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China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Checks into the background of the Chinese citizens on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday.

March 17, 2014 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press | Local


Putin: Crimea now part of Russia

MOSCOW - With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 17, 2014 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Local


Healing through faith

It was New Year's Day 2014. On a day when many people consider how they would change their lives during the next year, Brooklet resident Sean Odegaard found himself fighting just to stay alive.

March 16, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Surviving twin filly doing well

She is feisty. She is healthy. She is beating the odds. The surviving twin American Quarter Horse foal born in Claxton last month is full of life and mischief, and living up to her name, Victorious.

March 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Tell us about Bulloch’s young leaders

In 2010, the Statesboro Herald conducted the first ever search to identify 20 Bulloch County residents under the age of 40 that are making a mark with professional success and community involvement. Since then, the Herald has recognized 80 folks, under 40 who give of their time and resources to make Statesboro and Bulloch County a better place to live.

March 15, 2014 | Jim Healy | Local


Review: Uneasy first steps with Google Glass

NEW YORK - Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story.

March 15, 2014 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Local


Pilot suicide a taboo topic in past crash probes

CANBERRA, Australia - As police investigate the two pilots of a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared more than a week ago, a possibility they must consider is that one of them committed suicide by deliberately crashing the plane.

March 15, 2014 | By NICK PERRY & ROD McGUIRK Associated Press | Local


US rejects Crimea vote, cites Russian intimidation

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Sunday's referendum on Crimea would never be recognized by the United States.

March 15, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Local


BOE renews Wilson's contract

Meeting Thursday night, the Bulloch County Board of Education renewed Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson's contract for two years, boosting his salary by $20,000 the first year and promising another $10,000 the second year, if measures of progress are met.

March 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Reverse sting results in 28 arrests

A search warrant at a Lanier Drive apartment Thursday resulted in Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators making 28 arrests for drug charges.

March 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Beverly Buchanan: 'Southern Vernacular' on display

If you have had the good fortune to visit Averitt Center Gallery Director Sheila Stewart Leach's home, you know that her art collection is truly overwhelming.

March 14, 2014 | By SCOTT FOX Special to the Herald | Local


Starting something new: Neos Dance Theatre

Neos Dance Theatre will be performing at the Averitt Center for the Arts on Saturday at 7:30 pm. and members of the Statesboro Youth Ballet have been working with Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Bobby Wesner to learn a new piece he has choreographed for them. The number will be included in Saturday night's performance.

March 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


No South Main TAD referendum in May

Recognizing that a vote empowering the city to create a tax allocation district on South Main Street will not make its way onto the May 20 ballot, Statesboro officials are setting their sights on Nov. 4.

March 13, 2014 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


5 arrested on drug charges this week

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team (CST) made five arrests on drug charges this week, according to a press release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Police Department creates crime prevention SHIELD for businesses

A new safety program for area businesses may prove a beneficial tool to deter crime, and it's free of charge.

March 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.

April 23, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


EPD eases rules on development near marsh

SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.

April 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Shooting victim in critical condition

One man is behind bars and one is in critical condition after a Tuesday night shooting at a B. Stubbs Road residence near Clito.

April 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Willingway to host 38th annual homecoming

Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


School system weighs state flexibility options

The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.

April 23, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

April 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man, 76, dies in Evans County fire

The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire in Evans County Monday that took the life of an elderly man.

April 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU again named ‘Green College’

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow’s industry tour launched from Statesboro

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Report card: Elementary, middle schools post gains

New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains.

April 21, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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