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Ambulance service makes turn-around on billing

Two years after an alarming slump in payments, the Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service has improved the revenue it receives from patient billing. So for now, at least, the county government is keeping the billing in-house.

February 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes: Langston Chapel Elementary’s ‘Clean Team’

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

February 07, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Incorrect signs warn Atlanta drivers of storm

ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.

February 06, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Reports: Response to I-16 pileup slow

DUBLIN, Ga. - The first word about fog or smoke on Interstate 16 came at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, from a caller wanting emergency officials to know about a section of road where it was difficult to see.

February 06, 2014 | By PAYTON TOWNS III The Courier Herald | Local


Teague scores GOAL at OTC

If Luke Teague, Ogeechee Technical College's 2014 GOAL winner, dresses like a funeral director, there is a reason. He works at a funeral home in Augusta and commutes to classes in the Funeral Service Education program at Ogeechee Tech.

February 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


New crime unit starts with bang

A new joint unit with Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and Statesboro police officers was formed Tuesday, and it didn't take long to make its presence known.

February 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Mayor expresses regret that restroom enforcement discussion even happened

At Tuesday's Statesboro City Council meeting, Mayor Jan Moore said a discussion at the previous meeting about enforcement of a public restroom requirement for businesses should not have taken place.

February 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Coleman named Officer of the Year

Advanced Patrol Officer Craig Coleman was honored Tuesday in front of City Council as the Statesboro Police Department's 2013 Officer of the Year, while Capt. Tom Woodrum received the Meritorious Service Medal, which is not presented every year.

February 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Man arrested in robbery

After an armed robbery and assault Saturday at a home on Morris Street, Statesboro police arrested a man on six new charges ranging from burglary to sexual battery as well as on an Atlanta wanted notice.

February 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


'T-o-m-a-h-a-w-k'

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a writer's error, the announcer of the Bulloch County Spelling Bee's job was incorrectly identified in a front-page article Tuesday. Susan Manack is a counselor at Sallie Zetterower Elementary. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

February 03, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Severe Weather Awareness Week now underway

Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off Monday in Georgia.

February 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Library hosts monthlong art exhibition

The 29th annual Georgia Artists with DisAbilities statewide exhibition will be on display at the Statesboro Regional Library throughout this month.

February 03, 2014 | | Local


Local mental health court growing

After four months in operation, the local mental health court, officially the Bulloch County Accountability/Treatment Court, has seven clients. The first three have avoided further arrests and are now doing volunteer work in the community.

February 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Annual festival looking for local filmmakers

With entries ranging from a story about college students getting stuck in a video game to the ghost of a Civil War officer returning for a charm, the 2013 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

February 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hill optimistic about Georgia's future prospects

The Port of Savannah deepening is closer to becoming reality, and Georgia's economy appears to be recovering at a noticeably faster clip than the nation's overall.

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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Swing into Spring canceled

Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Altrusa Statesboro donates books to children in need

In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.

March 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Brooklet-area horse missing

A local woman hopes someone has seen her lost horse, Buddy, who spooked and fled just minutes after arriving at his new home.

March 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


All candidates confirmed for Monday debate

With less than two months before the May 20 primary election, five Republican candidates vying for the right to challenge a formidable incumbent Democratic congressman will kick off a series of debates Monday in Statesboro.

March 27, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

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


Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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