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Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

WASHINGTON - A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement age and slow the growth of benefits for higher-income workers.

December 13, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




A league of their own

There's a new league of athletes in town, and they're scoring big already.

December 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


After Obamacare repeal vote, some in GOP fear a cliff

WASHINGTON - Republicans are eagerly planning initial votes next month on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, a cherished GOP goal. But many worry that while Congress tries to replace it, the party will face ever-angrier voters, spooked health insurers and the possibility of tumbling off a political cliff.

December 12, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump dismisses CIA findings on Russian hacking

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump held firm Monday to his skepticism of the huge intelligence apparatus he's about to inherit, doubting anew the CIA conclusion that Russia tried to hack its way into tipping the U.S. election his way.

December 12, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


2 Georgia police officers shot, wounded serving warrant

A man shot and wounded two Georgia police officers executing a search warrant early Monday, prompting officers to return fire, killing him, authorities said.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


Wayne Akins earns top alumni award from UGA

D. Wayne Akins Jr., chief retail banking officer of Synovus Bank and a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has received the college's Alumni Association's Alumni Award of Excellence.

December 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Home2 Suites is Boro's latest hotel addition

Construction is underway for Statesboro's newest hotel located off the bypass at 1576 Brampton Avenue, behind the Parker's convenience store.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


2016: A banner year for Bulloch Telephone Cooperative

2016 has been another landmark year for Bulloch Telephone Cooperative. The staff and board of the Cooperative have a lot of accomplishments to celebrate as the year comes to an end.

December 12, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Tucker Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie E. Tucker of Statesboro celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family. The couple was married on Dec. 8, 1956. They have three children, Traci Hart of Statesboro, Staci Cowart of Gastonia, N.C., and Kevin Tucker of Brooklet; seven grandchildren, Ashtyn Brown, Addison Hart, James and Jake Cowart, Ericka Perdue, Katie and Lindsey Tucker; and five great-grandchildren, Alex and Alyssa Cowart, Ava and Layla Brown and Anna Kendrick.

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: A different kind of Christmas tree

There are fewer and fewer leaves on the sycamore tree each day. More and more sky showing through the satin-smooth branches. Its neighbors in the backyard - two saw-tooth oaks - are disrobing at a slightly slower rate, but they, too, are approaching nakedness. When the wind picks up, the trees sway and rattle, wiggle and rustle, like a little girl in a crinoline. An irritated liveliness. A frustrated animation.

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia uses 'road hands' to help maintain early roads

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond — Holiday advice: Just roll with it

Q: My husband and I are looking forward to hosting our children and grandchildren over the holidays - or were. We were recently informed that our 30-something daughter and two of her children have decided to go completely "vegan" and gluten-free and will only eat food that is devoid of any and all animal and wheat products.

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Bird-Tatum

Kay Franklin Miller of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Ansley Katherine Bird of Metter, to Kameron Trent Tatum of Reidsville, son of Kim Youngblood Tatum and Kennon Trent Tatum of Reidsville.

December 11, 2016 | | Weddings


Riggs-Chatfield

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Riggs of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Clarke Riggs of Porterdale, Georgia, to Anthony Carmelo "Tony" Chatfield of Covington, Georgia. Tony is the son of Mrs. Ann Schembri Chatfield and the late Mr. Elvin Chatfield Jr. of Ringgold, Ga.

December 11, 2016 | | Weddings


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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON - Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

January 18, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press




Bulloch Academy notches sweep on hardwood

Dra Harrison's 14 points helped propel Bulloch Academy to a healthy lead and eventual 57-25 blowout of Edmund Burke to improve to 2-0 in ...

January 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Packers-Falcons expected to produce big offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome.

January 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts ...

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Despite troubling 2016, Savannah's murder rate falls

SAVANNAH - The homicide rate in Savannah fell in 2016 for the first time since 2012, Savannah-Chatham police reported.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro seperates themselves in region play

In baseball there's a period in late July, early August called the "dog days".

January 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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