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Millen fire claims life of 14-year-old boy

MILLEN - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Millen.

February 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


The heart behind the hands

As director of The Hearts & Hands Clinic, Urkovia Andrews is the face of Statesboro's only free health care clinic for the medically uninsured.

February 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Alcohol license moratorium continues

Statesboro City Council recently extended its moratorium on processing new alcoholic beverage licenses for the former Platinum Lounge and Primetime Lounge locations by another six months. But this time, the vote was not unanimous.

February 02, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Memorial scholarship now open for high school seniors

The window is now open for area students to apply for a scholarship honoring the memory of a beloved Toombs County teen. From now until March 16, qualified seniors who wish to apply for the first annual Courtney Wilkes Ag & Vet Scholarship can submit their applications.

February 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch deputies hold public ‘use of force’ training

Voices echoed loudly, music blared from a truck radio and, suddenly, the sound of gunfire pierced the night air Tuesday as a crowd gathered in the Bulloch County Jail parking lot.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 local clubs close, crime drops

The closing of two downtown clubs contributed greatly to a significant drop in crime last year, police said.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire in air unit prompts evacuation of schools

Students were evacuated Friday when a heating and air conditioning unit caught fire behind Langston Chapel Elementary School.

January 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


‘Man with gun’ call draws big police response

Police swarmed a local hotel Thursday afternoon when an anonymous caller claimed to have a gun, but after the building was evacuated, the caller was not found.

January 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County BOE taking steps to give schools control

The Bulloch County school system is taking steps toward a way of doing business that will give individual schools more say in how each spends its allotted money.

January 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

January 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Tech student makes GOAL on way to second career

With more than 23 years behind him in retail management, Todd Humbert sought a second career in a medical field and discovered Ogeechee Technical College's echocardiography program. Now he will represent the college as this year's GOAL winner.

January 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Old River Road historical marker stolen

The Old River Road historical marker has been stolen, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County public safety, sheriff’s departments share needs

Bulloch County needs more deputies, more EMS staff, more firefighters and more money, according to county public safety leaders who spoke to Bulloch County commissioners during a lunchtime workshop Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


Shots fired at Statesboro condo complex

Statesboro police have two people in custody after shots were fired at a Lanier Drive location.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Anti-abortion group: Graphic images to be displayed on Georgia Southern campus

The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform announced in a news release late Wednesday that it plans to present large, graphic images of the aftermath of abortion outside Russell Union at Georgia Southern University today and Friday.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Pipeline will bypass Brier Creek Revolutionary War battlefield

SYLVANIA - Beginning a public hearing Tuesday at the Screven County Library, representatives of the Kinder Morgan company announced that a section of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will be rerouted to avoid a Revolutionary War battleground.

March 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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