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Willow Hill School to celebrate anniversary

The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Willow Hill School and 60th anniversary of the existing building with activities beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Barack Obama.

August 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch homicide rate up in 2014

Already this year, there have been more slayings in Statesboro and Bulloch County combined than were reported annually over the past three years.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press | Local


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

August 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


United Way emphasizes people in 2014 Bulloch County campaign

For its 2014 Bulloch County campaign, United Way of Southeast Georgia is aiming at increased participation rather than a dollar target, organizers said at their informal campaign kickoff Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County commissioners appeal judge’s order on personal care home request

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to appeal a judge's order that a previous denial of conditional use be reversed.

August 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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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.

September 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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.

September 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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.

September 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


So close ...

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

September 13, 2014 | Mike Anthony | Local


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.

September 13, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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.

September 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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


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