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Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. - The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them.

July 20, 2011 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Averitt Center starts after school program

The Averitt Center for the Arts will offer an after school program this year for children with an emphasis on art, literature, music and theater.

July 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Not worried about heat? You should be

CHICAGO - This week's heat wave may be uncomfortable, but you're healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you're over 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn't mean you're safe.

July 19, 2011 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


Attracting business downtown

Seeking continued revitalization of Downtown Statesboro, City Council members approved a motion Tuesday expanding the area managed by the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority to allow more prospective businesses to qualify for the authority's incentives program.

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


Lawyers seek stay in Georgia execution case

ATLANTA - Lawyers seeking to halt the Wednesday execution of a Georgia prisoner told a federal judge on Tuesday that a new sedative in the state's three-drug combination caused another inmate to suffer as he was put to death last month.

July 19, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


King continues discharge into Ogeechee River

Dark, blue-black liquid bubbled up from the discharge pipe near a local textiles treatment plant Saturday, staining the sediment, banks and waters of the Ogeechee River.

July 19, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wanted Florida man found hiding in local house

A Florida man wanted for burglary led authorities on a chase Wednesday after stealing gas from vehicles at a local business and fleeing in a stolen truck.

July 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Britt pays $1,000 of Internet bill

A Statesboro City Councilman, whose use of a city-provided Internet card amassed more than $2,000 of additional fees for Statesboro's monthly bill, is expected to reimburse the city by the end of the week.

July 18, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Water, sewer repairs on city agenda

Statesboro city council members, Mayor Joe Brannen and City Manager Frank Parker will gather at City Hall today for a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m.

July 18, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt

Listen to the latest Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt, as Brian plays the latest in contemporary Gospel music, while also honoring the tradition of past Gospel greats.

July 18, 2011 | | Local


Locos owner backs Sunday sales

Come November, at least two Statesboro restaurant owners hope to begin serving customers who want to enjoy a beer on a Sunday. The decision, now, is up to city residents.

July 17, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Community project at the Food Bank

Through the summer months and continuing in the fall, Statesboro green-thumbs can join together for a project to beautify the city and nourish its residents.

July 17, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Getting gouged?

Driving on Highway 80 East one morning last week, motorists may have noticed a gas station at the Burkhalter Road intersection charging $3.45.9 per gallon of regular, while across the street the price was $3.57.9.

July 16, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Schools chief: No cheating in Bulloch

Results released recently show all Bulloch County elementary schools performed well on the 2011 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests Georgia uses to measure progress in state schools.

July 16, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Grant to assist in diabetes outreach

People with diabetes have a lot to learn about diet and exercise, as well as monitoring their blood sugar and taking prescribed medication.

July 15, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


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Superior Court cancelled all week

Citing "the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma," Judge William E. Woodrum Jr., chief judge of the Ogeechee Circuit Superior Courts, issued an emergency order Thursday cancelling ...

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Estrada speaks at Boys & Girls Club gala

He played a cop on TV, and wanted to be a police officer until he discovered acting. But now, celebrity Erik Estrada is a real ...

September 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch VOAD versus Irma

While Hurricane Irma approaches, a volunteer network organization, Bulloch County VOAD, will coordinate local plans to feed and potentially shelter people displaced by the storm.

September 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears

SAVANNAH - State troopers turned Interstate 16 into a one-way escape route for a few hours Saturday as evacuees packed cars and fled the Georgia coast ...

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


Irma an emergency here, whatever comes

Hurricane Irma has already resulted in emergency situations in Statesboro and the surrounding area, no matter what portion of the wind and rain comes.

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 exchange may not be over

The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia's insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first ...

September 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER | Local


Beyond Fla., Irma an unpredictable threat to SE

SAVANNAH - Great uncertainty remained Friday about Hurricane Irma's path beyond Florida with forecasts showing potential storm impacts from portions of the Carolinas and Alabama ...

September 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Friday morning update

Hurricane Irma has moved farther west before turning north, and new projections of its likely path centered on one that drove up the middle of ...

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City and county open today, but bracing for Irma

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Monday and probably Tuesday, with a possibility of reopening Tuesday if Hurricane Irma spares the area. But police and ...

September 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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