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Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

HOUSTON - A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

April 21, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Local


Little girl, big heart

Four-year-old Miraya Raval emptied her piggy bank to help others in need when she presented a check for $500 Tuesday to Mr. Joe Bill Brannon of the Statesboro Food Bank.

April 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OTC to teach mechatronics at Statesboro High

Beginning Aug. 3 with the new school year, high school students will be able to earn an engineering-related Basic Mechatronics Certificate in courses taught by Ogeechee Technical College faculty on the Statesboro High School campus.

April 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Survivor of fatal accident in stable condition

A man who survived a single-vehicle crash Friday that killed a passenger in his vehicle is listed in serious but stable condition, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

April 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


New Willow Pond exec

Bruce Yawn, who retired as a restaurateur in February 2012 after 41 years operating Snooky's, now has a new job as executive director of Willow Pond Senior Care, the personal care home on Country Club Road.

April 20, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business - Kennedy Realty to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Many of us are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we "grow up."

April 20, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald contributor | Local


Two Migos rappers post bond; one held in jail

Two of three members of the rap group Migos were released on bond Monday after being arrested on drug and gun charges during a Saturday night concert at Georgia Southern University.

April 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Migos rap group members arrested at Hanner show

The three members that make up the Migos rap group face drug and firearm charges after their concert Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse was interrupted and they were arrested.

April 20, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


ArtsFest 2015: Express yourself

Here in Statesboro, we really know how to paint the town.

April 19, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Rodeo crowd fills the stands

The stands were filled to capacity Saturday night as the second round of the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo drew people from all over the world to compete or watch the fun.

April 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Palmetto Pipeline fight goes to Richmond Hill

Along the proposed Palmetto Pipeline route, from places such as Sylvania and Springfield, concerned residents will drive Tuesday to Richmond Hill for the first real Georgia Department of Transportation hearing on the project.

April 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


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Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

May 29, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Local


More ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.

May 29, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in 13-year-old murder case

The review of a 13-year-old cold case landed a man back behind bars Wednesday when DNA linked Phillip Scott Kirby Sr. to the 2002 murder of an East Georgia College associate professor.

May 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch school leaders weigh options for fiscal 2016 budget

After presenting a budget that, if totally funded, would call for a 2-mill increase in property taxes, Bulloch County Schools executives also suggested some middle-ground options.

May 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.

May 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Request withdrawn for RV park rezone proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners "regroup" and review their options.

May 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

May 25, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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