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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


Prisons face roadblock to get execution drugs

ATLANTA - A Danish drug maker moved Friday to curb the increasing use of one of its sedatives in U.S. executions by requiring distributors to sign an agreement that they won't sell it for that purpose. The change represents yet another obstacle for states that have struggled recently to revamp their lethal injections.

July 01, 2011 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Protest brewing over new Ga. law

ATLANTA - As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration took effect Friday, a Latino community group organized a "day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

July 01, 2011 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Suspect caught in video behind bars

A man caught on video last month as he burglarized a Stilson-area home is now behind bars, thanks to joint investigations by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department and neighboring agencies.

July 01, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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 01, 2011 | | Local


Wanted: Your input on alcohol sales

City officials announced Thursday that the City of Statesboro will host public hearings next week to solicit input from the community in regard to referendums allowing the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

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


Penny tax may mean $200M boost

Bulloch County stands to be a major beneficiary of a regional one-cent sales tax to raise monies for transportation projects, if the revenue-generating levy passes next year.

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


County to review City’s fire district counter-proposal

Bulloch County commissioners will review a proposal made late Thursday by Statesboro city officials regarding an agreement for fire services to areas within a five-mile radius outside the city limits.

June 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Celebrate the 4th of July safely

Although fireworks are illegal in Georgia unless one has a permit, there is still danger in using the "legal" sparklers and other novelties.

June 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


What's the new worry at river?

Environmentalists are still awaiting test results for sediment, fish tissue and residue samples from the Ogeechee River after an enormous fish kill in May, while attorneys who filed a class action suit last month are awaiting answers as well.

June 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man accused of molesting teen

A Portal man is behind bars after his teenage girlfriend's mother pressed charges of child molestation, said Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp.

June 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU cancels radio contract

Georgia Southern University is taking the broadcast of athletic events into its own hands.

June 29, 2011 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroheald.com | Local


1 killed, others injured in crash

A Millegdeville man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 16, caused by a tire blow out. Four others, including the driver of the vehicle, were seriously injured, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

June 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Panels to pursue mayoral goals

Statesboro Mayor-elect Jonathan McCollar has a transition team working on naming three citizen commissions to pursue initiatives in job creation, youth development and diversity and ...

December 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


After 50 years, Marie Waters retiring

When Marie Roberts Waters walks away from her desk at Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP on Dec. 31, she will have logged in 50 years ...

December 02, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal Christmas program Dec. 7

The Portal Heritage Society and Town of Portal will host its annual Christmas celebration Thursday, Dec. 7, starting with a parade.

December 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


County, cities negotiate TSPLOST

Officials of Bulloch County and the cities of Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro held their first formal meeting Friday toward putting a transportation sales tax ...

December 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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