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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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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


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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