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Statesboro, Bulloch County authorities: Have fun, be safe

New Year's Eve traditions include revelry and late-night parties, and local public safety officials hope residents observe safety precautions as they ring in 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's Fashion for Compassion event to benefit Georgia's Princess Ball

The third annual Fashion for Compassion event inside the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. This has become the January First Friday event in recent years.

December 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Volunteers come together to prepare Christmas lunch for Statesboro’s Rebecca’s Cafe

At a time when many in our community and nation are divided by skin color, size of bank account and beliefs or unbelief, one place melded hearts and joined hands the week of Christmas to feed families and individuals in need.

December 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shot fired at Statesboro police

A shot fired at two Statesboro police officers early Monday morning didn't strike anyone, but officers on patrol saw the bullet strike pavement on the road in front of them.

December 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County wreck kills Glennville man

A Glennville man was killed Friday in a collision at the intersection of Langston Chapel Road and U.S. Highway 301 South.

December 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

NEW YORK - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.

December 27, 2014 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Local


New Bulloch BOE members to take seats

Two new members of the Bulloch County Board of Education, Glennera Martin from District 5 and Jimmy "Jay" Cook Jr. from District 6, will take their seats in January, more than seven months after they were elected.

December 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools compare staff wages

In most cases, the Bulloch County Schools are paying non-teacher employees such as custodians, bus drivers and paraprofessionals wages roughly equal to or higher than average for similar-size school districts included in a comparison.

December 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


First Jekyll Island bobcat confirmed

SAVANNAH - Remote-sensing cameras set up to help researchers count deer on Jekyll Island ended up capturing images of a more elusive animal that had never before been confirmed at the island state park.

December 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition?'

ATLANTA - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 25, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans

CLEVELAND, Ga. - Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.

December 24, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The gift of giving

Hundreds of area residents will enjoy Christmas today, thanks to a local family whose efforts to spread holiday cheer also help those in need.

December 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nativity scene on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn sparks opposition

Bulloch County's courthouse square has become a forum for debate over religion.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Volunteers target disability parking violators across Statesboro

Issues over the use of parking spaces for people with disabilities became more noticeable during the Christmas season, say two volunteers who - in different ways - have been reminding Statesboro drivers of the law.

December 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro community helps fill Christmas needs

What began as one man's effort to make a difference has grown into an annual tradition that brings Christmas joy to kids facing a sparse holiday.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Bulloch deputies hold public ‘use of force’ training

Voices echoed loudly, music blared from a truck radio and, suddenly, the sound of gunfire pierced the night air Tuesday as a crowd gathered in the Bulloch County Jail parking lot.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alcohol license moratorium continues

Statesboro City Council recently extended its moratorium on processing new alcoholic beverage licenses for the former Platinum Lounge and Primetime Lounge locations by another six months. But this time, the vote was not unanimous.

January 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


2 local clubs close, crime drops

The closing of two downtown clubs contributed greatly to a significant drop in crime last year, police said.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire in air unit prompts evacuation of schools

Students were evacuated Friday when a heating and air conditioning unit caught fire behind Langston Chapel Elementary School.

January 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


‘Man with gun’ call draws big police response

Police swarmed a local hotel Thursday afternoon when an anonymous caller claimed to have a gun, but after the building was evacuated, the caller was not found.

January 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County BOE taking steps to give schools control

The Bulloch County school system is taking steps toward a way of doing business that will give individual schools more say in how each spends its allotted money.

January 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

January 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Tech student makes GOAL on way to second career

With more than 23 years behind him in retail management, Todd Humbert sought a second career in a medical field and discovered Ogeechee Technical College's echocardiography program. Now he will represent the college as this year's GOAL winner.

January 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Old River Road historical marker stolen

The Old River Road historical marker has been stolen, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County public safety, sheriff’s departments share needs

Bulloch County needs more deputies, more EMS staff, more firefighters and more money, according to county public safety leaders who spoke to Bulloch County commissioners during a lunchtime workshop Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Animal Shelter to reopen after parvo outbreak

The Bulloch County Animal Shelter is expected to reopen to the public next week after a serious bout with canine parvovirus.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juveniles arrested in Candler County Boys & Girls Club arson case

Metter police arrested two young boys Monday on arson and burglary charges in connection with a fire that damaged the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Candler County.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County's ‘extraordinary ordinary’

History remembers R.P. "Bob" Mikell as one of the last "ordinaries" in Bulloch County.

January 26, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


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