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Man charged in kidnapping

A Broad Street woman screaming for help early Tuesday morning alerted someone who called police, and within minutes, a man was arrested on kidnapping charges.

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Special requirement for land-clearing fires

Now that Bulloch County's population has surpassed 65,000 residents, anyone clearing land and burning the debris is required to have an Air Curtain Destructor (ACD).

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Beating victim still in critical condition

A woman brutally beaten by a man under the influence of "spice," a legal alternative to marijuana, remains in critical condition after the attack.

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


EPD: King violated river permit

King America Finishing will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River after a finding that the plant violated discharge permits to dump toxins into the river.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


8 kinds of birth control pills recalled

A mix-up in the sequence of some generic birth control pills has their maker issuing a recall. Users of eight different oral contraceptives made by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals are at risk of becoming pregnant, said a local pharmacist.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Group seeks more legal fees from city

The City of Statesboro could face additional, hefty costs after the Georgia Supreme Court upheld a Bulloch County court ruling requiring the city pay the legal expenses of citizens who sued the city for violating the state's Open Meetings Act.

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


EPD: King Finishing violated permit with discharge into Ogeechee

King America Finishing, Inc., a textiles treatment plant in Screven County, was found in violation of its discharge permits and will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River.

September 21, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge denies Davis' last-minute appeal

JACKSON - A Georgia judge has refused to halt the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis after a last-minute appeal by his attorneys.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Local bank patrons report fraudulent charges

The United States Secret Service is investigating a rash of financial transaction fraud incidents affecting customers of several area banks.

September 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Troy Davis denied clemency

ATLANTA - Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit.

September 20, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Festival of music set for this weekend

Boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 are invited to join the Statesboro Youth Chorale Friday and Saturday for a festival of music.

September 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pardons Board denies Troy Davis' appeal

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected clemency for Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite high-profile support from figures including an ex-president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Ga. pardons board considers Troy Davis case

ATLANTA - Supporters of Troy Davis made a last-ditch effort Monday to stop his execution for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, asking the Georgia pardons board to grant him clemency.

September 19, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Parade marks fair's 50th year

Everyone loves a parade, but how many area residents love it enough to participate? That's what the Statesboro Kiwanis Club wants to know.

September 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Can't see the solar eclipse?

LOS ANGELES - Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.

August 16, 2017 | By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer | Local


City eyes tax increase to raise police pay

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are proposing an increase in the property tax millage rate, Statesboro's first in a decade, to fund ...

August 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


CrossRoads support group helps battle grief

In some fashion or another, it's an emotion everyone must face eventually. Some handle it better than others. Many struggle when grief rears its ...

August 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday

Regardless of whether you like peanuts, Saturday promises a day full of food, fun and family as the 28th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival gives the ...

August 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Restaurant 'so yummy'

Last week, Adam Tsang quietly opened Soyumi (pronounced "So Yummy"), his family's newest restaurant in Statesboro.

August 14, 2017 | | Local


BOE millage rollback offsets county's lack of one

The Bulloch County Board of Education last week voted to roll back its millage rate a fraction to offset inflation in property values and avoid ...

August 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro attorneys named to State Bar committees

A number of Statesboro-based attorneys have been appointed to serve as members of various standing, special and program committees of the 49,000-member State Bar ...

August 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets

ATLANTA - The Georgia company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament on Monday asked a judge to stop a golf memorabilia ...

August 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Guido Bible College starts Statesboro classes

Located on the campus of the Guido Evangelistic Association in Metter, Guido Bible College will open the doors of an additional training site in Statesboro ...

August 12, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.

August 12, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Solar eclipse: No totality in Boro, still fascinating

People who expect to see the full effects of a total solar eclipse in Statesboro on Aug. 21 will be disappointed, but the eclipse tracing ...

August 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bulloch schools extend day for eclipse

If parents choose no other option, their children will remain at school longer than usual Aug. 21 in the Bulloch County school system. The schools ...

August 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Second man arrested in kidnapping, armed robbery

The second suspect in a brutal armed robbery and kidnapping early Sunday morning at a Robin Hood Trail residence was the victim's neighbor. Statesboro ...

August 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys school bus

No injuries were reported after a Bulloch County school bus caught fire Thursday afternoon, forcing the driver to evacuate.

August 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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