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Volunteers come together to prepare Christmas lunch for Statesboro’s Rebecca’s Cafe

At a time when many in our community and nation are divided by skin color, size of bank account and beliefs or unbelief, one place melded hearts and joined hands the week of Christmas to feed families and individuals in need.

December 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shot fired at Statesboro police

A shot fired at two Statesboro police officers early Monday morning didn't strike anyone, but officers on patrol saw the bullet strike pavement on the road in front of them.

December 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County wreck kills Glennville man

A Glennville man was killed Friday in a collision at the intersection of Langston Chapel Road and U.S. Highway 301 South.

December 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

NEW YORK - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.

December 27, 2014 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Local


New Bulloch BOE members to take seats

Two new members of the Bulloch County Board of Education, Glennera Martin from District 5 and Jimmy "Jay" Cook Jr. from District 6, will take their seats in January, more than seven months after they were elected.

December 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools compare staff wages

In most cases, the Bulloch County Schools are paying non-teacher employees such as custodians, bus drivers and paraprofessionals wages roughly equal to or higher than average for similar-size school districts included in a comparison.

December 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


First Jekyll Island bobcat confirmed

SAVANNAH - Remote-sensing cameras set up to help researchers count deer on Jekyll Island ended up capturing images of a more elusive animal that had never before been confirmed at the island state park.

December 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition?'

ATLANTA - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 25, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans

CLEVELAND, Ga. - Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.

December 24, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The gift of giving

Hundreds of area residents will enjoy Christmas today, thanks to a local family whose efforts to spread holiday cheer also help those in need.

December 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nativity scene on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn sparks opposition

Bulloch County's courthouse square has become a forum for debate over religion.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Volunteers target disability parking violators across Statesboro

Issues over the use of parking spaces for people with disabilities became more noticeable during the Christmas season, say two volunteers who - in different ways - have been reminding Statesboro drivers of the law.

December 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro community helps fill Christmas needs

What began as one man's effort to make a difference has grown into an annual tradition that brings Christmas joy to kids facing a sparse holiday.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputy captures murder suspect

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on patrol Sunday captured a man wanted in connection to a murder in Liberty County.

December 23, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Drug investigation leads police to armed robbery arrest

Law enforcement officers conducting a drug investigation at Blakewoods Apartments Thursday arrested a man wanted by both county and city authorities on outstanding warrants.

December 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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‘Elvis,’ ‘Marilyn,’ ‘Johnny Cash’ to take stage at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College is hosting an evening of entertainment starring the 2014 Images of the King World Champion and top-10 Ultimate finalist, meaning they were among the top Elvis Presley impersonators last year.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia state school superintendent-elect seeks student advisers

State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Department of Education to host statewide book drive

Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal are asking Georgians to join them Saturday in "With a Servant's Heart," a statewide day of service.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro tourism = $126M

In 2013, tourists spent almost $126 million in Bulloch County, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

January 05, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Recent sale makes Statesboro bank larger

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Charge against former Statesboro High principal dismissed

Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary Mikell dismissed a case against former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters just before the trial was scheduled to start Monday.

January 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parents of Statesboro bar beating victim seeking statewide remedy

The parents of Michael Joseph Gatto, the 18-year-old who died after a violent encounter with a 20-year-old bouncer at Rude Rudy's bar in Statesboro on Aug. 28, want Georgia's laws changed to make places that sell alcoholic beverages more responsible.

January 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Parade Magazine no longer available in Statesboro Herald

After more than 11 years of being delivered every Sunday inside the Statesboro Herald, Parade Magazine has decided to no longer make its publication available to the Herald and hundreds of other small newspapers around the nation. The issue inserted last Sunday - Dec. 28, 2014 - will be the final Parade inserted in the Herald.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Businesses invited to join Bulloch Historical Society

The Bulloch County Historical Society will launch an ambitious Corporate Membership Drive early in January, under the leadership of William I. Griffis, according to Joe McGlamery, president of the Historical Society.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former Statesboro High principal’s trial set for Monday

The trial for former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will begin Monday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in the state courtroom, before State Court Judge Gary Mikell.

January 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man faces murder charge in East Dublin killing

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Authorities say a 38-year-old Statesboro man is facing a murder charge in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting death of a man in East Dublin.

January 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy to be executed

ATLANTA - A Georgia man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in 1998 is set to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Friday.

January 02, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Partial skeleton found in Millen

Yesterday around 7 p.m., a 14-year-old boy who was hunting on the south side of Millen off Edna Lanier Road found a partial skeleton of a man, according to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

January 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro City Council greets 2015 with 5 more underage alcohol hearings

Statesboro City Council enters 2015 with five businesses scheduled for hearings Tuesday on allegations that they violated the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance by selling beer or wine to customers under age 21.

January 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Statesboro in Focus

Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares his favorite sports photos of 2014.

December 31, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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