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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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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


Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officials were ready to allege 28 alcohol violations at Rude Rudy’s

If a City Council administrative hearing had proceeded, Statesboro police were prepared to present reports of at least 28 violations of the city Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance at Rude Rudy's. Police counted individual drinks served to several underage patrons to reach that total.

September 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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