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Obama’s college plan resembles HOPE

Many ifs stand between President Barack Obama's proposal for two years of free community college and reality, but community college spokespeople say they will be listening for more details.

January 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level raises.

January 16, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RAY HENRY | Local


Screven County deputy gets Medal of Honor

A Screven County sheriff's deputy received public recognition and awards Thursday for bravery and exceptional service three years after she was shot in the line of duty.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bitter court case over sweet onions

ATLANTA - A bitter fight over Georgia's famed sweet onions is winding its way through the state's legal system.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


3 arrested after meth lab found in Bulloch County home

Three people were arrested Wednesday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team found a functioning meth lab in a home, according to a news release issued Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah hit-and-run vehicle might be in Bulloch County

A vehicle suspected to have been involved in a hit-and-run death Sunday, Jan. 4, in Savannah might be in Bulloch County.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Pooler man arrested in southeast Georgia church burglaries

A Pooler man is being held in the Screven County Jail after a months-long investigation into church burglaries in several counties.

January 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A hotel and gas station near the garden?

Statesboro's Planning Commission has recommended against a zoning change and height variance for a four-story hotel and an Enmark gas station proposed to be built on Fair Road at the Georgia Avenue intersection.

January 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


State offers reward in Metter arson case

State fire officials are offering a reward for information about an intentional fire that caused extensive smoke and heat damage this week to a school that houses the Candler County Boys & Girls Club.

January 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lottie Olliff Johnson remembered as Statesboro innovator, entrepreneur

In less than a month, Mrs. Lottie Olliff Johnson would have celebrated her 90th birthday. And what a party it most likely would have been.

January 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fourth man sought for selling stolen goods in Bulloch County

Recent undercover work by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team led to the recovery of about $50,000 worth of stolen property.

January 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Arlo Guthrie to perform full set at Georgia Southern

Arlo Guthrie is set to perform Jan. 30 at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern MLK Celebration speaker rescheduled

The 2015 MLK Celebration speaker Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, has been postponed until next month.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia executes man for killing a deputy in traffic stop

JACKSON - A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.

January 13, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Ga. leaders united on transportation action

ATLANTA - Georgia's top leaders were united on Tuesday: Something must be done this year to pay for the state's transportation needs.

January 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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Statesboro Kiwanis Club seeks to eliminate neonatal tetanus

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently announced that it has approved the recommendation of its Board of Directors to be a model club in its efforts in raising funds for Project Eliminate. Project Eliminate is a fundraising project organized by Kiwanis International in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate the disease of maternal neonatal tetanus from the world.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt STARs present Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Two young ladies claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, neither of them named Ernest, are each in love with a young lady.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with cruelty to children

A Statesboro woman has been arrested after four children in her apartment were found to be living in unacceptable conditions, and two of them had injuries, police said.

February 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia transportation funding bill a moving target

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter man’s death ruled homicide

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have ruled the death of a Metter man as a homicide.

February 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former Statesboro High coach pleads guilty to sex with teenage student

A former assistant coach charged with sexual misconduct with a high school student in April pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.

February 10, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AND EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Local


‘Back on Broadway’ performance at PAC canceled

"Back on Broadway," a performance originally scheduled for Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, has been canceled by the production company.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Deal outlines financial rebound, Savannah port expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lynda Williamson named 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year

Lynda Brannen Williamson was once again honored posthumously, this time as the 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year by the two Statesboro Rotary clubs.

February 09, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Brooklet farmer honored for conservation efforts

A Brooklet farmer has been named Bulloch County's 2014 Conservationist of the Year by the bankers and supervisors of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

February 09, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro police report scam by fake Georgia Power representative

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Georgia Power Co. representative, be careful about following that person's directions, police say.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


House fire kills Metter man

A Metter man was killed in a house fire Sunday, and state fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Move over, Edison

Editor's note: The caption on one of the pictures to the left has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a photographer's mistake, the name of a student in a photograph caption on the front of Sunday's Lifestyles section was misspelled. Paul Scarpinato is the Statesboro High School senior explaining artificial intelligence design in his quadrocopter at the Regional Student Technology Fair held Jan. 31 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

February 08, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


‘Saints and Soldiers: The Void’ screening Tuesday at GSU

International award-winning director Ryan Little will be at Georgia Southern University for a public screening of his latest film, "Saints and Soldiers: The Void" Tuesday evening.

February 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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