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Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro announces ‘tax increase’ to keep same millage

With the effect on its budget now smaller than previously estimated, the city of Statesboro has slated three "property tax increase" hearings after several City Council members indicated support for keeping the millage rate unchanged.

August 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

A man whose body was found Wednesday in his vehicle in woods off Old River Road North was killed in an automobile accident, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said.

August 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archie Manning appearance at Georgia Southern postponed until spring

Georgia Southern University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, a National Football League player, 1989 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, and chairman of the National Football Foundation, until March.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County ACT scores rise, but fewer students take tests

Bulloch County's recent public high school graduates posted impressive gains on the ACT, one of the two major college-entrance exams, but there is a catch.

August 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Prayer vigil to be held in honor of Statesboro shooting victim

A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

RALEIGH, N.C. - NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

August 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Healthy snack rules apply to fundraisers during school

New federal rules that took effect over summer break have driven higher-fat and sugar-laden items from Bulloch County Schools vending machines. Now the schools are waiting for the other whole-grain muffin to drop regarding fundraisers during school hours.

August 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Patients offered free protection after hacker attack

About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at Community Health Systems, which owns a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.

August 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police trade in their handguns

The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Nephew: Statesboro shooting victim was ‘family man,’ about to get married

Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.

August 18, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New brick-look crosswalks going in overnight at West Main and College streets in Statesboro

The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival Allen is close

SAVANNAH - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.

August 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alternative school proposed to expand

After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.

September 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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