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Georgia executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


EPD: King violated river permit

King America Finishing will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River after a finding that the plant violated discharge permits to dump toxins into the river.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


8 kinds of birth control pills recalled

A mix-up in the sequence of some generic birth control pills has their maker issuing a recall. Users of eight different oral contraceptives made by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals are at risk of becoming pregnant, said a local pharmacist.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Group seeks more legal fees from city

The City of Statesboro could face additional, hefty costs after the Georgia Supreme Court upheld a Bulloch County court ruling requiring the city pay the legal expenses of citizens who sued the city for violating the state's Open Meetings Act.

September 21, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


EPD: King Finishing violated permit with discharge into Ogeechee

King America Finishing, Inc., a textiles treatment plant in Screven County, was found in violation of its discharge permits and will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River.

September 21, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge denies Davis' last-minute appeal

JACKSON - A Georgia judge has refused to halt the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis after a last-minute appeal by his attorneys.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Local bank patrons report fraudulent charges

The United States Secret Service is investigating a rash of financial transaction fraud incidents affecting customers of several area banks.

September 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Troy Davis denied clemency

ATLANTA - Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit.

September 20, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Festival of music set for this weekend

Boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 are invited to join the Statesboro Youth Chorale Friday and Saturday for a festival of music.

September 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pardons Board denies Troy Davis' appeal

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected clemency for Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite high-profile support from figures including an ex-president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Ga. pardons board considers Troy Davis case

ATLANTA - Supporters of Troy Davis made a last-ditch effort Monday to stop his execution for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, asking the Georgia pardons board to grant him clemency.

September 19, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Parade marks fair's 50th year

Everyone loves a parade, but how many area residents love it enough to participate? That's what the Statesboro Kiwanis Club wants to know.

September 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Relamping seeks to enlighten public

Like the bulbs themselves, consumers need some time to brighten to the idea of compact fluorescent light bulbs.

September 19, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Man killed in fire; identification pending

Authorities are awaiting positive identification of a man killed early Friday morning in a mobile home fire off U.S. 301 North.

September 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City considering $1.5 million in expenditures

When Statesboro City Council gathers for a regularly scheduled meeting today, much its focus will be given to bolstering the city's fleet of service vehicles.

September 19, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Two schools exit state Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education announced earlier this week that improvements at Mattie Lively Elementary and Langston Chapel Elementary mean the schools no longer need ...

December 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU employee, veteran takes long road to degree

Todd Tinker has had many journeys in his life, and his latest journey of obtaining his master's degree is coming to fruition after nearly ...

December 08, 2017 | By CRISSIE ELRICK BATH Special to the Herald | Local


SPD to open substation near stadium

The Statesboro Police Department plans to open a substation adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus in the Paulson Stadium area, and City Council approved ...

December 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local author releases latest works

Kevin D. Brady, a self-published author from Statesboro, recently released his 10th book.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Robbery incident leads to arrests for pandering, pimping

A report of robbery ended with both the accuser and accused being arrested after admitting involvement in procurement of an alleged prostitute's services.

December 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gang problem grows in Boro, county

When Statesboro police talk about "The Mob," they aren't referring to the Mafia. Most likely, they are referring to one of Statesboro's gangs.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County denies zoning change

After hearing arguments in support of and against a proposed agritourism farm featuring berries, bee hives and production of mead made from honey, Bulloch County ...

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No students hurt after car rear-ends school bus

No children were injured Wednesday when a car rear-ended a school bus on Franklin Road, Georgia State Patrol information officer Ginger Robbins said.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU moves graduation inside

Due to rain in the forecast for Friday's fall graduation, Georgia Southern announced Wednesday ceremonies would be moved from Paulson Stadium to three separate ...

December 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


CDC: ‘Moderate’ flu season in Georgia

Even though the holiday season is in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control said it's not too late to get a flu shot.

December 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police raise sweeps in applicants

The pay raises City Council approved for Statesboro Police Department officers last month produced an immediate rise in the number of would-be and experienced officers ...

December 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Party shut down due to alcohol violation

A local businessman was arrested on alcohol license and catering violations following a private business Christmas party Saturday.

December 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SACS greenlights GSU-Armstrong consolidation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges gave its approval Tuesday for the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University ...

December 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'This is a hand up, not a handout' - Mission opens its 'Heart' in Statesboro

For some, it's a miracle just in time for Christmas. For many, it will be a life-altering place to lay their head temporarily that ...

December 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro man charged in rape

Sheriff's investigators arrested a man on rape charges Friday after meeting with an alleged victim in the hospital earlier last week.

December 04, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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