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Bulloch County Valedictorians 2015

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May 31, 2015 | From staff reports Stories by Holli Deal Saxon, Al Hackle, Hayley Greene and Rahn Hutcheson | Local


SEB Quiz Bowl heads to national championship two-day tournament

With a strong finish at the GATA Winter Open South, Southeast Bulloch High School's Quiz Bowl team proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.

May 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Comprehensive Wound Care Center in Statesboro: A place to heal

For the past few months, Lou Woods has arrived to work very early at East Georgia Regional Medical Center - 5:30 a.m.

May 31, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Scam reported in Liberty County

It sounded too good to be true.

May 30, 2015 | By PATTY LEON pleon@coastalcourier.com | Local


Bulloch County BOE backs off 2-mill increase

A 2-mill tax increase came off the table when the Bulloch County Board of Education met Thursday. But a 1.5-mill increase is now in play, versus spending down the school system's cash reserve by a few million dollars.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro ordinance would permit, restrict ‘bars’

Statesboro City Council appears closer to voting on an Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance that would recognize the existence of bars and no longer describe them all as restaurants.

May 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

May 29, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Local


More ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.

May 29, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in 13-year-old murder case

The review of a 13-year-old cold case landed a man back behind bars Wednesday when DNA linked Phillip Scott Kirby Sr. to the 2002 murder of an East Georgia College associate professor.

May 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch school leaders weigh options for fiscal 2016 budget

After presenting a budget that, if totally funded, would call for a 2-mill increase in property taxes, Bulloch County Schools executives also suggested some middle-ground options.

May 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Kids go wild at the library

On Thursday, June 11, the Statesboro Regional Library welcomed Georgia Southern's Center for Wildlife Education for an hour of up-close-and-personal interaction between Statesboro kids and a few of the center's critters. Connor Merry of the wildlife center taught about the animals' behaviors and environments and helped dispel myths surrounding the creatures in his care.

June 13, 2015 | Scott Bryant Staff | Local


Suspect killed in attack on Dallas police

DALLAS - A man planted pipe bombs outside Dallas police headquarters and sprayed the building with bullets during a wild street battle early on Saturday that authorities said miraculously left no one dead or injured except the suspect, who was later shot and killed in his van by a police sniper.

June 13, 2015 | BY NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


11 facing charges after two incidents

An attempt to serve a parole violation warrant ended with eight arrests Wednesday after Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies found drugs and drug paraphernalia at a Martin Swinson Road residence. The arrests also led to further charges Thursday after the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team (CST) executed a search warrant at the address of two of the eight originally charged Wednesday.

June 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Informal markets operate free while city makes rules

Stephanie Ellis' Open Market at 1695 Northside Drive East opened the past two Saturdays, after being closed four months while Ellis tried to meet requirements pointed out by city staff members.

June 13, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


No millage rate increase for schools

Officially the budget is still tentative, subject to final approval June 25, but there will be no increase in the property tax rate for school funding in Bulloch County this year.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro High offers graduation replay

Statesboro High School can't turn back the calendar for those parents and guests locked out of Hanner Fieldhouse during the May 30 graduation service, but is offering them a special replay ceremony with help from Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Screven fugitive sought

The Screven County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted on parole violation charges after the man fled from deputies serving a warrant Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Historical Society ticket deadline near

Members of the Bulloch County Historical Society have a limited time to obtain tickets to a sumptuous meal, great entertainment and a silent auction at the group's upcoming 41st annual meeting.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Boro brothers win student Emmy awards

With a mysteriously haunting plot and exquisite video footage of stormy skies, wind-tossed foliage, splatters of rain in a pond and a leaf tossing through a stream of water, two brothers recently won a High School Student Production Award for their short film, entitled "The Wind Whispers to Me."

June 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Allen combats EPA’s authority over small streams

Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia, was one of the 70 co-sponsors of a U.S. House resolution to block expanded federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction over small streams.

June 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspects sought in home invasion robbery

Armed men wearing masks tied up a woman and shot through a closet door at a man early Tuesday morning during a home invasion style robbery.

June 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Masked men rob Brampton Parker’s

Four men robbed a Brampton Avenue convenience store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, and Statesboro police are seeking information on possible suspects.

June 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Learning the violin

The sound of violins can be heard from the third floor of the Averitt Center for the Arts all this week, as youngsters attend the center's first Violin Camp.

June 10, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro P.O. employees take delivery of top honors

Employees of Statesboro's post office received awards last week for two uncommon achievements.

June 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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