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Statesboro and Bulloch County officials urge residents to abide by state water restrictions

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.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia farmers fear for crops after drought

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.

June 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Barrow, Ag chair listen to farmers’ concerns

METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Looking for 'super' leader: BOE expected to select next superintendent this week

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.

June 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City Council Preview

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Long wait pays off for Temple Baptist Church

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.

June 18, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Trinity Episcopal Church celebrates 100 years

For the past few months, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church – a forward-looking group – has been looking back at its first 100 years.

June 17, 2007 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with arson and aggravated assault

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.

June 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County firefighters assisted with Pembroke fire

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 ...

June 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Monster Pig’ raised on an Alabama farm, not a wild pig

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.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Savannah police officer charged with murder in suspect's death

SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia farmer skeptical whether Alabama hog was wild

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.

June 16, 2007 | By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer | Local


2 new whale sharks arrive at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA - Two new whale sharks arrived at the world's largest aquarium Friday.

June 16, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Summer camps run by local recreation department offer summer fun to kids

The kids are out of school for the summer, but the parents are still at work. What to do?

June 16, 2007 | By KATIE ANDERSON Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro vet starts petition to establish local VA clinic

Ray Hendrix has a vision of seeing a Veterans Affairs medical clinic located in Statesboro.

June 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

November 21, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Jimmy Skrine is a man of few words.

November 21, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

November 20, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

November 20, 2014 | By SANDRA BENNETT Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the "hit style" murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

November 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

The Pilot Club of Statesboro will host its 34th annual fundraiser breakfast on Saturday from 6-11 a.m. at RJ's Steakery.

November 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday

The Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5K will take over the streets of downtown Statesboro Saturday morning.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.

November 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern University Police officers had to use pepper spray to break up a fight outside a restaurant over the weekend, and one suspect tried to grab an officer's weapon as he was trying to subdue her, police said.

November 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Traveling exhibit shows photos of children available for adoption

While most kids this time of year are making a Christmas list of a host of toys or clothing, these children and teenagers just want one thing: a forever home.

November 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City report: More than 75 alcohol allegations went unheard by Statesboro City Council

More than 75 alleged violations of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, from July 2011 through August 2013, never went before City Council for hearings on the businesses' alcohol licenses. Overlapping that total, 42 alcohol-related citations police issued against individuals in July 2011 were dropped by City Hall officials and never tried in Municipal Court.

November 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wet weather gives way to deep freeze

Weather that threatened to be violent, but still packed a powerful, wet punch Monday in Bulloch County, will yield to drier, frigid conditions tonight and Tuesday.

November 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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