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Education law rewrite passes Congress

WASHINGTON - Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states - not the U.S. government - authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating teachers and schools.

December 09, 2015 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Local


Four arrested in abandoned house on Spruce Street

Four men caught in an abandoned house without permission were arrested on drug and gun charges Tuesday.

December 09, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Parks & Rec scores state title

Call it home of Splash in the Boro and Mill Creek Regional Park - and seven other parks. Call it caretaker of the S&S Greenway trail. Call it provider of after-school programs and summer jobs, of baseball, basketball and cheerleading, football, soccer and track, but also of Sit Fit, bingo and horseback riding lessons, and seasonal events such as the Firecracker Fest.

December 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Food Bank in need of money

Most people think of canned goods and nonperishable foods when considering donations to local food banks, but the Statesboro Food Bank needs cash, too.

December 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Fire Department completes specialized training

The Statesboro Fire Department recently completed in-house training on atmospheric air monitoring during and after working fires, said Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams.

December 08, 2015 | | Local


Langston takes bite of national apple promo

Thanks to nearly 10,000 photos posted online of children and adults enjoying apples and apple snacks, Langston Chapel Elementary School has $10,000 to spend on playground improvements plus $1,500 to buy iPads for fifth-grade reading. The school won both first place and third place in the U.S. Apple Association's Apples4Ed contest.

December 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


East Georgia commencement set for Saturday

East Georgia State College will hold its 53rd Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday in the gymnasium. Dr. H. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at EGSC, will give the commencement Address.

December 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 Fla. men caught with trailer full of stolen motorcycles

Two men from Florida left town with four brand new motorcycles stolen from Statesboro Yamaha early Sunday, but quick response by local law enforcement made sure the two never reached the state line.

December 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen learns about dialysis legislation

For registered nurse Melissa R. "Missy" Cook, legislation under consideration in the U.S. Congress that would help kidney dialysis patients receive additional Medicare coverage is "very personal."

December 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Man arrested in knife fight

Statesboro police arrested a man on three counts of aggravated assault after a Saturday night fight at a local bar.

December 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Author, civil servant, Army general to speak at GSU graduation

Georgia Southern University will hold its 24th annual Fall Commencement with ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse.

December 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Baldinos back in Boro; Clyde's expanding

Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs has re-entered the Statesboro market after leaving more than three decades ago.

December 07, 2015 | | Local


'Puts you right back there'

When the Rev. Carl E. Ledbetter, an 82-year-old Army veteran, walked through the Washington, D.C., memorial exhibits last month, he was mesmerized and moved by what he saw. But when he came upon the Korean War Veterans Memorial - his memorial - he was caught off guard.

December 06, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Meet and greet for new genealogy librarian is Monday

The Friends of the Library will host a meet and greet reception at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday to introduce Lillian L. Wingate, the library's new genealogy librarian.

December 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Head of water dept. to retire

Wayne Johnson, 67, retiring as Statesboro's water and wastewater director, leaves a system with more than 2.5 times as many customers as it had when he came to work for the city 34 years ago, but which sends a million gallons less waste water to the treatment plant each day than it once did.

December 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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Georgia governor wants continued money for prison education

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to put millions more into educating state prison inmates and helping county jails provide programs that offer ...

January 19, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Tremble: 'Time to take a stand'

As keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Observance, the Rev. Craig R. Tremble said, "Neighbor, it's time to take a stand ...

January 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade draws large crowd

A chilly wind did not stop Statesboro from celebrating with style Monday as a parade commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. drew crowds that lined the ...

January 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wreck on I-16 leads to large drug seizure

Three people injured in a wreck on Interstate 16 Friday night apparently had something to hide, but law enforcement officers found the marijuana and Ecstasy ...

January 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Big idea - Big Kat Buggy

A little wagon called the Big Kat Buggy, which doubles as a cargo carrier that can be hitch-mounted on an SUV, is taking Statesboro entrepreneur ...

January 18, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Edward Jones renovates H.W. Smith building

David Beaubien was a high school student in Gainesville, Ga., when he recalls watching the Georgia Southern Eagles win their fourth national championship on TV.

January 18, 2016 | | Local


In their shoes

(Read part I of this chronicle, as the Statesboro Police Department explains why the Citizens Police Academy is one of its key community outreach programs ...

January 17, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Author of Benghazi book stands by pivotal 'stand-down' scene

"Stand down," says the actor playing the CIA station chief in Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." He's ...

January 17, 2016 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Probate judge announces retirement

It's a safe bet that after Lee DeLoach concludes his 30-year tenure as Bulloch County Probate Court judge this December, whoever replaces him will ...

January 17, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Citizens Police Academy: Through the eyes of the officer

(Note: Statesboro Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant took part in the 12-week Citizens Police Academy offered by the Statesboro Police Department this past fall. Bryant ...

January 16, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Local


Herndon chosen to chair Bulloch BOE for 2016

The Bulloch County Board of Education elected Mike Herndon as its new chairman for 2016 with no difficulty. But after Cheri Wagner and Maurice Hill ...

January 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Three elderly suspects pull gambling machine scam

A trio of senior citizens bilked a local convenience store out of over $6,000 in cash and merchandise after damaging gambling machines, according to ...

January 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A new way to fund schools?

Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the Georgia General Assembly to look at replacing the QBE funding formula for public schools that has been in place ...

January 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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