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Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host American cartoonist and featured TED Talks speaker

Georgia Southern University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic book theorist, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1115 of the College of Education.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Bulloch County snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


PBS show to highlight Georgia Southern at Camp Lawton tonight

In 2012, the PBS show "Time Team America" tracked the adventures of Georgia Southern University archeologists and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise. The episode will premiere tonight at 9 on PBS.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro 'hit style' murder trial scheduled for September

A Bulloch County judge denied a motion Monday to continue the trial of a man accused of orchestrating a "hit-style" murder while he was in prison.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's open meetings investigation has called on 30-plus people

The investigation into whether former City Manager Frank Parker and members of Statesboro City Council sometimes met privately in violation of the Open Meetings Act involved interviews and phone calls with more than 30 local people by the end of July.

August 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


East Georgia State College, Ogeechee Technical College sign transfer agreement

Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College have signed a formal articulation agreement, allowing credits to transfer between the two colleges.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern online MBA program is top 30 in the nation

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration Online Master of Business Administration program has been named one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with making bomb threats

A man was arrested and charged with making bomb threats against two apartment complexes Monday, police said.

August 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Parker claims status as city whistleblower

In a notice of intent to file a claim against the city of Statesboro, former City Manager Frank Parker asked for more than $250,000 in damages and asserted that he was protected by the state Whistleblower Act for statements that led to his June 24 firing.

August 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Willow Hill School to celebrate anniversary

The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Willow Hill School and 60th anniversary of the existing building with activities beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Barack Obama.

August 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch homicide rate up in 2014

Already this year, there have been more slayings in Statesboro and Bulloch County combined than were reported annually over the past three years.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press | Local


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U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern

Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.

September 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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