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Swamp wildfire defies firefighters

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A wildfire that scorched hundreds of square miles since last spring continues to creep through the Okefenokee Swamp as it burns underground fueled by dead and decaying plants - and the cost to taxpayers so far is $52.7 million and rising.

October 28, 2011 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


City council District 2 hopefuls discuss issues at forum

With less than two weeks remaining until District 2 voters determine the area's representative on Statesboro City Council, challengers for the seat had an opportunity to state their cases for election Thursday.

October 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mill Creek Park hosts Trick or Treat, Scare in the Boro

Mill Creek Park will be filled with the Halloween Spirit Friday night during the annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek. There will be games, inflatables and a large candy trail and it's all free. A costume contest for kids and pets starts at 6 p.m., which is hosted by Gateway Animal Hospital.

October 27, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Study: Casinos may net $1B for Georgia

ATLANTA - Casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion annually, a study released Thursday by the Georgia Lottery Corp. shows.

October 27, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


GSU to students: ‘txtl8r’

Aided by a car equipped with virtual reality software to hammer the point home, Georgia Southern University launched an anti-texting and driving campaign Wednesday at the school's outdoor rotunda.

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


Learning from Langston

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's 2011 Bus Tour stopped Wednesday at Langston Chapel Elementary School.

October 26, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Can secrets of long life be found in DNA of the elderly?

NEW YORK - George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he's going to hand over some of his DNA.

October 26, 2011 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Local


Fatal accident involving trooper still under investigation

A fatal accident in September, involving a Georgia State Patrol trooper is still under investigation, said GSP Capt. Kirk McGlamery.

October 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested, two sought in armed robbery

A group of men broke into a Georgia Avenue home Monday, armed with guns. They fled when one victim yelled, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

October 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. pastor sues city over demon mascot protest

ATLANTA - A pastor has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a Georgia city violated his rights when he was arrested for protesting a high school's demon mascot.

October 25, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Get scared on the Square

Ghosts, zombies and other creatures that go bump in the night will do their bumping in downtown Statesboro Saturday.

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


Undercover cocaine sale leads to chase, arrest

A sale of cocaine to an undercover drug agent Tuesday led to a car chase, then a foot chase, a couple of blows to law enforcement officers and ended with a man in jail.

October 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested on meth charges

A drug complaint from a citizen ended in two arrests Monday by Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents.

October 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mayor: Post office vital to Daisy

DAISY - Mayor Junior Brown and his "first lady" remain willing to go up against the U.S. Postal Service to protect what they see as a bastion of their town's identity.

October 24, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


District 2 candidates ready for forum

Hopefuls in a race to represent District 2 on Statesboro's City Council have committed to attend a candidate forum being held this week. Challengers Sam Jones, Donald Logan and Lance Turner say they are eager to participate in a public forum set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Honey Bowen Building.

October 24, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due ...

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no ...

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had ...

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education ...

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS-New Hampshire game moved to Birmingham, Ala.

Georgia Southern University and the University of New Hampshire have mutually agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday to Birmingham's Legion Field ...

September 06, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Local


Unlimited happy hours, but a floor for prices

In the biggest meeting for proposed changes to Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance this semester, City Council eliminated a daily limit on "happy hour" promotions ...

September 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch officials watching Irma

Shelves of bottled water at several Statesboro grocery and retail stores were bare Wednesday afternoon as people stocked up in preparation for Hurricane Irma, even ...

September 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves 1-mill hike

In Statesboro, the annual city property tax on a $100,000 home, for example, will increase by roughly $40 after City Council on Tuesday approved ...

September 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Claxton escaped inmate captured at Bulloch County hotel

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies, answering a call about a suspicious person Friday night, captured an inmate who had escaped from the Smith State Prison ...

September 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


OTC celebrates Literacy Week

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated this week as Literacy Week and Friday as Literacy Day in Georgia.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


A Day for Southern campaign underway

Georgia Southern University alumnus Bob Mikell, an eighth generation Bulloch County resident and 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the university's College of Liberal ...

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




A look at early-American immigration: British, Scottish Borderers

With his presentation, "British and Scottish Borderers Immigrate to America," Dr. Jack Proctor told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a flow of immigrants who ...

September 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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