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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.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


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.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


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.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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.

July 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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.

July 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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.

July 23, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘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.

July 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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City employees aim to be Fit by '15

Statesboro city employees, among them desk jockeys and maintenance workers and a cop literally walking a beat, are keeping track of every step they take as part of the city's Fit By '15 Health and Wellness Challenge.

August 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two and a half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

August 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bouncer arrested in student's death

A bouncer for a local bar is in jail after the beating death of a Georgia Southern University student.

August 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Democrat Greg Hecht blasts Sam Olens on child protection, ethics

Greg Hecht, the Democratic nominee for Georgia attorney general, accuses the incumbent Republican, Sam Olens, of inaction on protecting children and actions amounting to "covering up" on ethics questions surrounding Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center 2014-15 tickets go on sale Tuesday

Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with possession of ‘Molly’ and gun

Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested a man Saturday for possession of a gun, marijuana and the drug known by the street name "Molly," according to a news release.

August 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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