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Reward increased for info on murder

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents hope an increase of reward money will prompt citizens in the know to help solve November, 2010 murder of Harrison Wayne Olliff. The reward is now $10,000, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riverkeeper sues EPD over fish kill spill

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed a lawsuit Friday against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The suit claims EPD failed to protect citizens and honor their right to have input on a recent consent order against a textiles plant blamed for a massive fish kill.

October 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The thrill of the ride

Speed, thrills, flashing lights and lots of motion brought screams, laughter and a few green faces Friday night as the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair enjoyed its 50th aniversary. The scene was a far cry from the first Fairs in Bulloch County; instead of a few small thrill rides, the midway is crammed with dozens of large thrill rides, exciting kiddie rides and rows upon rows of games of chance.

October 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fan-fare for Fair treats

The aisles were crowded, with people of all walks of life packed as tightly as canned sardines, waiting.

October 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry helps medical needs of Fair workers

In 1999, Dr. Bill Perry, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church, had an idea to reach out to carnival workers of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair who were in need of medical and dental care.

October 20, 2011 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Illness doesn’t deter Georgia Southern drum major

Standing up straight.

October 20, 2011 | By JASON HALCOMBE From The Courier Herald | Local


Britt, Chance confront Lewis about campaign flyer

The discovery of a defaming campaign letter circulating in the City of Statesboro led to a confrontational exchange Tuesday at City Hall.

October 19, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Petting zoo draws animal lovers of all ages

As children and adults crowded underneath the tent near the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair entrance, Bam Bam the camel stretched his neck, bared his teeth in a grin and begged for attention.

October 19, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bear spotted in the area

An unexpected visitor was spotted at the Greasy Corner Hunting Club property recently. While hunters prepare for deer season by setting out bait, they were unprepared for a black bear.

October 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to hire lawyer for upcoming court date

City Manager Frank Parker was given the go-ahead Tuesday to hire an attorney for an impending court hearing involving the City of Statesboro.

October 19, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Campaign flyer supports Lewis, accuses colleagues

A campaign handout in support of incumbent city councilman Gary Lewis circulating in Statesboro's District 2 alleges a plot by Councilmen Will Britt and Travis Chance to force the representative from office by recruiting his opposition.

October 18, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fair goes hog wild

The scene Tuesday night in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair livestock barn was controlled chaos as local youth worked to keep their hogs in front of a judge.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police seek suspects in stabbing case

Statesboro Police has identified two suspects in an Oct. 13 stabbing at Morris Heights Apartments and hopes citizens will help apprehend the suspected offenders.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Social Security to hand out first raises since '09

WASHINGTON - Social Security recipients will get a raise in January - their first increase in benefits since 2009. It's expected to be about 3.5 percent.

October 18, 2011 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Local


Hotel clerk robbed at gunpoint

Three masked men robbed a local hotel Monday night, and Statesboro Police are seeking information on the suspects and incident.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Georgia rates better on emergency prep

Georgia's preparedness for managing health emergencies is improving but still lags behind the national average, according to a newly released report.

April 20, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Briggs & Stratton hiring event Tuesday

A hiring event for Briggs & Stratton will be held on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. on Ogeechee Technical College's main campus as the Georgia ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Annual plant sale at Botanic Garden this weekend

The Georgia Southern Botanic Garden will host its popular Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Teen charged after online threat

A Portal teen, apparently angry with his girlfriend's mother, was jailed Wednesday after police investigated complaints of threats.

April 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Fire Department announces promotion, awards

Statesboro firefighter Bobby Duggar received a promotion this week, and several other firefighters were recently honored during the department's annual awards banquet.

April 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Tuesday last day to register to vote in May 22 elections

Tuesday, April 24, is the last day to register to vote in the May 22 elections. This includes both the state, congressional and Bulloch County ...

April 19, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Spring into Statesboro’ Saturday

Spring into Statesboro, the annual festival for children and families, re-emerges on East Main Street downtown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday ...

April 19, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants businesses invested for the ‘long-haul’

In a three-way race to see who will face a Democratic challenger in November for Bulloch County Commission Seat 2B, Republican candidate Sid Jones said ...

April 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probation search leads to drug arrests

What was meant to be a call for assistance with locating probation violation offenders Tuesday ended with Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigators arresting several ...

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Incumbent believes experience gives him an edge

(Note: A profile of the final Republican candidate running for Seat 2B - Sid Jones - will appear in the Friday edition of the Statesboro Herald.)

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YoungLife marks 10 years in Statesboro

When Statesboro YoungLife hosted its annual fundraising banquet at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, the organization did more than discuss the past year's events ...

April 18, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Land owners in dispute over flooded property

The Environmental Protection Division is investigating claims that a private road repair project caused the waters of Mill Creek to back up, flooding the property ...

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council meeting scratched for lack of quorum

Statesboro City Council's regular meeting that was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday was cancelled earlier in the day because the required quorum ...

April 18, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants to promote county's appeal

(Note: Profiles of other Republican candidates running for Seat 2B - Walter Gibson and Sid Jones - will appear in the Thursday and Friday editions of the ...

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A Day for Donnie fundraiser Saturday

A fundraiser to help with a Bulloch County man's medical expenses is planned for Saturday at the old Pride Manufacturing building in Portal.

April 18, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


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