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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


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Alternative school goes full-day, but Bulloch County school board doesn’t buy full plan

Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.

September 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Historical marker celebrates Stilson

STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.

September 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Vandals strike Nevils cemetery

Vandalism of gravesites in a Nevils-area cemetery have Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking the public's help in finding the culprits.

September 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince Dooley serves as opening act to his wife

Barbara Dooley stole the show Wednesday evening as she and her husband, legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, spoke at the Ninth Annual Steak and Burger Dinner, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Memphis Belle’ flies to restore other B-17s

AUGUSTA - When the 70-year-old Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" that starred as the Memphis Belle in the movie takes off Saturday from Augusta Regional Airport, things will be different than when new B-17s flew bombing missions against Nazi-ruled Germany.

September 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


5 arrested on drug charges in Statesboro apartment complex

Two separate search warrants last week resulted in five drug arrests at Cambridge at Southern/The Palms apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man arrested on 19 forgery counts

A man caught producing false identification documents is behind bars after officers found evidence in his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Public invited to Stilson marker dedication

As part of its ongoing program of recognizing historic locations in Bulloch County, the Bulloch County Historical Society will unveil the 17th and latest marker in the series at 3 p.m. Thursday on Georgia Highway 119 in Stilson.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ogeechee Tech to conduct active shooter training Friday

The Ogeechee Technical College Police Department will conduct an active shooter training exercise on the college campus Friday, Ogeechee Tech Police Chief Stan York said.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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As stock market sinks, investors brace for turbulence

NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.

October 09, 2014 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Local


Savannah Jaycees look to form Statesboro chapter

The Savannah Jaycees have planned an event for Tuesday that they hope will lead to a new chapter of the civic organization based in Statesboro.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County posts higher SAT scores

Overall, Bulloch County public school students who graduated in 2014 posted slightly higher scores on the SAT college-entrance exam than their counterparts in the Class of 2013, bucking state and national trends.

October 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro's Hearts and Hands Clinic awarded grant for mammograms

The Hearts and Hands Clinic was recently awarded a $26,902 through the Georgia Access to Care, Treatment and Services Breast Cancer License Tag Grant Program.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local industries, federal grant to equip lab at OTC

Ogeechee Technical College will work with area industries, two development authorities and a federal grant to equip a lab for industrial maintenance courses at a cost of almost $420,000, officials announced Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Parade to kick off fair week

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Chairman Charles Sheets remembers all too well having to cancel the annual parade a few years ago because of weather.

October 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County commissioners table sand pit request

Bulloch County commissioners tabled a zoning request Tuesday after several citizens protested a man's plans to use his Martin Road property, near Nevils, as a sand borrow pit.

October 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah port

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


Man charged with underage gun possession

Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team saw a man at Southern Lounge off Fair Road "leaning into the window of a parked car, being loud and disorderly," around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet man, a ‘known flight risk,’ is arrested

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators surrounded a house Friday at Bridgewater subdivision as they sought to arrest a wanted person.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officers to conduct alcohol, occupancy checks during Georgia Southern homecoming

With Georgia Southern University's homecoming weekend approaching, local law enforcement authorities are warning residents and local businesses of compliance checks to combat underage drinking as well as overcrowded gathering places.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern observes Disability Awareness Month

Georgia Southern University is recognizing Disability Awareness Month in October with various programs and activities. This year's theme is "See the Person, Not the Disability."

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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


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