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During summer break, few students like to think about school. They relax or get a job and forget about academics. But things are different for Georgia Southern's incoming freshmen. They aren't just thinking about college; they're experiencing it.
With little discussion, the Statesboro City Council approved sweeping changes to the city's occupational tax structure at its meeting Tuesday morning after months of work by a panel assembled by Mayor Bill Hatcher.
With the sizzling heat of summer ahead and as the state falls deeper into a drought that has gripped much of the southeast, Georgia officials have enacted outdoor watering restrictions in an effort to conserve water.
OMEGA - The sky above Randy Scarbor's cantaloupe fields was overcast last week, but the clouds were from the massive wildfires to the east. No rain was forecast on the last day of May, a month that set records for dry conditions across Georgia.
METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.
Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering three men for the Bulloch County school superintendent position about to be vacated by Dr. Jessie Strickland, who resigned from the position. Strickland has accepted a position with Ogeechee Technical College as vice president of student affairs. Her tenure ends June 30.
The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.
In 2005, members of Statesboro's Temple Baptist Church voted unanimously to sell their property to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Little did they know construction delays on their new church would force them to spend about 30 months in the steel building that was originally their gym.
For the past few months, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church – a forward-looking group – has been looking back at its first 100 years.
A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.
Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...
FRUITHURST, Ala. - The huge hog that became known as ''Monster Pig'' after being killed by an 11-year-old boy was raised on a farm where it had another name: Fred.
SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in Alabama.
This week's candidate qualifying for the May 20 primary elections made the contest official between Alvie Coes III and Heather Banks McNeal for Bulloch County clerk of courts and produced four races for school board and county commission seats.
Despite cold, wet weather, about 50 people braved the chilly wind and rain Thursday night to participate in the 14th Annual Georgia Southern University Take Back the Night march and rally, held outside near the Russell Union Rotunda.
Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman Tuesday after determining she beat her 5-year-old son in the face with a belt.
The Statesboro Police Department said Thursday that it will not release the name of an officer who fired shots that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man at his Rackley Street home in October 2013.
The weather was cold and rainy Thursday, but that's not the reason law enforcement found a Twin City man soaked and chilled, needing rescue.
A man whose backpack led to his arrest in September pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a Lanier Drive sandwich shop.
A downtown Statesboro nightclub that has been "the scene of illegal activity," including more than one shooting and a death and that has been shut down since November, will not be allowed to open its doors again, according to a court order.
Stopping in Statesboro on a planned 6,000-mile-plus bicycle journey across America, Tom von Kaenel led roughly 50 people in a brief memorial service in the lobby of City Hall to Georgians who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Evans County Wildlife Club will host the 47th Annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Wildlife Club festival grounds, at 501 Cedar Avenue in Hagan.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Fran and Jason Aultman live on West Rushing Road, and they expressed concerns about a request by Marie Ashmore to close the road on which she lives, Dink Station Road, during a Bulloch County commissioners meeting Tuesday. Because of reporter's mistakes, a front-page article Thursday listed the wrong first name for Jason Aultman, incorrectly spelled his and Fran's last name and listed the wrong address for them. The Statesboro Herald regrets the errors.
The new Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, is sponsoring a 5K race on Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.
A man was arrested after a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal steroids by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a Wednesday news release.
A man who was stopped for a minor traffic offense ended up with more serious charges after he got into a scuffle with a deputy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
A Sylvania woman was killed Wednesday morning when her car was struck by a Norfolk Southern Railways work truck, police said.
While the term "legendary" is casually used to describe many performers – a number who don't deserve that lofty label – Blind Willie McTell is truly a legend. And he is – rightfully – the pride of Statesboro, where he spent his formative years.