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Dancing fools for a good cause

A group of local "stars" will vie to shine brightest, when they strap on dancing shoes for Statesboro's first ever celebrity dancing competition next month.

September 17, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee warnings posted again

Ogeechee River landings in Bulloch and Effingham counties were posted Friday, warning citizens to refrain from swimming or eating fish from the river.

September 16, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


AC unit causes fire at Stilson Elementary

An air conditioning unit outside a computer lab on the second and third grade hallway of Stilson Elementary caused a small electrical fire at approximately 8:50 Thursday morning. No injuries were reported, and the entire building was evacuated for nearly an hour.

September 16, 2011 | From Staff Reports | Local


Roofing company coming to Bulloch

In the search to fill a vacant warehouse at Bulloch County's Gateway Regional Industrial Park, the Development Authority of Bulloch County found a suitor in one of the country's most prominent roofing manufacturers.

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


Holloway honored at retirement reception

After 31 years of service, Statesboro Police Commander John R. Holloway will retire, effective Oct. 1.

September 15, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Academy's cultural connection

Did you know that a child who is 10 years of age in Korea is no more than 9 in the United States?

September 15, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Churches pull together to feed hungry kids

Every weekend, close to 25 percent of Bulloch County children potentially go hungry. That many children live below the poverty level and are considered at-risk; some will have nothing to eat from Friday lunch at school until Monday breakfast. However, the combined efforts of local churches, civic organizations, Georgia Southern University students and concerned citizens are ensuring more and more kids are fed.

September 14, 2011 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Holloway retirement celebration Thursday

Statesboro Police Commander J. R. Holloway will retire effective Oct. 1, and citizens are invited to a celebration Thursday, Sept. 15, of his 31 years of service, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

September 14, 2011 | From Staff Reports | Local


Drug may be a factor in beating, police say

A drug known as "spice" may have been a factor in the vicious Sunday attack of a woman who remains in critical condition, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to pay $4,250 to suing party

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld Monday a Bulloch County court ruling requiring the City of Statesboro pay the legal costs of citizens who sued the city for violating the state's Open Meetings Act.

September 13, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report 9-14-11; A book of lottery tickets were stolen from a secured safe in the store.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boy dies after ATV accident

A 12-year-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon as a result of an ATV accident, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

September 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man held without bond in beating

A man is being held without bond after the Sunday morning beating of a 20-year old woman who was a visitor in his home.

September 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘A Day for Southern’

For Statesboro native and public relations professional Jenny Lynn Anderson, her lifelong association with Georgia Southern University brings a unique perspective to the 2011 "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign. The drive's chair - and first woman to preside over the 38th annual campaign - credits her varied university experiences as a student with fostering her commitment to Georgia Southern.

September 12, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


12-year-old killed in Clito accident

A 12-year-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon when he drove a four-wheeler into the path of a vehicle on Cliponreka Road in Clito, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

September 12, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Beware at the pump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon ...

August 10, 2017 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in Robin Hood Trail robbery, kidnapping

A Statesboro man faces armed robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with a violent incident that occurred early Sunday morning on Robin Hood Trail, across ...

August 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Morris Communications selling newspapers to GateHouse

AUGUSTA - Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse ...

August 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Hebert: Georgia Southern pacing itself

Recreational runner Jaimie L. Hebert, Ph.D., made "Setting the Pace" the watchword as he welcomed faculty who will teach Georgia Southern University's almost ...

August 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

WASHINGTON - It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps.

August 09, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Academy starts school year

Bulloch Academy, the largest private school in Statesboro, started its 2017–18 school year Tuesday with a record 593 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade ...

August 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Reported crash into spillway was fraud attempt, trooper says

Georgia State Patrol troopers investigated a reported crash Tuesday morning that turned out to be a suspected attempt at insurance fraud.

August 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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