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University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man shot in leg during Statesboro robbery attempt

A man shot Sunday night at The Lodge Apartments is recovering while police continue to seek information on the armed robbery attempt.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Early voting in Bulloch set to begin on Monday

It's time to vote again.

June 30, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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