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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


'Band Blast' a success at Southeast Bulloch

More than 500 marching band students from across Southeast Georgia descended upon Southeast Bulloch High School last weekend to perform in the school's first ever "Band Blast."

October 05, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


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Francys Johnson receives limited-edition artwork

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, recently accepted a limited-edition poster painted by Beverly Buchanan, an award-winning, highly celebrated artist.

November 03, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Experts attempt to predict number of US Ebola cases

STANFORD, Calif. - Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

November 01, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer | Local


GAE head: ‘Flexibility’ an excuse

"Flexibility options" that exempt school systems from class-size limits, teacher pay scales and teacher certification requirements are generally not a good thing, Georgia Association of Educators President Dr. Sid Chapman told the Statesboro Herald.

November 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Carter, Deal travel state in final bid

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The candidates for Georgia governor campaigned in separate areas of the state on Saturday, with both Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter counting on support from big names in a final push to Tuesday's election.

November 01, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


‘Raise the Woof’

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

October 31, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deal, Carter, Nunn, Perdue make closing pitches

ATLANTA - Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end - or at least the next round.

October 30, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Sex offenders can’t participate in trick-or-treating

While children enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating Friday evening, registered sex offenders on probation or parole in Bulloch County will be spending a few hours at the Bulloch County Jail.

October 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police seek information on possible hit-and-run

Statesboro police seek the public's help in learning more about a possible hit-and-run incident Wednesday night on Lanier Drive.

October 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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