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Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Herald earns 10 awards in Associated Press contest

The Statesboro Herald won 10 awards in the 2014 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Atlanta during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

June 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Wilson: Bulloch schools working to prevent misconduct

The Bulloch County school system "must do more" to prevent students or employees from becoming the victims of misconduct, Superintendent Charles Wilson says.

June 21, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Ogeechee Tech receives regional accreditation

Ogeechee Technical College was notified Thursday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has granted full regional accreditation to the college.

June 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro employees get their raise; no pay study for now

At times during this week's Statesboro City Council meeting, it appeared that some or all of the city's 250-plus employees might not get a proposed 2.5 percent raise.

June 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Healthy snack rules apply to fundraisers during school

New federal rules that took effect over summer break have driven higher-fat and sugar-laden items from Bulloch County Schools vending machines. Now the schools are waiting for the other whole-grain muffin to drop regarding fundraisers during school hours.

August 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Patients offered free protection after hacker attack

About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at Community Health Systems, which owns a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.

August 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police trade in their handguns

The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A painter in Hopeulikit

Just a little past Hopeulikit sits a non-descript metal building. Most people never even notice it.

August 18, 2014 | | Local


Georgia Southern to create apparel with own recyclables

Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world's leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from GSU's own recycled plastic bottles.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Nephew: Statesboro shooting victim was ‘family man,’ about to get married

Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.

August 18, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New brick-look crosswalks going in overnight at West Main and College streets in Statesboro

The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival Allen is close

SAVANNAH - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.

August 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.

August 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Remaining murder defendants to appear in court

A man charged in a June 2013 "hit style" murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.

August 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County school board confirms millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday evening confirmed its 1 percent rollback of its property tax millage rate by a 6-1 vote.

August 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Hirsch back in the booth

Nate Hirsch will announce a football game next week at Paulson Stadium for the first time since "the Voice of the Eagles" described Georgia Southern's 63-17 destruction of Morehead State on Nov. 12, 2005.

August 16, 2014 | Jim Healy | Local


Statesboro police: 17-year-old charged with murder in Park Place shooting

A 17-year-old Statesboro youth faces charges of murder in connection with the Friday night fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man at Park Place Apartments, police said.

August 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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