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Work begins on new Claxton City Hall

CLAXTON - A site work crew is preparing the pad for the new City Hall, a $1 million project the city government has been saving for, for years.

June 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


CRCT: Georgia students post mixed results

Georgia's elementary and middle school students posted mixed results on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in the recently completed 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

June 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Before going out on a boat, hit the books

From staff reports

June 11, 2014 | | Local


Paula Deen launching digital network

SAVANNAH -€” Celebrity cook Paula Deen, whose career was derailed after she admitted using racial slurs, is going digital.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Dr. Kathryn Lovett remembered for her love of, service to community

Friends of Dr. Kathryn Simmons Lovett shared fond memories Tuesday of the woman who graciously sold her childhood home place in the name of progress.

June 10, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kevin Judy leaving Bulloch schools for top Emanuel post

Dr. Kevin Judy will leave his current post as the Bulloch County Schools' assistant superintendent of human resources for a new job as superintendent of the Emanuel County Schools beginning July 1.

June 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ancient Greek comedy takes over Georgia Southern's Black Box Theatre

The Summer Theatre Rehearsal and Performance Class at Georgia Southern University presents "The Birds" by Aristophanes.

June 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Nationwide IRS scam hits Bulloch County

A phone scam that started in December in California has reached Bulloch County.

June 09, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Memories and laughs at Statesboro's Emma Awards

Playing the part of Anna was not the first time Best Actress winner Nora Franklin had a part in the musical "The King and I."

June 09, 2014 | BY JENNIFER ARTHURS and BROOKE RABON Herald Interns | Local


Georgia Southern library hosts annual Farm to Table Dinner

The Friends of Zach S. Henderson Library in partnership with the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will host the fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner on Thursday, June 19.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


O.J. Simpson trial, 20 years later

LOS ANGELES - The O.J. Simpson murder trial cast a harsh light on police and forensic work, and gave law enforcement a textbook example of what not to do at a crime scene.

June 08, 2014 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald named best small daily

For the fifth consecutive year, the Statesboro Herald was named the best small daily newspaper in Georgia during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet Friday in Jekyll Island.

June 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Current alcohol ordinance left city of Statesboro 'powerless’

The city's recourse to the Superior Court last fall for an order to close down two nightclubs after repeated gun violence, and a review of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance by the city attorney, revealed fundamental flaws in the existing city law.

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


Man attacks outside Ga. courthouse, wounds deputy

CUMMING, Ga. - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 07, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Strong storms down trees, power lines

A line of severe thunderstorms that moved through the area Friday evening left downed trees and power lines around Bulloch and surrounding counties, but accounted for no known injuries, according to Bulloch County 911 Director Kelly Barnard.

June 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Statesboro police seek man accused of stealing from local charity

A man suspected of stealing from a local charity is wanted on theft by conversion charges.

August 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Herald to hold 12th District debate

Campaign season is expected to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially in the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Metter home invasion suspect identified

Metter police have identified one of two men suspected in a recent home invasion attempt and hope the public will assist in locating him.

August 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Bi-Lo holding job fair

Bi-Lo will hold a job fair today to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Statesboro area.

August 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Breastfeeding still too low in Georgia, report says

Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates, a newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report card shows.

August 05, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Guyton police investigate gunfire exchange

GUYTON - Police officers still are chasing leads and trying to find who was responsible for a Saturday morning shootout.

August 05, 2014 | By PATRICK DONAHUE Effingham Herald | Local


US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Bulloch County’s advertised tax hike nonexistent, for most people

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch is recommending that the Board of Commissioners not roll back its millage rate and so is issuing a notice, to comply with the Georgia Taxpayer Bill of Rights, of a pending 1 percent property tax increase.

August 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro's alcohol ordinance back on tap for Tuesday

This time, Statesboro City Council has specifically invited people who sell alcoholic beverages to discuss the proposed replacement of the city's alcohol law.

August 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Leaked memo ensures attacks

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 02, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


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