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Local Harveys Supermarkets to become Food World

Nothing creates a buzz in Statesboro like grocery store talk.

February 25, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


New rules for chemical spills?

ATLANTA - Environmental regulators in Georgia would have to consult with local officials on how best to handle toxic spills under a proposal backed by House lawmakers.

February 24, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU holds TRIO Day

Hundreds of high school students packed into the Russell Union Ballroom on Georgia Southern University's campus Saturday.

February 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bill opens new political ploy

ATLANTA - More than half of this year's legislative session was already over when the House leadership filed a bill with little fanfare but big political ramifications.

February 22, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Dialogue results in sign coming down

At University Plaza, the face of the "Rumrunners Plantation Room" sign with the old Georgia state flags on it was no longer visible Friday. Some observers said the sign appeared to still be there atop the building, but face-down.

February 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Crime Suppression Team makes 20 arrests overnight

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested 20 people Thursday night and early Friday on drug violations, outstanding arrest warrants and other charges.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Plantation Room sign draws concern on campus

Georgia Southern University officials, specifically from the Dean of Students' Office and the Multicultural Student Center, plan to meet today with students leading efforts to change the sign and symbolism used by Rumrunners Plantation Room, a bar and music venue near campus.

February 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Commissioner: ‘Switching’ over public access was undeserved

Commissioner Roy Thompson took 10 minutes of a Bulloch County Board of Commissioners' meeting that fell on his birthday to react to a letter to the editor that criticized the commissioners.

February 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Pimp gets life in sex trafficking case

SAVANNAH - A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.

February 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bond denied for former GSU player

Georgia Southern fullback Dominique Shawn Swope has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery, Statesboro police announced Tuesday morning.

February 18, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS and MATT YOGUS jwermers@statesboroherald.com and myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


R.C. Webb remembered for iconic Nic Nac restaurant

This week as friends think back on the life of R.C. Webb, many are calling up memories of the Nic Nac Grill.

February 18, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Stabbing victim still critical

Statesboro police said Monday that a murder suspect wounded his estranged wife and fatally stabbed the man with whom she was in a relationship.

February 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested in fatal stabbing

A man has been charged with killing another man and critically wounding a woman Saturday morning at a residence on Hart Lane, Statesboro police said Saturday evening.

February 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Army cuts to hit Ft. Stewart

SAVANNAH - After more than a decade of deploying to war, a battle-tested Fort Stewart brigade is being preparing for another send-off within the next year. Only this time, it will be for good.

February 15, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


New school system email policy takes effect

A policy amendment limiting what employees of Bulloch County's public schools may include in the signature line of emails took effect Friday.

February 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Irish minister visits GSU

Georgia Southern University welcomed Dr. Leo Varadkar, Ireland's minister for transport, tourism and sport, on Tuesday at a reception in the Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center to recognize the launch of the Wexford-Savannah Axis research partnership.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with selling marijuana

A man was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold marijuana from his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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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