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Ice or not, area ready

By the time you read this, you may have a better idea whether all of the preparations for an ice storm are proving necessary.

January 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON - Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers and make it easier for millions of low-income Americans to save for retirement.

January 28, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local

Authorities: Woman, 39, was homicide victim

The woman discovered inside a trailer in Oak Hill Mobile Home Park by deputies Sunday was the victim of a homicide, according to the medical examiner.

January 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

City to enforce rules for stores

Code enforcement officers will be checking to make sure that businesses required to provide public restrooms do so, Statesboro City Manager Frank Parker told City Council last week.

January 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Early deadline for Herald Tuesday night

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Statesboro and southeast Georgia from noon Tuesday through 5 p.m. Wednesday. It may bring freezing rain, sleet and snow.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Region prepares for strong, icy punch

Predictions of freezing rain, sleet and snow for this afternoon through Wednesday prompted school cancellations and official advice that everyone should avoid driving on icy roads.

January 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Body of woman found in trailer

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman, whose body was found early Sunday inside a trailer in Oak Hill Mobile Home Park.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Local arrested on drug charge

A man who was slow to obey deputies' commands was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and eventually arrested on a drug charge, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

January 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Ga. NAACP starts year

NAACP leaders from all over Georgia, who met Friday and Saturday in Statesboro, made education and health care their focus.

January 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Daniel Defense to expand Bryan County operations

BLACK CREEK - Daniel Defense will expand its operations at the Interstate Centre in a $20 million project expected to add 120 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday afternoon.

January 24, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local

BOE names new assistant superintendent

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved Dr. Mary A. Felton of Rockdale County Public Schools as the school system's new assistant superintendent of teaching and learning during its work session meeting on Thursday night.

January 24, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local

GSU selects new marketing, communications leader

Georgia Southern University has selected Jan Bond as the new associate vice president of marketing and communications.

January 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local

Police: 3 incidents linked to 1 suspect

Three incidents that took place in a span of four months last year at homes in the Savannah Avenue area are linked to a single suspect, Statesboro police said Friday.

January 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

BOE makes 2014-15 school calendar official

A weeklong break at Thanksgiving is back on the 2014-15 calendar for the Bulloch County schools. But at the end of the school year, classes will continue until Friday, May 29, 2015, with no Memorial Day holiday.

January 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Getting the story straight

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

January 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local

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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 | 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 | 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

Altrusa Statesboro donates books to children in need

In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.

March 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Brooklet-area horse missing

A local woman hopes someone has seen her lost horse, Buddy, who spooked and fled just minutes after arriving at his new home.

March 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

All candidates confirmed for Monday debate

With less than two months before the May 20 primary election, five Republican candidates vying for the right to challenge a formidable incumbent Democratic congressman will kick off a series of debates Monday in Statesboro.

March 27, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local

‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local

Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

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