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Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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


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Stolen electricity complaint leads to 2 meth arrests

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a call about stolen power Friday found ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, and two men were arrested, according to the sheriff's office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.

October 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro holds alcohol hearings, wonders why it didn’t before

As Statesboro City Council issued warnings Tuesday to six restaurants for one instance each of an employee serving alcohol to someone under age 21, the question kept coming up why the council did not holding any similar hearings during several previous years.

October 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue on the attack in rowdy Senate debate

PERRY, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate Tuesday, arguing their opponent will not be able to advance anything if elected to Georgia's open Senate seat.

October 07, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Deal, Carter focus on ethics, economy in debate

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia's uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first head-to-head debate.

October 07, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Domino’s, Statesboro Fire Department promote fire safety

The Statesboro Domino's Pizza store and the National Fire Protection Association are joining forces with the Statesboro Fire Department to promote fire prevention.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Little Pink Dress Party to benefit breast cancer foundation

Walker Pharmacy & Boutique and Chops on Main are sponsoring a Little Pink Dress Party that will raise funds to support the Statesboro/Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro sleep apnea clinic offers free screenings

Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America is celebrating Sleep Apnea Awareness Week by offering free screenings through Monday at its Fair Road location.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Tales from the Tomb is Thursday night

Fewer than 40 tickets remain for the 2014 Tales from the Tomb, the annual living history project of the Bulloch County Historical Society. Ticket sales end by 3 p.m. Thursday, or earlier if all tickets are sold.

October 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 Bulloch County sex offenders jailed for failure to report new addresses

Two convicted sex offenders are behind bars after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies learned that they failed to comply with laws mandating they notify authorities when they move, according to the sheriff's office.

October 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County man arrested on meth charges

A call about a suspicious vehicle ended up leading to a methamphetamine arrest Sunday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern PAC preps for first performance of 2014-2015 season

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will present Sweet Honey in the Rock's 40th Anniversary Tour on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as its first performance of the 2014-2015 season.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Risk reported low, but Bulloch County officials plan for Ebola

Doctors from East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Georgia Southern University as well as emergency response officials from Bulloch County, Statesboro and state agencies met Monday at the hospital to show a united front in dealing with the possibility of an Ebola outbreak.

October 06, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Rhetoric heats up in Georgia governor's race

ATLANTA - The campaign stops featured warm and fuzzy, feel-good settings, but the candidates for Georgia governor pounded each other rhetorically on Monday as voter registration closed and they prepared for their first head-to-head debate.

October 06, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Perdue defends career amid outsourcing report

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue said Monday he's proud of his career, pushing back against critics who say the former CEO cared more about the bottom line than employees and arguing bad government policies - not outsourcing - are to blame for domestic job losses.

October 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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