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Barrow, GOP rivals raise big money

SAVANNAH - Being left politically homeless by the new Georgia congressional map hasn't stopped Rep. John Barrow from raising piles of cash for a tough re-election fight.

February 01, 2012 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Man arrested in Metter shooting

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson released the identity of the man arrested in Sunday's shooting at a Metter nightclub.

January 31, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Senate OKs bill for terminally ill kids to hunt

ATLANTA - Taylor Gramling was nearing the end of her battle with leukemia, but her zeal for life was undiminished when the teenager told her mother last fall she wanted to go deer hunting.

January 31, 2012 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | Local


Teenager arrested in gunfire incident

After responding to multiple reports of gunfire early Sunday morning at a local nightclub, Statesboro police arrested a teenager in connection to one of the incidents.

January 30, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2 charged in alcohol, gun seizure

Two men charged with bootlegging are behind bars after Statesboro Police and state agents seized more than $4,000 worth of alcoholic beverages from a Denmark Street home Friday.

January 30, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro woman found dead in Effingham jail

An investigation is under way after an inmate was found dead in the Effingham County Jail early Monday morning.

January 30, 2012 | From the Effingham Herald | Local


One person injured in Metter shooting

A man is in custody in connection to a shooting Saturday night at Club 46 in Metter, and investigations are ongoing regarding that shooting as well as another incident in the area.

January 30, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Want to make a movie?

With 14 entries ranging from a visit from "Death" to vengeful werewolves the 2011 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

January 28, 2012 | From Staff Reports | Local


A walk with 'Toddzilla'

Part spiritual conquest, part health initiative and all adventure: two North Georgia men have set out on a journey to turn their lives around and get a sense of America the only way they know how - by experiencing it one step at a time.

January 28, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Prisons facing surging numbers of older inmates

NEW YORK - In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elderly inmates - with their high rates of illness and infirmity - make up an ever increasing share of the prison population.

January 27, 2012 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Parade to pay homage to end of war

ST. LOUIS - Since the Iraq War ended there has been little fanfare for the veterans returning home. No ticker-tape parades. No massive, flag-waving public celebrations.

January 27, 2012 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Local


Textiles plant, Riverkeeper ordered to work together

A judge ruled the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization must work with a Screven County textiles company to come up with an agreeable alternative to a consent order filed previously regarding improvements to the Ogeechee River.

January 26, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU one of most popular colleges in US

For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern University was ranked as one of the top 10 most popular universities in the nation by "U.S. News and World Report." Georgia Southern tied with Yale for the number seven spot on this year's list.

January 26, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ga. officials limit turtle harvest with permits

ATLANTA - Georgia will start limiting the number of wild turtles that hunters can capture because of fears that increased demand for the animals from East Asia could harm local populations.

January 26, 2012 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Group lists Savannah River among Southeast's most endangered places

RICHMOND, Va. - Pollution, coal mining and natural gas exploration have put the Chesapeake Bay, North Carolina's Piedmont and the mountains of Tennessee and Virginia on an environmental group's list of most endangered places in the Southeast.

January 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local


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Two schools exit state Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education announced earlier this week that improvements at Mattie Lively Elementary and Langston Chapel Elementary mean the schools no longer need ...

December 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU employee, veteran takes long road to degree

Todd Tinker has had many journeys in his life, and his latest journey of obtaining his master's degree is coming to fruition after nearly ...

December 08, 2017 | By CRISSIE ELRICK BATH Special to the Herald | Local


SPD to open substation near stadium

The Statesboro Police Department plans to open a substation adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus in the Paulson Stadium area, and City Council approved ...

December 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local author releases latest works

Kevin D. Brady, a self-published author from Statesboro, recently released his 10th book.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Robbery incident leads to arrests for pandering, pimping

A report of robbery ended with both the accuser and accused being arrested after admitting involvement in procurement of an alleged prostitute's services.

December 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gang problem grows in Boro, county

When Statesboro police talk about "The Mob," they aren't referring to the Mafia. Most likely, they are referring to one of Statesboro's gangs.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County denies zoning change

After hearing arguments in support of and against a proposed agritourism farm featuring berries, bee hives and production of mead made from honey, Bulloch County ...

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No students hurt after car rear-ends school bus

No children were injured Wednesday when a car rear-ended a school bus on Franklin Road, Georgia State Patrol information officer Ginger Robbins said.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU moves graduation inside

Due to rain in the forecast for Friday's fall graduation, Georgia Southern announced Wednesday ceremonies would be moved from Paulson Stadium to three separate ...

December 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


CDC: ‘Moderate’ flu season in Georgia

Even though the holiday season is in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control said it's not too late to get a flu shot.

December 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police raise sweeps in applicants

The pay raises City Council approved for Statesboro Police Department officers last month produced an immediate rise in the number of would-be and experienced officers ...

December 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Party shut down due to alcohol violation

A local businessman was arrested on alcohol license and catering violations following a private business Christmas party Saturday.

December 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SACS greenlights GSU-Armstrong consolidation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges gave its approval Tuesday for the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University ...

December 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'This is a hand up, not a handout' - Mission opens its 'Heart' in Statesboro

For some, it's a miracle just in time for Christmas. For many, it will be a life-altering place to lay their head temporarily that ...

December 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro man charged in rape

Sheriff's investigators arrested a man on rape charges Friday after meeting with an alleged victim in the hospital earlier last week.

December 04, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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