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GBI agent: Scene was staged to look like robbery

It was a grueling day in the Ebenezer courtroom Thursday at the Effingham Judicial Complex in Springfield as jurors heard testimony from expert witnesses and viewed the home where Craig Heidt is accused of killing his father and brother and wounding his mother in 2008.

December 02, 2010 | By CALLI ARNOLD Effingham Herald | Local


Testimony begins in double murder trial

SPRINGFIELD-The sole survivor of a fatal shooting attack that left an Effingham County father and son dead said Wednesday she does not know who shot her.

December 01, 2010 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.com | Local


‘CristoFouri’ returns with holiday concert

On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Averitt Center will present a holiday version of "CristoFouri." The unique concert features four grand pianos on stage together, played by Michael Braz, Jerry Roberson, Ed Barr and Jerry Gowen.

December 01, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jury seated in Heidt trial

A jury of eight women and four men will begin to hear evidence and testimony this morning in the trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother.

November 30, 2010 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Nevils program earns accreditation

Parents whose children stay for the afterschool program at Nevils Elementary already knew they were receiving quality care, said Dana McKinley. She believes the recent accreditation just adds some outside confirmation.

November 30, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Final touches on new Sallie Z.

Tile is being laid, desks are being set up and final touches are being put on the new Sallie Zetterower Elementary School on Cawana Road.

November 29, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Downtown Boro welcomes season with celebration

If decorating and shopping isn't enough to get you into the holiday spirit, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority has the cure. On Friday, head downtown for the annual Holiday Celebration.

November 29, 2010 | By CASEY ALTMAN caltman@statesboroherald.com | Local


21-year-old Harrison Olliff reported missing

A Statesboro man has been missing since Thanksgiving night, and his parents hope someone will have information that will help locate Harrison Wayne Olliff.

November 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jury selection to begin in Heidt murder trial

Jury selection in the trial of a man accused in the August 2008 shooting deaths of his father and brother is scheduled to get under way today in the Effingham County Judicial Complex.

November 29, 2010 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


NCAA prohibits GSU highlights on Herald website

Video highlights of the Georgia Southern-South Carolina State game were removed from statesboroherald.com Monday morning after an email from a representative with the NCAA stated press credentials for the Eagles matchup on Saturday with William & Mary could be denied if the highlights were not taken down.

November 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


GSU returns to winning ways in playoff game

In the first two decades of Georgia Southern football, the longest playoff drought was two years. Fast forward to Saturday, and it was four years and counting.

November 28, 2010 | By SCOTT GARNER Herald Correspondent | Local


Eagles roll past Bulldogs

No Jaybo?

November 28, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


New GSU fans get a taste of playoffs

For the first time in six years, it was playoff time at Paulson.

November 27, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Coats for kids drive

The Bulloch Lions Club Coat Drive collected more than 1,300 donated coats last holiday season and members are putting added emphasis on coats for children this year.

November 27, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Director’s Invitational: featuring Scott Foxx and the annual Holiday Card Show

Once a year, the Averitt Center staff lights up the big nine-foot tree, hangs the wreaths, and sets out the Nutcracker. For the 2010 holiday season, the Averitt Center has picked an Americana theme for its decorating - birch bark ribbon, carved wooden birds and iron jiggle-bell balls.

November 26, 2010 | By ELAINE SCHNEIDER Special to the Herald | Local


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Man arrested for “hoax device”

Investigators arrested a man Tuesday after a two-hour incident where a road was closed due to sheriff's deputies finding a "suspicious device."

April 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Will Statesboro take home $1, $2 or $3 million in the America's Best Communities competition?

Click here - America's Best Communities - to watch the announcement live on Facebook. Scroll down the page slightly to find the livestream.

April 19, 2017 | | Local


City: No tax hike, garbage fees may rise

Statesboro residents and businesses will probably pay higher sanitation fees, but not higher city taxes or water and sewer rates, under the 2017-18 city budget.

April 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Trish Tootle ‘roasted’ to help hospice

Friends of community activist, successful businesswoman and long-time Bulloch County resident Trish Tootle surprised her Monday night with a 60th birthday "roast" to benefit Ogeechee ...

April 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Suspicious device found, roads closed

A suspicious device found during a traffic stop resulted in a portion of Highway 80 West being closed Tuesday afternoon.

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County closes dumpster site

After a disturbing presentation Tuesday morning about deplorable conditions at some of Bulloch County's dumpster locations, Bulloch County commissioners voted to close one of ...

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ABC contest reps get big blue sendoff

A giant inflatable Gus the Eagle loomed near the very blue-hued sendoff celebration for Statesboro's five-member team who will attend the America's Best ...

April 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA spending the week in Statesboro

Brittany Howard is used to being mistaken for one of the bachelorettes from the popular TV show, but in reality, she is a rodeo queen ...

April 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Atlanta highway closes

DECATUR - Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break ...

April 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Queensborough marks 115th anniversary

Queensborough National Bank and Trust will celebrate its 115th anniversary on Friday with the milestone marked company wide. Queensborough is a community bank with locations ...

April 17, 2017 | | Local


Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal mural a nod to the town's past

Residents and visitors to the town of Portal over the past several months have watched a work in progress as Deena Scarborough's art students ...

April 16, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


City seeks public input for strategic plan

To help flesh out a five- to 10-year strategy for things as various as street maintenance, park space and police and fire protection, Statesboro city ...

April 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Event aims to CURE childhood cancer

For a second year in a row, the Sisters on a Journey dinner that benefits Catie's Fund, a non-profit that donates all proceeds to ...

April 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ad blitz motivates Ga. voters

MARIETTA, Ga. - Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress ...

April 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


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