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Picking Barrow opponent may be tougher for GOP

SAVANNAH - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters may have a tougher time than expected choosing a nominee in the primary.

February 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Ambulance service makes turn-around on billing

Two years after an alarming slump in payments, the Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service has improved the revenue it receives from patient billing. So for now, at least, the county government is keeping the billing in-house.

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


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes: Langston Chapel Elementary’s ‘Clean Team’

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

February 07, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Incorrect signs warn Atlanta drivers of storm

ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.

February 06, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Reports: Response to I-16 pileup slow

DUBLIN, Ga. - The first word about fog or smoke on Interstate 16 came at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, from a caller wanting emergency officials to know about a section of road where it was difficult to see.

February 06, 2014 | By PAYTON TOWNS III The Courier Herald | Local


Teague scores GOAL at OTC

If Luke Teague, Ogeechee Technical College's 2014 GOAL winner, dresses like a funeral director, there is a reason. He works at a funeral home in Augusta and commutes to classes in the Funeral Service Education program at Ogeechee Tech.

February 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


New crime unit starts with bang

A new joint unit with Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and Statesboro police officers was formed Tuesday, and it didn't take long to make its presence known.

February 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Mayor expresses regret that restroom enforcement discussion even happened

At Tuesday's Statesboro City Council meeting, Mayor Jan Moore said a discussion at the previous meeting about enforcement of a public restroom requirement for businesses should not have taken place.

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


Coleman named Officer of the Year

Advanced Patrol Officer Craig Coleman was honored Tuesday in front of City Council as the Statesboro Police Department's 2013 Officer of the Year, while Capt. Tom Woodrum received the Meritorious Service Medal, which is not presented every year.

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


Police: Man arrested in robbery

After an armed robbery and assault Saturday at a home on Morris Street, Statesboro police arrested a man on six new charges ranging from burglary to sexual battery as well as on an Atlanta wanted notice.

February 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


'T-o-m-a-h-a-w-k'

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a writer's error, the announcer of the Bulloch County Spelling Bee's job was incorrectly identified in a front-page article Tuesday. Susan Manack is a counselor at Sallie Zetterower Elementary. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

February 03, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Severe Weather Awareness Week now underway

Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off Monday in Georgia.

February 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Library hosts monthlong art exhibition

The 29th annual Georgia Artists with DisAbilities statewide exhibition will be on display at the Statesboro Regional Library throughout this month.

February 03, 2014 | | Local


Local mental health court growing

After four months in operation, the local mental health court, officially the Bulloch County Accountability/Treatment Court, has seven clients. The first three have avoided further arrests and are now doing volunteer work in the community.

February 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Annual festival looking for local filmmakers

With entries ranging from a story about college students getting stuck in a video game to the ghost of a Civil War officer returning for a charm, the 2013 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

February 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Miss Rodeo USA is in town

When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.

April 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

April 07, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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April 07, 2014 | | Local


Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

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


Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Tina Williams knows how special her orange-and-white cat is. But Odie, her "laid-back, ginger boy," doesn't seem to let fame go to his head.

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


Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education - including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel - to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

April 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Study: Fee needed to fix storm drainage

City Council is taking a pause on voting to fund the second phase of a study that would lead to a stormwater fee expected to collect about $1 million a year from Statesboro residents, businesses and owners of other properties.

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


Crime Suppression operations result in 6 arrests

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man shot in leg on Frink Road

A man was shot early Friday morning, but the wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Coach Boone to speak at OTC commencement

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Starlights orchestra to highlight First Friday

Get ready to hear the trumpets playing and see the people swaying as music fills the air in Downtown Statesboro.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans to observe heritage month

Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941, Sons of Confederate Veterans, plans to observe Confederate Heritage and History Month throughout April.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


4 Bulloch principals to change schools

When students walk through the doors to their school Aug. 1, some will meet new principals. But the principals know Bulloch County Schools well.

April 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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