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An education in agriculture

Horses, pigs and goats are common place along the country roads winding through Bulloch County; but catching a glimpse of the farm animals frolicking in a park in Downtown Statesboro is anything but ordinary.

June 24, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rains slow growth of wildfires in south Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Firefighters worked Friday to strengthen defenses against large wildfires burning in southeast Georgia after their growth was slowed by overnight thunderstorms dumping an inch or more of rain.

June 24, 2011 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Deal freezes Georgia gas tax

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has frozen Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.

June 24, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Council calls meeting to reconsider passed motion

City officials will gather today for a called City Council meeting to reconsider a motion made in its scheduled assembly earlier this week.

June 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


County, city to discuss fire services

With less than a week away from the expiration date of a fire services agreement between the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County, lack of response from city leaders about the issue has county officials frustrated.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Farmers worried about immigration law's impact

At BFG Produce in Evans County, about 100 seasonal workers, most of them Spanish-speaking immigrants, grade and package spring carrots and onions in the partially automated packing shed.

June 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Rain brings relief, downed trees

The thunderstorms that drenched portions of the southeast Thursday may help douse the wildfires in Ware and Brantley counties and could help ease the layer of smoke that has affected other counties miles away.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City considers alcohol sales referendum

Though for only a brief moment, the permitting of Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Statesboro became a topic of discussion Tuesday during a regularly scheduled Council meeting in City Hall.

June 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Groups seek immigration law reform, not repeal

So far, two major state agricultural associations are not seeking repeal of Georgia's immigration reform law, but rather hoping the problems it creates will highlight a need for national reform.

June 22, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow diagnosed with prostate cancer

District 12 Congressman John Barrow announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, a condition that will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime.

June 21, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


It's officially summertime

Tuesday was officially the first day of summer, but around the southeast, summer weather has been around for a while.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves voting districts

A third proposal to reconfigure the city's voting districts proved the charm Tuesday when Statesboro City Council accepted the planning department's most recent attempt to reapportion populations.

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


2 arrested for child cruelty

Excessive potty-training discipline caused injuries to a two-year-old child that resulted in his aunt and her boyfriend being arrested on child cruelty charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


My Take with Matt Yogus - Key pieces will be back at GSU

Sitting around watching the College World Series got me to thinking about next year in the world of Georgia Southern baseball, and just what, exactly, we'll be looking at as the Eagles try for their third Southern Conference title in four years.

June 21, 2011 | | Local


Archers shoot for national glory

Four of the best young archers in Georgia are competing in the National Shooting Sports Challenge in San Antonio, Texas, this week. And they're not only from Georgia, they're from Bulloch County.

June 20, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


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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


Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to ...

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the ...

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

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


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

June 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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