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Hospital names employee of the year

Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

May 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.

May 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Oh, the places they'll go

Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University's campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.

May 24, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Marty Waters case: One year later

It's been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.

May 24, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


World War II bomber pilot focuses on big picture

Paul Grassey, who piloted a baker's dozen B-24 bombing runs over Europe during World War II and helped get the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force off the ground, talks in detail but focuses on the big picture of war and remembrance.

May 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Update: Police locate Oliver children

Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.

May 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


'Be a catalyst of hope'

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE rejects superintendent’s personnel list

The Bulloch County Board of Education split 4-3 over a vote on personnel last week, rejecting an entire list of recommendations from Superintendent Charles Wilson.

May 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City adopts new water and sewer billing rules

New rules that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday restrict water bill adjustments for city employees and their families but also provide a waiver of late charges for customers with previously spotless five-year payment histories.

May 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


DOT commissioner denies Palmetto Pipeline certificate

Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry issued his decision Tuesday, denying Kinder Morgan a certificate that would have given the company power to force the sale of easements of private land to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

May 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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An emotional service brings people, faiths of Statesboro together

Prayer, hope, sadness and an overwhelming faith in the healing powers of God filled the Original First African Baptist Church Sunday evening, as local residents of all races came together at the Statesboro church for a community service of unity in the wake of the Charleston church shootings.

June 21, 2015 | | Local


Shakespeare is not dead in Statesboro

Something wicked this way comes - dropping limbs and hunting brains along the way.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


County commissioners: Tax increase may be unavoidable

Bulloch County commissioners haven't raised taxes since 2007, but that trend is likely to end in 2015.

June 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A golf prodigy

As the best golfers in the world battle it out for the U.S. Open championship today, a homegrown possible future star of the sport will take on some of the best young golfers in the country.

June 20, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


CST arrests four on meth charges

After responding to reports of a possible meth lab, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested three people June 11 and a fourth person Friday.

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Trashy problem creates dumpster dilemma

Bulloch County has a trashy problem, and it seems to be getting worse, according to one county official. People are dumping illegally at several unmanned dumpster sites, and it is costing county taxpayers.

June 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A really special camp

A camp for adolescents with disabilities run by a partnership between Georgia Southern University, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Therapy SPOT has turned out to be a winning combination for all involved.

June 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Excelsior EMC facing two lawsuits

Two class action lawsuits filed in Candler County in May against Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation seek compensation for capital credits not refunded to members, past and present.

June 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City denies GBI request

With the City Charter requiring at least three votes to pass any motion, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday night did not approve a resolution releasing a document requested by the GBI, despite two votes in favor and one opposed.

June 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Canoe tug-of-war coming to Boro

Statesboro's monthly First Friday event for June actually will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a first in downtown Statesboro - a canoe tug-of-war.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect in custody for killing at church in Charleston, SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston.

June 18, 2015 | By ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Local


City tow rates rise

Drivers who leave their cars where they're not wanted, such as after-hours at restaurants or for days at shopping centers, will pay more to get them back after an action Tuesday by Statesboro City Council.

June 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Local Girl Scout is ‘Gold’

A 2015 Statesboro High School graduate has earned the highest award offered in the Girl Scout program. Julia Fechter, 18-year-old daughter of George and Louise Fechter, received the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.

June 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Sheriff dies in crash during highway chase in rural Georgia

SAVANNAH - A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers, authorities said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Is baby recession over?

NEW YORK - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.

June 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


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