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Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officials were ready to allege 28 alcohol violations at Rude Rudy’s

If a City Council administrative hearing had proceeded, Statesboro police were prepared to present reports of at least 28 violations of the city Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance at Rude Rudy's. Police counted individual drinks served to several underage patrons to reach that total.

September 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Alternative school goes full-day, but Bulloch County school board doesn’t buy full plan

Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.

September 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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International Festival set for Saturday

Georgia Southern University will bring the world to Statesboro during the Ninth Annual International Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mill Creek Regional Park.

November 13, 2014 | | Local


Brazilian percussionist to perform in Statesboro with Georgia Southern ensemble

The Averitt Center for the Arts is bringing talented Brazilian percussionist Ney Rosauro and the Georgia Southern University Percussion Ensemble to the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday evening.

November 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'East Meets West' music festival begins Thursday in Statesboro

From today through Saturday, music lovers in Statesboro will be offered a rare treat: free concerts featuring performances by Georgia Southern visiting Professors Chiao-Ling Sun, violinist, and Fu-Chien Cho, pianist, from the National Taiwan University of the Arts.

November 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


More volunteers sought to help ‘Feed the Boro’ on Thanksgiving

Volunteers are needed to help feed Bulloch County residents whose circumstances may hinder their ability to otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

November 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Evans County woman organizes Military Appreciation Day

The SD Gunner Fund - with assistance from Evans County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7357, Pilot Club of Evans County and American Legion Post 60 Evans County - is hosting the first Military Appreciation Day and Information Fair on Saturday

November 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Enrollment remains steady at GSU

At first glance, the number seems unexciting, 0.1 percent growth in Georgia Southern University's enrollment, from 20,516 students in fall semester 2013 to 20,542 this fall, a gain of just 26 students.

November 12, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Veterans Day 2014

A Veterans Day celebration Tuesday focused on the sacrifices of those who served in U.S. wars and why they did.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shooting victim stable; suspect remains at large

A man suspected in shooting a homeowner who interrupted a burglary Monday remains at large, and the victim is listed in stable condition, police said.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Families in Evans, Bulloch displaced by fires

Two residential fires over the weekend displaced families, but no one was seriously injured, according to fire department authorities.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County school board pursues middle path on ‘flexibility option’

On the recommendation of Superintendent Charles Wilson, the Bulloch County Board of Education is pursuing a "flexibility option" that is a middle course between the status quo and creating a charter school system.

November 11, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Man with gun chased women through Clito mobile home park

A man confronted by a group of women looking for a suspected burglar Friday chased them through a neighborhood with a stolen gun, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Photo gallery: Honoring Our Veterans

The Statesboro Herald and members of the community would like to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2014 | Scott Bryant | Local


Park Avenue shooting suspect still at large

A shooting suspect remained at large Monday evening following an hours-long search by law enforcement using tracking dogs and a helicopter.

November 10, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County industry training, innovation labs get $500,000 boost

The OneGeorgia Authority has approved a $500,000 grant for workforce development and business innovation efforts in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area, recipient organizations revealed Friday.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County clerk of courts encourages veterans to register discharge forms

Bulloch County Clerk of Superior Court Heather Banks McNeal is using Veterans Day, Tuesday, as a chance to remind veterans of a free service her office offers.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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