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'Take Back the Night'

Despite cold, wet weather, about 50 people braved the chilly wind and rain Thursday night to participate in the 14th Annual Georgia Southern University Take Back the Night march and rally, held outside near the Russell Union Rotunda.

March 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman charged with child cruelty

Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman Tuesday after determining she beat her 5-year-old son in the face with a belt.

March 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Police won’t release name of officer who fired fatal shots

The Statesboro Police Department said Thursday that it will not release the name of an officer who fired shots that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man at his Rackley Street home in October 2013.

March 06, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Truck strikes deer, ends up in pond

The weather was cold and rainy Thursday, but that's not the reason law enforcement found a Twin City man soaked and chilled, needing rescue.

March 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man pleads to Subway robbery

A man whose backpack led to his arrest in September pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a Lanier Drive sandwich shop.

March 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Platinum Lounge permanently shut down

A downtown Statesboro nightclub that has been "the scene of illegal activity," including more than one shooting and a death and that has been shut down since November, will not be allowed to open its doors again, according to a court order.

March 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cross-country cyclist memorializes fallen warriors

Stopping in Statesboro on a planned 6,000-mile-plus bicycle journey across America, Tom von Kaenel led roughly 50 people in a brief memorial service in the lobby of City Hall to Georgians who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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


Claxton Rattlesnake Festival set for this weekend

The Evans County Wildlife Club will host the 47th Annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Wildlife Club festival grounds, at 501 Cedar Avenue in Hagan.

March 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


County votes to sell parcels near hospice

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Fran and Jason Aultman live on West Rushing Road, and they expressed concerns about a request by Marie Ashmore to close the road on which she lives, Dink Station Road, during a Bulloch County commissioners meeting Tuesday. Because of reporter's mistakes, a front-page article Thursday listed the wrong first name for Jason Aultman, incorrectly spelled his and Fran's last name and listed the wrong address for them. The Statesboro Herald regrets the errors.

March 05, 2014 | By HOLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesborherald.com | Local


Trek for Trykes raises money for bike donations

The new Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, is sponsoring a 5K race on Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

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


Man charged in sale of illegal steroids

A man was arrested after a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal steroids by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a Wednesday news release.

March 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested after scuffle with deputy

A man who was stopped for a minor traffic offense ended up with more serious charges after he got into a scuffle with a deputy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 05, 2014 | | Local


Wednesday wreck kills Sylvania woman

A Sylvania woman was killed Wednesday morning when her car was struck by a Norfolk Southern Railways work truck, police said.

March 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


‘The Legendary Blind Willie McTell’

While the term "legendary" is casually used to describe many performers – a number who don't deserve that lofty label – Blind Willie McTell is truly a legend. And he is – rightfully – the pride of Statesboro, where he spent his formative years.

March 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes: The ‘principal’ trainer at Statesboro High

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

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


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Assault rifle, handgun, marijuana seized

Police found an assault rifle and handgun in a Statesboro man's apartment Saturday, along with marijuana, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Powerful storms hit Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

April 07, 2014 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


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


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