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Governor hopefuls to speak at Bulloch Democrats Gala

Two women vying to be Georgia's next governor, former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans, are slated to speak to Bulloch County Democrats at their annual gala Saturday.

September 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Dangers after Irma: Chain saws, generators, heat, ladders

ATLANTA - Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all kinds of hazards can endanger storm survivors, returning evacuees, emergency responders and cleanup crews. "The aftermath of disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can be just as dangerous as the storms themselves," notes CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald. And Orlando Fire Department Lt. Aaron Rhodes, notes stress and fatigue can lead to trouble after a disaster: "For one, people get tired, people get frustrated and start cutting corners."

September 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press




Indians set A.L. record with 21st consecutive win

CLEVELAND - For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths - short ones, long ones, double-digit ones.

September 13, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth taking aim at FedEx Cup championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Jordan Spieth already has won 14 times around the world, which already places him in unique territory. Over the last 75 years, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the only other players to have at least 10 victories and three majors before turning 25.

September 13, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Excelsior EMC down to 220 customers out

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Excelsior EMC reported that line crews had reduced the Hurricane Irma outages in the electric cooperative's eight-county service area to those affecting 220 member customers.

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Power outages continue to drop in Georgia after Irma

ATLANTA - The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least two lives.

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State’s uninsured rate drops

Georgia's uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days.

September 13, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press




'Spike Squad' winning with speed

ATHENS, Ga. - There's a new reward for Georgia defensive players who create turnovers - golden shoulder pads adorned with spikes.

September 12, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


In the Pits: Button up the pre-playoff issues

This is supposed to be a shining moment for NASCAR, which kicks off its playoffs this weekend.

September 12, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment.

September 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

SAVANNAH - New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint - Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew.

September 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM and JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald owner earns top award at SNPA annual meeting

Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., which owns the Statesboro Herald, was named the recipient of the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award that was presented Monday during the annual meeting of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Inland Press Association in Colorado Springs, Colo.

September 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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Trump on McCain comments: 'I fight back'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign ...

October 17, 2017 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

Two men were shot, with one seriously injured, early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge on James Street, off Martin Luther King Dr.

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Plenty of entertainment ensures never a dull moment at the Fair

Fair week in Statesboro brings a great deal of excitement to the area, but the week-long event isn't just thrill rides and fair food ...

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




KSU cheerleaders protest anthem

KENNESAW, Ga. - Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia are vowing to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday ...

October 16, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Sports


In the Pits: Talladega too dicey to be in playoff

Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

October 16, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Wild week in NFL

Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone .

October 16, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.C. group buys Statesboro Holiday Inn

Statesboro's premier full-service hotel, Holiday Inn sold on Monday to LRP Hotels based out of Greensboro, N.C.

October 16, 2017 | | Local


Renasant names consumer relationship officer

Renasant Bank announced the recent appointment of Judd Skinner as consumer relationship officer at the bank's Northside location in Statesboro.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Visit the Lori Grice Fair Booth and you could win a portrait

Fair week always brings cooler weather and the first glimpse of fall to Bulloch County annually. It is also one of Lori Grice's favorite ...

October 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Statesboro Kiwanis Club installs new officers, board members

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently installed the 2017-18 slate of officers and board of directors, with one of their own club members, Jim Campbell ...

October 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Prep teams brace for race to postseason

Time is winding down for possible postseason births for a couple area teams, while for another couple things are looking pretty good.

October 15, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UGA finds run game, rolls over Missouri

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coasted through its first three SEC wins, especially on defense.

October 15, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Georgia Tech squanders lead, Miami wins late

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Darrell Langham was going down, and so was No. 11 Miami.

October 15, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Eagles fall on homecoming

Georgia Southern seemed to have some momentum and even carried a lead into halftime, but New Mexico State pulled ahead on the first play of ...

October 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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