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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

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Allen claims ‘momentum’ in race against Barrow

Allen claims ‘momentum’ in race against Barrow

SYLVANIA – While waiting for the meal at the Republican 12th Congressional District Fish Fry, the party’s nominee, Rick Allen, cited a forecast that gives him a better than even chance of unseating U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the Democrat who has held the seat for almost 10 years.

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Updated: sep. 19, 2014 9:22 p.m.
Savannah officials pledge transparency in shooting

Savannah officials pledge transparency in shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.

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Updated: sep. 19, 2014 9:22 p.m.
Unemployment rates rise in 24 states

Unemployment rates rise in 24 states

WASHINGTON —  Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

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Man found safe after he had gone missing

A man who had been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home was found on Interstate 16 near mile marker 117 "safe and sound," according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Statesboro police seek rape suspect

Statesboro police seek rape suspect

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking a suspect in a rape investigation.

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Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

ALBANY — Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK  — Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

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What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis

What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis

Rural health care — and what to do about it — has emerged as a political issue during this election year.

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Pittman Park Methodist women’s ministry hosts tea

Pittman Park Methodist women’s ministry hosts tea

Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.

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Man walks away from Bulloch County personal care home

Man walks away from Bulloch County personal care home

A man who has been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home "walked away voluntarily," and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators say they are seeking to find him for "his own safety."

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

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Millen man arrested in Statesboro with ‘ear wax’ marijuana

Millen man arrested in Statesboro with ‘ear wax’ marijuana

A man was arrested having a new kind of drug, known on the street as “ear wax,” after leading officers on a short vehicle chase Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.

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Statesboro man arrested on drug charges

Statesboro man arrested on drug charges

The passenger of car was arrested on drug charges after officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Saturday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.

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7 Statesboro businesses now face alcohol license hearings

7 Statesboro businesses now face alcohol license hearings

With a City Council hearing pending for Rude Rudy’s on Sept. 24, the city of Statesboro has scheduled six more establishments for an Oct. 7 administrative license hearing over whether they have served alcohol to patrons under age 21.

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Nationally known ministry speaker leads women’s conference at Believers Church of Statesboro

Believers Church of Statesboro welcomes nationally known speaker Tracey Mitchell this weekend to lead "The Bride of Christ" Ladies Conference, Friday evening and Saturday. Mitchell will conclude her time in Statesboro by speaking at both services on Sunday morning at 9 and 11.

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Statesboro's Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market hiring for up to 95 jobs

Statesboro's Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market hiring for up to 95 jobs

Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Market, scheduled to open in Statesboro's Market District in the coming months, is hiring to fill up to 95 jobs, the store announced Wednesday.

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Screven County reports a new phone scam

Screven County reports a new phone scam

An old scam with a new twist has been circulating around Screven County, and law enforcement officials are reminding residents to be wary of phone calls from people seeking money.

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Georgia Southern gears up for 2nd annual STEM Fest

Georgia Southern gears up for 2nd annual STEM Fest

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual STEM Fest on Saturday.

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Willingway, Pineland Behavioral Health present ‘Recovery in the Park’

Willingway, Pineland Behavioral Health present ‘Recovery in the Park’

Willingway and Pineland Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities are joining forces to observance National Recovery Month.

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Bulloch County commissioners uphold clerk’s firing

Bulloch County commissioners uphold clerk’s firing

Fired for missing work and failing to bring medical excuses specifically required of her, Christy Strickland, the clerk of the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners, appealed to the board. But at the end of a hearing Monday night, the commissioners unanimously upheld County Manager Tom Couch's decision.

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New Statesboro Visitors Center makes a grand entrance

New Statesboro Visitors Center makes a grand entrance

Hundreds of people joined community leaders Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau's Regional Visitors Center.

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Bulloch County Commission grants special event alcohol license

Bulloch County Commission grants special event alcohol license

A Statesboro businessman hoping to host a Georgia Southern University alumni ball during homecoming weekend said he intends to make every possible effort to keep the event safe.

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Constitution Week begins Wednesday

Constitution Week begins Wednesday

Constitution Week begins Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 23, celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of this great document.

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Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale to benefit Statesboro’s Safe Haven

On Friday and Saturday, several local businesses will participate in a Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale.

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2 Bulloch County schools are tops

2 Bulloch County schools are tops

For the second straight year, two Bulloch County public schools were recognized as two of the top performers under the state's accountability system.

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Statesboro police: No foul play suspected in Georgia Southern student’s death

Statesboro police: No foul play suspected in Georgia Southern student’s death

Statesboro police say foul play is not suspected in the death of Brooke Edwards, a Georgia Southern University student who was found unresponsive at her off-campus apartment Friday morning.

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New Bulloch County judge to hear ‘hit-style’ murder trial

New Bulloch County judge to hear ‘hit-style’ murder trial

Jury selection for the trial of two men accused of committing a "hit-style" murder was postponed Monday when a Bulloch County Superior Court judge moved to turn the case over to another judge.

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Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

ATLANTA — A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

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Georgia Peanut Tour set for this week

Georgia Peanut Tour set for this week

The 28th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Tuesday through Thursday, centrally located out of the Savannah area.

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Beatles tribute band to invade Statesboro's Averitt Center

Beatles tribute band to invade Statesboro's Averitt Center

If you believe in yesterday or have had a hard day's night, then the Averitt Center for the Arts invites you to get your ticket to ride and relive Beatlemania on Saturday.

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Statesboro barbecue with a spin

Statesboro barbecue with a spin

         Southern Boys BBQ, open just six weeks, is catering tailgating traditions that have been going on longer than it has been in business.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Legitimize your business with a license

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Legitimize your business with a license

       When my daughter Edie Grace was 5, her favorite Disney movie was "Ice Princess." She must have watched that movie a thousand times before she actually had the opportunity to hit the ice.

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Suspicious package prompts evacuations around Statesboro VA office

Suspicious package prompts evacuations around Statesboro VA office

A suspicious package found Monday morning at the Statesboro Veterans Affairs office turned out to be only a couple boxes of books.

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Georgia Southern student dies

Georgia Southern student dies

An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment, and she was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.

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SEBHS clubs will raise funds for local cancer patients Sept. 19

SEBHS clubs will raise funds for local cancer patients Sept. 19


            Three of Southeast Bulloch High School’s (SEBHS)  student organizations are joining together to host the Colors of Cancer Week Tailgate on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the outdoor cafeteria courtyard in front of the school.  The event is free of charge and will include a meal and guest speaker prior to the SEBHS vs. Dodge County football game. Students will be selling event T-shirts for $10, and the money raised will be used to make care packages for local oncology patients. 

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Updated: sep. 14, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Local veterans urged to contribute to Herald special section

Local veterans urged to contribute to Herald special section

        If you are a veteran who served the United States in combat during any major military conflict or war, the Statesboro Herald would like to hear from you.

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Updated: sep. 14, 2014 8:54 p.m.
So close ...

So close ...

There are so many good things to say about Georgia Southern three games into its tenure as an FBS football program.

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Expanded alternative school costs revealed

Expanded alternative school costs revealed

Administrators seeking to expand Bulloch County’s alternative school to a full day of classes for each student and to add a math teacher and counselor provided cost estimates Thursday to the Board of Education.

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Georgia Southern panel discusses Islamic State

Georgia Southern panel discusses Islamic State

The sudden, dramatic rise of the Islamic State terrorist group taking over large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria has prompted much discussion, consternation and fear around the world.

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Dr. Al Mooney releases new recovery book at symposium

Dr. Al Mooney releases new recovery book at symposium

Dr. Al Mooney, the director of addiction medicine and recovery at Willingway, is officially releasing the second edition of "The Recovery Book" at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders.

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Georgia Southern to participate in new statewide campus safety committee

Georgia Southern to participate in new statewide campus safety committee

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.

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Statesboro, Bulloch County first responders remember 9/11

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.

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Updated: sep. 11, 2014 8:14 p.m.
Another Jenkins County man goes missing

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.

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

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.

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Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

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.

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The long war

The long war

DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

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

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.

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

‘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.

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