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Big summer season at Splash

The hot, dry weather for the past two months has helped keep the slides busy and the pools full at Splash in Boro this summer, though attendance is a bit off last year's record pace.

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


Portal Middle/High switching to 7-period day

While Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch students will continue to take four classes per day in the a 4-by-4 block schedule, Portal Middle/High School is adopting a seven-period day.

July 08, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


US cities cover open drinking water reservoirs

PORTLAND, Ore. - Josh Seater could have done some serious harm when he stepped up to the wrought-iron fence around a Portland reservoir last month if he were holding something more ominous than a full bladder.

July 07, 2011 | By TIM FOUGHT Associated Press | Local


Obesity rates on rise

WASHINGTON - Rural Mississippi is the country's fattest state for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual obesity report issued Thursday. Colorado, a playground for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, is the nation's thinnest.

July 07, 2011 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


High school schedules changing

After five years when Bulloch County's three public high schools all used the same type of daily schedule, with four 90-minute classes, they will go two separate ways in 2011-12.

July 07, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Witness to theft aids police in arrest

A Statesboro Police officer with a keen eye stopped a man on a bike Tuesday night, and ended up arresting him on entering auto charges.

July 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City opens door for new pharmacy, OKs alcohol referendums

In an eventful Wednesday meeting, Statesboro City Council agreed to allow citizens make the ultimate determination regarding Sunday alcohol sales, finalized new voting districts, settled on a mutual-aid fire agreement with Bulloch County and approved an amendment clearing the way for a new shopping center.

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


Bulloch will vote on Sunday sales

On Nov. 8, Bulloch County citizens will be able to vote whether or not alcohol should be sold on Sundays.

July 05, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


CVS part of proposed center on Fair Road

Among a list of motions for Statesboro City Council to consider today, is a zoning amendment that would pave the way for construction of a CVS/Pharmacy on land that includes a renowned local restaurant.

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


Fewer pets killed because of spay, neuter programs

LOS ANGELES - When Stephen Zawistowski got his first dog 50 years ago, she was the only dog in the neighborhood that was spayed.

July 05, 2011 | By SUE MANNING Associated Press | Local


USA: 235 years young

NEW YORK - The U.S. marked the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with parades, fireworks, barbecues - plus presidential campaigning, a White House birthday and competitive eating.

July 04, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. man key to crafting illegal immigration bill

ATLANTA - With the fate of a proposal to crack down on illegal immigration still unknown in the frenetic final days of Georgia's legislative session, the bill's author was spotted several times huddled in hushed discussions in the Capitol hallways with D.A. King.

July 04, 2011 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


US auto sales increase

DETROIT - Gas prices hit a sweet spot for automakers last month. They fell far enough to spur pickup truck sales, yet remained so high that small cars sold well, sometimes just hours after reaching dealers' lots.

July 04, 2011 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writers | Local


Medicaid cuts to have effect on Ga. doctors

ATLANTA - Sandra Reed became an obstetrician because she wanted to deliver babies.

July 02, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


OTC plans short summer quarter

Ogeechee Technical College will begin its last Summer quarter on July 6, and will revert back to a five-day work week just for the five weeks of the quarter. Many classes and most services will be available five days per week during the Summer quarter. The extra day per week will fill the need for additional days of class because of the typically 10-week session being condensed into five weeks, according to vice president for Student Affairs Ryan Foley.

July 02, 2011 | SPECIAL | Local


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Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to ...

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the ...

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

June 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

June 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Taking the journey of a lifetime

There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the ...

June 12, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

With the recent uptick in real estate sales, especially in the commercial sector, I thought it would be a good time to take a look ...

June 12, 2017 | | Local


School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

The Board of Education hasn't voted on a resolution yet, but an ESPLOST committee has been meeting since December, evaluating projects for a Nov ...

June 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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