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Millen fire claims life of 14-year-old boy

MILLEN - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Millen.

February 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


The heart behind the hands

As director of The Hearts & Hands Clinic, Urkovia Andrews is the face of Statesboro's only free health care clinic for the medically uninsured.

February 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Alcohol license moratorium continues

Statesboro City Council recently extended its moratorium on processing new alcoholic beverage licenses for the former Platinum Lounge and Primetime Lounge locations by another six months. But this time, the vote was not unanimous.

February 02, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Memorial scholarship now open for high school seniors

The window is now open for area students to apply for a scholarship honoring the memory of a beloved Toombs County teen. From now until March 16, qualified seniors who wish to apply for the first annual Courtney Wilkes Ag & Vet Scholarship can submit their applications.

February 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch deputies hold public ‘use of force’ training

Voices echoed loudly, music blared from a truck radio and, suddenly, the sound of gunfire pierced the night air Tuesday as a crowd gathered in the Bulloch County Jail parking lot.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 local clubs close, crime drops

The closing of two downtown clubs contributed greatly to a significant drop in crime last year, police said.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire in air unit prompts evacuation of schools

Students were evacuated Friday when a heating and air conditioning unit caught fire behind Langston Chapel Elementary School.

January 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


‘Man with gun’ call draws big police response

Police swarmed a local hotel Thursday afternoon when an anonymous caller claimed to have a gun, but after the building was evacuated, the caller was not found.

January 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County BOE taking steps to give schools control

The Bulloch County school system is taking steps toward a way of doing business that will give individual schools more say in how each spends its allotted money.

January 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

January 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Tech student makes GOAL on way to second career

With more than 23 years behind him in retail management, Todd Humbert sought a second career in a medical field and discovered Ogeechee Technical College's echocardiography program. Now he will represent the college as this year's GOAL winner.

January 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Old River Road historical marker stolen

The Old River Road historical marker has been stolen, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County public safety, sheriff’s departments share needs

Bulloch County needs more deputies, more EMS staff, more firefighters and more money, according to county public safety leaders who spoke to Bulloch County commissioners during a lunchtime workshop Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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University Plaza, with all its bars, up for sale

Known as the site for bars within walking distance of the Georgia Southern University campus, University Plaza is for sale with a list price of $5.5 million.

March 21, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Spring brings blooms, tornadoes

Along with pollen, colorful blooms and rain, spring can bring violent weather. The peak season in the South for tornadoes is March through May, and volatile weather changes can mean storms pop up unexpectedly.

March 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt’s center on West Main dedicated

Friday afternoon when the new Center for Performing Arts ceremonially opened in a renovated building at 41 West Main Street, the theater inside was revealed as the Mical Whitaker Black Box Theater.

March 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lucky ‘boot’ could win car at Rodeo

Visitors to the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may get a chance to win a brand new car.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County annex set for late May opening

Expected to be completed by the end of May, Bulloch County's new government annex building will provide improved services to the public and more room for county employees.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five Bulloch schools grade above average

Five Bulloch County schools were rated "above average" when the Georgia Department of Education released its first School Climate Star ratings for schools across the state earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


VFW post seeks help for public service

After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.

March 18, 2015 | | Local


Bulloch’s tied STARs take region honors

Bulloch Academy's Zoe Yan Li and Statesboro High School's Alex DiCesare first tied as Bulloch County's STAR students. Now they have won again and advance together, with their chosen teachers, as the Region 8 STARs.

March 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Election brings hope to Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford's newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.

March 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Savannah celebrates St. Patrick's Day in springtime sunshine

SAVANNAH - For those who could escape work -and thousands of green-garbed tourists and locals did - Tuesday turned out to be a nearly perfect day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.

March 17, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Eastern Heights Baptist Church hosts Passover Seder

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will hold a Model Seder Meal, presented by the organization "Jews for Jesus," on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center Fellowship Hall.

March 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


iGot hits the streets March 24

Community volunteers will hit the streets next week for Ogeechee Technical College's 2015 iGot campaign.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Schools plan first rezoning move

Under a planned transportation zone shift, about 140 students who would have attended Langston Chapel Elementary School next school year will ride buses to Sallie Zetterower Elementary instead.

March 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man wanted for SC murder

A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.

March 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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