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Guyton police investigate gunfire exchange

GUYTON - Police officers still are chasing leads and trying to find who was responsible for a Saturday morning shootout.

August 05, 2014 | By PATRICK DONAHUE Effingham Herald | Local


US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Bulloch County’s advertised tax hike nonexistent, for most people

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch is recommending that the Board of Commissioners not roll back its millage rate and so is issuing a notice, to comply with the Georgia Taxpayer Bill of Rights, of a pending 1 percent property tax increase.

August 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro's alcohol ordinance back on tap for Tuesday

This time, Statesboro City Council has specifically invited people who sell alcoholic beverages to discuss the proposed replacement of the city's alcohol law.

August 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Leaked memo ensures attacks

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 02, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Fifteen cyclists consisting of current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home left the home Thursday afternoon to bike 560 miles through six Georgia cities, with Statesboro being the first stop Thursday evening.

August 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


‘Jailed for Justice’ tour stops in Statesboro Monday

At least four of the 80 or so people arrested in Moral Monday protests during the Georgia General Assembly's 2014 session are expected to talk about their experiences during Monday evening's Statesboro stop on the "Jailed for Justice" tour.

August 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Schools open ‘smoothly’

The halls of Mill Creek Elementary School were brightly light, with even brighter smiles greeting old and new students along with their parents.

August 01, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police seek information on home invasion attempt

Metter police are seeking information on a suspect in a "possible" home invasion attempt.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest clears 17 Bulloch County burglary, theft cases

Seventeen burglary and theft cases were solved last week when Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested a convicted sex offender, authorities said.

August 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Evans County man dies in wreck

An Evans County man was killed Thursday evening after running a stop sign, according to Georgia State Patrol Post 45 in Statesboro.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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Bulloch County commissioners appeal judge’s order on personal care home request

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to appeal a judge's order that a previous denial of conditional use be reversed.

August 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro announces ‘tax increase’ to keep same millage

With the effect on its budget now smaller than previously estimated, the city of Statesboro has slated three "property tax increase" hearings after several City Council members indicated support for keeping the millage rate unchanged.

August 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

A man whose body was found Wednesday in his vehicle in woods off Old River Road North was killed in an automobile accident, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said.

August 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archie Manning appearance at Georgia Southern postponed until spring

Georgia Southern University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, a National Football League player, 1989 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, and chairman of the National Football Foundation, until March.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County ACT scores rise, but fewer students take tests

Bulloch County's recent public high school graduates posted impressive gains on the ACT, one of the two major college-entrance exams, but there is a catch.

August 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Prayer vigil to be held in honor of Statesboro shooting victim

A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

RALEIGH, N.C. - NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

August 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Healthy snack rules apply to fundraisers during school

New federal rules that took effect over summer break have driven higher-fat and sugar-laden items from Bulloch County Schools vending machines. Now the schools are waiting for the other whole-grain muffin to drop regarding fundraisers during school hours.

August 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Patients offered free protection after hacker attack

About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at Community Health Systems, which owns a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.

August 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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