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Under the Golden Dome - 2011 Georgia Legislature

Returning members of the area's legislative delegation won't know for sure what's on the new governor's mind until later this week, but they're sure that the budget -- with the likelihood of further cuts to state agencies and education -- will be an overriding concern this session.

January 08, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Old trees to find new uses

Bulloch County residents can give a final gift this holiday season while taking advantage of an opportunity to dispose of Christmas trees in an environmentally-friendly way.

January 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Weather will be wet, cold, snow mixed with rain

Predictions of snow in Statesboro this weekend aren't for billowing clouds of flakes, but most likely a few flurries mixed with cold rain, and at a time when most folks are sleeping.

January 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Longtime city attorney Sam Brannen dies

Longtime Statesboro city attorney Sam Leonard Brannen passed away Thursday at Ogeechee Area Hospice, and friends remembered him fondly Friday as they mourned his passing.

January 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jeffers to lead SCVB

SYLVANIA - The turn of the new year also marked a new career move for Screven County's Chamber of Commerce executive director, Heidi Jeffers.

January 07, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tests show white powder at GSU did not contain hazardous materials

Georgia Southern officials announced Friday that they were notified late Thursday night preliminary test results on the unknown substance removed from Lewis Hall Wednesday were negative. The tests confirmed that the substance did not contain any hazardous materials.

January 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Heidt receives sentence for murders

Craig Heidt was sentenced in Effingham County Superior Court Thursday to two consecutive life terms in prison plus 85 years.

January 06, 2011 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Council OKs $75,000 for Belle House

A Statesboro City Council decision rendered last year will result in up to $75,000 of reimbursements paid to a local business seeking equal treatment.

January 06, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU awaits test results on suspicious powder

As Georgia Southern University officials await test results to learn more about a suspicious white powder found Tuesday at Lewis Hall, they are also reviewing policy and procedures regarding the way such suspicious incidents are handled.

January 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nature of suspicious powder reported at GSU unknown

Georgia Southern University public safety officials, along with federal, state and local emergency management agencies, are investigating a "mysterious white powder" found in an envelope sent to the university's admissions building.

January 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man fires shot over land dispute

A man angry about a long-running property dispute fired shots at a man he said made "profane comments" to him, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Uncle Shug's robbed at gunpoint

A man with a gun robbed a U.S. 301 South restaurant Tuesday night, fleeing after he was given money. No one was injured in the robbery, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Water/sewage extension causes controversy

Despite a heated exchange, and warnings of a potential conflict of interest, the city council approved a motion Tuesday to extend water and sewage services to a tract of land on Lakeview Road.

January 04, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Drastic change for Sallie Z. students

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School students will have a drastic change of scenery Thursday as they resume classes in a brand-new school. The Cawana Road campus promises to be an exciting change for students and faculty alike, said Bulloch County Assistant School Superintendent Charles Wilson.

January 04, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC is one of nation's fastest growing

Enrollment at the 26 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia has grown at a record pace during the past few years. Offering programs needed by businesses and individuals, the system has thrived with the addition of tens of thousands of out-of-work and under-employed Georgians who are looking to learn new skills and retool for in-demand careers in today's highly competitive job market.

January 03, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Annual event helps ‘wounded warriors’

The Wounded Warriors Retreat will hold its Sixth Annual Sportsman's Banquet and Auction at Beaver Creek Plantation in Twin City on Thursday, Sept. 28 ...

September 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


BOE accepts partial grant for $1M Cedarwood renovations

The Bulloch County Board of Education accepted a state grant Thursday that will pay 80 percent of roughly $1 million worth of repairs and renovations ...

September 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter 'country doctor' retiring

Over 30 years of practice as one of Metter's most beloved "country doctors" draws to a close as Dr. Gary Branch announces his retirement ...

September 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Trail Life USA meeting Monday

Trail Life USA, Troop GA-3252, sponsored by Statesboro's First Baptist Church, kicks off a new year with the first night set for Monday at ...

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


Power companies: Bulloch service fully restored

Both Georgia Power and Excelsior EMC reported restoration of electrical service to all power-ready customers in Bulloch County as of Friday afternoon.

September 15, 2017 | | Local


Keeping the Memory Alive in Georgia

The sister of a man killed near Swainsboro in 2002 is planning an event in hopes that it will raise awareness of unsolved murders and ...

September 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Governor hopefuls to speak at Bulloch Democrats Gala

Two women vying to be Georgia's next governor, former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans, are slated to ...

September 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


More than $1.1 million ABC winnings now in hands of Blue Mile Foundation

After receiving $1.12 million in America's Best Communities winnings transferred from the Averitt Center last month, the new Blue Mile Foundation Inc. reports ...

September 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Riverkeeper volunteer of year

When Charlie Martin became involved earlier this year in a community protest against a proposed landfill site in his neighborhood, he never dreamed it would ...

September 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Excelsior EMC down to 220 customers out

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Excelsior EMC reported that line crews had reduced the Hurricane Irma outages in the electric cooperative's eight-county ...

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Power outages continue to drop in Georgia after Irma

ATLANTA - The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least ...

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State’s uninsured rate drops

Georgia's uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Georgia Power not promising 100% restoration Friday

When Matt Sawhill, incoming Statesboro area manager for Georgia Power, said Tuesday he would expect "a hundred percent" restoration of power to customers in Bulloch ...

September 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma not as bad here as Matthew

Some homes were damaged, but far fewer. Power outages affected most of the local population, but line crews made rapid progress Monday and Tuesday. No ...

September 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two charged; stolen ATVs, gun, motorcycles recovered

A man arrested in Chatham County on drug charges is also wanted in Bulloch County for the theft of several ATVS, motorcycles and construction tools ...

September 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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