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'Take Back the Night'

Despite cold, wet weather, about 50 people braved the chilly wind and rain Thursday night to participate in the 14th Annual Georgia Southern University Take Back the Night march and rally, held outside near the Russell Union Rotunda.

March 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman charged with child cruelty

Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman Tuesday after determining she beat her 5-year-old son in the face with a belt.

March 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Police won’t release name of officer who fired fatal shots

The Statesboro Police Department said Thursday that it will not release the name of an officer who fired shots that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man at his Rackley Street home in October 2013.

March 06, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Truck strikes deer, ends up in pond

The weather was cold and rainy Thursday, but that's not the reason law enforcement found a Twin City man soaked and chilled, needing rescue.

March 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man pleads to Subway robbery

A man whose backpack led to his arrest in September pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a Lanier Drive sandwich shop.

March 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Platinum Lounge permanently shut down

A downtown Statesboro nightclub that has been "the scene of illegal activity," including more than one shooting and a death and that has been shut down since November, will not be allowed to open its doors again, according to a court order.

March 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cross-country cyclist memorializes fallen warriors

Stopping in Statesboro on a planned 6,000-mile-plus bicycle journey across America, Tom von Kaenel led roughly 50 people in a brief memorial service in the lobby of City Hall to Georgians who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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


Claxton Rattlesnake Festival set for this weekend

The Evans County Wildlife Club will host the 47th Annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Wildlife Club festival grounds, at 501 Cedar Avenue in Hagan.

March 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


County votes to sell parcels near hospice

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Fran and Jason Aultman live on West Rushing Road, and they expressed concerns about a request by Marie Ashmore to close the road on which she lives, Dink Station Road, during a Bulloch County commissioners meeting Tuesday. Because of reporter's mistakes, a front-page article Thursday listed the wrong first name for Jason Aultman, incorrectly spelled his and Fran's last name and listed the wrong address for them. The Statesboro Herald regrets the errors.

March 05, 2014 | By HOLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesborherald.com | Local


Trek for Trykes raises money for bike donations

The new Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, is sponsoring a 5K race on Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Man charged in sale of illegal steroids

A man was arrested after a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal steroids by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a Wednesday news release.

March 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested after scuffle with deputy

A man who was stopped for a minor traffic offense ended up with more serious charges after he got into a scuffle with a deputy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 05, 2014 | | Local


Wednesday wreck kills Sylvania woman

A Sylvania woman was killed Wednesday morning when her car was struck by a Norfolk Southern Railways work truck, police said.

March 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


‘The Legendary Blind Willie McTell’

While the term "legendary" is casually used to describe many performers – a number who don't deserve that lofty label – Blind Willie McTell is truly a legend. And he is – rightfully – the pride of Statesboro, where he spent his formative years.

March 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes: The ‘principal’ trainer at Statesboro High

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

March 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


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2 arrested after meth lab found

A tip about a stolen truck Monday led investigators to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a Rocky Ford Road home.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


12th District GOP candidates debate

In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


OTC, high schools renew dual-enrollment options

Programs available to high school students in Bulloch, Evans and Screven counties allow them to earn career-specific certificates from Ogeechee Technical College by the time they graduate from high school.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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


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