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Investment adviser, former fugitive gets 30 years in prison

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.

October 28, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GSU band impresses in Atlanta

One of the highlights of going to a Georgia Southern University football game is watching the Southern Pride Marching Band perform.

October 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Isakson running for 2016 re-election, but wants GOP Senate majority now

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has bumper stickers already printed with a new logo for his 2016 re-election bid, but is currently campaigning for shorter-term goals of having Republican candidate David Perdue join him in the U.S. Senate and for Republicans to gain a majority there.

October 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro police to participate in No-Shave November

The Statesboro Police Department will participate in No-Shave November and raise money for Alzheimer's research.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man dies after accident at Claude Howard Lumber

A Claude Howard Lumber Co. employee died after an apparent accident while working at the sawmill on Park Avenue, officials said.

October 28, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms

COLUMBUS - With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas.

October 27, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Keep those feeders up

Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That's the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers make the state their winter home and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide.

October 27, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Rick Bragg: ‘Pretension murders writing’

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg took the stage at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center for the annual Statesboro The Write Place event earlier this month.

October 27, 2014 | Brittani Howell | Local


Statesboro rape suspect arrested in NC

The suspect in a Statesboro rape was recently arrested in North Carolina and is now in Bulloch County Jail, Statesboro police said.

October 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Educator honored for years of service

A group called Women Acknowledging Community Service recently presented Dr. Charles Bonds, as "A Trailblazer in the Education Field," a check for $1,000 for his leadership and community service in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

Most people love the fair, and some people may even visit it several times during the week it is in town. For some, however, the fair is more than an annual diversion; it's a way of life.

October 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 25, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

One choice 12th Congressional District voters do not have is a candidate who promises to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," as it is. But there are clear differences in the two candidates' positions.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act faces legal challenges that could derail it, and major changes to the legislation are likely and warranted, says Dr. James Stephens, the Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership at Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

At 98 years old, Leland Riggs isn't quite a charter member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, but he has been an active member for 35 years.

October 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Rocky Ford mayor, clerk resign

Rocky Ford, the small Screven County town facing an ongoing federal investigation into financial matters, encountered yet another challenge last week as its mayor and town clerk both resigned.

November 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Photo gallery: Statesboro Thanksgiving Community Service

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Statesboro’s Christian Social Ministries serves record number with food assistance

Christian Social Ministries supplied several days worth of food to 160 households on Monday with help from the East Georgia Regional Auxiliary, whose members collected and donated all the fixings for 77 family Thanksgiving meals and purchased 100 gift cards for turkeys or hams.

November 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

November 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

November 25, 2014 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Local


Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

November 25, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

November 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

A rainy forecast has postponed Shopping by Lantern Light in downtown Statesboro for the second consecutive year.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

November 24, 2014 | | Local


Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 7 and growing

In its seventh season, the Mainstreet Farmers Market has set new records in sales for farmers and other vendors, despite still having no roof over shoppers' heads on rainy days.

November 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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