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Destination, planet Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets.

August 05, 2011 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Accidental drowning claims life

A man found dead in a swimming pool Thursday drowned accidentally, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

August 05, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man dies after shooting at Blakewood Apts.

A man died after an early morning shooting Friday at Blakewood Apartments, and the woman who is accused of killing him is in jail.

August 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dow takes big plunge

NEW YORK - Gripped by fear of another recession, the stock market suffered its worst day Thursday since the financial crisis in the fall of 2008. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 500 points, its ninth-steepest decline.

August 04, 2011 | By DAVID K. RANDALL AP Business Writer | Local


Celebrity chefs to be featured at Farmers Market Saturday

The Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market will be ripe Saturday with fresh activities to celebrate local foods and farmers during National Farmers Market Week.

August 04, 2011 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Teen charged in child molestation case

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a 13-year-old boy Wednesday who is accused of molesting a five-year-old female relative.

August 04, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County hears plan for city park

Bulloch County Commissioners did not reject the idea of partially funding a multi-purpose park in Downtown Statesboro when presented with the notion during their scheduled meeting Tuesday.

August 03, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


A hot ride for students

With the heat index topping 110 degrees each day since Bulloch County started the 2011-12 school year Monday, it's a hot ride home for about 40 percent of students on school buses.

August 03, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


Four arrested on pot charges

Four people were arrested on drug charges last week after Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents found seven ounces of marijuana in their home.

August 03, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to revise alcohol laws

City Council members agreed Tuesday to begin overhauling Statesboro's often criticized alcohol ordinance.

August 02, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ted Bundy's DNA to be used in cold cases

MIAMI - A vial of Ted Bundy's blood has been found in Florida and investigators will use the newly discovered evidence to try to solve cases that went cold decades ago.

August 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Britt bill paid; new hotel coming to Statesboro

City Manager Frank Parker announced Tuesday that reimbursement of unusually high internet charges accrued by Councilman Will Britt are paid in-full to the City of Statesboro.

August 02, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


State legislators have lunch with area residents

A handful of state legislators enjoyed lunch and conversation with area citizens Tuesday during a legislative luncheon sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

August 02, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter fugitive sentenced

METTER - After about five years on the run, an April capture by the U.S. Marshals Service led Julius Pinkston, 61, of Metter to plead guilty to trafficking cocaine last Thursday before Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the United States District Court in Statesboro.

August 02, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Legislators address Ogeechee pollution, jobs

During a luncheon Tuesday, legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.

August 02, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Ga. elections chief plans changes after security issues

ATLANTA - Georgia's top elections official stood out by refusing help from the Department of Homeland Security last August amid national concerns about the integrity ...

July 15, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Family YMCA hiring, renovating

As construction workers knock out portions of walls so large windows can be installed, the building still looks more like the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary ...

July 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


School board formally seeks ESPLOST election

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved a resolution Thursday calling for a five-year, $52 million extension of the ESPLOST. Next, the Board of Elections ...

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro pharmacy settles over alleged violations

Alleged employee theft of drugs led to a Statesboro pharmacy recently settling with the United States government regarding accusations of violating the Controlled Substances Act ...

July 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Blues marching to fund big trip

The Bulloch Blues Marching Band, combining the Portal Middle High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School bands, is awaiting an invitation to ...

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Multiple charges after bus chase

A shoplifting suspect who led law enforcement on a three-county chase Wednesday while driving an older model school bus, is charged with fleeing and attempting ...

July 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Funny money in Statesboro?

Taking a closer look at your cash might be a good idea since reports of counterfeit money have surfaced recently in the Statesboro area.

July 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Troopers shoot bus tires to stop fleeing suspect

Georgia state troopers in Metter stopped a fleeing shoplifting suspect Wednesday by shooting out the tires of the school bus he was driving.

July 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Double trouble

A Brooklet man who was arrested for assaulting another man and stealing his vehicle Saturday found more trouble after he attacked an inmate at the ...

July 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE set to vote on $52 million ESPLOST proposal

The Bulloch County Board of Education is slated to vote on a resolution Thursday evening calling for renewal of the Education Special Purpose Local Option ...

July 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern wins $1.3 million grant to clinics

A $1.3 million federal grant will allow Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing to put nurse practitioner students to work in paid trainee ...

July 11, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Medicaid adjustment benefit? Bill could give break to Georgia

Tucked inside the U.S. Senate health care bill is a little-discussed provision that could benefit Georgia, according to a conservative organization.

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


Time for Bulloch to 'Stuff the Bus'

For the fourth consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for their annual "Stuff the Bus" back-to-school ...

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Ronald Adams refocusing Honda dealership

In 1969, when Ronald and Sally Adams opened their Honda Motorcycle dealership, they never imagined the ride that was in store.

July 10, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Elder abuse in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia state agencies have ramped up efforts to crack down on elder abuse, with law enforcement training and a tougher criminal code.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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