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Statesboro Herald named best small daily

For the fifth consecutive year, the Statesboro Herald was named the best small daily newspaper in Georgia during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet Friday in Jekyll Island.

June 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Current alcohol ordinance left city of Statesboro 'powerless’

The city's recourse to the Superior Court last fall for an order to close down two nightclubs after repeated gun violence, and a review of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance by the city attorney, revealed fundamental flaws in the existing city law.

June 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man attacks outside Ga. courthouse, wounds deputy

CUMMING, Ga. - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 07, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Strong storms down trees, power lines

A line of severe thunderstorms that moved through the area Friday evening left downed trees and power lines around Bulloch and surrounding counties, but accounted for no known injuries, according to Bulloch County 911 Director Kelly Barnard.

June 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man sentenced on federal sex charges

A Savannah man arrested in Millen last year for transporting a teenage girl across several state lines for sexual purposes was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Statesboro.

June 06, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


12 arrested in Bulloch County online reverse prostitution sting

A dozen people were jailed after a two-day sting where law enforcement used the Internet to nab people soliciting prostitutes.

June 06, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Food Bank begins summer feeding program

The Food Bank, operating in its new location on Donnie Simmons Way in the old Julia P. Bryant School, is working diligently this summer to make sure no one in Bulloch County goes hungry.

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


Banker once declared dead pleads guilty to 3 counts in fraud case

A former Georgia investment adviser pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of fraud to end a two-year criminal case in which he vanished while under suspicion for losing millions in investors' money and was declared dead before being captured alive in a routine traffic stop.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Barrow: Too much job security problem at VA

Too much job security is part of the problem in the Department of Veterans Affairs and its medical system, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., said Wednesday in Statesboro.

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


Archie Manning to speak at Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University will host Archie Manning, a former National Football League player and National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Hanner Fieldhouse.

June 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vidalia man arrested after 2 smartphones are stolen in Bulloch County

A Vidalia man was arrested after two smartphones were stolen from two people just minutes apart Tuesday night, authorities said.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Snooky’s bricks fuel Leadership Bulloch fundraiser for Fostering Bulloch

Fostering Bulloch received a $21,000 boost to its efforts to help foster children transition to adulthood.

June 03, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro budget changes little; public hearing Thursday

Statesboro city officials aren't expecting a big crowd for Thursday's 4 p.m. public hearing on the fiscal year 2015 budget. No tax increases are proposed.

June 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2014 Emma Awards celebrate Statesboro-area theater artists

The Averitt Center is rolling out the red carpet for local celebrities. The third annual Emma Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.

June 03, 2014 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


First Friday: Staycation in Statesboro

Are high gas prices keeping you and your family from taking a vacation this summer? First Friday has the answer this month: Join the Statesboro Staycation.

June 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

July 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill & Pub in Statesboro with five days to go in the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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