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Bulloch Historical Society set to celebrate 40 years

The Bulloch County Historical Society will celebrate its first 40 years at its annual meeting on Monday, June 23.

June 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Statesboro on the rise

The "State of Downtown" is strong and looking up, Downtown Statesboro Development Authority officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Not enough books for all students?

After several Bulloch County Board of Education members reported hearing from teachers and parents about a lack of enough books for students to take home, two members voted against tentative approval of the school system's budget.

June 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bond denied in shooting death

A man charged with murder will have to remain in jail after Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed denied him bond.

June 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bat watchers wanted for Georgia DNR summer monitoring project

You've probably seen bats feeding around lights in your neighborhood or dipping across a country road in front of your headlights.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man again charged with manufacturing steroids

Officers responding to a reported domestic disturbance arrested a man for manufacturing steroids - an offense with which he had previously been charged - according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County drug complaint, pursuit lead to 6 arrests

An investigation into a drug complaint and stolen property led to the pursuit of one suspect and six arrests, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Humane Society Silent Auction returns

Bidding on items from pet treats to handmade benches and weekends at St. Simons, participants in the 12th Annual Silent Auction can enjoy themselves while helping the Humane Society carry on its mission to rescue animals and control their population.

June 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kingston releases tax returns

ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston this week released five years of his federal tax returns, with just over a month to go before his July 22 runoff with former Dollar General CEO David Perdue for Georgia's open Senate seat.

June 12, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Work begins on new Claxton City Hall

CLAXTON - A site work crew is preparing the pad for the new City Hall, a $1 million project the city government has been saving for, for years.

June 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


CRCT: Georgia students post mixed results

Georgia's elementary and middle school students posted mixed results on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in the recently completed 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

June 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Before going out on a boat, hit the books

From staff reports

June 11, 2014 | | Local


Paula Deen launching digital network

SAVANNAH -€” Celebrity cook Paula Deen, whose career was derailed after she admitted using racial slurs, is going digital.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Dr. Kathryn Lovett remembered for her love of, service to community

Friends of Dr. Kathryn Simmons Lovett shared fond memories Tuesday of the woman who graciously sold her childhood home place in the name of progress.

June 10, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kevin Judy leaving Bulloch schools for top Emanuel post

Dr. Kevin Judy will leave his current post as the Bulloch County Schools' assistant superintendent of human resources for a new job as superintendent of the Emanuel County Schools beginning July 1.

June 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

August 11, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Team Building and worship'

Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

August 10, 2014 | Julie Lavender Herald Writer | Local


As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer | Local


Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

August 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GOP’s Perdue, Allen linking opponents to ‘failed policies’

Now the Republican Party's nominees, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rick Allen have come out battling against their opponents while making common cause between themselves.

August 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Scouts make NM trek

Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

August 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office searches for man who threatened family

A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Specialized air company flew Ebola victims to US

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina.

August 08, 2014 | By ERNIE SUGGS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


First United Methodist Church paves the way for future development

The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.

August 08, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Alcohol merchants getting voice in new Statesboro ordinance

This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.

August 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Meet Georgia Southern student-athletes at the mall

Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County Centennial Tribute set for Sunday

The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 homeless dead in Atlanta TB outbreak

ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.

August 08, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Feed the Boro goes under Food Bank umbrella

Having lost all of its cash to an alleged theft by a trusted volunteer, Feed the Boro, which distributes free meals each Thanksgiving, has placed itself under the umbrella of Food Bank Inc., also known as the Statesboro food bank.

August 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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