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Arson suspected in house fire

For the second time, arson is suspected regarding a house fire on Preetorius Street.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Naked man blames drink for his actions

A man found running naked in the parking lot of a local bar early Saturday morning told police he remembered nothing after accepting a drink from an unknown person.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local Democrats expect a battle over reapportionment

Two leading Georgia Democrats who spoke in Statesboro over the weekend doubt that the Republican-led reapportionment process can end without a court battle.

July 12, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Ga. looks toward reapportionment

As the August special session on reapportionment approaches, Sen. Jack Hill is certain of one thing. He doesn't want to split any counties apart into multiple State Senate districts.

July 11, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Historical Society honors McGlamery

During its recent annual meeting, the Bulloch County Historical Society presented the inaugural Volunteer Award to its vice president, Joe McGlamery.

July 11, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Euthanasia declining

Following a national trend, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter has seen a significant reduction in the number of cats and dogs being euthanized.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Thief snatches bank deposit bag

A fast-food restaurant manager was robbed early Friday morning as she walked to her car to go make a night deposit of money.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Final Geo Vista robber gets 10 years

A federal judge sentenced a woman to almost 10 years in prison for driving a getaway car during a bank robbery last year.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No Sunday sales referendum in Register

The town of Register may be the only municipality in Bulloch County that won't have a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the ballot in November. Register Mayor James Oates said the city council saw no need to vote on the matter, since the town's only convenience store owner showed no interest in selling beer on Sundays.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Internet use bill issue

A two-week trip overseas cost the City of Statesboro more money in the form of internet fees than a city councilman paid for the entire voyage.

July 08, 2011 | by JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Italy via downtown Statesboro

Delizioso.

July 08, 2011 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Big summer season at Splash

The hot, dry weather for the past two months has helped keep the slides busy and the pools full at Splash in Boro this summer, though attendance is a bit off last year's record pace.

July 08, 2011 | By BROCK VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Portal Middle/High switching to 7-period day

While Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch students will continue to take four classes per day in the a 4-by-4 block schedule, Portal Middle/High School is adopting a seven-period day.

July 08, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


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


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Local historical society meeting set for June 26

The Bulloch County Historical Society's 44th annual meeting will take place on Monday, June 26 at the Fellowship Hall of Pittman Park United Methodist ...

June 10, 2017 | | Local


Ogeechee advocacy group seeking new executive director

The environmental defense and advocacy organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is seeking a new executive director, also known as a Riverkeeper, following the May 31 departure of ...

June 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Dutch' joins K9 unit

There's a new dog in town. Dutch, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, joins Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 officers Max and Gismo to make a ...

June 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pence tries to shore up Georgia GOP candidate

SMYRNA - Vice President Mike Pence says suburban Atlanta Republicans must elect Karen Handel to Congress to help President Donald Trump or risk a loss that ...

June 09, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Teen charged again with statutory rape

A teen who was arrested in early May on statutory rape charges is back in jail after a second offense with the same girl, said ...

June 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City proposes change to alcohol laws for hotels

With the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance enacted in 2016, Statesboro City Council unintentionally outlawed buying beer at a hotel's front desk and drinking that beer ...

June 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two arrested digging for artifacts at Tuckahoe

Two people caught digging for artifacts in a state park are in the Screven County Jail, charged with drug offenses as well as illegal digging ...

June 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch public safety director to serve on 911 advisory board

Bulloch County Public Safety and Emergency Management Director Ted Wynn is one of 15 people selected by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to participate in a ...

June 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Reward upped in Emanuel cold case

A reward for information about a 2002 deadly hit-and-run incident in Emanuel County has been more than tripled after an Arizona man pledged to add ...

June 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged with rape

A Millen man was arrested Monday and charged with rape regarding a sexual assault on West Inman Street the previous Friday.

June 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City seeks representation on Blue Mile Foundation

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore postponed a decision Tuesday on transferring America's Best Community's competition winnings from city control to the ...

June 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Schools K-12 registration underway

The Bulloch County Schools' first registration opportunity for new students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those transferring from other systems, is now underway, June ...

June 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local law agencies seeing more opioid abuse

With prescription drug abuse becoming a major health concern across the country and investigations into at least three local cases of suspected opioid overdoses, the ...

June 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD changes shifts

Under the new leadership of Chief Mike Broadhead, the Statesboro Police Department is restructuring its Patrol Bureau, changing the time on a shift from 12 ...

June 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Carey Hilliard's building sold

The former Carey Hilliard's restaurant building in the Statesboro Crossing shopping center sold last week after being vacant and on the market for six ...

June 05, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


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