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Citizens unhappy with $1M fine

A $1 million judgment against a textiles company blamed for illegal dumping into the Ogeechee River is not enough, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.

September 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Historical Society unveils marker

On an unassuming tract of land, now enveloped with a patchwork of weed and kudzu, the Bulloch County Historical Society gathered Monday to recognize the site as a launching point for a landmark case in American legal history.

September 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Metter teen killed in crash

A Metter teen was killed Sunday night in a two-car collision that also resulted in another teen being airlifted to a Savannah hospital.

September 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


OTC honors scholarship recipients

The Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. held its annual scholarship banquet last week to honor scholarship recipients and benefactors.

September 25, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Some argue $1 million fine not enough for King Finishing

A $1 million fine is hefty penalty, but a group of citizens who met Sunday are dissatisfied with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's consent order that demands a local textiles company use that money to fund $1 million in environmental improvements.

September 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group to help breast cancer survivors

Kimberly "Racy" Klein knows all too well the devastation of breast cancer, losing her mother to the disease at age 51.

September 24, 2011 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Portal set for fun and nod to history

A parade through downtown Portal Saturday will begin a weekend filled with fun and history as the 30th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival gets underway.

September 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three challenge incumbent Lewis

Sam Jones

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


Old Freeman Family Farm opens Fall season

With agriculture playing such a prominent role in shaping the region's past, many residents of Bulloch, Screven and surrounding counties have vivid memories of days tending to livestock, or afternoons playing in a hay loft.

September 23, 2011 | From staff report | Local


Deputies: Men caught stealing beaver gates

Two men caught stealing county property were arrested Thursday when Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped them after they left a metal recycling center.

September 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Challenging Einstein is usually a losing proposition

GENEVA - Betting against Einstein and his theory of relativity is a way to go broke.

September 23, 2011 | By FRANK JORDAN and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Local


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


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Kemp advocates cap on state spending

As a step toward cutting taxes, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp proposes to put a cap on state spending, adjusted to population growth and ...

October 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GBI raids 4 Statesboro stores

Four Statesboro area convenience stores were targeted Thursday in a gambling sting conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Commercial Gambling Unit.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Six arrested on gang-related charges

Six suspects believed to be members of the "Mobb" street gang face charges after Statesboro police linked them to two armed robberies and a burglary.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI raids Bulloch convenience stores

On Thursday, the GBI's Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Team, and in cooperation with the Georgia ...

October 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor

This is the last in a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fireball won’t return to Fair

The Fireball, one of Amusement of America's most popular thrill rides, won't be featured this year during the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. After a ...

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade to kick off 2017 Fair

This year, there will be more rides, more food and more fun to be found at the 56th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bobby Jones, Face of Manufacturing in Ga.

When state and local officials came to Koyo Bearings in Sylvania to honor Bobby Jones as one of Georgia's Faces of Manufacturing, he passed ...

October 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge

This is part of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Suicide rates on the rise

While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals.

October 10, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Homicide victim identified

A woman found in her South Mulberry Street home Sunday was stabbed to death. Statesboro Police said the death of Deborah Miles is being ruled ...

October 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


1 shot, 2 arrests in four weekend gunshot reports in Statesboro

One victim was shot and two suspects arrested in separate cases as Statesboro police investigated several reports of gunfire over the weekend.

October 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Grotheer offers a fresh face in Statesboro mayoral race

This is the first of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro woman confesses to killing father

A Statesboro woman charged last week with killing her father confessed to the murder, and hid the victim's body in a closet for months ...

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability hosted its 2017 GreenFest, a festival that celebrates ways people can be more environmentally responsible, in downtown Statesboro ...

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


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