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Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

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


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

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


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet Police Department could be dissolved

Tonight, Brooklet City Council members will hear from residents who are unhappy with the council's consideration of a plan to eliminate the town's police department.

March 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Things go swimmingly for region STAR student

At 18, Emily Johnson is a violin major at an arts high school but aced an Advanced Placement test in physics. A competitive swimmer, she started a program that is helping hundreds of children learn to swim. She has her choice of Harvard University or the University of Georgia's Foundation Fellowship program, among other options.

March 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Arrests made in 3 separate incidents

Two people were arrested in three incidents - which included the crimes of armed robbery, sexual assault, burglary and peeping Tom - that occurred in the Savannah Avenue area in late 2013, Statesboro police said.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Irish minister visits GSU

Georgia Southern University welcomed Dr. Leo Varadkar, Ireland's minister for transport, tourism and sport, on Tuesday at a reception in the Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center to recognize the launch of the Wexford-Savannah Axis research partnership.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with selling marijuana

A man was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold marijuana from his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Johnson among those arrested in Georgia Statehouse protests

ATLANTA - Police arrested 39 people, including Statesboro lawyer the Rev. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, at Georgia's Capitol during protests over Republican refusals to allow more people to join a government-funded health care system.

March 19, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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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


Farmers Market returns Saturday

With spring weather finally showing its face in Statesboro, the crowds will likely be large Saturday morning as the seventh year of the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market gets underway.

April 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Film Festival deadline is April 11

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

April 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


4 students selected for All-State Band

Four local students, three high-schoolers and one middle school student, took part in an All-State Band weekend at the end of February that consisted of two days of lengthy rehearsals and culminated with concert performances.

April 02, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. congressmen seek support for port deepening

All 14 members of Georgia's U.S. House delegation are urging a congressional budget subcommittee to support federal funding for the stalled Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

April 02, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


5 receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

Five local citizens were honored for devoting their lives to serving others during the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet held Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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