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GOP proposes protections for clergy on gay marriage

ATLANTA - A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a protection they already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution.

July 31, 2015 | By RAY HENRY | Local


Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.

July 31, 2015 | By MEG KINNARD and BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Search for missing teens to be suspended

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen was to end Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.

July 31, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY and MARISOL MEDINA Associated Press | Local


OTC partners with GSU engineering program

An articulation agreement signed Thursday between Ogeechee Technical College and Georgia Southern University will make the path to earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Georgia Southern an even more uniform process.

July 31, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


50 years of service

The Pilot Club of Statesboro has reached a milestone in the history of the club. For 50 years, the Pilot Club has served Statesboro and Bulloch County, reaching many in need and touching the lives of countless local residents.

July 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.

July 30, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Teen arrested on child molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a teenage male Wednesday who is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Man charged with molesting 9-year-old

A man with a criminal history of indecent exposure and child cruelty now faces child molestation charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

July 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9). Winners of each contest will win monetary prizes. Additionally, the High School Essay Contest winner will then compete for larger prizes on the state and national levels.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival.

July 29, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Local


Women’s recovery center is “home”

Women facing addiction issues in Bulloch County have a new option for recovery and rehabilitation. The Women's Transition and Recovery Home is more than a service center; it is a real home, a refuge for women with children in need of help getting back to healthy lives, said Pineland Mental/Behavioral Health executive director June DiPolito.

July 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the pending increase.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Jimmy Billings.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


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Cheshire confirmed as deputy city manager

After 13 months as Statesboro's interim city manager, Robert Cheshire has a new job title, deputy city manager, which will remain his after a ...

August 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Law enforcement officers hold active shooter training

Police, deputies, state and federal agents and other law enforcement officers spent a few days at Georgia Southern University this week, shooting simulated weapons and ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission votes “yes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City blocks new fireworks stores for 90 days

To give the city time to adopt zoning rules, Statesboro City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium blocking the creation or expansion of fireworks stores.

August 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU alum may be next Travel Channel Star

When Blake Jeffers submitted a video entry to become the next Travel Channel Star, he didn't really expect to get a call saying he ...

August 04, 2015 | By CRISSIE ELRICK Special to the Herald | Local


Offices moving into new county annex

The finishing touches are being made to the new Bulloch County Annex, and several county offices expect to move in soon.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@bryancountynews.com | Local


Active shooter training to be held at Georgia Southern

Local law enforcement agencies will be conducting active shooter response training at Georgia Southern University through Thursday, Aug. 6.

August 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Palace moves to South Main

The Southern Palace Chinese Restaurant has been operating on South Main Street only since November, but has been a Statesboro family business, serving families of ...

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Henry, for wonderful memories

In 1965, newlyweds Henry and Charlene Doyle traveled by Greyhound Bus from their hometown of Metter to Savannah so Henry could attend barber school.

August 03, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Ringing in a new year

Exactly 9,683 students started the 2015-16 term Monday in the Bulloch County Schools, but if trends hold true, enrollment will top 10,200 students ...

August 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Rep. Rick Allen speaks to local Rotary Club

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen, R-Ga.-12, spoke against Planned Parenthood practices and of problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear deal and ...

August 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 2

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31 ...

August 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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