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Area schools prepare for new year

Although the official 2011-12 school year doesn't begin for teachers until Monday, about a dozen cars could be seen in the Screven County High School parking lot Thursday.

July 30, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


City park proposal

A coalition of local organizations and business leaders will appear before Bulloch County commissioners Tuesday, seeking support for a multi-purpose venue to serve the region and its citizens.

July 30, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report 7-30-11; Officers responded a complaint of possible drug activity.

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.

July 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Accused teacher makes first court appearance

A teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old male student underwent a first appearance before a judge Friday morning.

July 29, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police captain resigns amid probe

A former Statesboro Police captain resigned earlier this month amid an internal investigation regarding allegations he shared information with known drug dealers.

July 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riverkeeper announces intent to sue

King America Finishing, Inc., a textiles treatment plant near Dover in Screven County, has 60 days in which to respond to complaints by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization regarding allegations the plant is violating the law by dumping chemicals into the Ogeechee River.

July 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Freshmen at GSU volunteer right away

Incoming freshmen to Georgia Southern University have four years to make an indelible mark on the community they'll soon call home.

July 28, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff: Teacher molested boy

A Bulloch County middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday after the parents of a 14-year-old student told authorities she had sex with the boy.

July 27, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Experts say sexual predators 'groom' victims before attack

Two local psychology professionals spoke Wednesday about the recent arrest of a 35-year-old teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with her 14-year-old male student.

July 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Is it a bird or a dinosaur?

NEW YORK - One of the world's most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn't a bird at all.

July 27, 2011 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Local


Budget cuts hit public fishing areas

In a concession to budget cuts, Georgia's nine state-owned public fishing areas, including Evans County PFA near Daisy, will no longer open seven days a week.

July 26, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Library goes to the dogs

With summer's dog days in full swing, the Statesboro Regional Library is tossing a bone to library visitors and their canine companions.

July 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Dealing with the mentally ill

Approaching an intersection, a Georgia State Patrol trooper finds traffic unexpectedly backed up. Then he sees a confused civilian in the middle of the highway directing traffic.

July 26, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


One arrested, one man sought in meth lab case

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a teen they say was involved in manufacturing methamphetamine at a U.S. 80 West location.

July 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fundraiser helps domestic abuse victims

Members and supporters of Safe Haven gathered recently in the Quality Inn and Suites to celebrate the culmination of the group's first annual "Freedom" fundraising campaign.

July 25, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


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Wal-Mart fight was over sagging pants

It was sagging pants, not falling prices, at Statesboro's Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Wednesday night that caused two men to fight.

June 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


City adopts hands-off approach on Blue Mile winnings

Instead of pursuing an agreement with the new Blue Mile Foundation, Statesboro's city government agreed Tuesday to hand the portion of America's Best ...

June 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County sets new budget

It's another year of no tax increase for Bulloch County residents, as Bulloch County commissioners approved an overall balanced budget Tuesday of around $55 ...

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the ...

June 20, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Explosive destroys Portal man’s mailbox

An unidentified explosive left a Portal man's mailbox in pieces last week, and now he is concerned that the culprit may target another mailbox.

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Buyer saves Millen hospital from closing

Set to close in June, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins announced Monday that it had been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp.

June 20, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pizza Hut, Hardee's robbed

Statesboro police are unsure if two armed robberies at fast food restaurants over the weekend are related.

June 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash's wave pool ready to open

The delays caused by finicky weather, complicated construction and other factors are over: The wave pool at Splash in the Boro will be ready for ...

June 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Low Country now full-service Kubota dealer

Since introducing its first tractor to the United States in 1969, Kubota products have continued to gain popularity. Kubota filled a product void in the ...

June 19, 2017 | | Local


Local Business Briefs

Susan Cox is re-elected to Georgia Bar board

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race

ROSWELL - Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview ...

June 19, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


NAACP wants superintendent out

The executive board of the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP voted last week to ask the Bulloch County Board of Education not to renew ...

June 17, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week

An often quoted saying, "bloom where you're planted," extols a timely message, but perhaps the adage could add an additional thought: "Once you've ...

June 17, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: From the pond to the pan — here's to you, Dad

I've often been called "a chip off the ol' block." I am my father's daughter, there's no doubt about it. We're ...

June 17, 2017 | | Local


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