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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


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


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Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electrical fire shuts down Statesboro Lowe’s

A fire in a control room at Statesboro's Lowe's Monday closed the store for the day. Calls to Lowes were redirected to the Lowe's store in Rincon, where a spokesman said the Statesboro store is expected to reopen Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU School of Nursing celebrates inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing was recently chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first-ever White Coat Ceremony.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Early voting set to begin Monday

If you just can't wait until Nov. 4 to vote, your time is just about here.

October 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman pays tribute to inventor brother

Connie Shumake King's admiration of her brother Carlis Louis Shumake Jr. goes beyond simple family affiliation. She calls him "Superman."

October 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Treatment for underage drinking?

After diagnosing Statesboro as having an underage drinking problem, police leaders this week proposed a treatment that involves hiring an alcoholic beverage control officer, creating a "hospitality review board" and giving licensees a role in policing themselves.

October 11, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

PERRY, Ga. - One Republican highlights the nation's lackluster recovery since the Great Recession. Less than an hour later, another GOP candidate from the same state gets attacked for it.

October 10, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Nunn drops in on Bulloch County Democrats

Stopping in Statesboro 25 days before the votes are counted, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn reminded local Democrats of her stands for an increase in the minimum wage, for immigration reform and for universal access to prekindergarten.

October 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman with rare disease finally gets diagnosis

When 35-year-old Bulloch County native Christina Canady stepped off the plane in January, she weighed 66 pounds and didn't know how much longer she would live.

October 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ohoopee Dunes adds trail, boat ramp, parking areas

Educational and recreational improvements at Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Area will be celebrated in a ceremony Tuesday at the WMA, near Swainsboro.

October 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High English teacher is tops in Bulloch County

Linda Fix, a Southeast Bulloch High School English teacher, was named Bulloch County's top instructor during a brief reception Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


As stock market sinks, investors brace for turbulence

NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.

October 09, 2014 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Local


Savannah Jaycees look to form Statesboro chapter

The Savannah Jaycees have planned an event for Tuesday that they hope will lead to a new chapter of the civic organization based in Statesboro.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County posts higher SAT scores

Overall, Bulloch County public school students who graduated in 2014 posted slightly higher scores on the SAT college-entrance exam than their counterparts in the Class of 2013, bucking state and national trends.

October 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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