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Sunday alcohol sales likely dead for now

ATLANTA - After a fast start and little initial opposition, the issue of Sunday liquor sales is likely dead for this year's Georgia legislative session.

February 17, 2011 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | Local


Friends, indeed, of the library

A more than $17,000 donation made to the Statesboro Regional Library will allow the facility to purchase new computers and fund future programs for area children.

February 17, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Landowners to county: No more zoning restrictions

Citizens who own property near the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport told county officials Tuesday they do not want more zoning restrictions placed on their land.

February 16, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fight over dog ends in injury, arrest

A fight over a dog led one man to jail and the other to the hospital on Valentine's Day. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the 60-year-old victim's injuries were not life-threatening, but the offender was charged with aggravated assault.

February 16, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Patrols up after 16 keyed autos at car dealership

Someone is "keying" vehicles in local automobile dealer lots, and Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson wants to stop the offenders in their tracks.

February 16, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell for Feb. 17, 2011

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February 16, 2011 | | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - Feb. 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011 | | Local


Council presented with annual fiscal report

A comprehensive annual financial report was presented to members of Statesboro City Council Tuesday, in a work session prior to its regular meeting in City Hall at 6 p.m.

February 15, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Suspect turns himself in after media coverage

Citizens' tips and media reports helped Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators locate two men they sought in connection to felony theft by conversion.

February 15, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Special Ed teachers honored

At the 15th Annual District 14 Special Education Teacher of the Year Luncheon, eight area teachers were recognized, including Celeste Welch of Evans County and Lisa Deloach of Candler County.

February 15, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Schools chief feels 'cautious optimism'

SYLVANIA - While state legislators and Gov. Nathan Deal said additional cuts are coming for education in the next fiscal year, Screven County Superintendent Dr. Whit Myers expects to enter a new period of "cautious optimism" in budget planning.

February 15, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Investigators seek suspects in tool thefts

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking two men they believe stole over $20,000 worth of power construction tools from a man for whom they worked.

February 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council to hold alcohol hearings

Due process hearings will determine the temporary fate of alcohol licenses for six area businesses today, when Statesboro City Council holds its regular meeting.

February 14, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell for Feb. 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011 | | Local


West Point bound

Growing up, most kids dream about what they would like to be as an adult. Brandon Walker was no different: he imagined himself as a pharmacist like his father, a doctor and many other professions. But he never settled on any one thing.

February 13, 2011 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | 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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