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Deal takes blame for poor ice storm prep in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the poor storm preparations that led to an epic traffic jam in Atlanta and forced drivers to abandon their cars or sleep in them overnight when a storm dumped a couple of inches of snow.

January 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Area sees few effects from winter weather

Some ice accumulated on bridges and overpasses early Wednesday morning, but all of Bulloch County's roads were officially reopened by noon.

January 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools, GSU open Thursday

After careful consideration of all factors and information available from the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson has decided to proceed with a normal school day and after-school schedule on Thursday.

January 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch roads reopen at noon

All roads in Bulloch County are scheduled to reopen by noon today, Bulloch County Emergency Management Director Ted Wynn said.

January 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Food Bank Inc. now at old Julia P.

Food Bank Inc. has finished moving into its new location, the old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, and began serving clients Monday.

January 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ice or not, area ready

By the time you read this, you may have a better idea whether all of the preparations for an ice storm are proving necessary.

January 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON - Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers and make it easier for millions of low-income Americans to save for retirement.

January 28, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local


Authorities: Woman, 39, was homicide victim

The woman discovered inside a trailer in Oak Hill Mobile Home Park by deputies Sunday was the victim of a homicide, according to the medical examiner.

January 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


City to enforce rules for stores

Code enforcement officers will be checking to make sure that businesses required to provide public restrooms do so, Statesboro City Manager Frank Parker told City Council last week.

January 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Early deadline for Herald Tuesday night

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Statesboro and southeast Georgia from noon Tuesday through 5 p.m. Wednesday. It may bring freezing rain, sleet and snow.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Region prepares for strong, icy punch

Predictions of freezing rain, sleet and snow for this afternoon through Wednesday prompted school cancellations and official advice that everyone should avoid driving on icy roads.

January 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Body of woman found in trailer

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman, whose body was found early Sunday inside a trailer in Oak Hill Mobile Home Park.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local arrested on drug charge

A man who was slow to obey deputies' commands was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and eventually arrested on a drug charge, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

January 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. NAACP starts year

NAACP leaders from all over Georgia, who met Friday and Saturday in Statesboro, made education and health care their focus.

January 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Daniel Defense to expand Bryan County operations

BLACK CREEK - Daniel Defense will expand its operations at the Interstate Centre in a $20 million project expected to add 120 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday afternoon.

January 24, 2014 | Bryan County News | 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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