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Bulloch County BOE taking steps to give schools control

Bulloch County BOE taking steps to give schools control

The Bulloch County school system is taking steps toward a way of doing business that will give individual schools more say in how each spends its allotted money.

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Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

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Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

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Ogeechee Tech student makes GOAL on way to second career

Ogeechee Tech student makes GOAL on way to second career

With more than 23 years behind him in retail management, Todd Humbert sought a second career in a medical field and discovered Ogeechee Technical College’s echocardiography program. Now he will represent the college as this year’s GOAL winner.

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Old River Road historical marker stolen

Old River Road historical marker stolen

The Old River Road historical marker has been stolen, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help.

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Bulloch County public safety, sheriff’s departments share needs

Bulloch County needs more deputies, more EMS staff, more firefighters and more money, according to county public safety leaders who spoke to Bulloch County commissioners during a lunchtime workshop Tuesday.

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Bulloch County Animal Shelter to reopen after parvo outbreak

Bulloch County Animal Shelter to reopen after parvo outbreak

The Bulloch County Animal Shelter is expected to reopen to the public next week after a serious bout with canine parvovirus.

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Juveniles arrested in Candler County Boys & Girls Club arson case

Juveniles arrested in Candler County Boys & Girls Club arson case

Metter police arrested two young boys Monday on arson and burglary charges in connection with a fire that damaged the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Candler County.

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Bulloch County's ‘extraordinary ordinary’

Bulloch County's ‘extraordinary ordinary’

History remembers R.P. "Bob" Mikell as one of the last "ordinaries" in Bulloch County.

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Brave new Galactic store in Statesboro

Brave new Galactic store in Statesboro

        With a digital colorist promoting a new comic book, cosplay enthusiasts looking as if they stepped out of a fantasy calendar, Beta testing of a table-top role-playing game up front, and tournaments of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Star War's X-Wing in back, Galactic Comics & Games' grand opening at its new location became a mini fan convention.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - AT&T fixing conversion issues with Alltel

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - AT&T fixing conversion issues with Alltel

 Cellphone companies provide easy punch lines for comedians. There was no exception last week when The Second City Comedy Club visited the Averitt Center.

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Students research civil rights deaths

Students research civil rights deaths

ATLANTA — A black man shot while driving back to his Washington, D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.

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Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

ATLANTA — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

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'It won't happen to my child'

'It won't happen to my child'

“It won’t happen to my child.”

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Huckabee: Resist possible decision for gay marriage

Huckabee: Resist possible decision for gay marriage

NEW YORK — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

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Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases on Monday as the General Assembly returns to action.

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Screven County textiles plant fined; corrections being made

Screven County textiles plant fined; corrections being made

After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

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Georgia Southern to host Air Force sax quartet

Georgia Southern to host Air Force sax quartet

Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a concert at Georgia Southern University's Carol A. Carter Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Statesboro City Council to put hotel & gas station decision in writing

Statesboro City Council to put hotel & gas station decision in writing

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Saturday's print edition. The neighborhood across Fair Road from the Martha Benson estate's property is named Woodlawn. Because of a reporter's mistake, the wrong name was given once in a front-page story Friday, though the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association was correctly named in the same article. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

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Updated: jan. 22, 2015 9:08 p.m.
Portal police seek thrift shop burglar

Portal police seek thrift shop burglar

Portal police are seeking information about a suspect who burglarized a local business.

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Fort Stewart soldier charged with murder

Fort Stewart soldier charged with murder

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested in connection with the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Savannah on Dec. 23.

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Statesboro woman asks why brother’s death wasn’t reported

Statesboro woman asks why brother’s death wasn’t reported

A Statesboro woman seeks answers as to why her brother's death went unreported after he was struck by a car in December.

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Updated: jan. 21, 2015 7:43 p.m.
Statesboro student wins prizes for himself, teacher

Statesboro student wins prizes for himself, teacher

When Nigel Washington started sixth grade at Langston Chapel Middle School, he was not living up to his potential in math. Math teacher Joni Chavers pushed him to do better, and he responded by not only improving in math but also writing a heartfelt essay about her a year later.

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More alcohol compliance checks coming to Statesboro

Statesboro police will hold two alcohol compliance checks before Feb. 14, Statesboro Pubic Safety Director Wendell Turner announced.

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Georgia Southern signs memorandum to begin research in Ecuador

Georgia Southern signs memorandum to begin research in Ecuador

Georgia Southern University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to establish the Human-Environment Research Station in Milpe, Ecuador.

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Bulloch County Board of Ed to hold strategy session Saturday

Bulloch County Board of Ed to hold strategy session Saturday

After seating two new members last week and selecting a new chairman, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold a special, but open, meeting Saturday to look at its strategic plan for the schools and hear reports from staff.

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Reorganized Statesboro Jaycees holding first fundraiser

Reorganized Statesboro Jaycees holding first fundraiser

The recently reorganized Statesboro Jaycees chapter announced its first fundraising effort, a Boston butt sale, to procure funds to help five nonprofit organizations in the community this year.

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Statesboro honors King’s legacy

Statesboro honors King’s legacy

The bright sunshine only emphasized the excitement, joy and pride the crowd showed Monday afternoon as the Statesboro community enjoyed the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

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2 men arrested on meth charges in Statesboro

2 men arrested on meth charges in Statesboro

A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.

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Have tractors, will travel

Have tractors, will travel

        Aimtrac's Brooklet store, which is really in the Denmark community on Georgia Highway 67, sells big machines priced in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to farmers and even to kaolin mining companies across a large swath of eastern and central Georgia.

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Updated: jan. 19, 2015 6:56 p.m.
Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Nancy, for your Hospice leadership

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Nancy, for your Hospice leadership

        Late one Sunday evening, 11 years ago, Dr. John Gerguis called me at home. My dad had an appointment with him the next morning and he felt that it would be best for me to come along.

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Updated: jan. 19, 2015 6:02 p.m.
'Mad' about science

'Mad' about science

    Schools and home-school groups have been scrambling to schedule tours before the Mad Scientist Laboratory disappears from the Georgia Southern University Museum, as it will Jan. 25 to make room for a new exhibit on World War I.

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Updated: jan. 19, 2015 12:29 a.m.
Man sought in Metter robbery

Man sought in Metter robbery

Metter police are seeking a man suspected in a Thursday evening robbery at Dairy Queen.

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Updated: jan. 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.
Low country garden show offers latest trends

Low country garden show offers latest trends

    It’s time once again for the Annual Low Country Home and Garden Show in Savannah. At the biggest home and gardening event of the year, attendees can experience over 4,000 square feet of DIY seminars, gardens, landscapes, countertops, cabinets, home security, stunning interior design and home improvement displays as they walk the aisles of booths and exhibits at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

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Updated: jan. 18, 2015 11:59 p.m.
‘All in’ for justice, equality

‘All in’ for justice, equality

It’s important that people be “all in” for justice and equality, the ideals Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, not simply participants in events marking the civil rights icon’s legacy.

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Integrated or traditional math? Ga. to let districts decide

Integrated or traditional math? Ga. to let districts decide

Since 2008, high school math in Georgia has been a sore subject, or a welcome intellectual challenge for students, depending on who you talk to or where you are.

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Obama’s college plan resembles HOPE

Obama’s college plan resembles HOPE

Many ifs stand between President Barack Obama’s proposal for two years of free community college and reality, but community college spokespeople say they will be listening for more details.

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Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

 

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level raises.

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Screven County deputy gets Medal of Honor

Screven County deputy gets Medal of Honor

A Screven County sheriff’s deputy received public recognition and awards Thursday for bravery and exceptional service three years after she was shot in the line of duty.

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Bitter court case over sweet onions

Bitter court case over sweet onions

    ATLANTA — A bitter fight over Georgia's famed sweet onions is winding its way through the state's legal system.

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3 arrested after meth lab found in Bulloch County home

3 arrested after meth lab found in Bulloch County home

Three people were arrested Wednesday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team found a functioning meth lab in a home, according to a news release issued Thursday.

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Updated: jan. 15, 2015 7:06 p.m.
Savannah hit-and-run vehicle might be in Bulloch County

Savannah hit-and-run vehicle might be in Bulloch County

A vehicle suspected to have been involved in a hit-and-run death Sunday, Jan. 4, in Savannah might be in Bulloch County.

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Pooler man arrested in southeast Georgia church burglaries

Pooler man arrested in southeast Georgia church burglaries

A Pooler man is being held in the Screven County Jail after a months-long investigation into church burglaries in several counties.

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A hotel and gas station near the garden?

A hotel and gas station near the garden?

Statesboro's Planning Commission has recommended against a zoning change and height variance for a four-story hotel and an Enmark gas station proposed to be built on Fair Road at the Georgia Avenue intersection.

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Updated: jan. 14, 2015 8:31 p.m.
State offers reward in Metter arson case

State offers reward in Metter arson case

State fire officials are offering a reward for information about an intentional fire that caused extensive smoke and heat damage this week to a school that houses the Candler County Boys & Girls Club.

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Lottie Olliff Johnson remembered as Statesboro innovator, entrepreneur

Lottie Olliff Johnson remembered as Statesboro innovator, entrepreneur

In less than a month, Mrs. Lottie Olliff Johnson would have celebrated her 90th birthday. And what a party it most likely would have been.

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Fourth man sought for selling stolen goods in Bulloch County

Fourth man sought for selling stolen goods in Bulloch County

Recent undercover work by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team led to the recovery of about $50,000 worth of stolen property.

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Updated: jan. 14, 2015 2:12 p.m.
Arlo Guthrie to perform full set at Georgia Southern

Arlo Guthrie to perform full set at Georgia Southern

Arlo Guthrie is set to perform Jan. 30 at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.

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Georgia Southern MLK Celebration speaker rescheduled

Georgia Southern MLK Celebration speaker rescheduled

The 2015 MLK Celebration speaker Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, has been postponed until next month.

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Georgia executes man for killing a deputy in traffic stop

Georgia executes man for killing a deputy in traffic stop

JACKSON  — A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.

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