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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


Migrant labor a hot topic

Migrant labor was a major topic Wednesday during the 2012 Georgia Ag Forecast program at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Building.

January 25, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG In this Herald file photo from 2006, a migrant worker is shown picking onions in a Bulloch County fi | Local


‘Faith in Motion’ returns to Averitt

A group of young dancers will put their talents on display this weekend in an effort to raise money for a community service project benefitting local children.

January 25, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


OTC names GOAL student

Recently let go from work due to cutbacks, Michael Williams once stood at a crossroads with limited options.

January 24, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Roundup ends in Claxton

CLAXTON - In its 45th year, the festival formerly known as the Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup is undergoing something of a midlife transformation.

January 24, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Judge Johnston dies at age 81

Many in the community mourn the death of Judge J. Lane Johnston, former municipal judge for Statesboro. At age 81, Johnston passed away Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

January 23, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


3 arrested for kidnapping

Three Pembroke men are behind bars after federal agents, with the help of numerous local law enforcement agencies, charged them with kidnapping two Bryan County businessmen.

January 23, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL Bragg | Local


Nurse practioner program named best in Ga.

Georgia Southern University's Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program was ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The program also had the highest ranking among all colleges and universities in Georgia - both public and private.

January 23, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gingrich storms to SC victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and suddenly scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

January 21, 2012 | By DAVID ESPO and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Local


Metter teacher earns spot on show

As a teacher for nearly two decades at Metter High School, answering questions is one thing Mary Ann Stanley does best.

January 21, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Raven Anderson earns hospital's first DAISY Award

Raven Anderson, RN, a cardiac care nurse at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is the hospital's first recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary ...

December 11, 2017 | | Local


Jen’s Top 10 – Christmas Edition

This is it, y'all. THE list of awesome gifts to check out for this Holiday Season. There is a gift on this list to ...

December 11, 2017 | By JENN MORRISS | Local




Opinion: GSU consolidation will benefit all

As a long-time resident of Statesboro and a member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, I am truly excited about what the ...

December 09, 2017 | | Local


Major benefactor removes GSU from will

Karl Peace, Ph.D., endower of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University and one of the university's largest donors ...

December 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Honors Program grads share experiences

The Governor's Honors Program is a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in Georgia.

December 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Snowfall brings weather worries

ATLANTA - The snow that blanketed parts of the Deep South on Friday delighted schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also revived panicky memories for many ...

December 08, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


As weather cools, officials warn of hazards of fire

With chilly weather and the holidays approaching, the risk of fire increases exponentially due to use of heaters, candles and decorative lighting. State and local ...

December 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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


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