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Local man charged with arson

Statesboro Police arrested a man Friday they said is responsible for a series of intentionally-set fires on the north side of town.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

BA names new leader

A nine-year veteran of teaching and working as an administrator at Bulloch Academy, Leisa Houghton was named recently the head of school for the 2011-12 school year.

July 22, 2011 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia's videotaped execution sets new precedent

ATLANTA - The video camera that recorded the execution of a Georgia death row inmate did more than give attorneys an account of the man's reaction to a new lethal injection drug. Death penalty experts say it could also lead to a flurry of new legal moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers.

July 22, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local

Man charged with child molestation

A boy's recent disclosure during counseling sessions regarding a long-term series of molestation incidents led to a Newington man's arrest Wednesday on aggravated child molestation charges and more, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Jared Akins.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Police seek TV theft suspects

Police are seeking three men who simply walked out of a local retail store with shopping carts full of TVs and a computer last week.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia execution delayed

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia prison officials on Wednesday delayed the execution of a death row inmate who would have been the subject of the nation's first videotaped execution in nearly two decades.

July 20, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local

Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. - The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them.

July 20, 2011 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local

Averitt Center starts after school program

The Averitt Center for the Arts will offer an after school program this year for children with an emphasis on art, literature, music and theater.

July 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local

Not worried about heat? You should be

CHICAGO - This week's heat wave may be uncomfortable, but you're healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you're over 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn't mean you're safe.

July 19, 2011 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local

Attracting business downtown

Seeking continued revitalization of Downtown Statesboro, City Council members approved a motion Tuesday expanding the area managed by the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority to allow more prospective businesses to qualify for the authority's incentives program.

July 19, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Lawyers seek stay in Georgia execution case

ATLANTA - Lawyers seeking to halt the Wednesday execution of a Georgia prisoner told a federal judge on Tuesday that a new sedative in the state's three-drug combination caused another inmate to suffer as he was put to death last month.

July 19, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local

King continues discharge into Ogeechee River

Dark, blue-black liquid bubbled up from the discharge pipe near a local textiles treatment plant Saturday, staining the sediment, banks and waters of the Ogeechee River.

July 19, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Wanted Florida man found hiding in local house

A Florida man wanted for burglary led authorities on a chase Wednesday after stealing gas from vehicles at a local business and fleeing in a stolen truck.

July 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Britt pays $1,000 of Internet bill

A Statesboro City Councilman, whose use of a city-provided Internet card amassed more than $2,000 of additional fees for Statesboro's monthly bill, is expected to reimburse the city by the end of the week.

July 18, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Water, sewer repairs on city agenda

Statesboro city council members, Mayor Joe Brannen and City Manager Frank Parker will gather at City Hall today for a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m.

July 18, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

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Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash identified

The 21-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Thursday in a motorcycle accident on Highway 67 near Statesboro has been identified.

March 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'In The Grove' shifts focus to upscale rentals

If you have driven out West Main Street, just past Julia P. Bryant Elementary School you can't miss all of the activity happening at ...

March 19, 2018 | | Local

Gloria Strauthers completes Maxwell Certification program

Gloria Strauthers of Exodus Management & Consulting, LLC, recently completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program and is recognized as a certified independent John C. Maxwell ...

March 19, 2018 | | Local

Statesboro District 5 special election date unsettled

Despite a decision by Statesboro City Council last week, the issue of whether to hold the special election for the vacant District 5 council seat ...

March 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

School threats on the increase

Threats of violence in schools are nothing new, but the Feb. 14 slaying of 17 at a high school in Parkland, Fla. seemingly sparked a ...

March 17, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Brooklet police officers suspended

Just days after Brooklet city councilmen voted to hire an interim police chief to fill the shoes of former chief Doug Meyer, who resigned following ...

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Pot growing operation discovered

An infant was removed from an Aden Lanier Road home Thursday after deputies found 16 marijuana plants growing in the home.

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

OTC Foundation to call on donors Tuesday

Ogeechee Technical College Foundation volunteers will be calling on OTC supporters and potential new donors in Bulloch and Evans counties Tuesday during the annual iGOT ...

March 16, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

PSC candidate Noel wants to halt Vogtle ‘boondoggle’

Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel wants the PSC to stop Georgia Power from passing on costs to consumers for the two already far ...

March 15, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Push for gun laws faces resistance in most states

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The campaign for tighter gun laws that inspired unprecedented student walkouts across the country still faces an uphill climb in a majority ...

March 15, 2018 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local

Wilson: Schools need community help on safety

The schools need the community's help to keep children safe, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson told concerned adults gathered Tuesday evening in the ...

March 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

BCSO arrests fugitive

A fugitive wanted by North Carolina authorities fled into the woods near Brooklet on Wednesday morning, but Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and K9 Officer ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local

Statesboro STEAM walks out together

The call went out just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Statesboro STEAM College, Careers, Arts & Technology Academy: "Everyone grab your coats!"

March 14, 2018 | Scott Bryant | Local

WJMS student arrested for threats

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a sixth-grade student Wednesday for pretending to have a gun and acting as if he was shooting others.

March 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Ice cream men booked on pot charges

Two men selling ice cream and more from an ice cream truck face charges after deputies were tipped off that they were offering more than ...

March 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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