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County, city to discuss fire services

With less than a week away from the expiration date of a fire services agreement between the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County, lack of response from city leaders about the issue has county officials frustrated.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Farmers worried about immigration law's impact

At BFG Produce in Evans County, about 100 seasonal workers, most of them Spanish-speaking immigrants, grade and package spring carrots and onions in the partially automated packing shed.

June 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Rain brings relief, downed trees

The thunderstorms that drenched portions of the southeast Thursday may help douse the wildfires in Ware and Brantley counties and could help ease the layer of smoke that has affected other counties miles away.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City considers alcohol sales referendum

Though for only a brief moment, the permitting of Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Statesboro became a topic of discussion Tuesday during a regularly scheduled Council meeting in City Hall.

June 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Groups seek immigration law reform, not repeal

So far, two major state agricultural associations are not seeking repeal of Georgia's immigration reform law, but rather hoping the problems it creates will highlight a need for national reform.

June 22, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow diagnosed with prostate cancer

District 12 Congressman John Barrow announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, a condition that will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime.

June 21, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


It's officially summertime

Tuesday was officially the first day of summer, but around the southeast, summer weather has been around for a while.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves voting districts

A third proposal to reconfigure the city's voting districts proved the charm Tuesday when Statesboro City Council accepted the planning department's most recent attempt to reapportion populations.

June 21, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


2 arrested for child cruelty

Excessive potty-training discipline caused injuries to a two-year-old child that resulted in his aunt and her boyfriend being arrested on child cruelty charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


My Take with Matt Yogus - Key pieces will be back at GSU

Sitting around watching the College World Series got me to thinking about next year in the world of Georgia Southern baseball, and just what, exactly, we'll be looking at as the Eagles try for their third Southern Conference title in four years.

June 21, 2011 | | Local


Archers shoot for national glory

Four of the best young archers in Georgia are competing in the National Shooting Sports Challenge in San Antonio, Texas, this week. And they're not only from Georgia, they're from Bulloch County.

June 20, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Sheriff seeks information on home invasion

A Plantation Villas woman called Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies around 4 a.m. Saturday to report being robbed at gunpoint in a home invasion.

June 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council likely to OK new districts

Dissatisfied two weeks ago with a pair of proposals to reform the city's five voting districts, Statesboro city council members are expected to approve a new district map today. It would be the first step in completing the redistricting process mandated by population shifts revealed in the 2010 Census.

June 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Staying efficient in the heat

With record setting heat continuing to pound the area, utility bills are on the rise, and local businesses owners and executives are keenly aware of the costs of cooling their operations.

June 20, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

Listen to Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show as this week Chris talks football and US chances in the Copa Gold Cup soccer tournament.

June 20, 2011 | | Local


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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


Party shut down due to alcohol violation

A local businessman was arrested on alcohol license and catering violations following a private business Christmas party Saturday.

December 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SACS greenlights GSU-Armstrong consolidation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges gave its approval Tuesday for the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University ...

December 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'This is a hand up, not a handout' - Mission opens its 'Heart' in Statesboro

For some, it's a miracle just in time for Christmas. For many, it will be a life-altering place to lay their head temporarily that ...

December 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro man charged in rape

Sheriff's investigators arrested a man on rape charges Friday after meeting with an alleged victim in the hospital earlier last week.

December 04, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro Bi-Lo to show off renovations Thursday

BI-LO will introduce its newly remodeled Statesboro BI-LO store to the community at an official grand opening celebration on Thursday.

December 04, 2017 | | Local


Total Tire & Auto Care opens in Statesboro

Total Tire & Auto Care of Statesboro brings a need Jody Rogers perceived through his contracting business together with David Shackelford's knowledge of the tire ...

December 04, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


GSU's Joseph Telfair to lead American Public Health Association

Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW, MPH, professor of public health practice and research and chair of the Department of Community Health at Georgia Southern University was ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Panels to pursue mayoral goals

Statesboro Mayor-elect Jonathan McCollar has a transition team working on naming three citizen commissions to pursue initiatives in job creation, youth development and diversity and ...

December 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


After 50 years, Marie Waters retiring

When Marie Roberts Waters walks away from her desk at Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP on Dec. 31, she will have logged in 50 years ...

December 02, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal Christmas program Dec. 7

The Portal Heritage Society and Town of Portal will host its annual Christmas celebration Thursday, Dec. 7, starting with a parade.

December 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


County, cities negotiate TSPLOST

Officials of Bulloch County and the cities of Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro held their first formal meeting Friday toward putting a transportation sales tax ...

December 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter teen killed in crash

A Metter teenager was killed Thursday in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 16.

December 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Testimony: Suspects bragged of dragging black man to death

GRIFFIN, Ga. - The case of two Georgia men accused of dragging a black man to his death behind a pickup truck is going before a ...

December 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State considers voting machines replacements

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are considering replacements for the state's touch-screen voting machines that were adopted statewide 15 years ago and that have been criticized ...

December 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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