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Ice storm prompts school closings

At first, Bulloch County Schools announced Tuesday afternoon that classes would be held as scheduled Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Pennington challenges Deal’s Republican credentials

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 11, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


UGA salutes Colonial

Just a year and a half after Christy Hulsey took over a long-established Statesboro business in Colonial House of Flowers, her company was saluted as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of Georgia graduates.

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


Citizen of the Year serves in special circumstances

Charles D. Sikes, honored Monday as the 2014 Citizen of the Year by Statesboro's two Rotary Clubs, has served his country, state and county under special circumstances.

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


Family hosts ‘Sweet Sadie Day’ in honor of child with Turner Syndrome

With her sweet little smile, Sa'Diyah "Sadie" Pierce melts the hearts of those around her, and without saying a word, this 4-year-old charmer manages to get her point across.

February 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Is Georgia ready for the snowstorm this time?

ATLANTA - Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South's bustling business hub.

February 10, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


3 arrests made in Oak Hill homicide

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

February 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Millen men to run across Ga.

Six runners from Millen will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House at Fort Gordon.

February 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Picking Barrow opponent may be tougher for GOP

SAVANNAH - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters may have a tougher time than expected choosing a nominee in the primary.

February 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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


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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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