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Man charged in kidnapping

A Broad Street woman screaming for help early Tuesday morning alerted someone who called police, and within minutes, a man was arrested on kidnapping charges.

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Special requirement for land-clearing fires

Now that Bulloch County's population has surpassed 65,000 residents, anyone clearing land and burning the debris is required to have an Air Curtain Destructor (ACD).

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Beating victim still in critical condition

A woman brutally beaten by a man under the influence of "spice," a legal alternative to marijuana, remains in critical condition after the attack.

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


EPD: King violated river permit

King America Finishing will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River after a finding that the plant violated discharge permits to dump toxins into the river.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


8 kinds of birth control pills recalled

A mix-up in the sequence of some generic birth control pills has their maker issuing a recall. Users of eight different oral contraceptives made by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals are at risk of becoming pregnant, said a local pharmacist.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Group seeks more legal fees from city

The City of Statesboro could face additional, hefty costs after the Georgia Supreme Court upheld a Bulloch County court ruling requiring the city pay the legal expenses of citizens who sued the city for violating the state's Open Meetings Act.

September 21, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


EPD: King Finishing violated permit with discharge into Ogeechee

King America Finishing, Inc., a textiles treatment plant in Screven County, was found in violation of its discharge permits and will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River.

September 21, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge denies Davis' last-minute appeal

JACKSON - A Georgia judge has refused to halt the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis after a last-minute appeal by his attorneys.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Local bank patrons report fraudulent charges

The United States Secret Service is investigating a rash of financial transaction fraud incidents affecting customers of several area banks.

September 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Troy Davis denied clemency

ATLANTA - Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit.

September 20, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Festival of music set for this weekend

Boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 are invited to join the Statesboro Youth Chorale Friday and Saturday for a festival of music.

September 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pardons Board denies Troy Davis' appeal

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected clemency for Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite high-profile support from figures including an ex-president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Ga. pardons board considers Troy Davis case

ATLANTA - Supporters of Troy Davis made a last-ditch effort Monday to stop his execution for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, asking the Georgia pardons board to grant him clemency.

September 19, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Parade marks fair's 50th year

Everyone loves a parade, but how many area residents love it enough to participate? That's what the Statesboro Kiwanis Club wants to know.

September 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Metter teen killed in crash

A Metter teenager was killed Thursday in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 16.

December 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Testimony: Suspects bragged of dragging black man to death

GRIFFIN, Ga. - The case of two Georgia men accused of dragging a black man to his death behind a pickup truck is going before a ...

December 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State considers voting machines replacements

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are considering replacements for the state's touch-screen voting machines that were adopted statewide 15 years ago and that have been criticized ...

December 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


His Majesty’s Daughters

The December meeting of His Majesty's Daughters, a non-denominational women's fellowship, will be a special gathering to remember and celebrate what Jesus has ...

November 30, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deputies seek man who fled traffic stop

Sheriff's deputies issued warrants Thursday for a man who fled after an attempted traffic stop.

November 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mill Creek student removed from school

According to Hayley Greene, public relations and marketing specialist for Bulloch County Schools, about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a teacher at Mill Creek overheard ...

November 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Last chance to enter for chance at $100 Visa Gift Card

Thanks to all of you who already have taken the time to fill out our survey asking you for some opinions about the Statesboro Herald ...

November 30, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Open Hearts to dedicate shelter

Six years after the idea was born to help Statesboro's homeless, the Open Hearts Community Mission homeless shelter is open for business.

November 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Study: Rural nurses need more authority

A Senate study committee Monday recommended Georgia allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) broader medical authority if they work in rural, underserved counties.

November 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Zoning pits charities against meadery

Like many zoning disputes, the one over the proposed Five Hives & Vines meadery involves neighbors with conflicting wishes. But in the case of Five Hives ...

November 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two GSU students killed in crash

Two Georgia Southern University students were killed Sunday morning in a head-on collision in Laurens County.

November 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wrestling, dinner and a toy drive for Christmas

A Christmas toy drive with a twist offers the chance to help less fortunate children while enjoying a meal and entertainment.

November 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Adrian Peterson back at Paulson to address graduates

If you plan on attending Georgia Southern University's fall graduation at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, you are officially advised to arrive early ...

November 27, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man crashes in Claxton after high-speed chase

A man driving a reportedly stolen car led law enforcement on a high-speed, cross-county chase Friday, but was arrested after crashing into the woods.

November 27, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Leadership Southeast Georgia announces 2018 class

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a premier regional leadership development program, recently announced 30 program participants were named from across the region for its class of 2018.

November 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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