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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


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet Police Department could be dissolved

Tonight, Brooklet City Council members will hear from residents who are unhappy with the council's consideration of a plan to eliminate the town's police department.

March 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Things go swimmingly for region STAR student

At 18, Emily Johnson is a violin major at an arts high school but aced an Advanced Placement test in physics. A competitive swimmer, she started a program that is helping hundreds of children learn to swim. She has her choice of Harvard University or the University of Georgia's Foundation Fellowship program, among other options.

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


Arrests made in 3 separate incidents

Two people were arrested in three incidents - which included the crimes of armed robbery, sexual assault, burglary and peeping Tom - that occurred in the Savannah Avenue area in late 2013, Statesboro police said.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Irish minister visits GSU

Georgia Southern University welcomed Dr. Leo Varadkar, Ireland's minister for transport, tourism and sport, on Tuesday at a reception in the Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center to recognize the launch of the Wexford-Savannah Axis research partnership.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with selling marijuana

A man was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold marijuana from his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Johnson among those arrested in Georgia Statehouse protests

ATLANTA - Police arrested 39 people, including Statesboro lawyer the Rev. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, at Georgia's Capitol during protests over Republican refusals to allow more people to join a government-funded health care system.

March 19, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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11 arrested in connection with ‘pharmacy shopping’

Eleven people have been arrested in connection with "pharmacy shopping" at several area businesses during the past few weeks.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Man dead after shooting at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police at Columbus State University fatally shot a man over the weekend after officers responded to a report of someone with a gun, authorities said. A lawyer for the man's family said Monday that the man was unarmed and a visitor on campus.

March 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Bulloch schools CRCT testing set to begin Monday

Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

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


Attorney: Police violated own standard procedure in Rackley Street shooting

A Georgia Press Association attorney says the Statesboro Police Department violated its own procedure on incident reporting when officers failed to include key details in a report about an officer-involved shooting in October.

March 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bulloch schools get $4M boost

The Bulloch County Schools will receive $4 million more in state funding next school year than they have this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown showed the Board of Education in a preliminary report Thursday.

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


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for October

The first Hudson Powell Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Forest Heights Country Club. It will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Komen Coastal Georgia awards more than $87K to Bulloch agencies

Two Bulloch County agencies have been awarded more than $80,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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