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First Jekyll Island bobcat confirmed

SAVANNAH - Remote-sensing cameras set up to help researchers count deer on Jekyll Island ended up capturing images of a more elusive animal that had never before been confirmed at the island state park.

December 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition?'

ATLANTA - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 25, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans

CLEVELAND, Ga. - Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.

December 24, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The gift of giving

Hundreds of area residents will enjoy Christmas today, thanks to a local family whose efforts to spread holiday cheer also help those in need.

December 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nativity scene on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn sparks opposition

Bulloch County's courthouse square has become a forum for debate over religion.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Volunteers target disability parking violators across Statesboro

Issues over the use of parking spaces for people with disabilities became more noticeable during the Christmas season, say two volunteers who - in different ways - have been reminding Statesboro drivers of the law.

December 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro community helps fill Christmas needs

What began as one man's effort to make a difference has grown into an annual tradition that brings Christmas joy to kids facing a sparse holiday.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputy captures murder suspect

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on patrol Sunday captured a man wanted in connection to a murder in Liberty County.

December 23, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Drug investigation leads police to armed robbery arrest

Law enforcement officers conducting a drug investigation at Blakewoods Apartments Thursday arrested a man wanted by both county and city authorities on outstanding warrants.

December 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa and local elves donate Statesboro AMBUCS bikes

The Statesboro AMBUCS organization, with assistance from Santa Claus and some elves, brought Christmas joy to six children a little early this year.

December 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


SEB High alum brings home second national championship title

Knapp Boddiford, 19, a 2013 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, won his second national championship in two years during the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was one of four national finalists that competed in the Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency category, and he received $1,000 for his win. Though now in college, Boddiford still affiliates and competes under the SEBHS FFA Chapter.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Potty training triggers power struggle

Q: My 31-month-old has been out of diapers for at least 8 months during the day. She has been very good with toilet training until recently. Now she goes for a while without accidents and then a period of a week or so with at least one accident a day. I can see she needs to go, but when I ask her she says no. At this point, if I try to get her to go, she begins screaming and crying and resisting. If I'm able to get her to the bathroom, she wets herself as I'm taking ...

December 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Local


'Best and brightest' students in state honored at GSU showcase

More than 150 outstanding high school seniors were recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day in Statesboro, Georgia. The University's Scholars Day is a unique invitation-only event providing incoming students the opportunity to meet Georgia Southern President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., learn more about student organizations, participate in campus and residence hall tours and interview for a variety of academic scholarships and the University Honors Program.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Course leads GSU student to report rape

When a Georgia Southern University student was allegedly sexually assaulted in August, she didn't report it because she felt it was her fault, she told police.

December 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Subway says thanks to Food Bank volunteers

Subway Restaurants of Statesboro recognized the staff and volunteers of the Statesboro Food Bank with a Subway luncheon last week to say "thank you" for their tireless efforts to help others all year long.

December 20, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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Georgia Southern online business programs earn top rankings

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration online programs were ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best online programs for 2015.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Willingway Hospital celebrates Employee of the Year for 2014

In a longstanding company tradition, Willingway Hospital awarded John Williamson, certified addiction counselor, Level II, the 2014 Employee of the Year designation during its annual staff Christmas party.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat for Humanity making its homes a part of the neighborhood

In the year that Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County expects to start construction of its 50th home, the nonprofit group is headed in some new directions.

January 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Ga. legislature to look at education funding this year

ATLANTA - While funding for transportation improvements and another attempt to allow limited use of medical marijuana have been grabbing headlines across Georgia leading up to this year's legislative session, education figures to play a bigger role under the Gold Dome than it did last year.

January 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Scattered area power outages due to Georgia Power grid problem

According to Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn, a series of power outages in Statesboro and the Portal Saturday afternoon and evening were caused by a Georgia Power grid problem. There was no word on when the problems might be resolved.

January 10, 2015 | | Local


Gov. Sanders' estate gives $500,0000 to Georgia Southern

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has received a $500,000 gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders, who died in November

January 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council approves stormwater fee

Churches, the county government and schools in the city limits - even Georgia Southern University - are not exempt from Statesboro's new fee to fund improved storm drainage.

January 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel named among 100 ‘Most Influential’ Georgians

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine; a list the magazine says reflects the realities of leadership, power and influence in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor published in prestigious British medical journal

Isaac Chun Hai Fung, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University has been published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, for his 250-word collaborative correspondence titled "Ebola and the Social Media."

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Commission reviews courthouse display policy

Bulloch County commissioners are considering possible changes to the county's policy regarding public displays on the courthouse square.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Averitt Center exhibition celebrating Gullah/Geechee opens Friday

If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.

January 07, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Schools to operate on normal schedule

Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Papa Murphy’s to give away 100 pizzas

The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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