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US auto sales increase

DETROIT - Gas prices hit a sweet spot for automakers last month. They fell far enough to spur pickup truck sales, yet remained so high that small cars sold well, sometimes just hours after reaching dealers' lots.

July 04, 2011 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writers | Local


Medicaid cuts to have effect on Ga. doctors

ATLANTA - Sandra Reed became an obstetrician because she wanted to deliver babies.

July 02, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


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


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Telemedicine spreads in Georgia

Telemedicine is expanding in Georgia, yet there's still "a long way to go" before it reaches its full potential, the state's Public Health ...

January 31, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


EAGLE Academy hosts open house

EAGLE Academy, a new, inclusive postsecondary education program and only the eighth one like it in all of Georgia, recently hosted an open house to ...

January 31, 2018 | BY JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Dems blast push for English-only communication in Georgia

ATLANTA - When state Rep. Pedro "Pete" Marin moved from Puerto Rico to Georgia with his family in 1995, he and his wife Nereida each had ...

January 30, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Candidates, from school board to governor, qualify March 5-9

Candidates will qualify March 5-9 for Georgia's May 22 election, which includes both the party primaries and the general election for nonpartisan offices.

January 30, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Grant boosts book bus project in Bulloch

A $20,000 grant from state organizations associated with Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife will allow the Bulloch County Schools, also assisted by local ...

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Woman killed in Sylvania hit-and-run

A Sylvania woman was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run crash.

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Men report being robbed at gunpoint

Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery reported to have occurred Friday night at a Morris Street location.

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New year brings local business closings

The new year brought with it a good bit of uncertainty for local businesses. A few weeks ago we announced that Kmart has decided to ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local


Fennell joins AgSouth in Statesboro; farmers market grants available

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that Bo Fennell has joined the cooperative as CFO and will be based in the company's ...

January 29, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poor grades on smoking in Georgia

Georgia received four F's and one C grade for its anti-tobacco work in the annual "State of Tobacco Control" report, released by the American ...

January 29, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Report lists key issues in state education

ATHENS - A Georgia nonprofit group says poverty, equity and fairness, the early learning workforce, student health and the special challenges of Georgia's rural schools ...

January 29, 2018 | The Associated Press | Local


Historic building turned ‘eyesore’ comes down

None too soon for officials at Statesboro City Hall, property owner Garland Nessmith is tearing down the century-old warehouse-type building on East Main Street at ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


State climatologist: 2017 was warmest year ever for Georgia

ATLANTA - A new report shows that 2017 was the warmest year on record for Georgia.

January 27, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Bloomingdale CCC boys worked in area’s forests

From 1933 until 1942 through the Great Depression, more than 3 million unmarried young American men worked mostly outdoors and earned money for themselves and ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Hands-free’ driving bill introduced

State Rep. John Carson started thinking hard about distracted driving a year ago, when he heard data about car insurance rates in Georgia.

January 26, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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