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EPD investigates textiles plant

Government officials pointed the finger at a textiles industry plant Tuesday night during a meeting regarding a fish kill in the Ogeechee River, and an Atlanta attorney announced a class action suit has been filed against the company.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Council tables vote on new districts

Unsatisfied by a pair of proposals outlining changes to the city's five voting districts, Statesboro City Council rejected a motion to move forward with redistricting Tuesday in its first scheduled meeting of June.

June 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Council picks Parker

A divided City Council determined Tuesday that the City of Statesboro need look no farther than city hall for a permanent solution to its vacant city manager position.

June 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Deal nixes funds for OTC building

Planning for a new Natural Resources building at Ogeechee Technical College is on hold after Gov. Nathan Deal took $730,000 from the college's budget.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris wraps up Georgia Southern's trip to the NCAA Regionals in South Carolina and begins a series on the greatest Georgia Southern athletes ever with Adrian Peterson.

June 07, 2011 | | Local


Reward offered for information

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information proving responsibility for the massive fish kill that left thousands of dead and rotting on the banks of the Ogeechee River last month.

June 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chemicals found in Ogeechee River

Government tests of water samples from the Ogeechee River showed unusual levels of formaldehyde, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, according to Environmental Protection Agency reports.

June 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council to decide on city manager, district lines

Pending the inclinations of city council members, Statesboro may have a full-time city manager in place for the first time since the resignation of Shane Haynes in September 2010.

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


GSU sets up shop downtown

Georgia Southern University will showcase its new City Campus in downtown Statesboro during a special event from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday on East Main Street next to City Hall.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Herald | 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.

June 06, 2011 | | Local


Hundreds meet to discuss Ogeechee River fish kill

Hundreds of concerned citizens gathered Sunday to discuss the recent Ogeechee River fish kill. The crowd met at Dasher's Landing near Blitchton to hear from legislators and talk about the river's pollution.

June 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Averitt camp season begins

If you are looking for a way to entertain the kids this summer, the Averitt Center for the Arts has a few ideas. Every week during the summer the Averitt Center offers different kinds of camps for all age groups.

June 05, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Agency uses fun event to raise funds, awareness

Bouncing around the bowling alley, running through laser tag and tearing up the arcade, the Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Center focused on a night of fun and relaxation with family at The Clubhouse.

June 05, 2011 | By BROCK VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Council expected to name Parker fulltime manager

With his contract expired, Frank Parker is expected to have the interim tag taken off the Statesboro city manager position he has filled since Shane Haynes was forced to resign in September 2010.

June 04, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Map plan draws fire

The Statesboro City Council is expected to decide Tuesday between two proposed maps that redraw the boundaries for the city's five council districts. But council members Travis Chance and Will Britt both say a map that was not made available to study until Friday afternoon should not be considered because the public has not had a chance to offer input.

June 04, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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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


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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