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State legislators have lunch with area residents

A handful of state legislators enjoyed lunch and conversation with area citizens Tuesday during a legislative luncheon sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

August 02, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter fugitive sentenced

METTER - After about five years on the run, an April capture by the U.S. Marshals Service led Julius Pinkston, 61, of Metter to plead guilty to trafficking cocaine last Thursday before Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the United States District Court in Statesboro.

August 02, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Legislators address Ogeechee pollution, jobs

During a luncheon Tuesday, legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.

August 02, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A billboard with that new-car scent?

ATLANTA - When Nia Lewis was looking for a car to drive to Florida to visit her in-laws, she went to the Atlanta Budget Rent a Car website as she normally does. But she stumbled upon something unusual.

August 02, 2011 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | Local


Could women soon have free birth control?

WASHINGTON - A half-century after the advent of the pill, the Obama administration on Monday ushered in a change in women's health care potentially as transformative: coverage of birth control as prevention, with no copays.

August 01, 2011 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County 4-H’ers win state honors

Bulloch County 4-H'ers attended State Congress in Atlanta on July 19-22 and returned home with high honors. The 4-H State Congress brings students from all over Georgia together to compete in Project Achievement areas at the state level.

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Area schools prepare for new year

Although the official 2011-12 school year doesn't begin for teachers until Monday, about a dozen cars could be seen in the Screven County High School parking lot Thursday.

July 30, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


City park proposal

A coalition of local organizations and business leaders will appear before Bulloch County commissioners Tuesday, seeking support for a multi-purpose venue to serve the region and its citizens.

July 30, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report 7-30-11; Officers responded a complaint of possible drug activity.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

July 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Accused teacher makes first court appearance

A teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old male student underwent a first appearance before a judge Friday morning.

July 29, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police captain resigns amid probe

A former Statesboro Police captain resigned earlier this month amid an internal investigation regarding allegations he shared information with known drug dealers.

July 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riverkeeper announces intent to sue

King America Finishing, Inc., a textiles treatment plant near Dover in Screven County, has 60 days in which to respond to complaints by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization regarding allegations the plant is violating the law by dumping chemicals into the Ogeechee River.

July 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Freshmen at GSU volunteer right away

Incoming freshmen to Georgia Southern University have four years to make an indelible mark on the community they'll soon call home.

July 28, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff: Teacher molested boy

A Bulloch County middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday after the parents of a 14-year-old student told authorities she had sex with the boy.

July 27, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Experts say sexual predators 'groom' victims before attack

Two local psychology professionals spoke Wednesday about the recent arrest of a 35-year-old teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with her 14-year-old male student.

July 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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GSU earns honor for commitment to sustainability

Georgia Southern University has been named a finalist for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards by Second Nature.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Slain in 1910, memorial to honor Claxton marshal

More than a century after a town marshal was killed near a street corner in Claxton, his sacrifice will be remembered with the unveiling of ...

October 07, 2017 | Story courtesy of The Claxton Enterprise | Local


Old municipal court office up for bids

With an ad beginning in today's paper, the city of Statesboro is seeking offers for the Municipal Court office's former home at 125 ...

October 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton ...

October 07, 2017 | By ANNE MAXWELL WJBF-TV, Augusta | Local


GS faculty senators propose panel on consolidation’s consequences

The Faculty Senate at Georgia Southern University will consider naming a committee to deal with unforeseen consequences that arise after the consolidation with Armstrong State ...

October 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual GreenFest set for downtown Saturday

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability will hold its fifth annual GreenFest event today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown ...

October 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet proposes 32 percent tax increase

The city of Brooklet will hold a series of public hearings this month regarding a proposed tax increase of over 32 percent.

October 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Noncompliant sex offenders charged

Two registered sex offenders from other states, but living in Bulloch County, failed to comply with mandated laws and were recently arrested for those violations ...

October 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local woman charged with father’s murder

A Statesboro woman faces several charges, including murder, in the death of her father, whose body was found Monday in the woods near Palmetto Court ...

October 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


AG Night Out set for Friday downtown

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, AgriSupply and Main Street Statesboro invite the public to come out Friday for the 5th annual AG Night Out from ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


NASA history maker Frederick Gregory speaks tonight at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University hosts Col. Frederick "Fred" Gregory, the first African-American man to pilot and command a space mission and serve as the deputy administrator ...

October 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Frontier execs congratulate Blue Mile volunteers

Frontier Communications, lead sponsor of the America's Best Communities competition in which Statesboro won the $1 million third prize earlier this year, saluted supporters ...

October 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County and city agree on TAD

Bulloch County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allocate taxes from revenue growth to the city of Statesboro's South Main Street Tax Allocation District, or TAD.

October 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council rescinds insurance broker choice

After hearing appeals from two other insurance firms that pitched for the contract, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday rescinded its decision to make ShawHankins the ...

October 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Food bank needs cash for bills

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Food Bank needs help, but not just food donations and volunteers – the organization is in desperate need of cash.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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