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Slain woman’s family and friends left to ask, ‘Why?’

"She didn't deserve this. I would like to ask the person, 'Why? What did you do this for? Why?'"

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local

City eyeing changes to alcohol law

At the most recent Statesboro City Council meeting, one council member asked for a work session to discuss amending the alcohol ordinance. Now a notice of the city's intent to amend the ordinance is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

January 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Bulloch's ‘Bus Boys’ keep students safe

Editor's note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

January 31, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local

2 arrested in series of vandalism acts

Statesboro police arrested two men this week in connection with a series of acts of vandalism in and around Gentilly Road.

January 31, 2014 | | Local

Most Bulloch students back in class after ice break

Running again after two school days cancelled because of icy weather, the Bulloch County school system's 154 buses travelled a total of more than 6,000 miles Thursday – as usual – with no weather-related accidents reported.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Deal takes blame for poor ice storm prep in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the poor storm preparations that led to an epic traffic jam in Atlanta and forced drivers to abandon their cars or sleep in them overnight when a storm dumped a couple of inches of snow.

January 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local

Area sees few effects from winter weather

Some ice accumulated on bridges and overpasses early Wednesday morning, but all of Bulloch County's roads were officially reopened by noon.

January 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Bulloch schools, GSU open Thursday

After careful consideration of all factors and information available from the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson has decided to proceed with a normal school day and after-school schedule on Thursday.

January 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Bulloch roads reopen at noon

All roads in Bulloch County are scheduled to reopen by noon today, Bulloch County Emergency Management Director Ted Wynn said.

January 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Food Bank Inc. now at old Julia P.

Food Bank Inc. has finished moving into its new location, the old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, and began serving clients Monday.

January 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Ice or not, area ready

By the time you read this, you may have a better idea whether all of the preparations for an ice storm are proving necessary.

January 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON - Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers and make it easier for millions of low-income Americans to save for retirement.

January 28, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local

Authorities: Woman, 39, was homicide victim

The woman discovered inside a trailer in Oak Hill Mobile Home Park by deputies Sunday was the victim of a homicide, according to the medical examiner.

January 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

City to enforce rules for stores

Code enforcement officers will be checking to make sure that businesses required to provide public restrooms do so, Statesboro City Manager Frank Parker told City Council last week.

January 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Early deadline for Herald Tuesday night

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Statesboro and southeast Georgia from noon Tuesday through 5 p.m. Wednesday. It may bring freezing rain, sleet and snow.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

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Johnson among those arrested in Georgia Statehouse protests

ATLANTA - Police arrested 39 people, including Statesboro lawyer the Rev. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, at Georgia's Capitol during protests over Republican refusals to allow more people to join a government-funded health care system.

March 19, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local

Statesboro father indicted for murder of 4-month-old

A man has been indicted on a felony murder count in the killing of his 4-month-old son, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Ukraine's Crimea base taken, commander detained

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula to try to defuse tensions.

March 19, 2014 | By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Local

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

March 19, 2014 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press | Local

Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

NEW YORK - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, but defense lawyers later asked him to reconsider.

March 19, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Local

Ga. Republicans moving against Obama health plan

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers in Georgia would get the final say on whether to expand a government health insurance program for the poor under a bill passed Tuesday, making it even less likely the state will join an overhaul sought by Democratic President Barack Obama.

March 19, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local

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