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Statesboro, Bulloch County first responders remember 9/11

Thirteen years after terrorist planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, local public safety personnel gathered at Bulloch Memorial Gardens Thursday to remember those who lost their lives in efforts to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Jenkins County man goes missing

Jenkins County sheriff's investigators are seeking the whereabouts of a third missing person from the area this year.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro High Class of 1964 to host public concert at Averitt Center

Statesboro High School's Class of 1964 is celebrating a milestone reunion this weekend, its 50th.

September 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON - Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.

September 11, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local


The long war

DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

September 10, 2014 | | Local


Pembroke man to walk, bear cross to help local woman with cancer

On Saturday, you might see Pembroke resident Donald Kiltz walking around Statesboro, carrying a large orange cross on his shoulders.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Defining Destiny’ concert at Statesboro High to fund arts at Willow Hill

Singer and actress Sandra Reaves-Phillips, who has performed in Broadway musicals, in movies and internationally, will star in "Defining Destiny," a drama concert embracing the 140-year history of the Willow Hill School, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Statesboro High School auditorium.

September 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Has rare enterovirus strain arrived in Georgia?

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is reporting an unusual surge of respiratory illnesses in children. Public health officials say it's not yet known whether a rare enterovirus that has struck elsewhere is to blame.

September 10, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Wells Fargo ATMs to feature Jemelleh Coes

If you think you've seen a lot of Jemelleh Coes, Georgia's 2014 Teacher of the Year from Langston Chapel Middle School, you will see even more of her should you visit a Wells Fargo ATM.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern’s Molecular Biology Initiative named a STEM Education Awards finalist

The Technology Association of Georgia, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, announced Wednesday that the Georgia Southern University Molecular Biology Initiative has been named a finalist in the Post-Secondary Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police, Bulloch deputies investigate burglaries

Three convenience store robberies early Tuesday morning have Metter police and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking suspects.

September 10, 2014 | | Local


‘A Day for Southern’ brings in $2.2M

Georgia Southern University's 41st annual "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million. This marks the second straight year the campaign has raised more than $2 million.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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


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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


Bulloch Honors REACH Georgia Scholars

Bulloch County Schools honored five new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony Sept. 25, at the Board of Education's central office.

October 04, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Turpentine making a comeback

Portal celebrated its history Saturday as hundreds enjoyed the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival, and a local forester and turpentine enthusiast says the demand for turpentine may be on the rise again.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State: Local store mixed old, new meat

State inspectors documented evidence last week supporting a former employee's claim that a Statesboro grocery store had mixed expired meat and new meat together.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


To TAD or not to TAD?

Statesboro residents will vote in a special city election, coinciding with the Nov. 4 statewide election, on whether to give the city authority to create Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs, under the Georgia Redevelopment Powers Law.

October 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC, city collaborate on firefighter training

Ogeechee Technical College and the city of Statesboro recently entered into an agreement that will facilitate a Firefighter I program to train those seeking to enter fire service.

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Go green' at annual GreenFest

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability is preparing for a full day of "going green" during its second annual GreenFest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former GOP candidate backs Libertarian for Ga. governor

SMYRNA, Ga. - A former Republican candidate for governor announced his support for the Libertarian candidate on Friday, arguing that neither major party candidate represents conservative values.

October 03, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


Statesboro police seek sexual assault suspect

Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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