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Police won’t release name of officer who fired fatal shots

The Statesboro Police Department said Thursday that it will not release the name of an officer who fired shots that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man at his Rackley Street home in October 2013.

March 06, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Truck strikes deer, ends up in pond

The weather was cold and rainy Thursday, but that's not the reason law enforcement found a Twin City man soaked and chilled, needing rescue.

March 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man pleads to Subway robbery

A man whose backpack led to his arrest in September pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a Lanier Drive sandwich shop.

March 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Platinum Lounge permanently shut down

A downtown Statesboro nightclub that has been "the scene of illegal activity," including more than one shooting and a death and that has been shut down since November, will not be allowed to open its doors again, according to a court order.

March 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cross-country cyclist memorializes fallen warriors

Stopping in Statesboro on a planned 6,000-mile-plus bicycle journey across America, Tom von Kaenel led roughly 50 people in a brief memorial service in the lobby of City Hall to Georgians who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

March 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Claxton Rattlesnake Festival set for this weekend

The Evans County Wildlife Club will host the 47th Annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Wildlife Club festival grounds, at 501 Cedar Avenue in Hagan.

March 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


County votes to sell parcels near hospice

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Fran and Jason Aultman live on West Rushing Road, and they expressed concerns about a request by Marie Ashmore to close the road on which she lives, Dink Station Road, during a Bulloch County commissioners meeting Tuesday. Because of reporter's mistakes, a front-page article Thursday listed the wrong first name for Jason Aultman, incorrectly spelled his and Fran's last name and listed the wrong address for them. The Statesboro Herald regrets the errors.

March 05, 2014 | By HOLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesborherald.com | Local


Trek for Trykes raises money for bike donations

The new Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, is sponsoring a 5K race on Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Man charged in sale of illegal steroids

A man was arrested after a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal steroids by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a Wednesday news release.

March 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested after scuffle with deputy

A man who was stopped for a minor traffic offense ended up with more serious charges after he got into a scuffle with a deputy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 05, 2014 | | Local


Wednesday wreck kills Sylvania woman

A Sylvania woman was killed Wednesday morning when her car was struck by a Norfolk Southern Railways work truck, police said.

March 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


‘The Legendary Blind Willie McTell’

While the term "legendary" is casually used to describe many performers – a number who don't deserve that lofty label – Blind Willie McTell is truly a legend. And he is – rightfully – the pride of Statesboro, where he spent his formative years.

March 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes: The ‘principal’ trainer at Statesboro High

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

March 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Celebrate all things green at First Friday event downtown

First Friday returns this month in all its green glory.

March 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


City mulls changes to alcohol law

A pending move to allow closed-container beer and wine to be sold at drive-thru windows generated more discussion. But Statesboro City Council on Tuesday also approved a six-month moratorium on new alcohol licenses for previously licensed locations shut down by court order.

March 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Coach Boone to speak at OTC commencement

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Starlights orchestra to highlight First Friday

Get ready to hear the trumpets playing and see the people swaying as music fills the air in Downtown Statesboro.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans to observe heritage month

Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941, Sons of Confederate Veterans, plans to observe Confederate Heritage and History Month throughout April.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


4 Bulloch principals to change schools

When students walk through the doors to their school Aug. 1, some will meet new principals. But the principals know Bulloch County Schools well.

April 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Farmers Market returns Saturday

With spring weather finally showing its face in Statesboro, the crowds will likely be large Saturday morning as the seventh year of the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market gets underway.

April 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Film Festival deadline is April 11

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

April 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


4 students selected for All-State Band

Four local students, three high-schoolers and one middle school student, took part in an All-State Band weekend at the end of February that consisted of two days of lengthy rehearsals and culminated with concert performances.

April 02, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. congressmen seek support for port deepening

All 14 members of Georgia's U.S. House delegation are urging a congressional budget subcommittee to support federal funding for the stalled Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

April 02, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


5 receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

Five local citizens were honored for devoting their lives to serving others during the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet held Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Wiggins is Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro resident Chad Wiggins was named the 2014 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year during Tuesday night's Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Cagle speaks of inspiration

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle recalled times of inspiration and fond memories of his football days at Georgia Southern University Tuesday night at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held at the university's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


SEB senior named Youth of the Year

Morgan Alford, 18, will put her $2,000 Youth of the Year scholarship to use this fall at the University of Georgia.

April 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fire destroys Portal mobile home

A fire in Portal early Monday destroyed a single-wide mobile home, but no one was injured.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dr. Keel goes to Washington

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel has been invited by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, to speak before the committee at a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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