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Charter school backers want exemption from takeover district

ATLANTA - Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.

February 17, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve bid to pave Horace Mitchell Road

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a bid for paving one of several county dirt roads slated for improvement.

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Fire damages Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County

Editor's note: This article has been revised to clarify some confusion that had been presented in the initial article posted earlier this afternoon over exactly what parts of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County's building were damaged.

February 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance

(Note: The original headline for this article read "Screven County High to perform 'Last Supper.'" This was incorrect -- the performers are not from SCHS but from the Maritime Ministry Players. The headline has been corrected to "Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance to more accurately reflect the content in the story. The editor apologizes for this mistake.)

February 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scholarship essay contest open

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced that, due to the overwhelming response received in 2014, the first-of-its-kind Seventh Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition will return for a second year in 2015.

February 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


From boys to eagles -- Childhood friends achieve highest Scouting rank together

Three young men were recently honored for achieving the highest Boy Scout rank in a triple Eagle Scout ceremony.

February 15, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Calling all filmmakers

With entries ranging from a story about a woman falling for a serial killer to a look at why clowns are frightening to some people, the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Archibald Bulloch DAR to celebrate Georgia Day

Georgia Day will be celebrated on Thursday with a luncheon at noon in the Perry Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Statesboro.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Speak up’ Feb. 26 about school flexibility

The annual "Speak Up for Education" session, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, will among other things serve as the public hearing on the Bulloch County Schools' becoming what people in education circles call an "IE Squared" district.

February 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

NEW YORK - This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.

February 13, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Cost of nuclear plant could reach $8 billion

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish building a nuclear power plant in Georgia, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis prepared for state utility regulators.

February 13, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Portal man dies in wreck

A Portal man was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash on Ponderosa Road.

February 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man arrested minutes after a car was stolen

A Portal man on parole for automobile theft and other crimes was arrested Tuesday just minutes after he reportedly stole a car in Portal, police said.

February 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Kiwanis Club seeks to eliminate neonatal tetanus

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently announced that it has approved the recommendation of its Board of Directors to be a model club in its efforts in raising funds for Project Eliminate. Project Eliminate is a fundraising project organized by Kiwanis International in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate the disease of maternal neonatal tetanus from the world.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt STARs present Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Two young ladies claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, neither of them named Ernest, are each in love with a young lady.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Police investigate Metter robberies

Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lightning, winds cause no damage

Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Morning wrecks on 80, 25 cause delays

Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia's first lady reads to local children

With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second thoughts emerge on school zone change

School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.

March 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man killed in crash

A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McDuffie Co. man wanted on child molestation charges arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.

March 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rare cloud formation waves over Statesboro

An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally recognized dementia-care specialist to speak at GSU conference

Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Glennville banking on Boro

Previously a family home, the building being extensively renovated on Savannah Avenue near the Zetterower Avenue intersection will be the first office of the Statesboro Bank, a division of the Glennville Bank.

March 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Co-founders come 'home' to open new Zaxby's

On March 27, 1990, Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley opened their first Zaxby's restaurant just 83 steps from where Statesboro's newest Zaxby's now sits.

March 30, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro High School coach indicted after 2014 arrest

The second of two assistant high school coaches accused last year in separate cases of inappropriate contact with students was indicted earlier this month.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boys and Girls Club tours Sankofa Museum on Wheels

Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

March 29, 2015 | Makayla Rankins Herald Correspondent | Local


30 years of making reading fun

For over 30 years, Elaine McDuffie has been showing children and adults alike the joys of reading.

March 29, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state's best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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