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Alabama frees man after 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

April 03, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Local


Past midnight, Georgia Senate OKs Mercedes-Benz tax break

ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.

April 03, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU’s police chief retires

Georgia Southern University's police Chief Mike Russell is retiring in May, and a female officer, Maj. Laura McCullough, will serve as interim chief until the vacated position is filled.

April 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mainstreet Farmer’s Market opens

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch man charged in December murder

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

April 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Armed robbery suspects arrested, extradited

Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate Metter robberies

Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lightning, winds cause no damage

Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Morning wrecks on 80, 25 cause delays

Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia's first lady reads to local children

With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second thoughts emerge on school zone change

School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.

March 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man killed in crash

A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McDuffie Co. man wanted on child molestation charges arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.

March 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rare cloud formation waves over Statesboro

An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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New Willow Pond exec

Bruce Yawn, who retired as a restaurateur in February 2012 after 41 years operating Snooky's, now has a new job as executive director of Willow Pond Senior Care, the personal care home on Country Club Road.

April 20, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business - Kennedy Realty to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Many of us are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we "grow up."

April 20, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald contributor | Local


Two Migos rappers post bond; one held in jail

Two of three members of the rap group Migos were released on bond Monday after being arrested on drug and gun charges during a Saturday night concert at Georgia Southern University.

April 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Migos rap group members arrested at Hanner show

The three members that make up the Migos rap group face drug and firearm charges after their concert Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse was interrupted and they were arrested.

April 20, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


ArtsFest 2015: Express yourself

Here in Statesboro, we really know how to paint the town.

April 19, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Rodeo crowd fills the stands

The stands were filled to capacity Saturday night as the second round of the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo drew people from all over the world to compete or watch the fun.

April 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Palmetto Pipeline fight goes to Richmond Hill

Along the proposed Palmetto Pipeline route, from places such as Sylvania and Springfield, concerned residents will drive Tuesday to Richmond Hill for the first real Georgia Department of Transportation hearing on the project.

April 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client's behalf.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal races to save historical sites

With historic buildings and sites at risk and in need of repair, the Portal Heritage Society is seeking ways to raise money and breathe new life into the town's annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

April 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn't mean the work load will lighten.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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