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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.

September 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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.

September 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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.

September 19, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


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.

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police seek rape suspect

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

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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.

September 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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.

September 18, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


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.

September 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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.

September 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

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

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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."

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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.

September 17, 2014 | By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Local


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.

September 17, 2014 | | Local


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.

September 17, 2014 | | Local


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Chinese acrobats to visit Georgia Southern's PAC

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will welcome the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China as they perform "Cirque Peking" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ad says Rep. Barrow 'lying' on tying pay to budget

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two weeks after Rep. John Barrow rolled out a campaign ad telling voters he wants a law ensuring members of Congress don't get paid if they fail to pass a budget, his Republican opponent fired back Monday with a TV spot saying the congressman voted against that very idea last year and is "lying to stay in office."

October 13, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS - Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."

October 13, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Fields of Faith set Wednesday for Statesboro High

Students from Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro's downtown as community

Lately, Hendley Properties seems to have a one-company residential redevelopment program going for downtown Statesboro.

October 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bill Tyson back home in Extension office

There are few smells more wonderful than freshly tilled peanuts waiting in the fields to be harvested. If you have driven around Bulloch County over the past week, you have enjoyed that smell.

October 13, 2014 | | Local


Electrical fire shuts down Statesboro Lowe’s

A fire in a control room at Statesboro's Lowe's Monday closed the store for the day. Calls to Lowes were redirected to the Lowe's store in Rincon, where a spokesman said the Statesboro store is expected to reopen Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU School of Nursing celebrates inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing was recently chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first-ever White Coat Ceremony.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Early voting set to begin Monday

If you just can't wait until Nov. 4 to vote, your time is just about here.

October 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman pays tribute to inventor brother

Connie Shumake King's admiration of her brother Carlis Louis Shumake Jr. goes beyond simple family affiliation. She calls him "Superman."

October 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Treatment for underage drinking?

After diagnosing Statesboro as having an underage drinking problem, police leaders this week proposed a treatment that involves hiring an alcoholic beverage control officer, creating a "hospitality review board" and giving licensees a role in policing themselves.

October 11, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

PERRY, Ga. - One Republican highlights the nation's lackluster recovery since the Great Recession. Less than an hour later, another GOP candidate from the same state gets attacked for it.

October 10, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Nunn drops in on Bulloch County Democrats

Stopping in Statesboro 25 days before the votes are counted, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn reminded local Democrats of her stands for an increase in the minimum wage, for immigration reform and for universal access to prekindergarten.

October 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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