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NPR journalist discusses race in America, her own life

There was a time when veteran journalist Michele Norris used to resist covering - even talking about - Black History Month, or even anything to do with race at all.

February 18, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS and AL HACKLE Herald staff writers | Local


Statesboro City Council rejects Fair Road zoning change

Probably surprising nobody, Statesboro City Council has denied a zoning change and a height variance needed for a gas station and a four-story hotel to be built between Georgia Southern University's Garden of the Coastal Plain and First Presbyterian Church.

February 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro to provide warming center

A Statesboro church is offering a warm solution for those who may not have adequate heat during the next few nights of sub-freezing weather.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Neighbor of Metter slaying victim charged with theft, felony firearm possession

The neighbor of a Metter man found dead Feb. 8 during a house fire investigation was arrested Tuesday.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro dog wins Best in Breed at Westminster

Lynn Vogel is at it again.

February 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Charter school backers want exemption from takeover district

ATLANTA - Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.

February 17, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve bid to pave Horace Mitchell Road

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a bid for paving one of several county dirt roads slated for improvement.

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Fire damages Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County

Editor's note: This article has been revised to clarify some confusion that had been presented in the initial article posted earlier this afternoon over exactly what parts of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County's building were damaged.

February 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance

(Note: The original headline for this article read "Screven County High to perform 'Last Supper.'" This was incorrect -- the performers are not from SCHS but from the Maritime Ministry Players. The headline has been corrected to "Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance to more accurately reflect the content in the story. The editor apologizes for this mistake.)

February 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scholarship essay contest open

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced that, due to the overwhelming response received in 2014, the first-of-its-kind Seventh Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition will return for a second year in 2015.

February 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


From boys to eagles -- Childhood friends achieve highest Scouting rank together

Three young men were recently honored for achieving the highest Boy Scout rank in a triple Eagle Scout ceremony.

February 15, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Calling all filmmakers

With entries ranging from a story about a woman falling for a serial killer to a look at why clowns are frightening to some people, the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Archibald Bulloch DAR to celebrate Georgia Day

Georgia Day will be celebrated on Thursday with a luncheon at noon in the Perry Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Statesboro.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Speak up’ Feb. 26 about school flexibility

The annual "Speak Up for Education" session, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, will among other things serve as the public hearing on the Bulloch County Schools' becoming what people in education circles call an "IE Squared" district.

February 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

NEW YORK - This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.

February 13, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


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Statesboro man wanted for SC murder

A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.

March 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Help Averitt Center continue growing the arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts will cut the ribbon on its brand new Center for Performing Arts at 41 West Main Street on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

March 16, 2015 | | Local


Complete Car Care expands in Statesboro

After 20 years growing his business, Michael Nordeoff is poised to make a hard-to-ignore, barely used former auto dealership on Veterans Memorial Parkway the new headquarters of his Complete Car Care, which will then have three shops, all in Statesboro.

March 16, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


The secret to living a century

Naomi Neville just turned 100, but that milestone has not dampened her spirit or her memory.

March 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch drill teams capture region titles

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' (JROTC) color guard teams from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High captured both the boys and girls Region 9 championship titles, and each team won other trophies during the event held last Saturday at Metter High School.

March 15, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia House votes to raise minimum age for bouncers, bar patrons

Prompted by the death of 18-year-old Michael Joseph Gatto last summer, the Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to define what bars are, make 21 the minimum age to enter one or work as a bouncer, and place new demands on cities, counties and businesses to report alcoholic beverage violations.

March 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Southern Food: What it is, why it still matters

Damon Lee Fowler, a noted authority on Southern cooking and its history, will deliver the 2015 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

March 14, 2015 | | Local


Georgia’s turkey hunting season opens March 21

Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills?

March 14, 2015 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Averitt Center sets grand opening for new facility

The Averitt Center for the Arts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility, the Center for Performing Arts, at 41 W. Main St., on Friday.

March 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Proposed bill doesn’t quench brewers’ thirst

If a bill the Georgia Senate passed Friday becomes law, Eagle Creek Brewing Co. will be allowed to serve larger samples to adults touring the little brewery in the middle of Statesboro, and they will be able to take sealed samples home. But Eagle Creek still won't be allowed to sell beer directly to consumers.

March 14, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Former Marine now facing DUI charges in Twin City

A man released in October from a Mexican prison after being jailed there for seven months on charges of bringing guns into the country was released on bond Thursday after a DUI arrest in Twin City.

March 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Graphic images and the First Amendment

Photographs have the power to make us smile, laugh and remember the times of our lives. They also have the power to challenge our assertions and confront our worst fears. And, sometimes, they have the power to offend our sensibilities and taste.

March 13, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local


2 held without bond after shots fired in Statesboro

A man and woman charged after shots were fired at a condominium complex Thursday remain in jail without bond, facing multiple charges each, according to Bulloch County Jail records.

March 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


LeCain to lead Statesboro High

For the first time in 10 months, Statesboro High School has a permanent principal.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County RV park application public hearing postponed

A public hearing on a rezoning request for property near Bulloch Academy has been postponed until April 9. It originally was scheduled for tonight.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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