014

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce honored as its 2014 Business Leader of the Year, posthumously, Lynda Brannen Williamson, who in her final months created a charitable foundation to help young women "live like Lynda," combining leadership with service.

December 05, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Scare temporarily disrupts part of Georgia Southern University campus

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. The male graduate student who wore a mask to the old biology building Friday morning, prompting Georgia Southern University police to close that building and two connected ones in response to what they termed a "suspicious person" who presented a "credible threat," could still face the possibility of criminal charges. Because of a reporting error, a front-page article Saturday incorrectly said the student would not be charged. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

December 05, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and JASON WERMERS hbragg@statesboroherald.com and jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


Improper city meetings?

The 48-page report by attorney Tom A. Peterson IV from his investigation into whether a majority of Statesboro City Council members privately met with former City Manager Frank Parker in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act reveals no undisputed smoking gun that this occurred.

December 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

December 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ground broken for new GSU student health center

If construction stays on schedule, one year from now, Georgia Southern University students will get on-campus care in a new Health Center with three times as many exam rooms as the current clinic.

December 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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