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Believers Church providing students with school supplies

A local church group is doing what it can to ensure Bulloch County children start school with the proper tools.

July 19, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


City officials prefer longer fire services agreement

Officials representing the City of Statesboro say Bulloch County Commissioners' proposal this week to renew a fire service agreement is a start, but doesn't go far enough.

July 18, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Commercial developments questioned

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which appears in Saturday's print edition: The fate of two planned businesses is uncertain after neighbors to the proposed commercial developments rallied in opposition.

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Dam’s collapse washes out road, empties pond

A massive spill of water into the Ogeechee River on Saturday night, when a dam holding back an irrigation lake failed, did not produce the flooding officials feared might occur.

July 15, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Bulloch schools’ CRCT scores improve

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Tuesday's print edition: Portal Elementary School had the greatest improvement of any Bulloch County public school on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, a 21.9-point gain in the percentage passing fifth-grade math from the 2011-12 school year to 2012-13. Because of a reporter's mistake, a front-page article Sunday listed the wrong subject area in which the gain was posted. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

July 13, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


College and West Main renovation nearly complete

Work that began in May to revamp a downtown intersection is nearly finished, according to engineers with the City of Statesboro.

July 10, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Police Report - 7-7-13; Euthanized at animal shelter this week - 12 dogs and 24 cats.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

July 06, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Police Report


Police Report - 7-6-13; A man reported prescription pills were taken from his vehicle.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

July 05, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Police Report


Hospital giving quicker access to ER services

Recent changes at Statesboro's East Georgia Regional Medical Center have led to better emergency care, according to hospital administrators.

July 04, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


City takes next step in Hwy 301, I-16 development

In a meeting Tuesday, Statesboro City Council took the next step in a plan to spur commercial and industrial development at the intersection of Highway 301 and Interstate 16.

July 02, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


City, county working on fire-service deal

Statesboro City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to extend the deadline of an intergovernmental agreement regarding fire services, allowing more time for city and county officials to work out details of a new deal.

June 19, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Bulloch schools to draw on reserve funds

Bulloch County school employees will see fewer furlough days next year, but the district could spend about $3 million more than it brings in.

June 18, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Just how safe are Bulloch's bridges?

While not in danger of closing or categorically unsafe, a group of Bulloch County bridges did not meet sufficiency requirements during the most recent round of inspections by transportation officials.

June 15, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Schools to get laptops

Bulloch County school leaders have a plan they believe will boost student performance and narrow the achievement gap among learners at two schools cited by the Georgia Department of Education.

June 14, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Staying safe at Splash

In the wake of a near tragedy, and with the summer season ramping up, the popular Splash in the 'Boro water park is emphasizing water safety for guests, and families throughout the area.

June 08, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local


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