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Fee to support storm sewers back on tap in Statesboro

Fee to support storm sewers back on tap in Statesboro

City Council received a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that, if approved, will create a monthly fee on virtually every address in Statesboro for the improvement and maintenance of storm drains.

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Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

The "weapon" reportedly carried by a masked man who caused a lockdown on parts of Georgia Southern University's campus Dec. 5 turned out to be an umbrella, police said.

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New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

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Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.

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Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

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Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

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Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

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Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.

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Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.

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DOT to unveil plan for more lanes between Brooklet and Statesboro

DOT to unveil plan for more lanes between Brooklet and Statesboro

The Georgia Department of Transportation is asking local residents, motorists and property owners for their opinions on a $5.3 million project to add passing and turn lanes on U.S. Highway 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro.

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A respite for the holidays in Statesboro

A respite for the holidays in Statesboro

        Respite care in a personal care home, or through an at-home personal care service, can be an option for some senior adults and their family caregivers during the holidays, suggests Mary Anderson, executive director at Willow Pond Personal Care.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Country Store's Revell is living his dream

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Country Store's Revell is living his dream

Growing up as a chubby kid certainly creates limitations both mentally and physically.

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Georgia Southern University ROTC cadet is No. 4 in US

Georgia Southern University ROTC cadet is No. 4 in US

United States Army Cadet Command, which oversees all Army ROTC programs nationwide, recently announced the top 10 Cadets on the 2015 Fiscal Year's national Order of Merit List.

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Photo gallery: A Wild Christmas

Photo gallery: A Wild Christmas

The Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County are introduced to many of the animals who make their home at the Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education through a special adaptation of "The Night Before Christmas" where Santa must find new animals to help him out on Christmas Eve when his reindeer fall ill.

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Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

    When Ja’Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, “Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race.”

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Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch County is poised to join a regional economic development consortium that hopes to capitalize on the soon-to-be-deepened Savannah harbor.

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2 officers shot near Atlanta

2 officers shot near Atlanta

DECATUR, Ga. — Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured and a lengthy manhunt by heavily armed authorities.

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Local author offers hope, healing in new book

Local author offers hope, healing in new book

She was abused by her stepfather, threatened by her half-brother, teased by classmates and rejected and abandoned by her mother.

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Graduating Eagles spread their wings

Graduating Eagles spread their wings

If you didn’t know that STEM in educational jargon is an acronym for “science, technology, engineering and math,” Georgia Southern University’s fall graduation services, especially the one at midday, were a good time to learn.

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Statesboro Regional Art Association members re-create famous paintings

Statesboro Regional Art Association members re-create famous paintings

The Statesboro Regional Art Association recently debuted a collection of artwork at an exhibit called "The Artful Copy" with a reception and viewing at the Honey Bowen Building.

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Statesboro woman charged with selling narcotics from her home

Statesboro woman charged with selling narcotics from her home

A woman was arrested after officers investigated the possible sale of narcotics from her apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Statesboro man arrested in connection with shooting of teen in South Carolina

Statesboro man arrested in connection with shooting of teen in South Carolina

A man wanted on an attempted murder charge in South Carolina was arrested early Thursday in a Statesboro home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Man arrested in connection with Friday’s ‘suspicious person’ incident at GSU

Man arrested in connection with Friday’s ‘suspicious person’ incident at GSU

A man has been arrested in connection with the scare that led police to lock down portions of Georgia Southern University's campus for a few hours Friday morning.

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Updated: dec. 10, 2014 7:51 p.m.
Statesboro police charge 2nd male with molesting teen

Statesboro police charge 2nd male with molesting teen

A second male has been charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl whose mother has been charged with lying about the girl's age, police said.

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Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to open in Statesboro next week

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to open in Statesboro next week

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will open Wednesday, Dec. 17, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

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Twin City to hold Christmas Tour of Homes

Twin City to hold Christmas Tour of Homes

Besides being "twice as friendly, twice as nice," Twin City, just 35 miles west of Statesboro and 13 miles west of Portal on U.S. Highway 80, is a "Little City (with a) Big History."

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Photo gallery: How the Penguins Saved Christmas

Photo gallery: How the Penguins Saved Christmas

Second and third graders at Mattie Lively Elementary School performed "How the Penguins Saved Christmas."

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Georgia Southern University student robbed

Georgia Southern University student robbed

Georgia Southern University officials warned students to be cautious after a victim was robbed early Tuesday morning.

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Bulloch County man arrested after stolen vehicles found on his property

Bulloch County man arrested after stolen vehicles found on his property

Deputies seeking a wanted person on Rocky Ford Road Thursday found a four-wheeler and dirt bike they said were stolen.

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Proposed Statesboro TAD reaches way beyond South Main

Statesboro's proposed Tax Allocation District is not restricted to South Main Street.

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Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

A wild chase through the Middleground community early Monday evening ended with deputies finding a meth lab and having to subdue the fleeing driver via Taser.

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GBI: Candler County man killed wife, self

GBI: Candler County man killed wife, self

A domestic dispute led to the murder/suicide of a Candler County couple Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

The former Rocky Ford town clerk, who submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 18, did not list a reason why she vacated the position.

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‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is coming to 33 East Main Street

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is coming to 33 East Main Street

The Averitt STARs are at it again, this time bringing the heartwarming holiday favorite "Miracle on 34th Street" to the Emma Kelly Theater.

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Statesboro dentist to offer free service on Friday

Statesboro dentist to offer free service on Friday

The office of Dr. Richard F. Marz, DDS, Comprehensive and Family Dentistry, will host a Free Day of Dentistry with Dentistry from the Heart on Friday in Statesboro.

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Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Autopsies on a Candler County couple found dead in their home Saturday morning with gunshot wounds were scheduled to be performed Monday, authorities said.

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Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

    ATLANTA — It's fall, and the Leafs are turning left and right.

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Policing the police?

Policing the police?

    NEW YORK — At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer should face criminal charges.

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More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

ATLANTA — After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.

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Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

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Lynda Williamson named Chamber Business Leader of the Year for 2014

Lynda Williamson named Chamber Business Leader of the Year for 2014

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce honored as its 2014 Business Leader of the Year, posthumously, Lynda Brannen Williamson, who in her final months created a charitable foundation to help young women “live like Lynda,” combining leadership with service.

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Scare temporarily disrupts part of Georgia Southern University campus

Scare temporarily disrupts part of Georgia Southern University campus

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. The male graduate student who wore a mask to the old biology building Friday morning, prompting Georgia Southern University police to close that building and two connected ones in response to what they termed a "suspicious person" who presented a "credible threat," could still face the possibility of criminal charges. Because of a reporting error, a front-page article Saturday incorrectly said the student would not be charged. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

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Updated: dec. 05, 2014 1:20 p.m.
Improper city meetings?

Improper city meetings?

The 48-page report by attorney Tom A. Peterson IV from his investigation into whether a majority of Statesboro City Council members privately met with former City Manager Frank Parker in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act reveals no undisputed smoking gun that this occurred.

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Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

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Ground broken for new GSU student health center

Ground broken for new GSU student health center

If construction stays on schedule, one year from now, Georgia Southern University students will get on-campus care in a new Health Center with three times as many exam rooms as the current clinic.

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Former Statesboro High principal’s trial to begin in January

Former Statesboro High principal’s trial to begin in January

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will face trial in early January.

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Michele Norris to Speak at Georgia Southern MLK Celebration

Michele Norris to Speak at Georgia Southern MLK Celebration

Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2015 MLK Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

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Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Psychology program accredited

The American Psychological Association's Council on Accreditation has formally accredited Georgia Southern University's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology, the university announced Wednesday.

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Statesboro police to conduct alcohol compliance checks

Statesboro police to conduct alcohol compliance checks

The Statesboro Police Department announced Wednesday that it will conduct compliance checks of businesses licensed to sell alcohol this month.

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Updated: dec. 03, 2014 11:09 a.m.
Georgia Southern University officials speak up as Statesboro wades back into bars vs. restaurants

Georgia Southern University officials speak up as Statesboro wades back into bars vs. restaurants

As Statesboro City Council talked Tuesday about definitions of bars versus restaurants — and whether bars could make money as music venues if the minimum age to enter a bar were 21 — Georgia Southern University Dean of Students Patrice Buckner Jackson spoke up.

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