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Scam reported in Liberty County

It sounded too good to be true.

May 30, 2015 | By PATTY LEON pleon@coastalcourier.com | Local


Bulloch County BOE backs off 2-mill increase

A 2-mill tax increase came off the table when the Bulloch County Board of Education met Thursday. But a 1.5-mill increase is now in play, versus spending down the school system's cash reserve by a few million dollars.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro ordinance would permit, restrict ‘bars’

Statesboro City Council appears closer to voting on an Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance that would recognize the existence of bars and no longer describe them all as restaurants.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

May 29, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Local


More ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.

May 29, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in 13-year-old murder case

The review of a 13-year-old cold case landed a man back behind bars Wednesday when DNA linked Phillip Scott Kirby Sr. to the 2002 murder of an East Georgia College associate professor.

May 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch school leaders weigh options for fiscal 2016 budget

After presenting a budget that, if totally funded, would call for a 2-mill increase in property taxes, Bulloch County Schools executives also suggested some middle-ground options.

May 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.

May 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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Statesboro High offers graduation replay

Statesboro High School can't turn back the calendar for those parents and guests locked out of Hanner Fieldhouse during the May 30 graduation service, but is offering them a special replay ceremony with help from Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Screven fugitive sought

The Screven County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted on parole violation charges after the man fled from deputies serving a warrant Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Historical Society ticket deadline near

Members of the Bulloch County Historical Society have a limited time to obtain tickets to a sumptuous meal, great entertainment and a silent auction at the group's upcoming 41st annual meeting.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Boro brothers win student Emmy awards

With a mysteriously haunting plot and exquisite video footage of stormy skies, wind-tossed foliage, splatters of rain in a pond and a leaf tossing through a stream of water, two brothers recently won a High School Student Production Award for their short film, entitled "The Wind Whispers to Me."

June 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Allen combats EPA’s authority over small streams

Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia, was one of the 70 co-sponsors of a U.S. House resolution to block expanded federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction over small streams.

June 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspects sought in home invasion robbery

Armed men wearing masks tied up a woman and shot through a closet door at a man early Tuesday morning during a home invasion style robbery.

June 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Masked men rob Brampton Parker’s

Four men robbed a Brampton Avenue convenience store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, and Statesboro police are seeking information on possible suspects.

June 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Learning the violin

The sound of violins can be heard from the third floor of the Averitt Center for the Arts all this week, as youngsters attend the center's first Violin Camp.

June 10, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro P.O. employees take delivery of top honors

Employees of Statesboro's post office received awards last week for two uncommon achievements.

June 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Masked men rob Brampton Parker’s

Four men robbed a Brampton Avenue convenience store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, and Statesboro police are seeking information on possible suspects.

June 10, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sen. Isakson has Parkinson's; will run for new term

WASHINGTON - Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's disease, but says the condition won't alter his decision to seek re-election in 2016 or his ability to serve if he wins a new term.

June 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Man sought for questioning in Sunday shooting

State agents are seeking the whereabouts of a man suspected of attacking another man in his home Sunday.

June 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jappy Stringer: 45 years of family service in Statesboro

Jappy Stringer's employees fixed one final flat tire Friday afternoon. Then, Stringer locked up around 5:30 and took in the U.S. flag he put up every morning outside his shop on Fair Road.

June 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Migos member pleads not guilty in jail fight

Kiari Kendall Cephus, a member of the rap group Migos who is being held without bond after police say they found guns and drugs in the group's vans during a concert in Statesboro in April, pled not guilty during an arraignment Monday to additional charges stemming from a fight in the Bulloch County Jail.

June 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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