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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


Charlie Olliff Square

The decoratively fenced and gated area where the Mainstreet Farmers Market and other events are held is no longer just the Sea Island Bank parking lot. It's Charlie Olliff Square, by proclamation of the city and as an honor from the bank to its longest-serving board member.

March 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Little Free Library’ offers books for the taking

The Rev. Bill Perry has many titles associated with his name: husband, father, grandfather, retired pastor, pastor emeritus of Statesboro First Baptist Church, interim pastor, walker, columnist for Statesboro Magazine, avid reader.

March 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Man shot in leg; suspect at large

A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg late Tuesday night on Nature's Way, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. won't decriminalize campus guns

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers abandoned a push Tuesday to decriminalize carrying a gun on Georgia's college campuses as they try to rally support for legislation that would allow firearms in churches and bars and arm school teachers.

March 11, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Lady Antebellum headlines GSU spring concert

Grammy Award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum will headline Georgia Southern University's spring concert Friday, May 2, at Paulson Stadium.

March 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch, other counties to get federal storm aid

Bulloch County and some neighboring counties will be reimbursed for at least two-thirds of the cost of damages from the ice storm last month after President Barack Obama approved a disaster declaration request from Gov. Nathan Deal for 39 counties.

March 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Last tax fraud defendants sentenced

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. Andrea Webb was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison after she was one of 13 defendants to plead guilty to participating in a Statesboro-based tax-fraud scheme. Because of incorrect information supplied by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Webb's sentence was listed incorrectly in a front-page article Wednesday.

March 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. candidate took $50K in prohibited donations

SAVANNAH - Running his first race for Congress, Eugene Yu found a generous supporter in his friend and fellow Augusta businessman Wayne B. Brown. Last summer and fall, Brown and his company gave the Republican candidate $54,500 for his campaign.

March 10, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Candler County woman still missing

No foul play is suspected in the Jan. 11 disappearance of a Candler County woman, but law enforcement officers are still seeking answers as to Anya Johnson's whereabouts.

March 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


WTOC’s Dal Cannady walks 7 days for Red Cross disaster team donations

A familiar face around town and somewhat of a celebrity, Dal Cannady spends his time telling the stories of others. But this story is about him. Rather, what he spent a week doing.

March 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - S. Main, workforce, master plan top retreat

Even though the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Bulloch County are separate entities, they share a similar mission of being both an advocate and a catalyst for the business community.

March 10, 2014 | | Local


Poker Time on the side

Several Georgia Southern University students in recent years have become entrepreneurs while working their way through school. One started a bus service. Another took over a school supply store. Add organizing poker games to the list of student-run enterprises.

March 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.

April 19, 2014 | By ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | Local


Senate hopefuls take on issues in debate

GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

April 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Local VFW post struggling

Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.

April 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Week honors 911 dispatchers

When most people enjoy Easter dinner and egg hunts with the kids Sunday, a handful of folks will be sitting behind desks, operating radios and taking emergency phone calls.

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

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


‘Stabby Stabby Stab Stab’ wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice

A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers' Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

April 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man charged in 2013 double fatal crash

A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.

April 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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


Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two 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 sixth film festival.

April 16, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

April 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

April 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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