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House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a ...

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Longtime businessman reaching for county commission seat

Longtime businessman reaching for county commission seat

Longtime Statesboro businessman Jasper “Jappy” Stringer announced Wednesday he intends to qualify to run for seat 2C of the Bulloch County Commission.

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Register mayor suspended

Register mayor suspended

Register Town council members suspended Mayor John Williams and another town employee Tuesday night in the wake of Williams' admission that he improperly disposed of ...

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Updated: feb. 11, 2016 9:44 a.m.
Mims seeking BOE District 7 seat

Mims seeking BOE District 7 seat

Heather Mims, a mother of five children, a school council member at two of the Bulloch County Schools and currently a substitute teacher, has announced ...

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Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

    Nineteen-year-old Cierra Crowe is taking a huge leap of faith. She is moving from Register to Kireka, Uganda, next week for the sole purpose of ...

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Ethridge will not seek re-election to commission

Ethridge will not seek re-election to commission

    Bulloch County Commissioner Carolyn Ethridge announced Monday that she does not plan to seek re-election to the commission.

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A degree in caring

A degree in caring

These weren't his exact words, but 2016 Rotary Citizen of the Year David Ball said he got a degree in caring.

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Fees waived downtown

Fees waived downtown

Last week, Statesboro City Council restored an incentive program for redevelopment in the downtown district that had waived almost $200,000 in building permit, water ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sobe Nails creates an upscale experience

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sobe Nails creates an upscale experience

With Valentine's Day coming up Sunday, many of you are still looking for the perfect gift idea.

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Do not pass

Do not pass

While Monday's collision between a school bus and tractor-trailer rig did not involve illegal passing, it calls attention to the fact that a vast ...

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Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler that struck a school bus in Statesboro on Monday morning has been charged with following too closely, according to Georgia ...

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Updated: feb. 08, 2016 8:26 p.m.
Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

            Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team responded to an vehicular accident on the 500 block of Ft. Argyle Road that claimed the ...

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Updated: feb. 08, 2016 12:22 p.m.
Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the ...

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Updated: feb. 07, 2016 10:55 p.m.
2016 Film Festival set for April 15

2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

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Updated: feb. 07, 2016 10:54 p.m.
In case of emergency

In case of emergency

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Bulloch County Schools' students, faculty and staff practiced an emergency plan in the event of a tornado warning ...

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Updated: feb. 07, 2016 5:10 p.m.
Super Bowl 50th anniversary painting made in Statesboro

Super Bowl 50th anniversary painting made in Statesboro

Sports artist Jason Robichau’s contribution to the Super Bowl on its 50th birthday also benefits a charitable cause. That is a recurrent theme in ...

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Commissioner Thompson to run for chairman

Commissioner Thompson to run for chairman

Bulloch County Commissioner Roy Thompson announced Friday he will not run for a fourth term as commissioner holding seat 2C, choosing instead to seek office ...

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3 charged in theft from area gambling machines

3 charged in theft from area gambling machines

Three Ft. Valley residents suspected of robbing a gambling machine in a local convenience store Jan. 14 were not elderly, as described in previous sheriff ...

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Parker trial set for Feb.  24

Parker trial set for Feb. 24

Jury selection is slated for Tuesday in Bulloch County Superior Court for former city manager Frank Parker's whistleblower and wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city ...

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Bulloch’s first four-legged ‘arrest’

Bulloch’s first four-legged ‘arrest’

Gismo wasn't with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office very long before he made his first arrest.

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Man charged in two robberies

Man charged in two robberies

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet man Wednesday believed to have robbed a convenience store as well as an individual last week.

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Bulloch schools open, but some roads closed

Bulloch schools open, but some roads closed

Schools in Evans and Tattnall counties will be closed Friday, but Bulloch County Schools will remain open, despite some road closures because of accumulated rain.

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Commission chairman not seeking re-election

Commission chairman not seeking re-election

Bulloch County Commission Chairman Garrett Nevil said Thursday he plans to seek a "true" retirement and will not qualify to run for re-election.

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Paulson’s field switch underway

Paulson’s field switch underway

At the moment, the field at Paulson Stadium - usually a lush green pasture - looks better suited to hosting a motocross rally or a monster truck ...

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Police: Third suspect arrested in automobile theft, chase

Police: Third suspect arrested in automobile theft, chase

Law enforcement officers from three separate agencies linked a Monday-morning car chase, where a man and woman were arrested for car theft, to a third ...

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Attorney confirms fifth probate judge candidacy

Attorney confirms fifth probate judge candidacy

As Bulloch County grows, it will one day soon need a probate judge who is a licensed attorney, said local lawyer Charles Aaron, who announced ...

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Police creating standards office

Police creating standards office

With approval from City Council, the Statesboro Police Department is creating an Office of Professional Standards, to be staffed by one sergeant responsible for recruiting ...

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Zika in Bulloch?

Zika in Bulloch?

A mosquito-borne virus that has been known since 1947, Zika can affect anyone, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the virus, which is believed ...

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ArtsFest back on for 34th year

ArtsFest back on for 34th year

ArtsFest, that day of parent-and-child activities ranging from molding clay, sculpting sand and painting pets to watching professional artists work, is back on for 2016 ...

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Updated: feb. 03, 2016 9:19 a.m.
‘Oubliette,’ ‘corsair’ earn Brooklet student spelling bee title

‘Oubliette,’ ‘corsair’ earn Brooklet student spelling bee title

Correctly spelling “oubliette” and “corsair” earned Eric Lim, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, the title of 2016 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion on ...

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Updated: feb. 03, 2016 9:10 a.m.
Hall pitches bid for superior court judge seat

Hall pitches bid for superior court judge seat

    Former Assistant District Attorney and municipal Judge Martha Hall says she will focus on protecting families and serving the community should she be elected as ...

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Intoxicated couple steals car, crashes into convenience store

Intoxicated couple steals car, crashes into convenience store

A man and woman in a stolen car that crashed into a convenience store Monday morning were too intoxicated to be completely booked into the ...

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Updated: feb. 01, 2016 9:00 p.m.
Judge Turner will not seek re-election

Judge Turner will not seek re-election

Closing in on more than 30 years as a judge, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner announced Monday that he will not ...

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A local high-tech HQ

A local high-tech HQ

                Digital Office Equipment's new headquarters, occupying the middle bend of the Ogeechee Crossing shopping center south of Statesboro, has a sort of Silicon Valley ...

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Statesboro man hospitalized after wreck Saturday

Statesboro man hospitalized after wreck Saturday

A man who ran a stop sign Saturday on Old River Road said his clutch failed, sending him crashing into another vehicle, according to Georgia ...

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Police seek information about convenience store robbery

Police seek information about convenience store robbery

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking information about an armed robbery at a local convenience store.

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Recreation Dept. honors its volunteers of the year

Recreation Dept. honors its volunteers of the year

               The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department depends on more than 600 volunteers each year in sports activities, recreational programs, and in the afterschool ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Glenn Davis merger start of something big

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Glenn Davis merger start of something big

                Mergers and acquisitions are key words today in the insurance industry. Many changes were brought on because of health care reform and other key indices ...

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Historical Society seeking documents about 1904 tragedies

Historical Society seeking documents about 1904 tragedies

The Bulloch County Historical Society is in the process of gathering factual information to be published in a book about the 1904 Hodges family murders ...

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Updated: jan. 31, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Two BOE incumbents not running

Two BOE incumbents not running

The current Bulloch County Board of Education chairman, Mike Herndon, and last year’s chairman, Dr. LeVon Wilson, both said this week they will not ...

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Updated: jan. 31, 2016 10:00 a.m.
52 Weeks of Giving: Learning the gift of giving

52 Weeks of Giving: Learning the gift of giving

Every Friday afternoon at 4, kids and adults of all ages gather at the Statesboro Library for one purpose: to do a good deed. The ...

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Updated: jan. 31, 2016 9:59 a.m.
Speak Up for Education not all about waivers

Speak Up for Education not all about waivers

In the opening assembly, Thursday night’s Speak Up for Education focused on a plan to make the Bulloch County Schools a Strategic Waivers School ...

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Register by Monday to vote in presidential primary

Register by Monday to vote in presidential primary

Bulloch County residents who want to vote in the presidential primary election on March 1, must be registered by Monday.

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Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

A fourth candidate has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

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Crash survivor remains on life support

Crash survivor remains on life support

    A Portal man who lost his wife, 6-month-old great-granddaughter and the infant's mother Wednesday in a car crash in Jenkins County remains on life ...

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‘Build the beloved community’

‘Build the beloved community’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro celebrated their new home Sunday with an emotional dedication service amid hopes of spreading “more love, justice and peace.”

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Education advocate challenges all

Education advocate challenges all

Dr. Steve Perry, a strident advocate for education revolution and founder and principal of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., came to Georgia ...

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3 killed in Jenkins Co. accident

3 killed in Jenkins Co. accident

A Portal family lost three loved ones Wednesday night in a tragic accident just inside Jenkins County. Two more family members survived, with one in ...

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‘Dreamgirls’ coming to Boro

‘Dreamgirls’ coming to Boro

“Dreamgirls” may just knock your socks off!

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Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch County has a new agent, and Victoria Tillery said she is excited about taking the county 4-H program to its next level.

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