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Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. ethics chief: Deal aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 21, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


United Way emphasizes people in 2014 Bulloch County campaign

For its 2014 Bulloch County campaign, United Way of Southeast Georgia is aiming at increased participation rather than a dollar target, organizers said at their informal campaign kickoff Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County commissioners appeal judge’s order on personal care home request

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to appeal a judge's order that a previous denial of conditional use be reversed.

August 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro announces ‘tax increase’ to keep same millage

With the effect on its budget now smaller than previously estimated, the city of Statesboro has slated three "property tax increase" hearings after several City Council members indicated support for keeping the millage rate unchanged.

August 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

A man whose body was found Wednesday in his vehicle in woods off Old River Road North was killed in an automobile accident, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said.

August 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archie Manning appearance at Georgia Southern postponed until spring

Georgia Southern University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, a National Football League player, 1989 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, and chairman of the National Football Foundation, until March.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County ACT scores rise, but fewer students take tests

Bulloch County's recent public high school graduates posted impressive gains on the ACT, one of the two major college-entrance exams, but there is a catch.

August 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Prayer vigil to be held in honor of Statesboro shooting victim

A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

RALEIGH, N.C. - NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

August 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


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