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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'You have cancer' changes your priorities

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'You have cancer' changes your priorities

        Today, 12 years ago, my life's priorities changed dramatically when my wife's doctor uttered three words, "you have cancer."

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Statesboro man charged in knife attack

Statesboro man charged in knife attack

A man is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail after deputies said he tried to stab another man Sunday night.

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Bulloch County man jailed after woman is attacked

Bulloch County man jailed after woman is attacked

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic call Sunday evening said they found a man holding a woman down as he struck her.

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Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 6:00 a.m.
New author exposes Brooklet background in steamy ‘thriller’

New author exposes Brooklet background in steamy ‘thriller’

        Successful, hybrid-published erotic romance author Alessandra Torre, or A.R. Torre, for her latest book, “The Girl in 6E,” has set bits of it in Brooklet, with a character from Statesboro. Released July 8 by the Hachette Book Group under its Redhook imprint, it is her first thriller and first book in hardcover.

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John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

        Why is there so much gridlock in Washington? Why is Congress so messed up?

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Gun ban still in effect at local colleges, university

Gun ban still in effect at local colleges, university

Georgia’s new gun law may allow licensed citizens to take their guns into bars, churches and some government buildings, but colleges reserve the right to ban firearms from their campuses.

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GSU to go tobacco free

GSU to go tobacco free

        Georgia Southern University will be tobacco free starting Friday, in accordance with a new policy by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents.

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School board rolls back millage

School board rolls back millage

    The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year’s.

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Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

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Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

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12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

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Atlanta fugitive arrested in Claxton

Atlanta fugitive arrested in Claxton

A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.

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Updated: jul. 24, 2014 3:57 p.m.
Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

The arrest of a man hauling drugs and a stolen ATV led sheriff's investigators to two other suspects believed to be responsible for a recent home invasion, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Statesboro tourism office set to move to new home

Statesboro tourism office set to move to new home

Next week will be moving week for the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose new visitors center will feature a Georgia Southern Museum on Main and a parking area large enough for a camper trailer or bus.

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With Georgia GOP Senate runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

With Georgia GOP Senate runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.

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Ogeechee Technical College adds new members to Board of Directors

Ogeechee Technical College adds new members to Board of Directors

Ogeechee Technical College has added three new members to the college's local Board of Directors. Mark Anderson and Yolanda Tremble, both of Statesboro, will represent Bulloch County, and Tammi Hall of Claxton will be an Evans County representative.

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Statesboro AMBUCS hosts fundraiser and bike giveaway

Statesboro AMBUCS hosts fundraiser and bike giveaway

The Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host a miniature golf fundraiser at The Clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

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FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:54 p.m.
Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:41 p.m.
‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

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Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

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Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

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Updated: jul. 21, 2014 7:03 p.m.
Statesboro getting lots of fiber

Statesboro getting lots of fiber

        With about 125 miles of fiber optic cable now being laid to serve Statesboro and Hinesville, Hargray Communications will become the fifth provider of fiber-based, high-speed Internet service in the Statesboro market.

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GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

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Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

CARTERSVILLE — As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.

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Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

        A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.

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Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

        With shoppers and employees of Ken's IGA in Brooklet cheering her on, Janina Jones of Statesboro filled her shopping cart with $557 of meat and frozen food on Saturday as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first 60-second Grocery Grab contest.

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A growing problem

A growing problem

        Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

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Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and “local” will help him with independent voters.

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United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

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Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON — Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

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Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine  — Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

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Updated: jul. 17, 2014 8:25 p.m.
New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

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Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill & Pub in Statesboro with five days to go in the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

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Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH — A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

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Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

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How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

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Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments — one big and one small — dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

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Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

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Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

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In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

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After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND — After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

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Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

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Updated: jul. 15, 2014 10:48 p.m.


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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Storm blows through Bulloch County

Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

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Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

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