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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


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Historical marker celebrates Stilson

STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.

September 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Vandals strike Nevils cemetery

Vandalism of gravesites in a Nevils-area cemetery have Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking the public's help in finding the culprits.

September 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince Dooley serves as opening act to his wife

Barbara Dooley stole the show Wednesday evening as she and her husband, legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, spoke at the Ninth Annual Steak and Burger Dinner, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Memphis Belle’ flies to restore other B-17s

AUGUSTA - When the 70-year-old Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" that starred as the Memphis Belle in the movie takes off Saturday from Augusta Regional Airport, things will be different than when new B-17s flew bombing missions against Nazi-ruled Germany.

September 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


5 arrested on drug charges in Statesboro apartment complex

Two separate search warrants last week resulted in five drug arrests at Cambridge at Southern/The Palms apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man arrested on 19 forgery counts

A man caught producing false identification documents is behind bars after officers found evidence in his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Public invited to Stilson marker dedication

As part of its ongoing program of recognizing historic locations in Bulloch County, the Bulloch County Historical Society will unveil the 17th and latest marker in the series at 3 p.m. Thursday on Georgia Highway 119 in Stilson.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ogeechee Tech to conduct active shooter training Friday

The Ogeechee Technical College Police Department will conduct an active shooter training exercise on the college campus Friday, Ogeechee Tech Police Chief Stan York said.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.

October 20, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.

October 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police: Arrest clears 2 burglary investigations

The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.

October 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Parks and Rec. department honored

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

October 19, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new rides, annual fun

Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.

October 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Miracle' baby saved Statesboro mom's life

When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.

October 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Nunn, Perdue reach out to Georgia women

EVANS - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.

October 18, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Halloween takes over Statesboro Regional Library

Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.

October 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The politics of Ebola: A juggling act in Georgia

ATLANTA - The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.

October 17, 2014 | By BILL BARROW, KATHLEEN FOODY and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Vehicles’ marijuana odor leads to arrests

The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.

October 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man flees; 7 arrested in Statesboro

Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.

October 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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