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Hospital becomes part of largest U.S. chain

The $7.6 billion purchase of Health Management Associates by Community Health Systems makes East Georgia Regional Medical Center an affiliate of the largest for-profit chain of hospitals in the United States.

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


A modern way to begin the Lenten season

Ministers from several Statesboro churches will mark Ash Wednesday by offering "Ashes to Go," a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition.

March 03, 2014 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


2 teens charged with vehicle break-ins at SHS

Two teenagers have been arrested in a series of vehicle break-ins at Statesboro High School, police said.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Abortion Recovery Bible Study offered at Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Center

Monica Easter and Terri Mason know the pain, physical and emotional, of recovering from an abortion.

March 02, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fire Department set to add three more firefighters

The city is now advertising for three new firefighters as the Statesboro Fire Department expands its force to 48 paid, certified firefighters. Counting the two administrative assistants, it will be a 50-employee department.

March 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


John Godbee Sr. remembered as respected educator, lawmaker

Speak with anyone who knew former state Rep. and retired educator John Godbee Sr., and the word that comes up most often is "fair."

March 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Event clarifies realities of Common Core

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. One of the criteria the federal government used to determine which states won a share of $4 billion in Race to the Top funding in 2010 was that the states adopted "common, high quality standards." A front-page article Sunday stated that one of the criteria was states adopting the Common Core State Standards. These standards, while the only multi-state standards that meet the criterion in question, were not actually specified by name in Race to the Top instructions given ...

March 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Qualifying period starts Monday

The 2014 campaign season is already well underway, but it officially kicks off Monday with qualifying week.

March 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Family, friends remember Billie Lane

From her earliest days until her last ones this side of heaven, Mrs. Billie Lane loved music.

February 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch student to compete in district bee

By the time you read this, Michael Austin, Bulloch County's 2014 Spelling Bee Champion, might already be taking the stage to compete against champions from 17 other counties at the District 8 Spelling Bee in Waycross.

February 28, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Local DAR chapter turns 50

The local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter reached a milestone Thursday, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding.

February 28, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


4 arrested in heroin, cocaine sales operation

Four people whom law enforcement officials say are associated with a long-term heroin and cocaine sales operation were arrested Friday by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a news release.

February 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Morton returning to Boro, assumes corporate duties

Randy Morton was named regional director of strategic multimedia initiatives for Morris Newspaper Corporation in Southeast Georgia and Southern California, Morris Multimedia CEO Charles H. Morris announced Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


J.D. Dunn is Kiwanian of the Year

Statesboro Kiwanis members celebrated the civic club's 54th anniversary Thursday by honoring several, including member J.D. Dunn, who was named Kiwanian of the Year.

February 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


3 arrested on drug charges

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested three men Tuesday on drug charges after an investigation regarding suspected illegal narcotic sales.

February 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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Willingway to host food addiction workshop

Willingway, the addiction treatment experts, will host a new workshop titled "Food Addiction - A Relationship With Food" on Friday.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. - If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

March 18, 2014 | By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press | Local


Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said Wednesday.

March 18, 2014 | By IAN MADER Associated Press | Local


Volunteers for iGot take to the streets

On Tuesday, 100 volunteers will hit the streets to solicit support from local businesses for the 2014 iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) campaign.

March 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man, 79, dies after being struck by car

No charges were filed in the death of a man who reportedly stepped into the path of a car Friday night.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Checks into the background of the Chinese citizens on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday.

March 17, 2014 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press | Local


Putin: Crimea now part of Russia

MOSCOW - With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 17, 2014 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Local


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