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Rocky Ford mayor, clerk resign

Rocky Ford, the small Screven County town facing an ongoing federal investigation into financial matters, encountered yet another challenge last week as its mayor and town clerk both resigned.

November 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro’s Christian Social Ministries serves record number with food assistance

Christian Social Ministries supplied several days worth of food to 160 households on Monday with help from the East Georgia Regional Auxiliary, whose members collected and donated all the fixings for 77 family Thanksgiving meals and purchased 100 gift cards for turkeys or hams.

November 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

November 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

November 25, 2014 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Local


Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

November 25, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

November 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

A rainy forecast has postponed Shopping by Lantern Light in downtown Statesboro for the second consecutive year.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Willingway Hospital celebrates Employee of the Year for 2014

In a longstanding company tradition, Willingway Hospital awarded John Williamson, certified addiction counselor, Level II, the 2014 Employee of the Year designation during its annual staff Christmas party.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat for Humanity making its homes a part of the neighborhood

In the year that Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County expects to start construction of its 50th home, the nonprofit group is headed in some new directions.

January 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Ga. legislature to look at education funding this year

ATLANTA - While funding for transportation improvements and another attempt to allow limited use of medical marijuana have been grabbing headlines across Georgia leading up to this year's legislative session, education figures to play a bigger role under the Gold Dome than it did last year.

January 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Scattered area power outages due to Georgia Power grid problem

According to Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn, a series of power outages in Statesboro and the Portal Saturday afternoon and evening were caused by a Georgia Power grid problem. There was no word on when the problems might be resolved.

January 10, 2015 | | Local


Gov. Sanders' estate gives $500,0000 to Georgia Southern

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has received a $500,000 gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders, who died in November

January 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council approves stormwater fee

Churches, the county government and schools in the city limits - even Georgia Southern University - are not exempt from Statesboro's new fee to fund improved storm drainage.

January 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel named among 100 ‘Most Influential’ Georgians

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine; a list the magazine says reflects the realities of leadership, power and influence in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor published in prestigious British medical journal

Isaac Chun Hai Fung, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University has been published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, for his 250-word collaborative correspondence titled "Ebola and the Social Media."

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Commission reviews courthouse display policy

Bulloch County commissioners are considering possible changes to the county's policy regarding public displays on the courthouse square.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Averitt Center exhibition celebrating Gullah/Geechee opens Friday

If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.

January 07, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Schools to operate on normal schedule

Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Papa Murphy’s to give away 100 pizzas

The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Remains identified as missing Statesboro man

The partial skeleton discovered last week in Jenkins County was that of a missing person from Statesboro, Victor Sweet, the Statesboro Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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