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Statesboro, Bulloch County authorities: Have fun, be safe

New Year's Eve traditions include revelry and late-night parties, and local public safety officials hope residents observe safety precautions as they ring in 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's Fashion for Compassion event to benefit Georgia's Princess Ball

The third annual Fashion for Compassion event inside the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. This has become the January First Friday event in recent years.

December 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Volunteers come together to prepare Christmas lunch for Statesboro’s Rebecca’s Cafe

At a time when many in our community and nation are divided by skin color, size of bank account and beliefs or unbelief, one place melded hearts and joined hands the week of Christmas to feed families and individuals in need.

December 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shot fired at Statesboro police

A shot fired at two Statesboro police officers early Monday morning didn't strike anyone, but officers on patrol saw the bullet strike pavement on the road in front of them.

December 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County wreck kills Glennville man

A Glennville man was killed Friday in a collision at the intersection of Langston Chapel Road and U.S. Highway 301 South.

December 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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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


Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level raises.

January 16, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RAY HENRY | Local


Screven County deputy gets Medal of Honor

A Screven County sheriff's deputy received public recognition and awards Thursday for bravery and exceptional service three years after she was shot in the line of duty.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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