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Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Fifteen cyclists consisting of current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home left the home Thursday afternoon to bike 560 miles through six Georgia cities, with Statesboro being the first stop Thursday evening.

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OTC graduate helps unveil new college program

OTC graduate helps unveil new college program

Earlier this week, an Ogeechee Technical College graduate represented Technical College System of Georgia graduates during an announcement about a campaign designed to encourage adults to go back to college and get their degrees.

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Ellen Murkison shares story of tragedy, miracle

Ellen Murkison shares story of tragedy, miracle

Almost three years after a traffic accident in Statesboro led a family through a series of miracles, the mother of a young boy injured in the crash has written a book about the ordeal.

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Georgia Southern Eagles’ Coca-Cola wealth to flow to scholarships

Georgia Southern Eagles’ Coca-Cola wealth to flow to scholarships

Decorative tubs of iced Cokes were available at 9:30 a.m. Thursday as the Coca-Cola Co. and Georgia Southern University announced a 10-year, multimillion-dollar continuation of Coke's exclusive marketing deal on campus and for Eagles athletics.

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Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Just two days before the new school year starts for students, Bulloch County held open houses throughout the district, introducing parents and students to new grades, new teachers and even some new principals.

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Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.

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Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

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GBI investigates 3 Brooklet burglaries

GBI investigates 3 Brooklet burglaries

Three burglaries Tuesday night and Wednesday morning have Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents looking for answers.

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Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

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Disappearing crosswalks will be back in downtown Statesboro

Disappearing crosswalks will be back in downtown Statesboro

Traffic was blocked around the intersection of West Main and College streets Monday night and Tuesday morning as contractors removed the brick pavers from the four crosswalks. By afternoon, the pavers had been replaced with fresh asphalt.

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Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON — The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

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Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

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Family escapes burning Claxton home

Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

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Willingway appoints new medical director

Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

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Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.

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Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.

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Statesboro man, 21, charged with molesting girl, 14

Statesboro man, 21, charged with molesting girl, 14

A 21-year-old Statesboro man has been arrested on charges he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, and the teen also faces charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'You have cancer' changes your priorities

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'You have cancer' changes your priorities

        Today, 12 years ago, my life's priorities changed dramatically when my wife's doctor uttered three words, "you have cancer."

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Statesboro man charged in knife attack

Statesboro man charged in knife attack

A man is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail after deputies said he tried to stab another man Sunday night.

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Bulloch County man jailed after woman is attacked

Bulloch County man jailed after woman is attacked

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic call Sunday evening said they found a man holding a woman down as he struck her.

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Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 6:00 a.m.
New author exposes Brooklet background in steamy ‘thriller’

New author exposes Brooklet background in steamy ‘thriller’

        Successful, hybrid-published erotic romance author Alessandra Torre, or A.R. Torre, for her latest book, “The Girl in 6E,” has set bits of it in Brooklet, with a character from Statesboro. Released July 8 by the Hachette Book Group under its Redhook imprint, it is her first thriller and first book in hardcover.

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John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

        Why is there so much gridlock in Washington? Why is Congress so messed up?

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Gun ban still in effect at local colleges, university

Gun ban still in effect at local colleges, university

Georgia’s new gun law may allow licensed citizens to take their guns into bars, churches and some government buildings, but colleges reserve the right to ban firearms from their campuses.

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GSU to go tobacco free

GSU to go tobacco free

        Georgia Southern University will be tobacco free starting Friday, in accordance with a new policy by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents.

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School board rolls back millage

School board rolls back millage

    The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year’s.

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Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

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Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

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12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

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Atlanta fugitive arrested in Claxton

Atlanta fugitive arrested in Claxton

A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.

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Updated: jul. 24, 2014 3:57 p.m.
Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

The arrest of a man hauling drugs and a stolen ATV led sheriff's investigators to two other suspects believed to be responsible for a recent home invasion, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Statesboro tourism office set to move to new home

Statesboro tourism office set to move to new home

Next week will be moving week for the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose new visitors center will feature a Georgia Southern Museum on Main and a parking area large enough for a camper trailer or bus.

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With Georgia GOP Senate runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

With Georgia GOP Senate runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.

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Ogeechee Technical College adds new members to Board of Directors

Ogeechee Technical College adds new members to Board of Directors

Ogeechee Technical College has added three new members to the college's local Board of Directors. Mark Anderson and Yolanda Tremble, both of Statesboro, will represent Bulloch County, and Tammi Hall of Claxton will be an Evans County representative.

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Statesboro AMBUCS hosts fundraiser and bike giveaway

Statesboro AMBUCS hosts fundraiser and bike giveaway

The Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host a miniature golf fundraiser at The Clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

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FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:54 p.m.
Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:41 p.m.
‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

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Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

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Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

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Updated: jul. 21, 2014 7:03 p.m.
Statesboro getting lots of fiber

Statesboro getting lots of fiber

        With about 125 miles of fiber optic cable now being laid to serve Statesboro and Hinesville, Hargray Communications will become the fifth provider of fiber-based, high-speed Internet service in the Statesboro market.

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GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

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Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

CARTERSVILLE — As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.

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Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

        A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.

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Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

        With shoppers and employees of Ken's IGA in Brooklet cheering her on, Janina Jones of Statesboro filled her shopping cart with $557 of meat and frozen food on Saturday as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first 60-second Grocery Grab contest.

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A growing problem

A growing problem

        Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

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Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and “local” will help him with independent voters.

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