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Attracting business downtown

Seeking continued revitalization of Downtown Statesboro, City Council members approved a motion Tuesday expanding the area managed by the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority to allow more prospective businesses to qualify for the authority's incentives program.

July 19, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Lawyers seek stay in Georgia execution case

ATLANTA - Lawyers seeking to halt the Wednesday execution of a Georgia prisoner told a federal judge on Tuesday that a new sedative in the state's three-drug combination caused another inmate to suffer as he was put to death last month.

July 19, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


King continues discharge into Ogeechee River

Dark, blue-black liquid bubbled up from the discharge pipe near a local textiles treatment plant Saturday, staining the sediment, banks and waters of the Ogeechee River.

July 19, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wanted Florida man found hiding in local house

A Florida man wanted for burglary led authorities on a chase Wednesday after stealing gas from vehicles at a local business and fleeing in a stolen truck.

July 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Britt pays $1,000 of Internet bill

A Statesboro City Councilman, whose use of a city-provided Internet card amassed more than $2,000 of additional fees for Statesboro's monthly bill, is expected to reimburse the city by the end of the week.

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


Water, sewer repairs on city agenda

Statesboro city council members, Mayor Joe Brannen and City Manager Frank Parker will gather at City Hall today for a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m.

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


Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt

Listen to the latest Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt, as Brian plays the latest in contemporary Gospel music, while also honoring the tradition of past Gospel greats.

July 18, 2011 | | Local


Locos owner backs Sunday sales

Come November, at least two Statesboro restaurant owners hope to begin serving customers who want to enjoy a beer on a Sunday. The decision, now, is up to city residents.

July 17, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Community project at the Food Bank

Through the summer months and continuing in the fall, Statesboro green-thumbs can join together for a project to beautify the city and nourish its residents.

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


Getting gouged?

Driving on Highway 80 East one morning last week, motorists may have noticed a gas station at the Burkhalter Road intersection charging $3.45.9 per gallon of regular, while across the street the price was $3.57.9.

July 16, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Schools chief: No cheating in Bulloch

Results released recently show all Bulloch County elementary schools performed well on the 2011 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests Georgia uses to measure progress in state schools.

July 16, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Grant to assist in diabetes outreach

People with diabetes have a lot to learn about diet and exercise, as well as monitoring their blood sugar and taking prescribed medication.

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


'Potter' packs them in at the theater

After a decade, "the end" debuted Friday just after midnight as millions of Harry Potter fans poured into theaters across the nation. Taking in $43.5 million from its midnight shows alone in North America, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" is on track to rack up the biggest opening box office weekend in movie history.

July 15, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Deal to give $10M to charter schools

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's office on Thursday pledged $10 million for a handful of charter schools affected by a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the state's charter school law.

July 14, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


Local officials agree on penny tax spending

Bulloch County Commissioners and representatives for each of the county's municipalities reached an intergovernmental agreement regarding a potential 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on Thursday.

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


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County sets new budget

It's another year of no tax increase for Bulloch County residents, as Bulloch County commissioners approved an overall balanced budget Tuesday of around $55 ...

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the ...

June 20, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Explosive destroys Portal man’s mailbox

An unidentified explosive left a Portal man's mailbox in pieces last week, and now he is concerned that the culprit may target another mailbox.

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Buyer saves Millen hospital from closing

Set to close in June, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins announced Monday that it had been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp.

June 20, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pizza Hut, Hardee's robbed

Statesboro police are unsure if two armed robberies at fast food restaurants over the weekend are related.

June 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash's wave pool ready to open

The delays caused by finicky weather, complicated construction and other factors are over: The wave pool at Splash in the Boro will be ready for ...

June 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Low Country now full-service Kubota dealer

Since introducing its first tractor to the United States in 1969, Kubota products have continued to gain popularity. Kubota filled a product void in the ...

June 19, 2017 | | Local


Local Business Briefs

Susan Cox is re-elected to Georgia Bar board

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race

ROSWELL - Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview ...

June 19, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


NAACP wants superintendent out

The executive board of the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP voted last week to ask the Bulloch County Board of Education not to renew ...

June 17, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week

An often quoted saying, "bloom where you're planted," extols a timely message, but perhaps the adage could add an additional thought: "Once you've ...

June 17, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: From the pond to the pan — here's to you, Dad

I've often been called "a chip off the ol' block." I am my father's daughter, there's no doubt about it. We're ...

June 17, 2017 | | Local


Mental Health Court funding boost comes with local support requirement

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court will receive a 13 percent boost in its state grant, to $163,814, with the new fiscal year starting ...

June 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hail behind courthouse repairs

Hail damage from recent storms is the reason huge cranes began appearing last week outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

June 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday ...

June 16, 2017 | By ERIK SCHELZIG and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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