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Women had memorial built to honor the dead

The tall, thin Confederate soldier in the center of Statesboro fits a historic pattern for monuments built on the losing side of a war while it is still in the memory of the living, notes the coordinator of Georgia Southern University's public history program.

June 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Stilson shooting suspect caught

A Stilson woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the suspected shooter is in custody after a manhunt that ended near Bloomingdale late Saturday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

June 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Heat sending people to the hospital

It isn't even July yet, but apparently no one told Mother Nature. The early arrival of intense heat indices soaring above the 100 degree mark is sending people to the emergency room on a daily basis, said East Georgia Regional Medical Center Dr. Alan Scott.

June 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 injured after train hits truck

A train struck a truck Friday afternoon on Old River Road at Maria Sorrell Road, and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage.

June 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


OTC, GSU agree to link logistics degrees

Officials signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow students who complete an associate degree in logistics at Ogeechee Technical College to progress to Georgia Southern University's bachelor's degree program in the same major.

June 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Going to camp in 3D

A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.

June 24, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Parkers armed robbery suspects behind bars

Police arrested the last of four armed robbery suspects Wednesday, all believed to have pulled off the June 10 armed robbery of Parkers' convenience store on Brampton Avenue.

June 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal: Confederate flag license plate needs redesign

ATLANTA - Georgia's specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn't urge changes.

June 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


GSU and Ocean Exchange launch BIG Pitch

The BIG Pitch Competition announced Tuesday by Georgia Southern University and the Ocean Exchange may resemble the TV show "Shark Tank" but should be less ego-bruising.

June 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro man charged in child sex case

Statesboro police, working in conjunction with a federal agency, arrested a local man Friday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

June 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Unity service lays down a challenge

Click here to watch extended video of Sunday's unity service.

June 22, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Boys & Girls Club receiving major boosts

To continue supplying a budget for year-round activities while also mounting a multiyear capital campaign, adult leaders of the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County hope to call on established supporters and new funding sources.

June 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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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


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


A walk in the woods

Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss' love of nature recently took him a few steps farther - approximately 5 million steps, in fact.

July 05, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


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