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Georgia’s Top 10 health care stories in 2017

Like many parts of the United States, health care in Georgia was impacted by multiple changes to Obamacare, a deepening opioid epidemic and struggling with funding for health care in general. Here is a look at the top 10 health care stories in Georgia for 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Card skimmer activity reported in Bulloch County

Paying for gasoline at the pump may be convenient, but it can also be risky. Just a few days before Christmas, two customers of a local convenience store reported being victims of someone using a credit card skimmer.

December 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Randy Turner retires from EMS, already missed

Randy Turner's retirement as assistant director of the Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service becomes official Friday, but colleagues at the EMS already miss him.

December 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Freezing rain predicted Thursday night

Freezing temperatures and rainfall could bring dangerous driving conditions Thursday night and Friday morning.

December 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


LOA Fitness turns a page

LOA Fitness for Women is transitioning next week from the ownership of Kathy Powell, who has owned, grown and managed the fitness club for 17 years, to new owner Caroline Mitchell.

December 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Taking a look at 2017 business highlights

Yes, 2017 was another banner year for Statesboro and Bulloch County businesses. Let's take a look back at a few of the highlights:

December 25, 2017 | | Local


Georgia 911 agencies get less money

ATLANTA - Nearly $5 million in funding for Georgia 911 services disappeared this year, and no one has been able to explain exactly why.

December 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


SEB senior donates to children’s hospital

When MacKenzie Glisson, a senior at Southeast Bulloch High School and daughter of Joe and Kristen Glisson, used her talents to make a crafty bracelet of pearls and cord a couple of months ago, she wasn't the only one that liked the simple yet elegant design. Friends and others admired the artwork and requested a similar piece.

December 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stunning increase in enrollment for Georgia’s insurance exchange

Georgia's insurance exchange showed an astonishing surge in the last scheduled week of Open Enrollment, roughly doubling the total enrolled to 482,904.

December 22, 2017 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Real estate agents fund ‘Shop with a Cop’

Realtors from Century 21 The Hunter Group raised money and sent four Statesboro Police Department officers on a Christmas shopping trip through the Walmart Supercenter with three siblings, ages 12–15, from one local family.

December 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue

ATLANTA - Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multibillion-dollar project.

December 21, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Reward offered for TMT Farms vandals

A $500 reward is offered for the identification and arrest of vandals who struck TMT Farms Tuesday night, destroying several mannequins and an inflatable reindeer at the drive-through Christmas lights display on Old River Road North.

December 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman charged with beating child with board

A woman was charged with child cruelty and aggravated assault after beating her teenage daughter with a board Wednesday, police said.

December 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet teen charged with rape

A Brooklet teen is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail on charges of rape.

December 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Abrams advocates investment in child care, energy jobs, Medicaid expansion

As a Democratic candidate for governor, former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams advocates expanding Medicaid using the 90 percent federal funding still available. She wants the state to invest in child care and clean-energy jobs.

December 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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‘Hands-free’ driving bill introduced

State Rep. John Carson started thinking hard about distracted driving a year ago, when he heard data about car insurance rates in Georgia.

January 26, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Flu hitting hard locally

Influenza, particularly one virulent strain, has sent record numbers to the doctor over the past few weeks, and in spite of an early start, the ...

January 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jen’s TOP TEN resolutions for 2018

So, be honest. How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you are like me, you have been slacking a little. (Ok, slacking a ...

January 15, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro Herald's Year in Pictures

"Every photograph that we take, and ultimately share, is energy transfer. We use photography to communicate the energy we originally felt." -- Paul Melcher

December 31, 2017 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's goodbye

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and Special Agent Chester McBride laid to rest at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery after his funeral at Hanner ...

January 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's Homecoming

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride, who was killed on duty while serving in Afghanistand on Dec. 21, arrives home and is honored ...

January 01, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

Check out pictures from the 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The annual fundraiser added a second permance this year and raised $107,000 to ...

October 06, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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