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City chooses Leaphart as City Attorney

Statesboro City Council reached an agreement Tuesday to offer a vacated city attorney position to one of two final candidates for the job.

December 06, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Council to vote on alcohol code, discuss new attorney

In its only scheduled meeting in December, Statesboro City Council could adopt amendments to the city's alcohol code that will allow for Sunday alcohol sales to begin this week.

December 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


How might Post Office closings affect you?

WASHINGTON - Already mocked by some as "snail mail," first-class U.S. mail will slow even more by next spring under plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to eliminate more than 250 processing centers. Nearly 30,000 workers would be laid off, too, as the post office struggles to respond to a shift to online communication and bill payments.

December 05, 2011 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Local


Two boys severely injured in crash

Two boys remain in serious condition after a three-car wreck Friday night at the intersection of Lakeview Road and Old River Road North.

December 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Drug suspect also wanted in rape

In working with agents from other agencies to solve a drug case, Statesboro Police arrested a man who was also wanted on rape charges.

December 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man molested girl, 13

A man is behind bars after a woman told Statesboro Police he molested her juvenile child.

December 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Coca-Cola cans going back to red

PORTLAND, Ore. - Coca-Cola Co. is bringing red back for its annual holiday cans after a white design drew criticism from purists.

December 03, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Coat drive helps keep people warm in winter

With cold weather already making an appearance, it's time for coats and sweaters. Unfortunately, many people can't afford warm clothing.

December 03, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Whale activists file suit to free Lolita

SEATTLE - Supporters have offered $1 million for her release. Annual demonstrations have demanded her return to the Northwest. Over the years, celebrities, schoolchildren and even a Washington state governor have campaigned to free Lolita, a killer whale captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and who has been performing at Miami Seaquarium for the past four decades.

December 02, 2011 | By PHUONG LE Associated Press | Local


State-honored Magnolia String Quartet set to perform

After winning the state chamber music competition last month, Georgia Southern University's Magnolia String Quartet will represent Georgia at the Music Teachers National Association regional competitions in January.

December 02, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Woman, teens charged in robbery

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman and two teenagers they say were involved in the Tuesday robbery of a Hispanic grocery store on U.S. 301 South.

December 01, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC named top tech college in the state

Ogeechee Technical College was named Thursday the state's Technical College of the Year. The announcement was made during the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia's monthly meeting in Atlanta.

December 01, 2011 | From Staff Reports | Local


4 arrested on meth, other drug charges

A tip to drug agents resulted in four arrests Wednesday after drug agents discovered methamphetamine, components of a meth lab and other drugs in a Buchan Road home near Pembroke.

December 01, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DAR names Bulloch judge influential woman of history

A woman who made a career of shattering the proverbial glass ceiling and whose contributions to Bulloch County span more than four decades was honored Thursday by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

December 01, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Stolen truck leaves man homeless

A man whose truck was stolen the day before Thanksgiving said the woman who did so took more than his ride – she took his home.

November 30, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Major benefactor removes GSU from will

Karl Peace, Ph.D., endower of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University and one of the university's largest donors ...

December 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Honors Program grads share experiences

The Governor's Honors Program is a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in Georgia.

December 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Snowfall brings weather worries

ATLANTA - The snow that blanketed parts of the Deep South on Friday delighted schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also revived panicky memories for many ...

December 08, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


As weather cools, officials warn of hazards of fire

With chilly weather and the holidays approaching, the risk of fire increases exponentially due to use of heaters, candles and decorative lighting. State and local ...

December 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two schools exit state Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education announced earlier this week that improvements at Mattie Lively Elementary and Langston Chapel Elementary mean the schools no longer need ...

December 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU employee, veteran takes long road to degree

Todd Tinker has had many journeys in his life, and his latest journey of obtaining his master's degree is coming to fruition after nearly ...

December 08, 2017 | By CRISSIE ELRICK BATH Special to the Herald | Local


SPD to open substation near stadium

The Statesboro Police Department plans to open a substation adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus in the Paulson Stadium area, and City Council approved ...

December 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local author releases latest works

Kevin D. Brady, a self-published author from Statesboro, recently released his 10th book.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Robbery incident leads to arrests for pandering, pimping

A report of robbery ended with both the accuser and accused being arrested after admitting involvement in procurement of an alleged prostitute's services.

December 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gang problem grows in Boro, county

When Statesboro police talk about "The Mob," they aren't referring to the Mafia. Most likely, they are referring to one of Statesboro's gangs.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County denies zoning change

After hearing arguments in support of and against a proposed agritourism farm featuring berries, bee hives and production of mead made from honey, Bulloch County ...

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No students hurt after car rear-ends school bus

No children were injured Wednesday when a car rear-ended a school bus on Franklin Road, Georgia State Patrol information officer Ginger Robbins said.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU moves graduation inside

Due to rain in the forecast for Friday's fall graduation, Georgia Southern announced Wednesday ceremonies would be moved from Paulson Stadium to three separate ...

December 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


CDC: ‘Moderate’ flu season in Georgia

Even though the holiday season is in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control said it's not too late to get a flu shot.

December 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police raise sweeps in applicants

The pay raises City Council approved for Statesboro Police Department officers last month produced an immediate rise in the number of would-be and experienced officers ...

December 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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