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Ga. utility closer to US loans for nuclear plant

ATLANTA - A power company in Georgia appears a step closer to getting government-backed loans for a new nuclear power plant.

May 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Martin seeks to put experience as educator to use on BOE

Editor's note: This is the second of two candidate profiles for Bulloch County Board of Education District 5. Glennera Martin is featured today. Vernon D. Littles was featured Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Allman drops Ga. lawsuit against film producers

SAVANNAH - Gregg Allman agreed Tuesday to drop his lawsuit against movie producers who were making a film about the singer's life when a freight train plowed into their Georgia crew and killed a camera assistant.

May 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Waters' contract nonrenewed

With a vote Tuesday, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson and the Board of Education have effectively let Dr. Marty Waters go from his job as principal of Statesboro High School. The board's decision was not unanimous.

May 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Director of Allman movie grilled about fatal crash

SAVANNAH - A director who was working on a movie about singer Gregg Allman testified Monday that his assistants were in charge of location permits and safety precautions when a freight train plowed into his crew on a Georgia railroad bridge, killing a worker and injuring six.

May 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Littles wants to continue as ‘eye and voice’ on school board

Editor's note: This is the first of two profiles for Bulloch County Board of Education District 5. Vernon D. Littles is featured today. Glennera Martin will be featured Wednesday.

May 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU receives 4 Emmy nominations

Georgia Southern University has received four 2014 Emmy Award nominations from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

May 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Volunteers sought for annual flag project

The local American Legion post, which works with other organizations to place American flags on veterans' graves in Bulloch County before each Memorial Day, is looking for more volunteers and more cemeteries.

May 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Riding across Ga. for a cause

The hardest part of Damon Elmore's recent 10-mile bicycling excursion through Bulloch County came very close to the end: climbing Joe Hodges Hill on Georgia Highway 67.

May 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Graduation overflows expanded Paulson

With Gov. Nathan Deal as commencement speaker and former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in attendance, Georgia Southern University's spring graduates in Saturday's ceremony shared a preview of the expanded Paulson Stadium with perhaps 25,000 guests.

May 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Board hears more about pay raises

The established, annual experience raises for Bulloch County Schools support personnel, such as custodians, cooks and classroom paraprofessionals, range from 10 cents per hour each of the first five years on the job to 21 cents per hour for years 16-20.

May 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro High School principal arrested

Police arrested Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Marty Waters on Friday on a charge that he failed to report sexual abuse of a child in a timely manner.

May 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Congress reaches deal on bill critical to Savannah port

SAVANNAH - Georgia's port chief and Washington lawmakers said Friday they're confident a $652 million plan to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah will soon clear its last bureaucratic hurdle after 15 years of studies and delays.

May 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Can’t vote during the week? Polls open Saturday, too

The polls will be open Saturday for early voters who want to cast their ballots before the primary election May 20.

May 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rushing wants to continue serving the community

Incumbent Bulloch County Commissioner William Robert Rushing, who is seeking a third term on the commission, and said his past record of community service speaks for itself.

May 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Kingston leads Perdue in money race

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro woman turns 103

Family, friends and staff surrounded Mrs. Thelva Sharpe as she celebrated her 103rd birthday Thursday in the Rose Café at Gentilly Gardens.

July 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Calif. prostitute a person of interest in overdose of Ga. bar owner

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.

July 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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