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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

September 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Allen claims ‘momentum’ in race against Barrow

SYLVANIA – While waiting for the meal at the Republican 12th Congressional District Fish Fry, the party's nominee, Rick Allen, cited a forecast that gives him a better than even chance of unseating U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the Democrat who has held the seat for almost 10 years.

September 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Savannah officials pledge transparency in shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Unemployment rates rise in 24 states

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

September 19, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Man found safe after he had gone missing

A man who had been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home was found on Interstate 16 near mile marker 117 "safe and sound," according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police seek rape suspect

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking a suspect in a rape investigation.

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

September 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

September 18, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis

Rural health care - and what to do about it - has emerged as a political issue during this election year.

September 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pittman Park Methodist women’s ministry hosts tea

Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man walks away from Bulloch County personal care home

A man who has been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home "walked away voluntarily," and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators say they are seeking to find him for "his own safety."

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

September 17, 2014 | By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Local


Millen man arrested in Statesboro with ‘ear wax’ marijuana

A man was arrested having a new kind of drug, known on the street as "ear wax," after leading officers on a short vehicle chase Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 17, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro man arrested on drug charges

The passenger of car was arrested on drug charges after officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Saturday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 17, 2014 | | Local


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Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ga. high court denies appeal of murderer

The Supreme Court of Georgia has denied an appeal filed by a man convicted of murdering two cousins in Evans County in 2003.

September 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Your digital afterlife

NEW YORK - Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

September 22, 2014 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County man charged with child molestation

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on three counts of child molestation and other charges, according to the Statesboro Police Department.

September 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Council members say they won’t abstain from alcohol licensing vote

Two Statesboro city councilmen who acknowledge being friends with a bar owner facing an upcoming licensing hearing say there is no reason for abstaining from voting on the issue.

September 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Tales from the Tomb’ gets earlier start this year

Statesboro and Bulloch County will become "historically spooky" when the "Tales from the Tomb" tours begin.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools highlight importance of reporting abuse

After three arrests that shook Statesboro High School in April and May, Bulloch County Schools officials have taken steps through the summer and continuing this fall to stress to principals and teachers how they must follow reporting requirements for suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse.

September 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bar security in the Boro

The recent death of an 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student after police say he was beaten at a local bar has focused public attention on what bouncers are legally allowed to do when it comes to handling trouble.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

(Click on the bottom right-hand corner to view video full-screen)

July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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