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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


An afternoon of 'Firecracker' fun

If you can gulp down sub sandwiches, have an especially speedy pet frog, or just like fun, sports and music, the place to be this Independence Day is Mill Creek Park.

July 02, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Celebrate 5 weekends in July

Families looking for excuses to celebrate need hunt no farther than this month's calendar page. July 2011 offers five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays …an extra weekend to treasure with family and friends. This phenomenon occurs only once every five to six years, unless leap year ciphers the math differently. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and make extra family memories. Celebrate with some of the holidays below or create your own festivities.

July 01, 2011 | | Local


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'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


I-85 bridge set to reopen next week

ATLANTA - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state transportation ...

May 10, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

Don't forget to set nonperishable foods beside your mailbox Saturday to support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger National ...

May 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch's Top Gun

Growing up, Bulloch County sheriff's Cpl. Jody Deal was always shooting. If he wasn't hunting, he was target practicing with his grandfather or ...

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash, but not new wave pool, to open May 20

As planned, Splash in the Boro Waterpark will open May 20-21 for its first weekend of the season. However, due to some construction delays, the ...

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man bites deputy during arrest

A man was arrested Sunday after biting a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy twice.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet woman killed in Emanuel Co. crash

A Brooklet woman was killed Monday morning when her 2004 Ford Expedition, driven by someone else, overturned on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Corbin to speak at OTC graduation

Gretchen Corbin, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address for Ogeechee Technical College's graduation, 7 p.m. Thursday ...

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Giant air tanker used to attack growing Georgia wildfire

Firefighters called up a giant air tanker to attack a rapidly growing wildfire that threatened homes Tuesday on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp near ...

May 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train engine chugs out of Civil War history for its new role

ATLANTA - The 26-ton Texas, the famed engine that took part in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase, has made its way back to Georgia.

May 09, 2017 | By BO EMERSON The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Stroller Strong Moms roll into Boro

The fast-growing Stroller Strong Moms experience has rolled into Statesboro to provide a unique, fun and challenging total body workout for women. Typically, the participating ...

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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