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Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

NEW YORK - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.

December 27, 2014 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Local


New Bulloch BOE members to take seats

Two new members of the Bulloch County Board of Education, Glennera Martin from District 5 and Jimmy "Jay" Cook Jr. from District 6, will take their seats in January, more than seven months after they were elected.

December 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools compare staff wages

In most cases, the Bulloch County Schools are paying non-teacher employees such as custodians, bus drivers and paraprofessionals wages roughly equal to or higher than average for similar-size school districts included in a comparison.

December 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


First Jekyll Island bobcat confirmed

SAVANNAH - Remote-sensing cameras set up to help researchers count deer on Jekyll Island ended up capturing images of a more elusive animal that had never before been confirmed at the island state park.

December 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition?'

ATLANTA - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 25, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans

CLEVELAND, Ga. - Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.

December 24, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The gift of giving

Hundreds of area residents will enjoy Christmas today, thanks to a local family whose efforts to spread holiday cheer also help those in need.

December 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nativity scene on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn sparks opposition

Bulloch County's courthouse square has become a forum for debate over religion.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Volunteers target disability parking violators across Statesboro

Issues over the use of parking spaces for people with disabilities became more noticeable during the Christmas season, say two volunteers who - in different ways - have been reminding Statesboro drivers of the law.

December 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro community helps fill Christmas needs

What began as one man's effort to make a difference has grown into an annual tradition that brings Christmas joy to kids facing a sparse holiday.

December 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputy captures murder suspect

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on patrol Sunday captured a man wanted in connection to a murder in Liberty County.

December 23, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Drug investigation leads police to armed robbery arrest

Law enforcement officers conducting a drug investigation at Blakewoods Apartments Thursday arrested a man wanted by both county and city authorities on outstanding warrants.

December 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa and local elves donate Statesboro AMBUCS bikes

The Statesboro AMBUCS organization, with assistance from Santa Claus and some elves, brought Christmas joy to six children a little early this year.

December 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


SEB High alum brings home second national championship title

Knapp Boddiford, 19, a 2013 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, won his second national championship in two years during the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was one of four national finalists that competed in the Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency category, and he received $1,000 for his win. Though now in college, Boddiford still affiliates and competes under the SEBHS FFA Chapter.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Potty training triggers power struggle

Q: My 31-month-old has been out of diapers for at least 8 months during the day. She has been very good with toilet training until recently. Now she goes for a while without accidents and then a period of a week or so with at least one accident a day. I can see she needs to go, but when I ask her she says no. At this point, if I try to get her to go, she begins screaming and crying and resisting. If I'm able to get her to the bathroom, she wets herself as I'm taking ...

December 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Local


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Statesboro student wins prizes for himself, teacher

When Nigel Washington started sixth grade at Langston Chapel Middle School, he was not living up to his potential in math. Math teacher Joni Chavers pushed him to do better, and he responded by not only improving in math but also writing a heartfelt essay about her a year later.

January 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


More alcohol compliance checks coming to Statesboro

Statesboro police will hold two alcohol compliance checks before Feb. 14, Statesboro Pubic Safety Director Wendell Turner announced.

January 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern signs memorandum to begin research in Ecuador

Georgia Southern University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to establish the Human-Environment Research Station in Milpe, Ecuador.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Board of Ed to hold strategy session Saturday

After seating two new members last week and selecting a new chairman, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold a special, but open, meeting Saturday to look at its strategic plan for the schools and hear reports from staff.

January 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Reorganized Statesboro Jaycees holding first fundraiser

The recently reorganized Statesboro Jaycees chapter announced its first fundraising effort, a Boston butt sale, to procure funds to help five nonprofit organizations in the community this year.

January 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro honors King’s legacy

The bright sunshine only emphasized the excitement, joy and pride the crowd showed Monday afternoon as the Statesboro community enjoyed the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

January 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested on meth charges in Statesboro

A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Have tractors, will travel

Aimtrac's Brooklet store, which is really in the Denmark community on Georgia Highway 67, sells big machines priced in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to farmers and even to kaolin mining companies across a large swath of eastern and central Georgia.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Nancy, for your Hospice leadership

Late one Sunday evening, 11 years ago, Dr. John Gerguis called me at home. My dad had an appointment with him the next morning and he felt that it would be best for me to come along.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


'Mad' about science

Schools and home-school groups have been scrambling to schedule tours before the Mad Scientist Laboratory disappears from the Georgia Southern University Museum, as it will Jan. 25 to make room for a new exhibit on World War I.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man sought in Metter robbery

Metter police are seeking a man suspected in a Thursday evening robbery at Dairy Queen.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Low country garden show offers latest trends

It's time once again for the Annual Low Country Home and Garden Show in Savannah. At the biggest home and gardening event of the year, attendees can experience over 4,000 square feet of DIY seminars, gardens, landscapes, countertops, cabinets, home security, stunning interior design and home improvement displays as they walk the aisles of booths and exhibits at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

January 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘All in’ for justice, equality

It's important that people be "all in" for justice and equality, the ideals Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, not simply participants in events marking the civil rights icon's legacy.

January 17, 2015 | By DAVID MILLER Special to the Herald | Local


Integrated or traditional math? Ga. to let districts decide

Since 2008, high school math in Georgia has been a sore subject, or a welcome intellectual challenge for students, depending on who you talk to or where you are.

January 17, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Obama’s college plan resembles HOPE

Many ifs stand between President Barack Obama's proposal for two years of free community college and reality, but community college spokespeople say they will be listening for more details.

January 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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