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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


A billboard with that new-car scent?

ATLANTA - When Nia Lewis was looking for a car to drive to Florida to visit her in-laws, she went to the Atlanta Budget Rent a Car website as she normally does. But she stumbled upon something unusual.

August 02, 2011 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | Local


Could women soon have free birth control?

WASHINGTON - A half-century after the advent of the pill, the Obama administration on Monday ushered in a change in women's health care potentially as transformative: coverage of birth control as prevention, with no copays.

August 01, 2011 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County 4-H’ers win state honors

Bulloch County 4-H'ers attended State Congress in Atlanta on July 19-22 and returned home with high honors. The 4-H State Congress brings students from all over Georgia together to compete in Project Achievement areas at the state level.

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Area schools prepare for new year

Although the official 2011-12 school year doesn't begin for teachers until Monday, about a dozen cars could be seen in the Screven County High School parking lot Thursday.

July 30, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


City park proposal

A coalition of local organizations and business leaders will appear before Bulloch County commissioners Tuesday, seeking support for a multi-purpose venue to serve the region and its citizens.

July 30, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report 7-30-11; Officers responded a complaint of possible drug activity.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

July 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Accused teacher makes first court appearance

A teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old male student underwent a first appearance before a judge Friday morning.

July 29, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police captain resigns amid probe

A former Statesboro Police captain resigned earlier this month amid an internal investigation regarding allegations he shared information with known drug dealers.

July 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riverkeeper announces intent to sue

King America Finishing, Inc., a textiles treatment plant near Dover in Screven County, has 60 days in which to respond to complaints by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization regarding allegations the plant is violating the law by dumping chemicals into the Ogeechee River.

July 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Freshmen at GSU volunteer right away

Incoming freshmen to Georgia Southern University have four years to make an indelible mark on the community they'll soon call home.

July 28, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff: Teacher molested boy

A Bulloch County middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday after the parents of a 14-year-old student told authorities she had sex with the boy.

July 27, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Experts say sexual predators 'groom' victims before attack

Two local psychology professionals spoke Wednesday about the recent arrest of a 35-year-old teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with her 14-year-old male student.

July 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Is it a bird or a dinosaur?

NEW YORK - One of the world's most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn't a bird at all.

July 27, 2011 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Local


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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


Claxton man charged in Statesboro homicide

A Claxton man was arrested Monday, charged with the felony murder of a woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in a South Mulberry Street ...

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Restoring a Claxton beauty

He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other ...

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


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