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EPD lifts swim advisory for river

An advisory recommending people not swim in the Ogeechee River was lifted Friday according to a news release issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

May 27, 2011 | | Local


Official: Bacterial disease killed fish

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parents charged with child cruelty

When a childcare worker spotted bruises and marks on a five-year-old child Friday, reports to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office led to the arrests of the child's parents.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chamber honors local businesses

A residential construction company and two men responsible for a multi-million dollar family entertainment center were honored Thursday at the Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year luncheon sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee.

May 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Breaking news: Official says bacterial disease killed fish

Environmentalists claim the Ogeechee River fish kill this week is due to a bacterial disease caused by environmental stress, but don't yet know what is causing that stress, said Kevin Chambers, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Divison.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hazy smoke in Bulloch from Okefenokee fire

According to officials with Bulloch County 911, the hazy smoke wafting around the area today is coming from a huge fire that started earlier this month in the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia.

May 26, 2011 | From Staff, Wire Reports | Local


Ogeechee River official test results still out

Although results are still out on government tests seeking reasons for a massive fish kill in the Ogeechee River, local citizens conducting tests on their own found "high levels of sodium hydroxide" in water samples, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.

May 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local youth pastor charged with child molestation

A complaint by a 14-year-old girl led Statesboro Police to arrest the youth pastor of a local church Tuesday.

May 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SEB parents host grad celebration

Students of Southeast Bulloch High School will gather Saturday to keep with tradition and experience the final highlight of their high school careers; they will graduate, too.

May 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Boro youth pastor charged with molestation

The youth pastor of Merrywood Baptist Church was arrested Tuesday by Statesboro police on child molestation charges.

May 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Coping with the heat

Unusually toasty temperatures have people switching on the air conditioning, hitting the beaches and irrigating crops earlier than usual. Statesboro has been roasting in the high 90s, and weather experts say no real relief is coming anytime soon.

May 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A commitment to Ag

SYLVANIA - After leaving his mark on the agriculture program at Screven County High School, 2011 graduate Brandon Wiley of Sylvania is now set to continue his pursuits in agriculture through the help of a $1,500 Commitment to Ag Scholarship he was awarded during ceremony earlier this month.

May 24, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt

Listen to the latest southern Gospel music show with your host Brian Holt. Holt presents a new show every week.

May 24, 2011 | | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - May 24, 2011

Listen to Swap, Buy or Sell - May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 | | Local


Fish kill closes Ogeechee River

A massive fish kill along a 40-mile stretch of the Ogeechee River is puzzling environmentalists, who have closed public landings and are awaiting test results to learn the cause.

May 23, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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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