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Historical Society unveils marker

On an unassuming tract of land, now enveloped with a patchwork of weed and kudzu, the Bulloch County Historical Society gathered Monday to recognize the site as a launching point for a landmark case in American legal history.

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


Metter teen killed in crash

A Metter teen was killed Sunday night in a two-car collision that also resulted in another teen being airlifted to a Savannah hospital.

September 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


OTC honors scholarship recipients

The Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. held its annual scholarship banquet last week to honor scholarship recipients and benefactors.

September 25, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Some argue $1 million fine not enough for King Finishing

A $1 million fine is hefty penalty, but a group of citizens who met Sunday are dissatisfied with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's consent order that demands a local textiles company use that money to fund $1 million in environmental improvements.

September 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group to help breast cancer survivors

Kimberly "Racy" Klein knows all too well the devastation of breast cancer, losing her mother to the disease at age 51.

September 24, 2011 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Portal set for fun and nod to history

A parade through downtown Portal Saturday will begin a weekend filled with fun and history as the 30th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival gets underway.

September 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three challenge incumbent Lewis

Sam Jones

September 24, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Old Freeman Family Farm opens Fall season

With agriculture playing such a prominent role in shaping the region's past, many residents of Bulloch, Screven and surrounding counties have vivid memories of days tending to livestock, or afternoons playing in a hay loft.

September 23, 2011 | From staff report | Local


Deputies: Men caught stealing beaver gates

Two men caught stealing county property were arrested Thursday when Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped them after they left a metal recycling center.

September 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Challenging Einstein is usually a losing proposition

GENEVA - Betting against Einstein and his theory of relativity is a way to go broke.

September 23, 2011 | By FRANK JORDAN and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in kidnapping

A Broad Street woman screaming for help early Tuesday morning alerted someone who called police, and within minutes, a man was arrested on kidnapping charges.

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Special requirement for land-clearing fires

Now that Bulloch County's population has surpassed 65,000 residents, anyone clearing land and burning the debris is required to have an Air Curtain Destructor (ACD).

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Beating victim still in critical condition

A woman brutally beaten by a man under the influence of "spice," a legal alternative to marijuana, remains in critical condition after the attack.

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


EPD: King violated river permit

King America Finishing will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River after a finding that the plant violated discharge permits to dump toxins into the river.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Early voting simpler option for Statesboro residents

For Statesboro residents who plan to vote in both the mayoral election and the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, advanced voting is the simpler option.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Youth gangs become issue for mayoral candidates

During a forum Wednesday evening, Statesboro's three candidates for mayor responded to a question about youth gangs involved in criminal activity here.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cagle asserts he’s ready to shape Georgia’s growth

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle asserts that having been lieutenant governor through an economic downturn and into a recovery prepares him to lead, as governor, in ...

October 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fair produces decade of love

Ten years ago, during fair week in Statesboro, something special happened at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four charged with commercial gambling

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Commercial Gambling Unit arrested four people this week on commercial gambling charges after a raid Oct. 12 ...

October 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald hosts mayoral candidate forum Monday

The Statesboro Herald will host the three candidates for mayor of Statesboro in a forum Monday evening, giving voters another chance to hear from them ...

October 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s office presence keeps fair safe

Most people who attend the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair are there to have fun in a safe, family-oriented atmosphere, but sometimes trouble shows its face.

October 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Work camp inmates charged in attempt to obtain contraband

Three inmates of the Bulloch County Correctional Institute face felony charges for involvement in a plot to obtain contraband while incarcerated – mainly tobacco.

October 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


In need of ‘forever’ homes

Four hundred ninety-nine children across the state of Georgia who don't know each other have one thing in common: they want a forever home ...

October 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Kiwanis Pancake House sees 48th year

Lines of hungry people wrapped around the Statesboro Kiwanis Pancake House Tuesday night as the smell of fresh sausage and fluffy pancakes wafted over the ...

October 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council affirms county-city TAD agreement

In two actions Tuesday involving the city-county relationship and taxes, Statesboro City Council affirmed an agreement bringing county revenue into the South Main Street TAD ...

October 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


2017 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Renovations to old memories

Its dedication to agricultural history is one of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair's most unique characteristics, and the fairgrounds would not be complete without the ...

October 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch ESPLOST, Boro mayoral voting begins

By early Tuesday afternoon, 68 people had cast in-person advanced ballots in the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, while 51 had voted in Statesboro's mayoral ...

October 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

Two men were shot, with one seriously injured, early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge on James Street, off Martin Luther King Dr.

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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