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Memories and laughs at Statesboro's Emma Awards

Playing the part of Anna was not the first time Best Actress winner Nora Franklin had a part in the musical "The King and I."

June 09, 2014 | BY JENNIFER ARTHURS and BROOKE RABON Herald Interns | Local


Georgia Southern library hosts annual Farm to Table Dinner

The Friends of Zach S. Henderson Library in partnership with the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will host the fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner on Thursday, June 19.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


O.J. Simpson trial, 20 years later

LOS ANGELES - The O.J. Simpson murder trial cast a harsh light on police and forensic work, and gave law enforcement a textbook example of what not to do at a crime scene.

June 08, 2014 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald named best small daily

For the fifth consecutive year, the Statesboro Herald was named the best small daily newspaper in Georgia during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet Friday in Jekyll Island.

June 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Current alcohol ordinance left city of Statesboro 'powerless’

The city's recourse to the Superior Court last fall for an order to close down two nightclubs after repeated gun violence, and a review of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance by the city attorney, revealed fundamental flaws in the existing city law.

June 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man attacks outside Ga. courthouse, wounds deputy

CUMMING, Ga. - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 07, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Strong storms down trees, power lines

A line of severe thunderstorms that moved through the area Friday evening left downed trees and power lines around Bulloch and surrounding counties, but accounted for no known injuries, according to Bulloch County 911 Director Kelly Barnard.

June 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man sentenced on federal sex charges

A Savannah man arrested in Millen last year for transporting a teenage girl across several state lines for sexual purposes was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Statesboro.

June 06, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


12 arrested in Bulloch County online reverse prostitution sting

A dozen people were jailed after a two-day sting where law enforcement used the Internet to nab people soliciting prostitutes.

June 06, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Food Bank begins summer feeding program

The Food Bank, operating in its new location on Donnie Simmons Way in the old Julia P. Bryant School, is working diligently this summer to make sure no one in Bulloch County goes hungry.

June 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Banker once declared dead pleads guilty to 3 counts in fraud case

A former Georgia investment adviser pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of fraud to end a two-year criminal case in which he vanished while under suspicion for losing millions in investors' money and was declared dead before being captured alive in a routine traffic stop.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Barrow: Too much job security problem at VA

Too much job security is part of the problem in the Department of Veterans Affairs and its medical system, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., said Wednesday in Statesboro.

June 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Archie Manning to speak at Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University will host Archie Manning, a former National Football League player and National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Hanner Fieldhouse.

June 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vidalia man arrested after 2 smartphones are stolen in Bulloch County

A Vidalia man was arrested after two smartphones were stolen from two people just minutes apart Tuesday night, authorities said.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Snooky’s bricks fuel Leadership Bulloch fundraiser for Fostering Bulloch

Fostering Bulloch received a $21,000 boost to its efforts to help foster children transition to adulthood.

June 03, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


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OTC graduate helps unveil new college program

Earlier this week, an Ogeechee Technical College graduate represented Technical College System of Georgia graduates during an announcement about a campaign designed to encourage adults to go back to college and get their degrees.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ellen Murkison shares story of tragedy, miracle

Almost three years after a traffic accident in Statesboro led a family through a series of miracles, the mother of a young boy injured in the crash has written a book about the ordeal.

July 31, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Eagles’ Coca-Cola wealth to flow to scholarships

Decorative tubs of iced Cokes were available at 9:30 a.m. Thursday as the Coca-Cola Co. and Georgia Southern University announced a 10-year, multimillion-dollar continuation of Coke's exclusive marketing deal on campus and for Eagles athletics.

July 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Just two days before the new school year starts for students, Bulloch County held open houses throughout the district, introducing parents and students to new grades, new teachers and even some new principals.

July 30, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GBI investigates 3 Brooklet burglaries

Three burglaries Tuesday night and Wednesday morning have Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents looking for answers.

July 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Disappearing crosswalks will be back in downtown Statesboro

Traffic was blocked around the intersection of West Main and College streets Monday night and Tuesday morning as contractors removed the brick pavers from the four crosswalks. By afternoon, the pavers had been replaced with fresh asphalt.

July 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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