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Mayor suggests amending Statesboro alcohol ordinance soon

The death of 18-year-old Michael Gatto after a beating last week at Rude Rudy's prompted Mayor Jan Moore to propose Wednesday that City Council consider specific changes in its existing Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance, in advance of the replacement ordinance slated to take effect next July 1.

September 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Downtown Statesboro fire investigation continues

Statesboro fire officials still don't know the cause of a blaze Aug. 26 that destroyed a restaurant and damaged nearby businesses in downtown Statesboro.

September 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Broadway in the Boro’ set for Saturday

The "Broadway in the Boro" event, which benefits two worthy causes, is set for Saturday evening at Statesboro High School.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rude Rudy’s bouncer now faces murder charge

A man accused of beating another to death last week now faces a murder charge.

September 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willow Hill commemorates ‘equalization school’ past

The fact that Willow Hill School was established in 1874 testifies to the desire of the founding families, nine years out of slavery, to educate their children. But the existing building, built in 1954, stands as an example of then-modern schools built by the state of Georgia in a last-ditch attempt to justify segregation.

September 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

September 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


City employees aim to be Fit by '15

Statesboro city employees, among them desk jockeys and maintenance workers and a cop literally walking a beat, are keeping track of every step they take as part of the city's Fit By '15 Health and Wellness Challenge.

August 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two and a half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

August 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bouncer arrested in student's death

A bouncer for a local bar is in jail after the beating death of a Georgia Southern University student.

August 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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Parks and Rec. department honored

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

October 19, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new rides, annual fun

Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.

October 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Miracle' baby saved Statesboro mom's life

When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.

October 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Nunn, Perdue reach out to Georgia women

EVANS - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.

October 18, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Halloween takes over Statesboro Regional Library

Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.

October 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The politics of Ebola: A juggling act in Georgia

ATLANTA - The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.

October 17, 2014 | By BILL BARROW, KATHLEEN FOODY and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Vehicles’ marijuana odor leads to arrests

The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.

October 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man flees; 7 arrested in Statesboro

Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.

October 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Allen, Barrow disagreeably agree in debate

During Thursday night's debate in Statesboro, Republican challenger Rick Allen and the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, came out verbally swinging, each accusing the other of misrepresenting his own and the other's past and positions.

October 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


High Hope initiative seeks community work outlets for clients

The Bulloch-Candler Service Center, more commonly known as High Hope, recently initiated a project that they hope will benefit the individuals served by the center, as well as the community.

October 16, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia Southern to hold MBA open house in Savannah

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration, Office of Graduate Programs will host a Master of Business Administration Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at the Savannah Airport Hilton Garden Inn, 80 Clyde E. Martin Drive in Savannah.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Another investigation at City Hall?

City employees are looking into why no alcoholic beverage license holders were brought to hearings before City Council for more than three years.

October 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Count …The Legend of Dracula’ to be staged at the Averitt

Following a well-received performance last spring, Neos Dance Theatre will reappear at the Emma Kelly Theater with an original, multimedia ballet "Count … the Legend of Dracula" on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

October 15, 2014 | | Local


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