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Statesboro City Council pauses annexation for drainage, density concerns

Asked by developers to annex 14 more acres along S&S Railroad Bed Road near Cawana Road and the S&S Greenway trail, Statesboro City Council hit the pause button with questions about housing density and drainage.

October 22, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


A special day at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

For people with disabilities, dealing with the fair's crowded midway, loud noise and general confusion can be a challenge.

October 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

October 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 22, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Scare on the Square set for Saturday

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Behind the scenes at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

When people think of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, usually it's the rides, the food, and the exhibits that come to mind.

October 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police: Man waved gun, tried to pull porch off restaurant

A man accused of waving a gun in two local restaurants on the same day was arrested Monday for his actions, police said.

October 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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


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Graduation rate rises in Bulloch County, state

Georgia's four-year high school graduation rate continued to climb, reaching 72.5 percent with the Class of 2014, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Education.

October 30, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Court of Appeals in session at Averitt Center

Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, a three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments from attorneys in three real cases in the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

October 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Social media interchange ends in child molestation arrest

A Millen man who allegedly had inappropriate contact with a juvenile via the Internet ended up behind bars on child molestation charges.

October 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Claxton hospital on life support

CLAXTON - Hospital and community leaders are looking for ways to rescue Evans Memorial Hospital, which has been incurring losses averaging more than $200,000 a month and recently reduced staffing to cover just eight of the 49 in-patient beds for which it is licensed.

October 30, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Investment adviser, former fugitive gets 30 years in prison

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.

October 28, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GSU band impresses in Atlanta

One of the highlights of going to a Georgia Southern University football game is watching the Southern Pride Marching Band perform.

October 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Isakson running for 2016 re-election, but wants GOP Senate majority now

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has bumper stickers already printed with a new logo for his 2016 re-election bid, but is currently campaigning for shorter-term goals of having Republican candidate David Perdue join him in the U.S. Senate and for Republicans to gain a majority there.

October 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro police to participate in No-Shave November

The Statesboro Police Department will participate in No-Shave November and raise money for Alzheimer's research.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man dies after accident at Claude Howard Lumber

A Claude Howard Lumber Co. employee died after an apparent accident while working at the sawmill on Park Avenue, officials said.

October 28, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms

COLUMBUS - With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas.

October 27, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Keep those feeders up

Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That's the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers make the state their winter home and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide.

October 27, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Rick Bragg: ‘Pretension murders writing’

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg took the stage at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center for the annual Statesboro The Write Place event earlier this month.

October 27, 2014 | Brittani Howell | Local


Statesboro rape suspect arrested in NC

The suspect in a Statesboro rape was recently arrested in North Carolina and is now in Bulloch County Jail, Statesboro police said.

October 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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