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An education in agriculture

Horses, pigs and goats are common place along the country roads winding through Bulloch County; but catching a glimpse of the farm animals frolicking in a park in Downtown Statesboro is anything but ordinary.

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


Rains slow growth of wildfires in south Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Firefighters worked Friday to strengthen defenses against large wildfires burning in southeast Georgia after their growth was slowed by overnight thunderstorms dumping an inch or more of rain.

June 24, 2011 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Deal freezes Georgia gas tax

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has frozen Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.

June 24, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Council calls meeting to reconsider passed motion

City officials will gather today for a called City Council meeting to reconsider a motion made in its scheduled assembly earlier this week.

June 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


County, city to discuss fire services

With less than a week away from the expiration date of a fire services agreement between the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County, lack of response from city leaders about the issue has county officials frustrated.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Farmers worried about immigration law's impact

At BFG Produce in Evans County, about 100 seasonal workers, most of them Spanish-speaking immigrants, grade and package spring carrots and onions in the partially automated packing shed.

June 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Rain brings relief, downed trees

The thunderstorms that drenched portions of the southeast Thursday may help douse the wildfires in Ware and Brantley counties and could help ease the layer of smoke that has affected other counties miles away.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City considers alcohol sales referendum

Though for only a brief moment, the permitting of Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Statesboro became a topic of discussion Tuesday during a regularly scheduled Council meeting in City Hall.

June 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Groups seek immigration law reform, not repeal

So far, two major state agricultural associations are not seeking repeal of Georgia's immigration reform law, but rather hoping the problems it creates will highlight a need for national reform.

June 22, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow diagnosed with prostate cancer

District 12 Congressman John Barrow announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, a condition that will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime.

June 21, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


It's officially summertime

Tuesday was officially the first day of summer, but around the southeast, summer weather has been around for a while.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves voting districts

A third proposal to reconfigure the city's voting districts proved the charm Tuesday when Statesboro City Council accepted the planning department's most recent attempt to reapportion populations.

June 21, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


2 arrested for child cruelty

Excessive potty-training discipline caused injuries to a two-year-old child that resulted in his aunt and her boyfriend being arrested on child cruelty charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


My Take with Matt Yogus - Key pieces will be back at GSU

Sitting around watching the College World Series got me to thinking about next year in the world of Georgia Southern baseball, and just what, exactly, we'll be looking at as the Eagles try for their third Southern Conference title in four years.

June 21, 2011 | | Local


Archers shoot for national glory

Four of the best young archers in Georgia are competing in the National Shooting Sports Challenge in San Antonio, Texas, this week. And they're not only from Georgia, they're from Bulloch County.

June 20, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


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Georgia senators reviewing corporate, personal tax breaks

ATLANTA - A Georgia Senate committee is beginning what could be a years-long study of the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks given to ...

July 22, 2017 | | Local


Mixed message from Milestones

The percentage of students in the Bulloch County Schools meeting proficiency levels on the Georgia Milestones tests improved in 15 of 30 tested subjects and ...

July 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

ATLANTA - Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush ...

July 21, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Woman fired, jailed over fraudulent use of nursing license

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after reportedly using another person's nursing license to perform nursing duties at work.

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


900 pot plants found in Candler; one arrested

Low-flying helicopters seen around Bulloch and adjacent counties recently may be part of the effort by the Georgia Governor's Drug Suppression Task Force to ...

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD officers issued opioid-blocking drug

Statesboro police officers will now carry the opioid-blocking drug naloxone in a nasal spray to administer to people who overdose on opioids such as heroin ...

July 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Shots fired during Subway robbery

Two masked gunmen opened fire during a robbery Wednesday night at a Statesboro sandwich shop, but no one was injured.

July 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD seldom uses force, new chief observes

Giving an annual report from the year before he arrived, Police Chief Mike Broadhead said he found the number of times the Statesboro Police Department ...

July 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Convenience store armed robbery brings yearly total to 17

A Statesboro convenience store clerk was robbed at gunpoint Saturday, bringing the number of armed robberies in Statesboro this year to 17.

July 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five Points roundabout to open on schedule

Work on the roundabout traffic circle at Five Points is on schedule, and the roadways, mainly Pretoria-Rushing and Burkhalter roads, are expected to open as ...

July 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Main Street among GEMS

Not every Main Street program in Georgia has secured land for a community dog park, is in the process or rebuilding three homes, or is ...

July 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Register reinstates police department

The town of Register took steps Friday to form a new police department by hiring a police chief after having been without a department since ...

July 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro's hidden jewel: Georgia's B&B

A hidden jewel in downtown Statesboro, Georgia's Bed and Breakfast was recognized recently by TripAdvisor.com as one of the best bed and breakfast ...

July 17, 2017 | | Local


Ricky Lane leading Georgia Academy of General Dentistry

Statesboro dentist Dr. Ricky Lane, DDS, MAGD, named president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry and has led the association since January.

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia part of traffic crackdown

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Police in Georgia and four other Southeastern states just launched a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths.

July 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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