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Statesboro Herald named best small daily

For the fifth consecutive year, the Statesboro Herald was named the best small daily newspaper in Georgia during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet Friday in Jekyll Island.

June 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Current alcohol ordinance left city of Statesboro 'powerless’

The city's recourse to the Superior Court last fall for an order to close down two nightclubs after repeated gun violence, and a review of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance by the city attorney, revealed fundamental flaws in the existing city law.

June 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man attacks outside Ga. courthouse, wounds deputy

CUMMING, Ga. - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 07, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Strong storms down trees, power lines

A line of severe thunderstorms that moved through the area Friday evening left downed trees and power lines around Bulloch and surrounding counties, but accounted for no known injuries, according to Bulloch County 911 Director Kelly Barnard.

June 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man sentenced on federal sex charges

A Savannah man arrested in Millen last year for transporting a teenage girl across several state lines for sexual purposes was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Statesboro.

June 06, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


12 arrested in Bulloch County online reverse prostitution sting

A dozen people were jailed after a two-day sting where law enforcement used the Internet to nab people soliciting prostitutes.

June 06, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Food Bank begins summer feeding program

The Food Bank, operating in its new location on Donnie Simmons Way in the old Julia P. Bryant School, is working diligently this summer to make sure no one in Bulloch County goes hungry.

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


Banker once declared dead pleads guilty to 3 counts in fraud case

A former Georgia investment adviser pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of fraud to end a two-year criminal case in which he vanished while under suspicion for losing millions in investors' money and was declared dead before being captured alive in a routine traffic stop.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Barrow: Too much job security problem at VA

Too much job security is part of the problem in the Department of Veterans Affairs and its medical system, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., said Wednesday in Statesboro.

June 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Archie Manning to speak at Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University will host Archie Manning, a former National Football League player and National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Hanner Fieldhouse.

June 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vidalia man arrested after 2 smartphones are stolen in Bulloch County

A Vidalia man was arrested after two smartphones were stolen from two people just minutes apart Tuesday night, authorities said.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Snooky’s bricks fuel Leadership Bulloch fundraiser for Fostering Bulloch

Fostering Bulloch received a $21,000 boost to its efforts to help foster children transition to adulthood.

June 03, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro budget changes little; public hearing Thursday

Statesboro city officials aren't expecting a big crowd for Thursday's 4 p.m. public hearing on the fiscal year 2015 budget. No tax increases are proposed.

June 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2014 Emma Awards celebrate Statesboro-area theater artists

The Averitt Center is rolling out the red carpet for local celebrities. The third annual Emma Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.

June 03, 2014 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


First Friday: Staycation in Statesboro

Are high gas prices keeping you and your family from taking a vacation this summer? First Friday has the answer this month: Join the Statesboro Staycation.

June 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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