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J.D. Dunn is Kiwanian of the Year

Statesboro Kiwanis members celebrated the civic club's 54th anniversary Thursday by honoring several, including member J.D. Dunn, who was named Kiwanian of the Year.

February 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


3 arrested on drug charges

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested three men Tuesday on drug charges after an investigation regarding suspected illegal narcotic sales.

February 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Author to offer insights into the life of Blind Willie McTell

Award-winning author and producer David Fulmer will offer his insights into the life of a Statesboro legend at the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.

February 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 Bulloch schools get state AP honors

Two Bulloch County public schools were among those recognized by the state this week for their Advanced Placement exam results.

February 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


No charges against officers who shot Waycross man

SAVANNAH - Two police officers won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting a southeast Georgia man inside his home after the man's fiancée called 911 seeking an ambulance to help him, the prosecutor reviewing the case said Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Aggarwal, Adamson county-level STARs

Before receiving her high school diploma in May, Bulloch County's 2014 STAR student, Nidhi Aggarwal, will have earned more than a full year's college credits. Her SAT score, at a single sitting, was 2280 out of a possible 2400. She is a National Merit Finalist.

February 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE Herald writer | Local


‘If only I may finish the race’

The Second Annual Chocolate 5K Run/Walk had ended successfully with a whopping $25,000 raised for Open Hearts Community Mission for the homeless of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Participants and volunteers were back home; media and paparazzi were relinquished of duties, and city workers were ready to reopen downtown streets for traffic.

February 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deen Day Smith nominations still needed

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

February 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local Harveys Supermarkets to become Food World

Nothing creates a buzz in Statesboro like grocery store talk.

February 25, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


New rules for chemical spills?

ATLANTA - Environmental regulators in Georgia would have to consult with local officials on how best to handle toxic spills under a proposal backed by House lawmakers.

February 24, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU holds TRIO Day

Hundreds of high school students packed into the Russell Union Ballroom on Georgia Southern University's campus Saturday.

February 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bill opens new political ploy

ATLANTA - More than half of this year's legislative session was already over when the House leadership filed a bill with little fanfare but big political ramifications.

February 22, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Dialogue results in sign coming down

At University Plaza, the face of the "Rumrunners Plantation Room" sign with the old Georgia state flags on it was no longer visible Friday. Some observers said the sign appeared to still be there atop the building, but face-down.

February 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Crime Suppression Team makes 20 arrests overnight

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested 20 people Thursday night and early Friday on drug violations, outstanding arrest warrants and other charges.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Plantation Room sign draws concern on campus

Georgia Southern University officials, specifically from the Dean of Students' Office and the Multicultural Student Center, plan to meet today with students leading efforts to change the sign and symbolism used by Rumrunners Plantation Room, a bar and music venue near campus.

February 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | 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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