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Author to offer insights into the life of Blind Willie McTell

Award-winning author and producer David Fulmer will offer his insights into the life of a Statesboro legend at the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.

February 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 Bulloch schools get state AP honors

Two Bulloch County public schools were among those recognized by the state this week for their Advanced Placement exam results.

February 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


No charges against officers who shot Waycross man

SAVANNAH - Two police officers won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting a southeast Georgia man inside his home after the man's fiancée called 911 seeking an ambulance to help him, the prosecutor reviewing the case said Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Aggarwal, Adamson county-level STARs

Before receiving her high school diploma in May, Bulloch County's 2014 STAR student, Nidhi Aggarwal, will have earned more than a full year's college credits. Her SAT score, at a single sitting, was 2280 out of a possible 2400. She is a National Merit Finalist.

February 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE Herald writer | Local


‘If only I may finish the race’

The Second Annual Chocolate 5K Run/Walk had ended successfully with a whopping $25,000 raised for Open Hearts Community Mission for the homeless of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Participants and volunteers were back home; media and paparazzi were relinquished of duties, and city workers were ready to reopen downtown streets for traffic.

February 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deen Day Smith nominations still needed

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

February 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local Harveys Supermarkets to become Food World

Nothing creates a buzz in Statesboro like grocery store talk.

February 25, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


New rules for chemical spills?

ATLANTA - Environmental regulators in Georgia would have to consult with local officials on how best to handle toxic spills under a proposal backed by House lawmakers.

February 24, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU holds TRIO Day

Hundreds of high school students packed into the Russell Union Ballroom on Georgia Southern University's campus Saturday.

February 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bill opens new political ploy

ATLANTA - More than half of this year's legislative session was already over when the House leadership filed a bill with little fanfare but big political ramifications.

February 22, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Dialogue results in sign coming down

At University Plaza, the face of the "Rumrunners Plantation Room" sign with the old Georgia state flags on it was no longer visible Friday. Some observers said the sign appeared to still be there atop the building, but face-down.

February 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Crime Suppression Team makes 20 arrests overnight

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested 20 people Thursday night and early Friday on drug violations, outstanding arrest warrants and other charges.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Plantation Room sign draws concern on campus

Georgia Southern University officials, specifically from the Dean of Students' Office and the Multicultural Student Center, plan to meet today with students leading efforts to change the sign and symbolism used by Rumrunners Plantation Room, a bar and music venue near campus.

February 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Commissioner: ‘Switching’ over public access was undeserved

Commissioner Roy Thompson took 10 minutes of a Bulloch County Board of Commissioners' meeting that fell on his birthday to react to a letter to the editor that criticized the commissioners.

February 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Pimp gets life in sex trafficking case

SAVANNAH - A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.

February 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


12th District GOP candidates to hold debates

Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal, Jemelleh Coes to speak at GSU commencement ceremonies

Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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