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Georgia Southern professor facing complaint about religion in history classes

Georgia Southern professor facing complaint about religion in history classes

Georgia Southern University officials are investigating a complaint that Dr. Tom McMullen crosses the line to preaching in his history classes.

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GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

        Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

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Updated: nov. 22, 2014 9:32 p.m.
Statesboro TAD map faces Dec. 31 goal

Statesboro TAD map faces Dec. 31 goal

After voters granted the city of Statesboro redevelopment powers through a Nov. 4 referendum, business leaders, city officials and consultants are scrambling to map a Tax Allocation District, or TAD, for downtown and to adopt a redevelopment plan before Dec. 31.

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200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

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Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Jimmy Skrine is a man of few words.

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Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

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Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

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Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

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Updated: nov. 20, 2014 10:33 p.m.
Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

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Updated: nov. 20, 2014 10:32 p.m.
Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

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Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the “hit style” murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

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Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

The Pilot Club of Statesboro will host its 34th annual fundraiser breakfast on Saturday from 6-11 a.m. at RJ's Steakery.

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Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday

Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday

The Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5K will take over the streets of downtown Statesboro Saturday morning.

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Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.

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Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern University Police officers had to use pepper spray to break up a fight outside a restaurant over the weekend, and one suspect tried to grab an officer's weapon as he was trying to subdue her, police said.

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Traveling exhibit shows photos of children available for adoption

Traveling exhibit shows photos of children available for adoption

While most kids this time of year are making a Christmas list of a host of toys or clothing, these children and teenagers just want one thing: a forever home.

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City report: More than 75 alcohol allegations went unheard by Statesboro City Council

More than 75 alleged violations of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, from July 2011 through August 2013, never went before City Council for hearings on the businesses' alcohol licenses. Overlapping that total, 42 alcohol-related citations police issued against individuals in July 2011 were dropped by City Hall officials and never tried in Municipal Court.

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Updated: nov. 18, 2014 5:44 p.m.
Wet weather gives way to deep freeze

Wet weather gives way to deep freeze

Weather that threatened to be violent, but still packed a powerful, wet punch Monday in Bulloch County, will yield to drier, frigid conditions tonight and Tuesday.

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Brooklet United Methodist Church collecting packed shoeboxes for needy children

Brooklet United Methodist Church collecting packed shoeboxes for needy children

Brooklet United Methodist Church is accepting packed shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child project this week to benefit children in need around the globe.

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Arson suspected at vacant Millen church

MILLEN — State fire officials say a fire that destroyed a vacant church appears to have been intentionally set.

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Updated: nov. 17, 2014 8:57 p.m.
A one-man cattle ranch near Statesboro

A one-man cattle ranch near Statesboro

        Through technological wonders that include cryogenic storage and the bovine equivalent of surrogate motherhood, a one-man ranching operation near Statesboro gives a start to some of the top-rated beef cattle growing up on ranches across the country.

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Statesboro murder trial focuses on texts

Statesboro murder trial focuses on texts

Cellphone records revealed in court Monday showed what police believe to be evidence that a Statesboro woman plotted with others to have her husband killed.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Don't toss those shoes, let W&J repair them

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Don't toss those shoes, let W&J repair them

        In June 1976, when Pope Duncan handed Jimmy Lee Raymond his diploma as he walked across the stage at Georgia Southern College, he had just completed a milestone that would impact his life forever.

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Law firm: Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders dies

Law firm: Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders dies

ATLANTA — Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, one of the first "New South" governors elected during the civil rights movement and known for his work on education and in the state's legal community, died Sunday.

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“The universal language”

“The universal language”

    Dr. Ney Rosauro faced a roomful of rapt, silent band students at Southeast Bulloch High School on Friday, mallets poised over a marimba. He was giving a lecture on composition, walking the students through determining the primary melody for a piece, beating out a Brazilian-inspired melody. As he played, he lectured the students on the importance of keeping their creative muscles in practice.

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Updated: nov. 16, 2014 10:36 p.m.
National preservation group visits Willow Hill

National preservation group visits Willow Hill

About 30 participants in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2014 national conference in Savannah visited the historic Willow Hill School near Portal on Friday as an example of preservation for new uses.

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Claxton Poultry president installed as chairman of National Chicken Council

Claxton Poultry president installed as chairman of National Chicken Council

Jerry Lane, the president of Claxton Poultry, was recently installed as the 2014-215 chairman of the National Chicken Council.

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Santa’s Toy Run set for Nov. 22

Santa’s Toy Run set for Nov. 22

Motorcyclists from Statesboro and surrounding areas will come together Nov. 22 for the 12th consecutive year to help Santa Claus fill his bag with toys for children who might not otherwise find much under their Christmas trees.

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Despite moratorium, former Platinum location draws interest

Despite moratorium, former Platinum location draws interest

Richard T. Zalinsky has submitted an application for an alcoholic beverage pouring license for 2 Proctor St., the former Platinum Lounge location. But, because of City Council’s extended moratorium on the Platinum Lounge and Prime Time Lounge locations, city officials are not processing the application.

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Statesboro murder trial begins

Statesboro murder trial begins

Jurors learned Friday that the gun used to kill a Greenbriar Trail man June 30, 2013, was never found.

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What to expect in Year 2 of Affordable Care Act enrollment

What to expect in Year 2 of Affordable Care Act enrollment

The Affordable Care Act exchange, which begins its second open enrollment period this Saturday, will offer many Georgians lower prices this time around.

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Statesboro police offer reward in Park Avenue shooting

Statesboro police offer reward in Park Avenue shooting

Statesboro police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man they say shot a homeowner who interrupted a burglary.

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Pa. trooper ambush suspect charged with terrorism

Pa. trooper ambush suspect charged with terrorism

The man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to "wake people up," according to court documents filed Thursday that provided the first indication of a possible motive.

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International Festival set for Saturday

International Festival set for Saturday

Georgia Southern University will bring the world to Statesboro during the Ninth Annual International Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mill Creek Regional Park.

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Brazilian percussionist to perform in Statesboro with Georgia Southern ensemble

Brazilian percussionist to perform in Statesboro with Georgia Southern ensemble

The Averitt Center for the Arts is bringing talented Brazilian percussionist Ney Rosauro and the Georgia Southern University Percussion Ensemble to the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday evening.

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'East Meets West' music festival begins Thursday in Statesboro

'East Meets West' music festival begins Thursday in Statesboro

From today through Saturday, music lovers in Statesboro will be offered a rare treat: free concerts featuring performances by Georgia Southern visiting Professors Chiao-Ling Sun, violinist, and Fu-Chien Cho, pianist, from the National Taiwan University of the Arts.

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More volunteers sought to help ‘Feed the Boro’ on Thanksgiving

More volunteers sought to help ‘Feed the Boro’ on Thanksgiving

Volunteers are needed to help feed Bulloch County residents whose circumstances may hinder their ability to otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

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Evans County woman organizes Military Appreciation Day

Evans County woman organizes Military Appreciation Day

The SD Gunner Fund - with assistance from Evans County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7357, Pilot Club of Evans County and American Legion Post 60 Evans County - is hosting the first Military Appreciation Day and Information Fair on Saturday

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Enrollment remains steady at GSU

Enrollment remains steady at GSU

At first glance, the number seems unexciting, 0.1 percent growth in Georgia Southern University’s enrollment, from 20,516 students in fall semester 2013 to 20,542 this fall, a gain of just 26 students.

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Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014

A Veterans Day celebration Tuesday focused on the sacrifices of those who served in U.S. wars and why they did.

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Shooting victim stable; suspect remains at large

Shooting victim stable; suspect remains at large

A man suspected in shooting a homeowner who interrupted a burglary Monday remains at large, and the victim is listed in stable condition, police said.

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Families in Evans, Bulloch displaced by fires

Families in Evans, Bulloch displaced by fires

Two residential fires over the weekend displaced families, but no one was seriously injured, according to fire department authorities.

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Bulloch County school board pursues middle path on ‘flexibility option’

Bulloch County school board pursues middle path on ‘flexibility option’

On the recommendation of Superintendent Charles Wilson, the Bulloch County Board of Education is pursuing a "flexibility option" that is a middle course between the status quo and creating a charter school system.

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Bulloch County sheriff: Man with gun chased women through Clito mobile home park

Bulloch County sheriff: Man with gun chased women through Clito mobile home park

A man confronted by a group of women looking for a suspected burglar Friday chased them through a neighborhood with a stolen gun, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Photo gallery: Honoring Our Veterans

Photo gallery: Honoring Our Veterans

The Statesboro Herald and members of the community would like to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans Day.

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Park Avenue shooting suspect still at large

Park Avenue shooting suspect still at large

A shooting suspect remained at large Monday evening following an hours-long search by law enforcement using tracking dogs and a helicopter.

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Updated: nov. 10, 2014 11:16 p.m.
Bulloch County industry training, innovation labs get $500,000 boost

Bulloch County industry training, innovation labs get $500,000 boost

The OneGeorgia Authority has approved a $500,000 grant for workforce development and business innovation efforts in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area, recipient organizations revealed Friday.

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Bulloch County clerk of courts encourages veterans to register discharge forms

Bulloch County Clerk of Superior Court Heather Banks McNeal is using Veterans Day, Tuesday, as a chance to remind veterans of a free service her office offers.

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Majority of Ga. voters back raising minimum wage

Majority of Ga. voters back raising minimum wage

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.

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New House GOP boasts diversity

New House GOP boasts diversity

WASHINGTON  — Meet the new House Republicans.

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