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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


Bond denied for former GSU player

Georgia Southern fullback Dominique Shawn Swope has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery, Statesboro police announced Tuesday morning.

February 18, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS and MATT YOGUS jwermers@statesboroherald.com and myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


R.C. Webb remembered for iconic Nic Nac restaurant

This week as friends think back on the life of R.C. Webb, many are calling up memories of the Nic Nac Grill.

February 18, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Stabbing victim still critical

Statesboro police said Monday that a murder suspect wounded his estranged wife and fatally stabbed the man with whom she was in a relationship.

February 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested in fatal stabbing

A man has been charged with killing another man and critically wounding a woman Saturday morning at a residence on Hart Lane, Statesboro police said Saturday evening.

February 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Army cuts to hit Ft. Stewart

SAVANNAH - After more than a decade of deploying to war, a battle-tested Fort Stewart brigade is being preparing for another send-off within the next year. Only this time, it will be for good.

February 15, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


New school system email policy takes effect

A policy amendment limiting what employees of Bulloch County's public schools may include in the signature line of emails took effect Friday.

February 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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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


Statesboro upgrading water system remote control

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with an upgrade of software and networking for its water and sewer control system after City Council recently approved spending up to $250,000 for this purpose.

April 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


City schedules work meetings on budget, alcohol ordinance

Statesboro City Council has a work session on the city budget scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. A work session on an overhaul of the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will follow a regular meeting on May 6.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.

April 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Assault rifle, handgun, marijuana seized

Police found an assault rifle and handgun in a Statesboro man's apartment Saturday, along with marijuana, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Powerful storms hit Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

April 07, 2014 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Miss Rodeo USA is in town

When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.

April 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

April 07, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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April 07, 2014 | | Local


Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Tina Williams knows how special her orange-and-white cat is. But Odie, her "laid-back, ginger boy," doesn't seem to let fame go to his head.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education - including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel - to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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