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Arrest made in 13-year-old murder case

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.

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‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

‘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.

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Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

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.

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Roll out the red carpet

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.

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Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

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.

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Bulloch school leaders weigh options for fiscal 2016 budget

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.

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Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

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.

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Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

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Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state’s workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

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School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.

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Request withdrawn for RV park rezone proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners “regroup” and review their options.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

          Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

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Updated: may. 25, 2015 9:13 p.m.
Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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Hospital names employee of the year

Hospital names employee of the year

            Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

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World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.

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Oh, the places they'll go

Oh, the places they'll go

    Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University’s campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.

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Updated: may. 24, 2015 9:45 p.m.
Marty Waters case: One year later

Marty Waters case: One year later

           It’s been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.

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Updated: may. 24, 2015 9:50 a.m.
World War II bomber pilot focuses on big picture

World War II bomber pilot focuses on big picture

Paul Grassey, who piloted a baker’s dozen B-24 bombing runs over Europe during World War II and helped get the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force off the ground, talks in detail but focuses on the big picture of war and remembrance.

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Update: Police locate Oliver children

Update: Police locate Oliver children

Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.

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Updated: may. 23, 2015 5:40 p.m.
Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal’s Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County’s sixth high school.

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'Be a catalyst of hope'

'Be a catalyst of hope'

 A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

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Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

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BOE rejects superintendent’s personnel list

BOE rejects superintendent’s personnel list

The Bulloch County Board of Education split 4-3 over a vote on personnel last week, rejecting an entire list of recommendations from Superintendent Charles Wilson.

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Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson’s attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

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City adopts new water and sewer billing rules

City adopts new water and sewer billing rules

New rules that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday restrict water bill adjustments for city employees and their families but also provide a waiver of late charges for customers with previously spotless five-year payment histories.

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Woman critical after crash

Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

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Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

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DOT commissioner denies Palmetto Pipeline certificate

Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry issued his decision Tuesday, denying Kinder Morgan a certificate that would have given the company power to force the sale of easements of private land to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

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One legend tells of another

One legend tells of another

The Bulloch County Historical Society hosted a special guest speaker Monday at its May lunchtime meeting. Highly esteemed and well-known in Bulloch County, William James stepped up to the podium to expound on his accomplishments in this area.

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A boot to local economy

A boot to local economy

Local tourism promoters and hospitality businesses hope that the Georgia Soccer State Cup Final Four, expected to bring nearly 2,500 people to Statesboro the last weekend in May, is a foretaste of more late-spring and summer sports events in the future.

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Man pleads guilty, gets life for Oak Hill murder

Man pleads guilty, gets life for Oak Hill murder

One of three men charged in the January 2014 murder of a woman during a home invasion robbery was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday.

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Suspect known in Newington shooting death

Suspect known in Newington shooting death

While an arrest has not been made, authorities know the identity of a man suspected in the May 8 shooting death of a Newington man at his home.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shifting education focus critical to our future

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shifting education focus critical to our future

            Next week hundreds of excited and well prepared high school seniors will graduate from Bulloch County schools and enter the next phase of their lives.

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Marathon bombing survivor to speak at Ogeechee Tech graduation

Marathon bombing survivor to speak at Ogeechee Tech graduation

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott will offer the keynote address Thursday evening during Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony.

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GSU trombonist selected for Disney college band

GSU trombonist selected for Disney college band

Eric Spencer, a junior trombone performance major from Augusta, Georgia, will spend 11 weeks this summer performing with top college musicians from around the country after winning the jazz trombone soloist chair in the 2015 Disneyland All-American College Band.

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Updated: may. 17, 2015 9:01 p.m.
How to build your dragon

How to build your dragon

Brian Burns walks into his lab — room 2113 in the engineering building on Georgia Southern University’s campus — and comes face to face with a dragon.

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Updated: may. 17, 2015 9:01 p.m.
Pipeline decision expected

Pipeline decision expected

           Whether the Kinder Morgan company receives eminent domain to force easements of private land for the Palmetto Pipeline is now in the hands of Russell R. McMurry, Georgia Department of Transportation commissioner.

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Updated: may. 17, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Historical Society meeting Monday at Nessmith-Lane

Historical Society meeting Monday at Nessmith-Lane

           The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting a week earlier in May, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Normally the fourth Monday, the Society will meet this coming Monday — the third Monday — at 11:30 a.m. inside the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern.

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GOP delegates back religious liberty bill

GOP delegates back religious liberty bill

    ATHENS — Georgia Republicans on Saturday backed passage of a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, which opponents say could be used as a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.

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VA clinic evolving, growing

VA clinic evolving, growing

Open two years and two months as a “telehealth” clinic, the Statesboro VA Clinic on Northside Drive is now transitioning to have a full-time doctor see veterans in person for primary care.

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Census test unique to 20 counties of Ga., S.C.

Census test unique to 20 counties of Ga., S.C.

The real, national census isn’t until 2020, but this is Census Awareness Weekend here in 20 counties of Georgia and South Carolina involved in the 2015 Census Test.

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American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has new leader

American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has new leader

The incoming post commander for Statesboro’s American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has a handful of ideas to help the organization grow.

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A ‘Renaissance’ for Statesboro park

A ‘Renaissance’ for Statesboro park

Thursday’s dedication of Renaissance Park on Statesboro’s west side took on the feel of a gospel revival as residents celebrated the Bulloch County Historical Society’s commitment to making the park a vibrant part of the community once again.

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Food bank trailer stolen

Food bank trailer stolen

The director of the Statesboro Food Bank is offering a reward for the return of a utility trailer stolen from the premises sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. If a tip leads to an arrest, he will double the offer.

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Cats rescued from deplorable conditions

Cats rescued from deplorable conditions

An Ellabell-area woman faces eighteen counts of inhumane treatment of animals after humane officers removed several cats from her Live Oak Loop home Thursday.

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Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

         Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

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Updated: may. 14, 2015 2:17 p.m.
Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.

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More lawsuits filed in fatal crash

More lawsuits filed in fatal crash

Parents of three of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed in a fatal seven-vehicle pileup in April filed wrongful death suits Tuesday in Bryan County superior and state courts. One of two surviving students also filed suit, according to attorneys representing all four families.

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Burns moves into role as Georgia House majority leader

Burns moves into role as Georgia House majority leader

An office closer to the gold dome comes with the job of majority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, so Rep. Jon Burns was in Atlanta Tuesday, moving his office contents from the second floor of the Capitol to the third.

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Man resists arrest

Man resists arrest

A man caught stealing from woman’s car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff’s deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him “like they do on TV.”

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