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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


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Historical marker celebrates Stilson

STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.

September 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Vandals strike Nevils cemetery

Vandalism of gravesites in a Nevils-area cemetery have Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking the public's help in finding the culprits.

September 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince Dooley serves as opening act to his wife

Barbara Dooley stole the show Wednesday evening as she and her husband, legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, spoke at the Ninth Annual Steak and Burger Dinner, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Memphis Belle’ flies to restore other B-17s

AUGUSTA - When the 70-year-old Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" that starred as the Memphis Belle in the movie takes off Saturday from Augusta Regional Airport, things will be different than when new B-17s flew bombing missions against Nazi-ruled Germany.

September 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


5 arrested on drug charges in Statesboro apartment complex

Two separate search warrants last week resulted in five drug arrests at Cambridge at Southern/The Palms apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man arrested on 19 forgery counts

A man caught producing false identification documents is behind bars after officers found evidence in his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Public invited to Stilson marker dedication

As part of its ongoing program of recognizing historic locations in Bulloch County, the Bulloch County Historical Society will unveil the 17th and latest marker in the series at 3 p.m. Thursday on Georgia Highway 119 in Stilson.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ogeechee Tech to conduct active shooter training Friday

The Ogeechee Technical College Police Department will conduct an active shooter training exercise on the college campus Friday, Ogeechee Tech Police Chief Stan York said.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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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


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


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