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New crime unit starts with bang

A new joint unit with Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and Statesboro police officers was formed Tuesday, and it didn't take long to make its presence known.

February 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Mayor expresses regret that restroom enforcement discussion even happened

At Tuesday's Statesboro City Council meeting, Mayor Jan Moore said a discussion at the previous meeting about enforcement of a public restroom requirement for businesses should not have taken place.

February 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Coleman named Officer of the Year

Advanced Patrol Officer Craig Coleman was honored Tuesday in front of City Council as the Statesboro Police Department's 2013 Officer of the Year, while Capt. Tom Woodrum received the Meritorious Service Medal, which is not presented every year.

February 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Man arrested in robbery

After an armed robbery and assault Saturday at a home on Morris Street, Statesboro police arrested a man on six new charges ranging from burglary to sexual battery as well as on an Atlanta wanted notice.

February 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


'T-o-m-a-h-a-w-k'

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a writer's error, the announcer of the Bulloch County Spelling Bee's job was incorrectly identified in a front-page article Tuesday. Susan Manack is a counselor at Sallie Zetterower Elementary. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

February 03, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Severe Weather Awareness Week now underway

Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off Monday in Georgia.

February 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Library hosts monthlong art exhibition

The 29th annual Georgia Artists with DisAbilities statewide exhibition will be on display at the Statesboro Regional Library throughout this month.

February 03, 2014 | | Local


Local mental health court growing

After four months in operation, the local mental health court, officially the Bulloch County Accountability/Treatment Court, has seven clients. The first three have avoided further arrests and are now doing volunteer work in the community.

February 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Annual festival looking for local filmmakers

With entries ranging from a story about college students getting stuck in a video game to the ghost of a Civil War officer returning for a charm, the 2013 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

February 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hill optimistic about Georgia's future prospects

The Port of Savannah deepening is closer to becoming reality, and Georgia's economy appears to be recovering at a noticeably faster clip than the nation's overall.

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Slain woman’s family and friends left to ask, ‘Why?’

"She didn't deserve this. I would like to ask the person, 'Why? What did you do this for? Why?'"

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


City eyeing changes to alcohol law

At the most recent Statesboro City Council meeting, one council member asked for a work session to discuss amending the alcohol ordinance. Now a notice of the city's intent to amend the ordinance is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

January 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch's ‘Bus Boys’ keep students safe

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

January 31, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


2 arrested in series of vandalism acts

Statesboro police arrested two men this week in connection with a series of acts of vandalism in and around Gentilly Road.

January 31, 2014 | | Local


Most Bulloch students back in class after ice break

Running again after two school days cancelled because of icy weather, the Bulloch County school system's 154 buses travelled a total of more than 6,000 miles Thursday – as usual – with no weather-related accidents reported.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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SEB senior named Youth of the Year

Morgan Alford, 18, will put her $2,000 Youth of the Year scholarship to use this fall at the University of Georgia.

April 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fire destroys Portal mobile home

A fire in Portal early Monday destroyed a single-wide mobile home, but no one was injured.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dr. Keel goes to Washington

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel has been invited by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, to speak before the committee at a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 arrested after meth lab found

A tip about a stolen truck Monday led investigators to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a Rocky Ford Road home.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


12th District GOP candidates debate

In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


OTC, high schools renew dual-enrollment options

Programs available to high school students in Bulloch, Evans and Screven counties allow them to earn career-specific certificates from Ogeechee Technical College by the time they graduate from high school.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


11 arrested in connection with ‘pharmacy shopping’

Eleven people have been arrested in connection with "pharmacy shopping" at several area businesses during the past few weeks.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Man dead after shooting at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police at Columbus State University fatally shot a man over the weekend after officers responded to a report of someone with a gun, authorities said. A lawyer for the man's family said Monday that the man was unarmed and a visitor on campus.

March 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Bulloch schools CRCT testing set to begin Monday

Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

March 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Attorney: Police violated own standard procedure in Rackley Street shooting

A Georgia Press Association attorney says the Statesboro Police Department violated its own procedure on incident reporting when officers failed to include key details in a report about an officer-involved shooting in October.

March 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bulloch schools get $4M boost

The Bulloch County Schools will receive $4 million more in state funding next school year than they have this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown showed the Board of Education in a preliminary report Thursday.

March 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for October

The first Hudson Powell Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Forest Heights Country Club. It will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Komen Coastal Georgia awards more than $87K to Bulloch agencies

Two Bulloch County agencies have been awarded more than $80,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Swing into Spring canceled

Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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