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Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

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Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

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Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

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Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.

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Georgia Southern announces ticket distribution for Archie Manning

Georgia Southern announces ticket distribution for Archie Manning

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

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5 Statesboro attorneys selected as 'Super Lawyers'

5 Statesboro attorneys selected as 'Super Lawyers'

        Four Statesboro attorneys recently were selected to the prestigious 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer list and one to the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia.

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Updated: mar. 02, 2015 8:35 p.m.
Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New Zaxby's to be largest in restaurant's chain

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New Zaxby's to be largest in restaurant's chain

        Probably the most anticipated restaurant construction in town is the new Zaxby's at the corner of Chandler Road and Georgia Avenue adjacent to the Georgia Southern campus.

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Georgia Chamber backs revised highway bill

Georgia Chamber backs revised highway bill

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

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Statesboro Herald still seeks nominations for Deen Day Smith Awards

Statesboro Herald still seeks nominations for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

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Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

A Portal-area man was killed Saturday morning in a two-car accident on Georgia Highway 119.

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Vidalia Onion Committee announces culinary contest

Vidalia Onion Committee announces culinary contest

    The Vidalia Onion Committee announces the Fourth Annual Golden Onion culinary competition on April 26 in conjunction with the Vidalia Onion Festival. The competition is open to all professional chefs in Georgia.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Deadline to sign up for marketing workshop is Monday at 6 p.m.

Deadline to sign up for marketing workshop is Monday at 6 p.m.

        Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and multimedia consultant and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 9:00 p.m.
City of Statesboro faces possible $11M claim

City of Statesboro faces possible $11M claim

        Attorneys for the parents and estate of Michael Joseph Gatto, 18, who died after a violent encounter at the now-closed Rude Rudy’s bar Aug. 28, have filed notice with the city of Statesboro alleging more than $11 million in damages and that the city is to blame for not enforcing its own alcohol laws.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 3:37 p.m.
Two-time champion: Statesboro dog owner takes home 2nd Best of Breed title

Two-time champion: Statesboro dog owner takes home 2nd Best of Breed title

    For the second year in a row, Lynn Vogel walked away with a Best of Breed title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 9:46 a.m.
Bulloch County mother, son found safe

Bulloch County mother, son found safe

A woman and her young son have been found in good health, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 9:22 a.m.
Averitt Center expanding to West Main St.

Averitt Center expanding to West Main St.

        With gallery space where artworks will be sold in front, backed by two ballet studios and a black box theater, a large building that previously held a small shoe repair shop has been transformed into the first of three envisioned new facilities of the Averitt Center for the Arts.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 9:22 a.m.
Former Georgia Southern football player shot, later arrested

Former Georgia Southern football player shot, later arrested

A former Georgia Southern University football player was arrested Thursday after being shot in a Campus Crossings apartment, located on Lanier Drive near the Georgia Southern University campus.

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Bulloch County Disc Golf Course opens

Bulloch County Disc Golf Course opens

A small crowd of Bulloch County officials and disc golf fans gathered Friday afternoon to christen the county’s first Disc Golf Course.

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Statesboro police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

Statesboro police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested three suspects in a homicide investigation that left a Norcross man dead.

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Updated: feb. 27, 2015 3:56 p.m.
Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Authorities are still seeking the whereabouts of a Bulloch County mother and child reported missing Wednesday.

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Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 9:11 p.m.
Georgia Southern's Wendy Denton is Kiwanian of the Year

Georgia Southern's Wendy Denton is Kiwanian of the Year

Wendy Denton was named the 2015 Kiwanian of the Year Thursday night during the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's 55th anniversary celebration.

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

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Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

If you want to install a birdhouse — and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something — the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.

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‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

It was a sad day in August 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left but his legacy, fans held on to his memory.

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Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information on a South Carolina man suspected in a burglary that occurred early Wednesday in far southeastern Bulloch County.

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Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

A Bulloch County mother hopes someone will help find her teenage son.

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Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.

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Updated: feb. 25, 2015 10:53 a.m.
2 STAR students represent Bulloch County

2 STAR students represent Bulloch County

Bulloch County has not one, but two, STAR students this year.

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Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

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WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

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Updated: feb. 24, 2015 5:09 p.m.
2 arrested after car chase into Emanuel County

2 arrested after car chase into Emanuel County

Law enforcement pursuing a car stolen in Statesboro Monday night ended up in Emanuel County, where the suspects fled on foot after state troopers forced the car to a stop, police said.

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4 local schools receive state AP honors

4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

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Georgia Southern professor gives different view of Gen. Sherman

Georgia Southern professor gives different view of Gen. Sherman

The black-and-white photograph of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's glaring countenance appeared on the large projector screen, and some in the audience chuckled, while others talked quietly.

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Updated: feb. 23, 2015 9:59 p.m.
Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

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8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

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Updated: feb. 23, 2015 9:47 p.m.
What’s a döner kebab?

What’s a döner kebab?

Son's Döner Kebab, in College Plaza near Wendy's and Zaxby's, has a complex backstory, but simple and appealing fast food not exactly like anything else in Statesboro.

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Nationally recognized artist to lead workshop

    The Averitt Center for the Arts, through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is proud to bring renowned artist George Snyder to conduct a weeklong residency at Portal Middle School. Mr. Snyder will be working with art teacher Deena Scarborough as well as science teachers, math teachers and students from March 2–5.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 11:59 p.m.
A place in peril

A place in peril

        A demure wooden building in the heart of Portal has been named one of 10 “Places in Peril” by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 9:50 p.m.
Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

    Nontraditional sports are trending in the U.S., and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has responded to one of these trends by constructing a 27-hole Disc Golf Course on Mill Creek Road near Statesboro Airport, just off of U.S. Highway 301 North.

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Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo will arrive in mid-April, providing two nights of bulls, broncs and family entertainment.

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Caution: School zoning ahead

Caution: School zoning ahead

Redrawing attendance zones is a task Bulloch County Schools officials are approaching cautiously but say can no longer be delayed for some schools. The zones decide which schools students attend, or at least where a free school bus ride will take them.

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3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn’t the end of the journey for Statesboro’s first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

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Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

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Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Three men invaded a Clito-area home Thursday night and pistol-whipped a man from whom they stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.

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Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

This year, the Georgia Soccer State Cup’s Final Four, including 42 games for seven age groups of boys and girls, will be held in Statesboro May 30 and 31, using Georgia Southern University’s soccer fields and fields at The Clubhouse.

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Animal skins, brains and human spit

Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it — rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

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Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Business owners and managers in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

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