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Herald earns 10 awards in Associated Press contest

The Statesboro Herald won 10 awards in the 2014 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Atlanta during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

June 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Wilson: Bulloch schools working to prevent misconduct

The Bulloch County school system "must do more" to prevent students or employees from becoming the victims of misconduct, Superintendent Charles Wilson says.

June 21, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Ogeechee Tech receives regional accreditation

Ogeechee Technical College was notified Thursday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has granted full regional accreditation to the college.

June 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro employees get their raise; no pay study for now

At times during this week's Statesboro City Council meeting, it appeared that some or all of the city's 250-plus employees might not get a proposed 2.5 percent raise.

June 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Illness spread by mosquitoes strikes in Georgia

The state did not identify the name or location of the patient due to privacy concerns.

June 20, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Sylvania man charged with inappropriate online contact

A Screven County man charged with inappropriate contact with a juvenile via computer was released on bond last week.

June 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Transplant 'fairness' at issue for panel, Georgians

A committee on liver transplants said Monday that reducing the nation's number of transplant regions - from the current 11 to four - could save hundreds of lives.

June 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch fire committee launches in upbeat mood

Tricky questions such as where the city might put a third fire station remain in the future, but a joint city-county fire committee that met for the first time Tuesday agreed to address these in a spirit of cooperation.

June 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Many Georgians pay bargain ACA rates, report says

Georgia's average premium for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchange is the second-lowest among the 36 states using the federally run marketplace, according to a report released Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Georgia Southern's City Campus will host Statesboro chamber's Business After Hours

Georgia Southern University's City Campus will host its annual Business After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police catch burglars in the act

Metter police arrested two juveniles and an adult they say were caught in the act of burglarizing a store Tuesday night.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia execution 1st since botched injection

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia inmate convicted in 1993 of raping and murdering his 15-year-old neighbor in suburban Atlanta has been executed, marking the first lethal injection since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April.

June 17, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office seeks funding for 3 new deputies

If a grant application is approved, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department will possibly add three deputies to its roster.

June 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


3 inmates, including 1 in Georgia, set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS - There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three convicted killers scheduled to die in the span of about 24 hours.

June 17, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Local


Former Statesboro High Principal Marty Waters pleads not guilty, seeks jury trial

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Marty Waters, entered a "not guilty" plea to a misdemeanor failure to report child abuse Monday in Bulloch County State Court.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. ethics chief: Deal aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care

A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.

July 14, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Kingston, Perdue hone attacks in Ga. Senate debate

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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