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Ga. utility closer to US loans for nuclear plant

ATLANTA - A power company in Georgia appears a step closer to getting government-backed loans for a new nuclear power plant.

May 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local

Martin seeks to put experience as educator to use on BOE

Editor's note: This is the second of two candidate profiles for Bulloch County Board of Education District 5. Glennera Martin is featured today. Vernon D. Littles was featured Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Allman drops Ga. lawsuit against film producers

SAVANNAH - Gregg Allman agreed Tuesday to drop his lawsuit against movie producers who were making a film about the singer's life when a freight train plowed into their Georgia crew and killed a camera assistant.

May 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local

Waters' contract nonrenewed

With a vote Tuesday, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson and the Board of Education have effectively let Dr. Marty Waters go from his job as principal of Statesboro High School. The board's decision was not unanimous.

May 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Director of Allman movie grilled about fatal crash

SAVANNAH - A director who was working on a movie about singer Gregg Allman testified Monday that his assistants were in charge of location permits and safety precautions when a freight train plowed into his crew on a Georgia railroad bridge, killing a worker and injuring six.

May 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local

Littles wants to continue as ‘eye and voice’ on school board

Editor's note: This is the first of two profiles for Bulloch County Board of Education District 5. Vernon D. Littles is featured today. Glennera Martin will be featured Wednesday.

May 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

GSU receives 4 Emmy nominations

Georgia Southern University has received four 2014 Emmy Award nominations from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

May 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local

Volunteers sought for annual flag project

The local American Legion post, which works with other organizations to place American flags on veterans' graves in Bulloch County before each Memorial Day, is looking for more volunteers and more cemeteries.

May 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Riding across Ga. for a cause

The hardest part of Damon Elmore's recent 10-mile bicycling excursion through Bulloch County came very close to the end: climbing Joe Hodges Hill on Georgia Highway 67.

May 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local

Graduation overflows expanded Paulson

With Gov. Nathan Deal as commencement speaker and former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in attendance, Georgia Southern University's spring graduates in Saturday's ceremony shared a preview of the expanded Paulson Stadium with perhaps 25,000 guests.

May 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Board hears more about pay raises

The established, annual experience raises for Bulloch County Schools support personnel, such as custodians, cooks and classroom paraprofessionals, range from 10 cents per hour each of the first five years on the job to 21 cents per hour for years 16-20.

May 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Statesboro High School principal arrested

Police arrested Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Marty Waters on Friday on a charge that he failed to report sexual abuse of a child in a timely manner.

May 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Congress reaches deal on bill critical to Savannah port

SAVANNAH - Georgia's port chief and Washington lawmakers said Friday they're confident a $652 million plan to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah will soon clear its last bureaucratic hurdle after 15 years of studies and delays.

May 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Can’t vote during the week? Polls open Saturday, too

The polls will be open Saturday for early voters who want to cast their ballots before the primary election May 20.

May 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Rushing wants to continue serving the community

Incumbent Bulloch County Commissioner William Robert Rushing, who is seeking a third term on the commission, and said his past record of community service speaks for itself.

May 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

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Man shot in leg during Statesboro robbery attempt

A man shot Sunday night at The Lodge Apartments is recovering while police continue to seek information on the armed robbery attempt.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local

Early voting in Bulloch set to begin on Monday

It's time to vote again.

June 30, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local

Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local

Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local

Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local

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