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Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. ethics chief: Deal aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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First United Methodist Church paves the way for future development

The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.

August 08, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Alcohol merchants getting voice in new Statesboro ordinance

This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.

August 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Meet Georgia Southern student-athletes at the mall

Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County Centennial Tribute set for Sunday

The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 homeless dead in Atlanta TB outbreak

ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.

August 08, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Feed the Boro goes under Food Bank umbrella

Having lost all of its cash to an alleged theft by a trusted volunteer, Feed the Boro, which distributes free meals each Thanksgiving, has placed itself under the umbrella of Food Bank Inc., also known as the Statesboro food bank.

August 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University nursing professor to study health disparities

Georgia Southern University nursing professor Kathryn Anderson, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities course "Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research."

August 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 arrested in Metter home invasion

Metter police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a July 30 home invasion and kidnapping attempt.

August 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ebola: Emory gets chance to save lives, educate

ATLANTA - A roomful of reporters and TV cameras tracked every word that Emory physicians said at a Friday news conference preceding the arrival of two Americans stricken with Ebola.

August 07, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Last chance to ‘Fill the Bus’ for children in need

For a number of years, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County has conducted the annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Group hopes to build park in Ga. toddler's memory

MARIETTA, Ga. - People across the country who want to memorialize the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris have created a fundraising campaign online to build a park in his memory.

August 06, 2014 | By HILARY BUTSCHEK The Marietta Daily Journal | Local


How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

LONDON - As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.

August 06, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Local


Statesboro open meetings investigation expected to take another month

The investigation into whether city officials violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the tenure of former City Manager Frank Parker probably will take until mid-September or later to complete, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore told City Council during its regular public meeting Tuesday.

August 06, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police: Caregiver stole elderly woman’s EBT card

An elderly woman's EBT card was stolen, and her caregiver was later caught on video using the card, police said.

August 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern police receive grant for new breath test machine

The Georgia Southern University Police Department recently received an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant was awarded to purchase a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000, which will replace the current Intoxilyzer 5000.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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