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Georgia execution 1st since botched injection

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia inmate convicted in 1993 of raping and murdering his 15-year-old neighbor in suburban Atlanta has been executed, marking the first lethal injection since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April.

June 17, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office seeks funding for 3 new deputies

If a grant application is approved, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department will possibly add three deputies to its roster.

June 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


3 inmates, including 1 in Georgia, set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS - There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three convicted killers scheduled to die in the span of about 24 hours.

June 17, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Local


Former Statesboro High Principal Marty Waters pleads not guilty, seeks jury trial

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Marty Waters, entered a "not guilty" plea to a misdemeanor failure to report child abuse Monday in Bulloch County State Court.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch County seeking absconded sex offender

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking a convicted sex offender they say is believed to have fled to another state without notification.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wild chase through Bryan, Bulloch counties ends in 2 arrests

A man fleeing from the law Saturday night led officers on a chase that reached speeds as high as 124 mph, rammed into a patrol car, drove wildly through yards in a neighborhood near Georgia Highway 67 and struggled with deputies after he tried fleeing on foot, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


New phase in preserving black sea island culture

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - After almost 15 years, the effort to preserve the culture of slave descendants along the coast of the Southeast is entering a new phase.

June 15, 2014 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Historical Society set to celebrate 40 years

The Bulloch County Historical Society will celebrate its first 40 years at its annual meeting on Monday, June 23.

June 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Statesboro on the rise

The "State of Downtown" is strong and looking up, Downtown Statesboro Development Authority officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Not enough books for all students?

After several Bulloch County Board of Education members reported hearing from teachers and parents about a lack of enough books for students to take home, two members voted against tentative approval of the school system's budget.

June 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bond denied in shooting death

A man charged with murder will have to remain in jail after Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed denied him bond.

June 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bat watchers wanted for Georgia DNR summer monitoring project

You've probably seen bats feeding around lights in your neighborhood or dipping across a country road in front of your headlights.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man again charged with manufacturing steroids

Officers responding to a reported domestic disturbance arrested a man for manufacturing steroids - an offense with which he had previously been charged - according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County drug complaint, pursuit lead to 6 arrests

An investigation into a drug complaint and stolen property led to the pursuit of one suspect and six arrests, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Humane Society Silent Auction returns

Bidding on items from pet treats to handmade benches and weekends at St. Simons, participants in the 12th Annual Silent Auction can enjoy themselves while helping the Humane Society carry on its mission to rescue animals and control their population.

June 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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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


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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