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Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

August 11, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Team Building and worship'

Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

August 10, 2014 | Julie Lavender Herald Writer | Local


As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer | Local


Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

August 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GOP’s Perdue, Allen linking opponents to ‘failed policies’

Now the Republican Party's nominees, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rick Allen have come out battling against their opponents while making common cause between themselves.

August 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Scouts make NM trek

Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

August 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office searches for man who threatened family

A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Specialized air company flew Ebola victims to US

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina.

August 08, 2014 | By ERNIE SUGGS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


First United Methodist Church paves the way for future development

The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.

August 08, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Alcohol merchants getting voice in new Statesboro ordinance

This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.

August 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Meet Georgia Southern student-athletes at the mall

Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County Centennial Tribute set for Sunday

The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 homeless dead in Atlanta TB outbreak

ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.

August 08, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Feed the Boro goes under Food Bank umbrella

Having lost all of its cash to an alleged theft by a trusted volunteer, Feed the Boro, which distributes free meals each Thanksgiving, has placed itself under the umbrella of Food Bank Inc., also known as the Statesboro food bank.

August 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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Brooklet police chief resigns

Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fundraiser to help local woman’s fight against cancer

A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.

September 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.

September 04, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Nightmare for vulnerable: Unlicensed care homes in Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food.

September 04, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Moth Project to attract ‘second-shift pollinators’ to Georgia Southern campus

Starting next week, Georgia Southern University will cater to some very special guests: moths.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rude Rudy’s settled 2010 injury lawsuit

A Statesboro bar where a man recently was beaten, and who later died, settled a lawsuit regarding a 2010 incident in which a victim suffered a brain injury when he slipped and fell on a wet floor, according to a Savannah lawyer.

September 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parker files lawsuit against city of Statesboro

Former City Manager Frank Parker filed suit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials Wednesday in Bulloch County Superior Court, alleging that he was wrongfully fired and asking that he be reinstated and awarded unspecified damages.

September 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police seek witnesses, video of fight at Rusty’s

The Statesboro Police Department is looking for witnesses and/or video of a fight that occurred at Rusty's Tavern, 15 University Plaza, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Aug. 20.

September 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Mayor suggests amending Statesboro alcohol ordinance soon

The death of 18-year-old Michael Gatto after a beating last week at Rude Rudy's prompted Mayor Jan Moore to propose Wednesday that City Council consider specific changes in its existing Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance, in advance of the replacement ordinance slated to take effect next July 1.

September 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Downtown Statesboro fire investigation continues

Statesboro fire officials still don't know the cause of a blaze Aug. 26 that destroyed a restaurant and damaged nearby businesses in downtown Statesboro.

September 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Broadway in the Boro’ set for Saturday

The "Broadway in the Boro" event, which benefits two worthy causes, is set for Saturday evening at Statesboro High School.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rude Rudy’s bouncer now faces murder charge

A man accused of beating another to death last week now faces a murder charge.

September 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willow Hill commemorates ‘equalization school’ past

The fact that Willow Hill School was established in 1874 testifies to the desire of the founding families, nine years out of slavery, to educate their children. But the existing building, built in 1954, stands as an example of then-modern schools built by the state of Georgia in a last-ditch attempt to justify segregation.

September 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

September 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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