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Herald named best small daily in Georgia

For the second consecutive year, the Statesboro Herald was named the best small daily newspaper in Georgia during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet Friday in Jekyll Island.

June 11, 2011 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police seeking info on armed robbery incidents

An armed robbery early Saturday morning followed two earlier armed robbery incidents that have police seeking answers.

June 11, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday sales vote likely

In regard to a referendum that would allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays in Statesboro, the question may not be if, but when City Council will motion to permit the issue be placed on ballots this November.

June 11, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


'Issues' seen for new nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Georgia Power faces significant challenges keeping construction costs under an approved $6.1 billion budget for what could be the first in a new wave of nuclear power plants, a state-appointed monitor said Friday.

June 10, 2011 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Two charged with child molestation

Two men were arrested Friday morning on child molestation and other charges, according to reports from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Impacting the future

Piercing dirt with gold-painted shovels, Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel and a host of local leaders signaled the beginning of a large-scale effort Tuesday to construct the University's newest state-of-the-art facility.

June 09, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Law allows police to check legal status

A new immigration law coming into effect next month will allow law enforcement officers to check whether citizens are in the country illegally.

June 09, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Student CRCT scores improve

ATLANTA - Georgia students have performed better on state standardized tests for the third year in a row, data released Thursday show.

June 09, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


Suit filed against King America

A class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court alleges King America Finishing, a textiles plant in Screven County, is responsible for a massive fish kill that left more than 33,000 fish rotting on the Ogeechee River banks last month.

June 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE: Tax hike 'off the table'

Bulloch County Board of Education members will continue discussion tonight on the 2012 fiscal year budget facing hard choices and less funding to deal with the choices.

June 08, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


‘The Art of the Mask’

With faces and clothing spotted with plaster and papier-mâché, students in "The Art of the Mask" workshop can't say they weren't warned. The final sentence in the brochure description for the workshop at the Averitt Center for the Arts reads, "Please wear cloths suitable for getting messy."

June 08, 2011 | By BROCK VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


EPD investigates textiles plant

Government officials pointed the finger at a textiles industry plant Tuesday night during a meeting regarding a fish kill in the Ogeechee River, and an Atlanta attorney announced a class action suit has been filed against the company.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Council tables vote on new districts

Unsatisfied by a pair of proposals outlining changes to the city's five voting districts, Statesboro City Council rejected a motion to move forward with redistricting Tuesday in its first scheduled meeting of June.

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


Council picks Parker

A divided City Council determined Tuesday that the City of Statesboro need look no farther than city hall for a permanent solution to its vacant city manager position.

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


Deal nixes funds for OTC building

Planning for a new Natural Resources building at Ogeechee Technical College is on hold after Gov. Nathan Deal took $730,000 from the college's budget.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


Herald owner sells north Georgia papers to son's company

Charles H. Morris Sr., CEO and president of Morris Multimedia Inc. announced Tuesday the sale of The Times and The Poultry Times in Gainesville, Georgia ...

April 18, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Renowned mathematician to deliver inaugural Stone Lecture

Sir Vaughan F.R. Jones, winner of the mathematical world's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, will launch the David R. Stone Distinguished Lecture series ...

April 18, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


BOE budget back in balance

For the first time in five years, the Bulloch County Board of Education is looking at a budget that projects the school system will take ...

April 16, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA in the Boro this week

At age 3, cowgirl Summer Weldon started riding a perky pony named Dandy. Now, 17 years later, the 6-foot-tall beauty still rides, but with a ...

April 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bryan County sheriff's deputy killed in single-vehicle crash

An off-duty Bryan County sheriff's deputy was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on Eldora Road.

April 16, 2018 | | Local


Sylvania man wrecks motorcycle after fleeing from Bulloch deputies

A man who wrecked his motorcycle after fleeing from sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning faced several charges after being taken to the hospital for ...

April 16, 2018 | | Local


Candidate supports improved road safety, recycling

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

April 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hospital nurse earns DAISY Award

A registered nurse in the Emergency Department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro was awarded recently the hospital's DAISY Award for Extraordinary ...

April 16, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - State tourism event coming to the Boro

This week, Statesboro is playing host to more than 100 tourism professionals from convention and visitor bureaus, chambers and visitor information centers across Georgia. They ...

April 16, 2018 | | Local


Bulloch, area businesses invited to seminar on tools for growth

The Statesboro Chapter of SCORE is inviting Bulloch County businesses to the fourth workshop in the "Tools to Grow Your Business" series shows how social ...

April 16, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mayor pitches South Main TAD to school board

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar spoke to the Bulloch County Board of Education this week, urging the board to commit its growth in property tax revenue ...

April 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants to maintain services with no tax hike

Bulloch County Commission candidate Timmy Rushing hopes to bring a lifetime of business experience and the ability to bring projects to completion to the table ...

April 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UGA’s Smart, ESPN’s Pollack to speak for Bulloch Boys & Girls

After leading the Georgia Bulldogs to a Rose Bowl win and a National Championship game in his second season as head coach, Kirby Smart is ...

April 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


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