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City still awaiting map approval

With two days remaining until the start of a qualifying period for Statesboro's November election, officials haven't identified a district map upon which to base the process.

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


City awaits OK on map

With the qualifying date for November's city elections nearing, local leaders are awaiting news from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) about the status of Statesboro's recently adopted voting district map.

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


Ogeechee Area Hospice building $2.35M addition

Staff and supporters of Statesboro's Ogeechee Area Hospice assembled on a lawn behind the health care facility Thursday to celebrate the realization of a dream.

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


Effingham teacher faces molestation charges

A Rincon man who was a teacher at Effingham County High is in custody facing several charges, including child molestation.

August 24, 2011 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Education roundtable

Local education leaders discussed growth, HOPE grants and scholarships and other pertinent issues Wednesday during an education roundtable luncheon.

August 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ring goes home during class reunion

Thirty-eight years ago, young Todd Williford wore his daddy's class ring to school. He never told his father, Portal resident R.V. Williford, he lost the ring.

August 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

It will be a glorious evening for football Friday when Southeast Bulloch and Portal open the 2011 season at Fred Shaver Field.

August 24, 2011 | From Staff Reports | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris looks at the start of high school football season this week, the start of college football season next week, and how the Eagles are looking in the final two weeks of preparation for the season opener against Samford.

August 24, 2011 | | Local


Chance, Britt to seek re-election

At least two incumbents will seek re-election to their Statesboro City Council seat this November. But Gary Lewis, the council's longest serving member, says he is undecided.

August 23, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


$2.1M in grants target after-school activities

Grants totaling $2.1 million over the next three years will fund highly structured after-school and summer learning for selected children from Langston Chapel Elementary School and Langston Chapel Middle School.

August 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Hurricane Irene could impact East Coast, inland

Hurricane Irene is eying the Eastern coast and if she makes landfall where predicted, it could spell disaster for those along the coast and a heavy soaking for those further inland.

August 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmakers unveil new congressional map

ATLANTA - Republicans sought to capitalize on their political power in Georgia on Monday, adding a new congressional district in the conservative northeast corner of the state and forcing Savannah Democrat John Barrow into a fight for his political survival.

August 22, 2011 | By ERRIN HAINES and SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


A cat's will to survive

(Note: The following is a first person account by Lindsay Beasley about her cat "Whitey," who was shot Aug. 6 through his left eye with an arrow. Beasley relates the story of how she found Whitey and her pet's will to survive. A Brooklet area man faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony.)

August 21, 2011 | By LINDSAY BEASLEY Special to the Herald | Local


HeritageBank takes over First Southern

First Southern National Bank in Statesboro was closed Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver.

August 20, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Moments Editor Reagan Daly - A shout to all 'fashionistas'

My relationship with Goodwill began back in college. Most of the extra furniture in my dorm rooms was handpicked from the Goodwill store by my roommate and me.

August 20, 2011 | | Local


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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


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro Bi-Lo to show off renovations Thursday

BI-LO will introduce its newly remodeled Statesboro BI-LO store to the community at an official grand opening celebration on Thursday.

December 04, 2017 | | Local


Total Tire & Auto Care opens in Statesboro

Total Tire & Auto Care of Statesboro brings a need Jody Rogers perceived through his contracting business together with David Shackelford's knowledge of the tire ...

December 04, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


GSU's Joseph Telfair to lead American Public Health Association

Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW, MPH, professor of public health practice and research and chair of the Department of Community Health at Georgia Southern University was ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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