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School Board looking at new voting districts

The Bulloch County Board of Education is discussing the best way to reapportion five of its eight voting districts after population growth reflected in the 2010 Census made the districts out of compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Board is required by the state to submit a draft reapportionment plan by Aug. 15.

July 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Where were you on 9/11?

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sleeping about 9 that morning when I received a call from a reporter at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to turn on the TV. I was the metro editor at the then Gannett-owned newspaper, but we were waiting for a new chief editor to start in two weeks, so I was the acting editor.

July 23, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


What's being discharged into the Ogeechee River?

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization is considering legal action against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division due to possible lack of enforcement regarding wastewater dumped into the Ogeechee River by a Screven County textiles plant.

July 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bell Road man charged in abuse of elderly father

An elderly man sent to the emergency room Wednesday for bruises and a black eye told Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies his son caused the injuries.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County teachers undergo orientation

Friday provided an unofficial first day of school for Bulloch County's newest educators.

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


Statesboro Police Department not recertified

Due to documentation issues, the Statesboro Police Department was denied recertification for a voluntary accreditation with the Georgia Chief's Law Enforcement Certification, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man charged with arson

Statesboro Police arrested a man Friday they said is responsible for a series of intentionally-set fires on the north side of town.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BA names new leader

A nine-year veteran of teaching and working as an administrator at Bulloch Academy, Leisa Houghton was named recently the head of school for the 2011-12 school year.

July 22, 2011 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia's videotaped execution sets new precedent

ATLANTA - The video camera that recorded the execution of a Georgia death row inmate did more than give attorneys an account of the man's reaction to a new lethal injection drug. Death penalty experts say it could also lead to a flurry of new legal moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers.

July 22, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A boy's recent disclosure during counseling sessions regarding a long-term series of molestation incidents led to a Newington man's arrest Wednesday on aggravated child molestation charges and more, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Jared Akins.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police seek TV theft suspects

Police are seeking three men who simply walked out of a local retail store with shopping carts full of TVs and a computer last week.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia execution delayed

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia prison officials on Wednesday delayed the execution of a death row inmate who would have been the subject of the nation's first videotaped execution in nearly two decades.

July 20, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. - The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them.

July 20, 2011 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Averitt Center starts after school program

The Averitt Center for the Arts will offer an after school program this year for children with an emphasis on art, literature, music and theater.

July 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Not worried about heat? You should be

CHICAGO - This week's heat wave may be uncomfortable, but you're healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you're over 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn't mean you're safe.

July 19, 2011 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


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App may help ID shrimp affliction

SAVANNAH - Scientists on the Georgia coast are documenting an affliction in shrimp known as black gill as part of an ongoing research project.

November 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Town Hall meetings requested before Georgia Southern enfolds Armstrong

Georgia Southern donor and alumnus Burney Marsh asked the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to hold town hall meetings presenting the final plan ...

November 22, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


2017 Farmer of the Year

Fluffy white cotton explodes over 3,000 acres of farmland tended by Wade C. Hodges III, and he is humbled by the fact that each ...

November 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa’s Toy Run set for Saturday

Santa Claus will roll into Statesboro via motorcycle once again as the Southern Thunder Cruisers bring him along for the ride Saturday during the annual ...

November 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A Thanksgiving gift

For the sixth year in a row, the Auxiliary of East Georgia Regional Medical Center collected and presented bags of Thanksgiving food to Christian Social ...

November 21, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Many 'chefs' help Feed the Boro

For an entire year, the Feed the Boro Committee led by Kimberly Forstrom has planned for its largest event of the year, providing Thanksgiving lunch ...

November 21, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Josh Whitfield developing old West Lumber site

Statesboro native and local entrepreneur Josh Whitfield has begun what will be the most transformational project yet on the Blue Mile corridor. He has purchased ...

November 20, 2017 | | Local


Bulloch's top dogs

Two Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 teams won awards recently at the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) 8th Annual South Georgia K9 Seminar held ...

November 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


No City Council meeting Tuesday

Statesboro City Council's second regular meeting of November, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, has been cancelled.

November 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light

Shopping by Lantern Light, 6-8 p.m. tonight - Tuesday, both caps the 10th annual Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market season and launches local holiday shopping.

November 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Some Kinda Good: Creating Thanksgiving Day traditions with family, food

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always an exciting holiday. Both my parents' families are large, and each year we would alternate which side to spend it ...

November 20, 2017 | By REBEKAH LINGENFELSER Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch REACH scholars chart path to college

Bulloch County Schools recently honored six new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony at the Board of Education's central office. Each scholar now ...

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


Bulloch County superintendent gets 1-year contract

By a 5-1 vote after two of the eight members left during a protracted meeting Thursday night, the Bulloch County Board of Education extended Superintendent ...

November 18, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro World War II veteran recounts time in Italy

For most, information pertinent to World War II is but a faint memory from a history class. A limited few can recall details as broadcast ...

November 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro twins face double trouble

Twin brothers were arrested Thursday on outstanding warrants after appearing in traffic court.

November 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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