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Council calls meeting to reconsider passed motion

City officials will gather today for a called City Council meeting to reconsider a motion made in its scheduled assembly earlier this week.

June 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


County, city to discuss fire services

With less than a week away from the expiration date of a fire services agreement between the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County, lack of response from city leaders about the issue has county officials frustrated.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Farmers worried about immigration law's impact

At BFG Produce in Evans County, about 100 seasonal workers, most of them Spanish-speaking immigrants, grade and package spring carrots and onions in the partially automated packing shed.

June 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Rain brings relief, downed trees

The thunderstorms that drenched portions of the southeast Thursday may help douse the wildfires in Ware and Brantley counties and could help ease the layer of smoke that has affected other counties miles away.

June 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City considers alcohol sales referendum

Though for only a brief moment, the permitting of Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Statesboro became a topic of discussion Tuesday during a regularly scheduled Council meeting in City Hall.

June 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Groups seek immigration law reform, not repeal

So far, two major state agricultural associations are not seeking repeal of Georgia's immigration reform law, but rather hoping the problems it creates will highlight a need for national reform.

June 22, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow diagnosed with prostate cancer

District 12 Congressman John Barrow announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, a condition that will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime.

June 21, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


It's officially summertime

Tuesday was officially the first day of summer, but around the southeast, summer weather has been around for a while.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves voting districts

A third proposal to reconfigure the city's voting districts proved the charm Tuesday when Statesboro City Council accepted the planning department's most recent attempt to reapportion populations.

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


2 arrested for child cruelty

Excessive potty-training discipline caused injuries to a two-year-old child that resulted in his aunt and her boyfriend being arrested on child cruelty charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

June 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


My Take with Matt Yogus - Key pieces will be back at GSU

Sitting around watching the College World Series got me to thinking about next year in the world of Georgia Southern baseball, and just what, exactly, we'll be looking at as the Eagles try for their third Southern Conference title in four years.

June 21, 2011 | | Local


Archers shoot for national glory

Four of the best young archers in Georgia are competing in the National Shooting Sports Challenge in San Antonio, Texas, this week. And they're not only from Georgia, they're from Bulloch County.

June 20, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Sheriff seeks information on home invasion

A Plantation Villas woman called Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies around 4 a.m. Saturday to report being robbed at gunpoint in a home invasion.

June 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council likely to OK new districts

Dissatisfied two weeks ago with a pair of proposals to reform the city's five voting districts, Statesboro city council members are expected to approve a new district map today. It would be the first step in completing the redistricting process mandated by population shifts revealed in the 2010 Census.

June 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Staying efficient in the heat

With record setting heat continuing to pound the area, utility bills are on the rise, and local businesses owners and executives are keenly aware of the costs of cooling their operations.

June 20, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local


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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


Roundabout construction means detours

Residents in the area of Langston Chapel Road and a portion of Burkhalter Road where a traffic circle is being built will be detoured for ...

May 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juggling and the gospel

If you're juggling ideas for some fun family time this weekend, an event at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Statesboro may fit the bill ...

May 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jack Hill – Man of the Decade

When Georgia state Sen. Jack Hill was asked to be keynote speaker for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, he had no ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peace named Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year

The 2017 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year "moved our community to new heights of caring," said Billy Hickman on Tuesday night during the 29th ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three chosen for Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement Awards

During the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held Tuesday evening, Bruce Yawn introduced three men who have dedicated a lifetime ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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