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Confederate flag taken down in S.C. after 54 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. - For the first time since the civil rights movement, the Confederate flag was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, in a swift ceremony Friday before thousands of people who cheered as the Civil War-era banner was lowered from a 30-foot flagpole.

July 10, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press Staff Writer | Local


Bartels expects GSU president search to involve the community

Dr. Jean Bartels expects to lead Georgia Southern University into the 2015-16 academic year as interim president while a search for a new permanent president is conducted with input from the campus and community.

July 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


City releases report sought by GBI

Statesboro City Council, by a 3-0 vote after one member left and with another abstaining, agreed Tuesday to release a June 2013 internal inquiry report requested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect arrested in 2014 rape

Statesboro police arrested a Vidalia man Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him to a rape reported in October, 2014 at Somerset Apartments.

July 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Local


South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Metter man facing charges in Statesboro child molestation

Statesboro police arrested a Metter man Tuesday, charged with sexual battery against a child.

July 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Jungle Book’ comes alive Friday

While walking in downtown Statesboro Friday, you might see characters from your favorite childhood book walking around as "The Jungle Book" is brought to life by local youth.

July 08, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


It's official: Keel named president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta

After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, effective July 20.

July 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Heated debate turns to Confederate flag

Following an intense discussion with references to the Nazi swastika, the flag of the terrorist group Isis and the U.S. Constitution, people carrying Confederate battle flags inside the Bulloch County Commission meeting room Tuesday were asked to leave after a unanimous vote. Commissioners, however, took no action regarding a petition to remove a Confederate soldier memorial from the county courthouse square.

July 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Council authorizes city manager search

Statesboro City Council launched a search for a new city manager Tuesday, a full year after firing former City Manager Frank Parker. A proposal to create a new deputy city manager post for interim City Manager Robert Cheshire is also on the table.

July 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Migos rapper seeks reconsideration of bond denial

The mother of a rap artist who is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on drugs, guns and other charges testified in court Tuesday during a motion to reconsider her son's denial of bond.

July 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


'In support of heritage'

About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.

July 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally ranked Market in Statesboro

Statesboro's Mainstreet Farmers Market shows up in some "best of" lists, and recently moved up in the "101 Best Farmers Markets in America" published by the food and drink website The Daily Meal.

July 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship

SAVANNAH - After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the ...

August 19, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Private curbside recycling service planned

As Bulloch County ends its curbside recycling program in Statesboro and other towns, a local business owner intends to begin offering a similar service, but ...

August 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

SAVANNAH - An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger ...

August 19, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Plague case in Georgia

A Department of Public Health spokeswoman told GHN that tests by the state show an individual in Georgia has the disease. CDC testing results have ...

August 19, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

CHICAGO - Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles ...

August 18, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press | Local


Claxton auto dealer faces cruelty, molestation attempt charges

A Claxton auto dealer was jailed Monday on charges of inappropriate behavior with a child after an almost two-month long investigation. The allegations concern his ...

August 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Studying temp vendor rules

Flea markets and seasonal stands have experienced a regulatory holiday in Statesboro this summer while the city develops new regulations for temporary vendors.

August 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Merchants, restaurants rejoice as GSU returns

Statesboro welcomed nearly 21,000 students Monday back to classes at Georgia Southern University.

August 17, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Downtown pioneer 'Dub' Lovett passes

The Statesboro community is mourning the loss of a man who helped build the city's downtown area into a thriving business district.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Quick arrest nabs Metter bank robber

A man who robbed a Metter bank Monday morning didn't get very far, thanks to an alert citizen and fast-responding police.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'A friend we'll never forget'

The final strains of "She Talks to Angels" faded away and Joey Fennell, executive pastor for Connections Church, approached the microphone. Addressing the devastated Aubrey ...

August 16, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play like a girl

About 180 participants got the full game-day experience during Thursday's Women's Football Clinic at Georgia Southern University, including a tour of the facilities ...

August 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Chance plans to run; Britt organizing campaign

District 5 Councilman Travis Chance will seek re-election, he said Friday. So, with candidates required to qualify two weeks from now for Nov. 3 city ...

August 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Handling complaints against cops

Following a meeting Aug. 1 that included representatives from three local law enforcement agencies and members of Statesboro's African-American community, Chief Deputy Jared Akins ...

August 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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