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New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Herald earns 10 awards in Associated Press contest

The Statesboro Herald won 10 awards in the 2014 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Atlanta during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

June 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Wilson: Bulloch schools working to prevent misconduct

The Bulloch County school system "must do more" to prevent students or employees from becoming the victims of misconduct, Superintendent Charles Wilson says.

June 21, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Ogeechee Tech receives regional accreditation

Ogeechee Technical College was notified Thursday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has granted full regional accreditation to the college.

June 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro employees get their raise; no pay study for now

At times during this week's Statesboro City Council meeting, it appeared that some or all of the city's 250-plus employees might not get a proposed 2.5 percent raise.

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


Illness spread by mosquitoes strikes in Georgia

The state did not identify the name or location of the patient due to privacy concerns.

June 20, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Sylvania man charged with inappropriate online contact

A Screven County man charged with inappropriate contact with a juvenile via computer was released on bond last week.

June 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Transplant 'fairness' at issue for panel, Georgians

A committee on liver transplants said Monday that reducing the nation's number of transplant regions - from the current 11 to four - could save hundreds of lives.

June 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch fire committee launches in upbeat mood

Tricky questions such as where the city might put a third fire station remain in the future, but a joint city-county fire committee that met for the first time Tuesday agreed to address these in a spirit of cooperation.

June 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care

A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.

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


Kingston, Perdue hone attacks in Ga. Senate debate

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald’s new online calendar is ‘huge’

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in Statesboro, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

This is the first of two candidate profiles planned ahead of the July 22 runoff.

July 12, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Averitt youth registration starts Monday in Statesboro

Youth programs at the Averitt Center for the Arts are looking forward to a strong year.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County school results in on last-ever CRCTs

Taking the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests for the last time, students at Brooklet Elementary School were Bulloch County's highest achievers in the elementary grades, while William James, Portal and Southeast Bulloch split the middle school honors, excelling at different grade levels.

July 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center season tickets on sale now

If you love seeing live theater, your chance is coming up with the Averitt Center for the Arts' upcoming 2014-15 performance season.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Braille Bible set donated to Statesboro Lions Club

The Statesboro Lions Club recently accepted a precious personal treasure and passed it along to a museum where it can be admired and appreciated by others.

July 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro ER doctor to appear on cable TV shows

Dr. Ruthie Crider, of Statesboro, was invited back to "Untold Stories of the E.R." and will appear in the season premiere titled "Turtle Trouble" at 9 p.m. Friday on the Discovery Fit & Health cable channel and at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on TLC.

July 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kingston leads Perdue in money race

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro woman turns 103

Family, friends and staff surrounded Mrs. Thelva Sharpe as she celebrated her 103rd birthday Thursday in the Rose Café at Gentilly Gardens.

July 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Calif. prostitute a person of interest in overdose of Ga. bar owner

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.

July 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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