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Voter registration deadline looms

Bulloch County voters have several options when it comes to casting votes in the upcoming elections, but if you aren't yet registered, Monday is the last day to do so.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrests man wanted in Savannah shooting

An Effingham County man wanted by Savannah police in connection with a shooting Sept. 20 was captured Monday in Statesboro.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officials were ready to allege 28 alcohol violations at Rude Rudy’s

If a City Council administrative hearing had proceeded, Statesboro police were prepared to present reports of at least 28 violations of the city Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance at Rude Rudy's. Police counted individual drinks served to several underage patrons to reach that total.

September 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

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


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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Bulloch County: Dirt needed for roads that can’t be paved

Bulloch County commissioners are ready to move forward with road improvements, but issues regarding rights-of-way, funding for projects and procuring the right kind of dirt must be addressed first, Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during a roads workshop this week.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County driver’s license suspension mistake being addressed

A glitch in reporting resulted in hundreds of Bulloch County citizens receiving recent notices that their driver's licenses were suspended. Those affected were people with previous DUI charges, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Heather Banks McNeal.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Barrow's defeat built into Ga. congressional map

SAVANNAH - Democratic Rep. John Barrow had a decade in Congress to establish himself as an independent voice and he raised $3.1 million to defend his eastern Georgia seat.

November 05, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Williamson remembered as compassionate, selfless

Friends and associates of Lynda Anne Brannen Williamson remembered her Wednesday as a gracious and compassionate woman who dedicated a great part of her life to helping others.

November 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Hungry Games for the Arts

As the holidays approach, it is time to embrace the season of giving and togetherness.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County celebrates century of agriculture

From grinding sugarcane for syrup to the use of drones in farming, Evans County this Friday and Saturday will celebrate the role that agriculture has played in the county's first 100 years.

November 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch’s Johnson falls to Hudgens in insurance commissioner race

Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro voters OK Redevelopment Powers Law

Statesboro's Redevelopment Powers Law easily passed, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia executive Perdue beats Nunn in Senate race

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | | Local


Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wins re-election

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the family pedigree of his opponent.

November 04, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger

SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.

November 04, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro City Council suspends 2 alcohol licenses

Two Statesboro businesses had their alcohol licenses suspended for three days because of twice selling alcohol to an underage person.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch County store proprietor faces peeping Tom charge

The proprietor of a local convenience store was charged Monday with being a peeping Tom after an employee said she found evidence he was spying on her in the bathroom.

November 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Election Day: From US Senate to special city of Statesboro question

The only truly local election Tuesday gets its own ballot.

November 03, 2014 | From wire and staff reports | Local


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


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