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Rude Rudy’s permanently closed

Rude Rudy's, the bar where Michael Gatto, 18, suffered a beating on Aug. 28 before dying a few hours later, has closed, and its owner has agreed to a lifetime ban on getting another license to serve alcohol in Statesboro.

September 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern Theatre presents 'Race; a Play'

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2014-2015 season Wednesday with David Mamet's "Race; a Play" in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A 'Band Blast' at Southeast Bulloch

Seven high school marching bands from around southeast Georgia will be at Southeast Bulloch High School Saturday for the inaugural "Band Blast."

September 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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


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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


Aglow with innovation

When the Fab Lab, devoted to developing ideas for new products and businesses, opens in the building next to Georgia Southern University's existing City Campus in downtown Statesboro, the alley between the two will be transformed into an open-ended "outdoor room" with a glass roof.

October 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice — Vote 'yes' for Boro redevelopment powers

For nearly 30 years, my wife, Lori, and I have operated Lori Grice Photography on East Main Street in downtown Statesboro. We have seen the ebb and flow of businesses in the core of downtown. We understand the struggle of operating a small business, especially on Main Street. There are both challenges and rewards in doing so. Each of us who chooses to operate a businesses in the core of downtown has made a special commitment to our community to invest in, and continue to work toward, maintaining a thriving downtown.

October 27, 2014 | | 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


Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | 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


Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program.

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | 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


Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

October 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.

October 24, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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