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EPD lifts swim advisory for river

An advisory recommending people not swim in the Ogeechee River was lifted Friday according to a news release issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

May 27, 2011 | | Local


Official: Bacterial disease killed fish

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parents charged with child cruelty

When a childcare worker spotted bruises and marks on a five-year-old child Friday, reports to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office led to the arrests of the child's parents.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chamber honors local businesses

A residential construction company and two men responsible for a multi-million dollar family entertainment center were honored Thursday at the Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year luncheon sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee.

May 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Breaking news: Official says bacterial disease killed fish

Environmentalists claim the Ogeechee River fish kill this week is due to a bacterial disease caused by environmental stress, but don't yet know what is causing that stress, said Kevin Chambers, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Divison.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hazy smoke in Bulloch from Okefenokee fire

According to officials with Bulloch County 911, the hazy smoke wafting around the area today is coming from a huge fire that started earlier this month in the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia.

May 26, 2011 | From Staff, Wire Reports | Local


Ogeechee River official test results still out

Although results are still out on government tests seeking reasons for a massive fish kill in the Ogeechee River, local citizens conducting tests on their own found "high levels of sodium hydroxide" in water samples, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.

May 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local youth pastor charged with child molestation

A complaint by a 14-year-old girl led Statesboro Police to arrest the youth pastor of a local church Tuesday.

May 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SEB parents host grad celebration

Students of Southeast Bulloch High School will gather Saturday to keep with tradition and experience the final highlight of their high school careers; they will graduate, too.

May 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Boro youth pastor charged with molestation

The youth pastor of Merrywood Baptist Church was arrested Tuesday by Statesboro police on child molestation charges.

May 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Coping with the heat

Unusually toasty temperatures have people switching on the air conditioning, hitting the beaches and irrigating crops earlier than usual. Statesboro has been roasting in the high 90s, and weather experts say no real relief is coming anytime soon.

May 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A commitment to Ag

SYLVANIA - After leaving his mark on the agriculture program at Screven County High School, 2011 graduate Brandon Wiley of Sylvania is now set to continue his pursuits in agriculture through the help of a $1,500 Commitment to Ag Scholarship he was awarded during ceremony earlier this month.

May 24, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt

Listen to the latest southern Gospel music show with your host Brian Holt. Holt presents a new show every week.

May 24, 2011 | | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - May 24, 2011

Listen to Swap, Buy or Sell - May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 | | Local


Fish kill closes Ogeechee River

A massive fish kill along a 40-mile stretch of the Ogeechee River is puzzling environmentalists, who have closed public landings and are awaiting test results to learn the cause.

May 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Investigators work to find culprits behind cyberattack

NEW YORK - The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it - a ...

May 15, 2017 | By ANICK JESDANUN and BARBARA ORTUTAY Statesboro Herald staff reports | Local


13 sentenced in federal meth roundup

Last week, United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced the last of 13 area defendants in a South Georgia methamphetamine trafficking ring to ...

May 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid

DUNWOODY - Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly ...

May 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


It's Classic Cleaners again

Out of the business for the past eight years but with more than 20 years of experience in dry cleaning, Janice C. Gray relaunched Classic ...

May 15, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Discarded tires made useful

Often the rumors buzzing around Statesboro on social media are normally so much more interesting than the actual truth. One Statesboro company, Efficien Technology located ...

May 15, 2017 | | Local


Lee, Hill & Johnston names two new principals

Bulloch County natives Mitchell Hill and Russ Taulbee recently were named principals at Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors according to an announcement by John Lee, president ...

May 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent ...

May 14, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Unitarians dedicate banner for ‘hope’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro held a dedication ceremony Thursday for a newly-displayed banner they hope symbolizes a movement aimed at bringing races and ...

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


Symposium to focus on addiction recovery

In the afternoon, five individuals are scheduled to share stories of hope from experiences of long-term recovery. In the morning, panel discussion participants will represent ...

May 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Felton let go as Bulloch assistant superintendent, has job in Evans

Dr. Mary Felton, assistant superintendent of the Bulloch County schools since January 2014, was not offered a renewed contract for 2017-18 and resigned this week ...

May 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


'It takes up the whole river!'

SAVANNAH - The largest cargo ship ever to visit ports on the U.S. East Coast is so long the Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument ...

May 11, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Fostering Bulloch building downtown gets mural

Downtown visitors may have noticed some changes to a building just behind the Bulloch County Annex on the corner of Elm and North Walnut streets ...

May 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Foul play suspected in cold case disappearance

Foul play is suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a disabled Ellabell man, and Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown hopes someone will step forward with ...

May 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plan for ‘new Georgia Southern’ hits bump

In the process of merging Armstrong State University into Georgia Southern University, a proposal from a working group to create eight subject-area colleges, splitting the ...

May 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local firefighters help with Okefenokee fire

Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey and four other local firefighters left Wednesday morning for Charlton County to assist firefighters from all over the state ...

May 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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