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Pecans on public property not free

A common misconception about pecans landed three people in jail last week, thanks to a little-known law that states pecans belong to the tree owner regardless of where they fall.

November 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brannen honored as Ag Partner of Year

Wendell Brannen was featured speaker for Friday's Agribusiness Partner of the Year luncheon, but little did he know he would be the award recipient as well.

November 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New clinic to treat city employees

Statesboro City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a free health clinic for city employees, with the intent of promoting wellness and providing significant costs savings for patients and the city alike.

November 18, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Quake monitors slated for Georgia

ATLANTA - Researchers in a nationwide study of earthquakes will soon place instruments beneath the Georgia red clay and in other eastern states as they seek to learn more about what causes them and where they might strike.

November 18, 2011 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


‘Christmas Spectacular’

It's everything about Christmas rolled into one show.

November 17, 2011 | By KATHERINE FITCH Special to the Herald | Local


Census: Reaching age 90 more likely than ever

WASHINGTON - Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90, redefining in a way what it means to be old.

November 17, 2011 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Local


Police seek man on battery, kidnapping charges

Statesboro Police are seeking a man they say forced a woman into a car at knifepoint Thursday.

November 16, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bi-Lo unveils renovations, donations

After several months of renovations, Bi-Lo officially unveiled the new look of the inside of its store off Northside Drive Wednesday, and the grocery chain also used the occasion to announce about $32,000 in grants to area groups.

November 16, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


City replacing old shower heads

A new program being launched by the City of Statesboro will offer local families a considerable break on monthly water bills and promote conservation efforts to boot.

November 16, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sunday alcohol sales as soon as Dec. 11

Sunday drink could be flowing in Statesboro in time for the holiday season.

November 15, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Adoption journey ends happily

When Adam and Robin Spitler decided to adopt a child from China, no one in the family anticipated the emotional roller coaster that they were about to board. From lengthy paperwork problems, to stalled travel dates, to precarious health conditions, the journey to adopt Noah, born Xia Ping He, required a great deal of time and patience, and much support and prayer.

November 15, 2011 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Local


Congress: Pizza, fries just fine for school lunches

WASHINGTON - Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do?

November 15, 2011 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


Georgia's 'Dirty Dozen'

With its annual "Dirty Dozen" rivers list, the Georgia Water Coalition aims to send a wake-up call to state residents before their fresh waters are overtaken by human waste, dredging and neglect.

November 14, 2011 | By DANIELLE HIPPS dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local


City council to discuss new ‘projects director’ post

City officials will discuss the possibility of creating a new staff position today during an executive session in the chambers of City Hall.

November 14, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Metal thefts on the rise

Old appliances, damaged fencing, broken tools and equipment – junk to some, but cash to others. Metal items of all types can be recycled for cash, and all too often, thieves help themselves to anything metal they find.

November 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Exchange Club picnic to promote child abuse awareness

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a local civic club invites the public to a community picnic as a way to promote awareness and ...

April 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kids’ World owner joins Children’s Cabinet

Michelle Lank, director and owner of Kids' World Learning Center, recently was invited by First Lady Sandra Deal to serve on Georgia's Children's ...

April 20, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia rates better on emergency prep

Georgia's preparedness for managing health emergencies is improving but still lags behind the national average, according to a newly released report.

April 20, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Briggs & Stratton hiring event Tuesday

A hiring event for Briggs & Stratton will be held on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. on Ogeechee Technical College's main campus as the Georgia ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Annual plant sale at Botanic Garden this weekend

The Georgia Southern Botanic Garden will host its popular Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Teen charged after online threat

A Portal teen, apparently angry with his girlfriend's mother, was jailed Wednesday after police investigated complaints of threats.

April 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Fire Department announces promotion, awards

Statesboro firefighter Bobby Duggar received a promotion this week, and several other firefighters were recently honored during the department's annual awards banquet.

April 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Tuesday last day to register to vote in May 22 elections

Tuesday, April 24, is the last day to register to vote in the May 22 elections. This includes both the state, congressional and Bulloch County ...

April 19, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Spring into Statesboro’ Saturday

Spring into Statesboro, the annual festival for children and families, re-emerges on East Main Street downtown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday ...

April 19, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants businesses invested for the ‘long-haul’

In a three-way race to see who will face a Democratic challenger in November for Bulloch County Commission Seat 2B, Republican candidate Sid Jones said ...

April 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probation search leads to drug arrests

What was meant to be a call for assistance with locating probation violation offenders Tuesday ended with Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigators arresting several ...

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Incumbent believes experience gives him an edge

(Note: A profile of the final Republican candidate running for Seat 2B - Sid Jones - will appear in the Friday edition of the Statesboro Herald.)

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YoungLife marks 10 years in Statesboro

When Statesboro YoungLife hosted its annual fundraising banquet at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, the organization did more than discuss the past year's events ...

April 18, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Land owners in dispute over flooded property

The Environmental Protection Division is investigating claims that a private road repair project caused the waters of Mill Creek to back up, flooding the property ...

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council meeting scratched for lack of quorum

Statesboro City Council's regular meeting that was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday was cancelled earlier in the day because the required quorum ...

April 18, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


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