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US cities cover open drinking water reservoirs

PORTLAND, Ore. - Josh Seater could have done some serious harm when he stepped up to the wrought-iron fence around a Portland reservoir last month if he were holding something more ominous than a full bladder.

July 07, 2011 | By TIM FOUGHT Associated Press | Local


Obesity rates on rise

WASHINGTON - Rural Mississippi is the country's fattest state for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual obesity report issued Thursday. Colorado, a playground for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, is the nation's thinnest.

July 07, 2011 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


High school schedules changing

After five years when Bulloch County's three public high schools all used the same type of daily schedule, with four 90-minute classes, they will go two separate ways in 2011-12.

July 07, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Witness to theft aids police in arrest

A Statesboro Police officer with a keen eye stopped a man on a bike Tuesday night, and ended up arresting him on entering auto charges.

July 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City opens door for new pharmacy, OKs alcohol referendums

In an eventful Wednesday meeting, Statesboro City Council agreed to allow citizens make the ultimate determination regarding Sunday alcohol sales, finalized new voting districts, settled on a mutual-aid fire agreement with Bulloch County and approved an amendment clearing the way for a new shopping center.

July 06, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch will vote on Sunday sales

On Nov. 8, Bulloch County citizens will be able to vote whether or not alcohol should be sold on Sundays.

July 05, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


CVS part of proposed center on Fair Road

Among a list of motions for Statesboro City Council to consider today, is a zoning amendment that would pave the way for construction of a CVS/Pharmacy on land that includes a renowned local restaurant.

July 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fewer pets killed because of spay, neuter programs

LOS ANGELES - When Stephen Zawistowski got his first dog 50 years ago, she was the only dog in the neighborhood that was spayed.

July 05, 2011 | By SUE MANNING Associated Press | Local


USA: 235 years young

NEW YORK - The U.S. marked the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with parades, fireworks, barbecues - plus presidential campaigning, a White House birthday and competitive eating.

July 04, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. man key to crafting illegal immigration bill

ATLANTA - With the fate of a proposal to crack down on illegal immigration still unknown in the frenetic final days of Georgia's legislative session, the bill's author was spotted several times huddled in hushed discussions in the Capitol hallways with D.A. King.

July 04, 2011 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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


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Daughter remains critical after Augusta crash that killed mother

A Statesboro man has been released, but his daughter remains in critical condition in an Augusta hospital after a Thursday morning crash in Augusta that ...

May 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Openness and industry

Ruth Green, PhD., a retired university dance director and past owner of a dance school and a real estate agency, has for years been a ...

May 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia wildfire: Evacuations ordered, but many stay put

ST. GEORGE, Ga. - The wildfire burning for weeks in southeast Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp had gotten so close that Mason Pair could see its orange ...

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


DAR recognizes Good Citizen, ROTC participants

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized local DAR Good Citizens and outstanding Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC ...

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shogun, finally, begins renovation process

On Dec. 30 of last year at 3:01 a.m., the popular Shogun Japanese Steak House was heavily damaged by fire. What followed was ...

May 08, 2017 | | Local


Excelsior EMC to hold 79th Annual Meeting on Friday

Excelsior EMC's 79th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in ...

May 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bills on Georgia medical marijuana, beer sales still in flux

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has largely cleared his desk of contentious bills, including a new law allowing permit-holders to carry concealed firearms on public college ...

May 06, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Cancer doesn’t slow Langston teacher

The spot was just the size of a small, frozen pea. Surely it was nothing.

May 06, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


County and city hurricane expenses top $2 million

Six months after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the area, Bulloch County and the city of Statesboro have reported expenses of more than $2 million from the ...

May 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro officer recovering from heart surgery

The Clubhouse was the site earlier this week of a fundraiser to benefit Statesboro police Officer Adam Paquette. While on duty back in March, Paquette ...

May 05, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tormenta FC looks to move to next division

On Friday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC President Darin Van Tassell formally announced the club's intention to form a committee to research the possibility ...

May 05, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Resident asks City Council to cease opening prayers

Statesboro resident Don Armel asked City Council this week to abandon its practice of having a council member, the mayor or another person they choose ...

May 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Day of Prayer offers hope, repentance

Just as in years past, they came Thursday from all walks of life - all ages, denominations, ethnicities and resumes - to gather on the Bulloch County ...

May 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal student charged with statutory rape

An 18-year-old student was charged Wednesday with statutory rape after school officials learned he was meeting a 14-year-old girl in a Portal Middle/High School ...

May 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City, county, GS and BOE study options for 2-way radio upgrade

With one existing system approaching the end of its contract, a new two-way radio system for use by police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, school bus ...

May 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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