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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


Ga. scales back storm response

ATLANTA - State government officials scaled back their emergency operations and crews worked to finish restoring power to homes and businesses as conditions improved following a winter storm that dumped snow and ice on much of Georgia.

February 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Lingering power outages leave hotels booked

Because of power outages affecting thousands of homes in the area, hotels and motels were booked to capacity Wednesday and again Thursday night.

February 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ex-priest sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 13, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


This time, ice hits power lines hard

Accumulating ice brought tree limbs crashing down onto power lines Wednesday, causing widespread power outages in the Statesboro area.

February 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman gets 10 years in grisly murder

SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 12, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Ice storm prompts school closings

At first, Bulloch County Schools announced Tuesday afternoon that classes would be held as scheduled Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Pennington challenges Deal’s Republican credentials

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 11, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


UGA salutes Colonial

Just a year and a half after Christy Hulsey took over a long-established Statesboro business in Colonial House of Flowers, her company was saluted as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of Georgia graduates.

February 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Citizen of the Year serves in special circumstances

Charles D. Sikes, honored Monday as the 2014 Citizen of the Year by Statesboro's two Rotary Clubs, has served his country, state and county under special circumstances.

February 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Family hosts ‘Sweet Sadie Day’ in honor of child with Turner Syndrome

With her sweet little smile, Sa'Diyah "Sadie" Pierce melts the hearts of those around her, and without saying a word, this 4-year-old charmer manages to get her point across.

February 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Is Georgia ready for the snowstorm this time?

ATLANTA - Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South's bustling business hub.

February 10, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


3 arrests made in Oak Hill homicide

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

February 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Millen men to run across Ga.

Six runners from Millen will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House at Fort Gordon.

February 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


12th District GOP candidates to hold debates

Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal, Jemelleh Coes to speak at GSU commencement ceremonies

Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


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