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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 ahackle@statesboroherald.com | 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 ahackle@statesboroherald.com | 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 ahackle@statesboroherald.com | 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 ahackle@statesboroherald.com | 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 ahackle@statesboroherald.com | 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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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


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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