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Professor ordered to stop discussing his religious views

After investigating a complaint, Georgia Southern University has directed Dr. Emerson T. "Tom" McMullen, an associate professor of history, not to discuss his "religious beliefs or opinions under the guise of University courses."

December 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City open meetings investigation cost $27,500

The city-ordered investigation into whether Statesboro City Council members violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the tenure of former City Manager Frank Parker has cost roughly $27,500.

December 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

December 19, 2014 | From | Local


East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council approves TAD map as presented

City Council unanimously approved the Tax Allocation District, or TAD, map and redevelopment proposal for downtown Statesboro - including South Main Street and additional areas - Tuesday.

December 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro resident competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Statesboro resident Jeannette Bryant and her sister, a former dispatcher for the Statesboro Police Department and current resident of Atlanta, Ranada Royal, placed second on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune."

December 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia Southern’s Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus

Georgia Southern University's Small Business Development Center, currently located in the Market District, will soon relocate to City Campus in downtown Statesboro, 58 E. Main St.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Blount Boys Home Singers to perform at Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights

What do a group of boys singing for their supper and Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights have in common?

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern police charge man, 19, with molesting girl, 15

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a child molestation incident reported in November.

December 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fee to support storm sewers back on tap in Statesboro

City Council received a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that, if approved, will create a monthly fee on virtually every address in Statesboro for the improvement and maintenance of storm drains.

December 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

The "weapon" reportedly carried by a masked man who caused a lockdown on parts of Georgia Southern University's campus Dec. 5 turned out to be an umbrella, police said.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

December 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Students research civil rights deaths

ATLANTA - A black man shot while driving back to his Washington, D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.

January 24, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

ATLANTA - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

January 24, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


'It won't happen to my child'

"It won't happen to my child."

January 24, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Huckabee: Resist possible decision for gay marriage

NEW YORK - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

January 23, 2015 | By SUSAN PAGE USA Today | Local


Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases on Monday as the General Assembly returns to action.

January 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Screven County textiles plant fined; corrections being made

After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host Air Force sax quartet

Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a concert at Georgia Southern University's Carol A. Carter Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council to put hotel & gas station decision in writing

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Saturday's print edition. The neighborhood across Fair Road from the Martha Benson estate's property is named Woodlawn. Because of a reporter's mistake, the wrong name was given once in a front-page story Friday, though the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association was correctly named in the same article. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

January 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal police seek thrift shop burglar

Portal police are seeking information about a suspect who burglarized a local business.

January 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Fort Stewart soldier charged with murder

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested in connection with the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Savannah on Dec. 23.

January 21, 2015 | By LEWIS LEVINE Coastal Courier | Local


Statesboro woman asks why brother’s death wasn’t reported

A Statesboro woman seeks answers as to why her brother's death went unreported after he was struck by a car in December.

January 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro student wins prizes for himself, teacher

When Nigel Washington started sixth grade at Langston Chapel Middle School, he was not living up to his potential in math. Math teacher Joni Chavers pushed him to do better, and he responded by not only improving in math but also writing a heartfelt essay about her a year later.

January 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


More alcohol compliance checks coming to Statesboro

Statesboro police will hold two alcohol compliance checks before Feb. 14, Statesboro Pubic Safety Director Wendell Turner announced.

January 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern signs memorandum to begin research in Ecuador

Georgia Southern University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to establish the Human-Environment Research Station in Milpe, Ecuador.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Board of Ed to hold strategy session Saturday

After seating two new members last week and selecting a new chairman, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold a special, but open, meeting Saturday to look at its strategic plan for the schools and hear reports from staff.

January 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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