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No South Main TAD referendum in May

Recognizing that a vote empowering the city to create a tax allocation district on South Main Street will not make its way onto the May 20 ballot, Statesboro officials are setting their sights on Nov. 4.

March 13, 2014 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


5 arrested on drug charges this week

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team (CST) made five arrests on drug charges this week, according to a press release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Police Department creates crime prevention SHIELD for businesses

A new safety program for area businesses may prove a beneficial tool to deter crime, and it's free of charge.

March 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Charlie Olliff Square

The decoratively fenced and gated area where the Mainstreet Farmers Market and other events are held is no longer just the Sea Island Bank parking lot. It's Charlie Olliff Square, by proclamation of the city and as an honor from the bank to its longest-serving board member.

March 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Little Free Library’ offers books for the taking

The Rev. Bill Perry has many titles associated with his name: husband, father, grandfather, retired pastor, pastor emeritus of Statesboro First Baptist Church, interim pastor, walker, columnist for Statesboro Magazine, avid reader.

March 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Man shot in leg; suspect at large

A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg late Tuesday night on Nature's Way, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. won't decriminalize campus guns

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers abandoned a push Tuesday to decriminalize carrying a gun on Georgia's college campuses as they try to rally support for legislation that would allow firearms in churches and bars and arm school teachers.

March 11, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Lady Antebellum headlines GSU spring concert

Grammy Award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum will headline Georgia Southern University's spring concert Friday, May 2, at Paulson Stadium.

March 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch, other counties to get federal storm aid

Bulloch County and some neighboring counties will be reimbursed for at least two-thirds of the cost of damages from the ice storm last month after President Barack Obama approved a disaster declaration request from Gov. Nathan Deal for 39 counties.

March 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Last tax fraud defendants sentenced

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. Andrea Webb was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison after she was one of 13 defendants to plead guilty to participating in a Statesboro-based tax-fraud scheme. Because of incorrect information supplied by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Webb's sentence was listed incorrectly in a front-page article Wednesday.

March 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. candidate took $50K in prohibited donations

SAVANNAH - Running his first race for Congress, Eugene Yu found a generous supporter in his friend and fellow Augusta businessman Wayne B. Brown. Last summer and fall, Brown and his company gave the Republican candidate $54,500 for his campaign.

March 10, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Candler County woman still missing

No foul play is suspected in the Jan. 11 disappearance of a Candler County woman, but law enforcement officers are still seeking answers as to Anya Johnson's whereabouts.

March 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


WTOC’s Dal Cannady walks 7 days for Red Cross disaster team donations

A familiar face around town and somewhat of a celebrity, Dal Cannady spends his time telling the stories of others. But this story is about him. Rather, what he spent a week doing.

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


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - S. Main, workforce, master plan top retreat

Even though the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Bulloch County are separate entities, they share a similar mission of being both an advocate and a catalyst for the business community.

March 10, 2014 | | Local


Poker Time on the side

Several Georgia Southern University students in recent years have become entrepreneurs while working their way through school. One started a bus service. Another took over a school supply store. Add organizing poker games to the list of student-run enterprises.

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


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Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

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


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


12th District GOP candidates to hold debates

Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal, Jemelleh Coes to speak at GSU commencement ceremonies

Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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