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Suit filed against King America

A class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court alleges King America Finishing, a textiles plant in Screven County, is responsible for a massive fish kill that left more than 33,000 fish rotting on the Ogeechee River banks last month.

June 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE: Tax hike 'off the table'

Bulloch County Board of Education members will continue discussion tonight on the 2012 fiscal year budget facing hard choices and less funding to deal with the choices.

June 08, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


‘The Art of the Mask’

With faces and clothing spotted with plaster and papier-mâché, students in "The Art of the Mask" workshop can't say they weren't warned. The final sentence in the brochure description for the workshop at the Averitt Center for the Arts reads, "Please wear cloths suitable for getting messy."

June 08, 2011 | By BROCK VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


EPD investigates textiles plant

Government officials pointed the finger at a textiles industry plant Tuesday night during a meeting regarding a fish kill in the Ogeechee River, and an Atlanta attorney announced a class action suit has been filed against the company.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Council tables vote on new districts

Unsatisfied by a pair of proposals outlining changes to the city's five voting districts, Statesboro City Council rejected a motion to move forward with redistricting Tuesday in its first scheduled meeting of June.

June 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Council picks Parker

A divided City Council determined Tuesday that the City of Statesboro need look no farther than city hall for a permanent solution to its vacant city manager position.

June 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Deal nixes funds for OTC building

Planning for a new Natural Resources building at Ogeechee Technical College is on hold after Gov. Nathan Deal took $730,000 from the college's budget.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris wraps up Georgia Southern's trip to the NCAA Regionals in South Carolina and begins a series on the greatest Georgia Southern athletes ever with Adrian Peterson.

June 07, 2011 | | Local


Reward offered for information

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information proving responsibility for the massive fish kill that left thousands of dead and rotting on the banks of the Ogeechee River last month.

June 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chemicals found in Ogeechee River

Government tests of water samples from the Ogeechee River showed unusual levels of formaldehyde, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, according to Environmental Protection Agency reports.

June 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council to decide on city manager, district lines

Pending the inclinations of city council members, Statesboro may have a full-time city manager in place for the first time since the resignation of Shane Haynes in September 2010.

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


GSU sets up shop downtown

Georgia Southern University will showcase its new City Campus in downtown Statesboro during a special event from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday on East Main Street next to City Hall.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Herald | 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.

June 06, 2011 | | Local


Hundreds meet to discuss Ogeechee River fish kill

Hundreds of concerned citizens gathered Sunday to discuss the recent Ogeechee River fish kill. The crowd met at Dasher's Landing near Blitchton to hear from legislators and talk about the river's pollution.

June 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Averitt camp season begins

If you are looking for a way to entertain the kids this summer, the Averitt Center for the Arts has a few ideas. Every week during the summer the Averitt Center offers different kinds of camps for all age groups.

June 05, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a ...

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art ...

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the ...

September 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers ...

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to ...

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off ...

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inmate whose execution was stayed waits on US Supreme Court

ATLANTA - A Georgia inmate whose execution was halted at the 11th-hour after his lawyers argued racism played a "pivotal role in his death sentence" is ...

September 27, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Voter registration deadline Oct. 10

On Nov. 7, Statesboro will hold a city election, with three candidates vying for mayor. All Bulloch County registered voters are eligible to vote in ...

September 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Other firms appeal city’s choice of insurance broker

Two insurance brokerage firms – one that bid slightly higher and one much lower – are asking Statesboro City Council to reconsider after it awarded the city ...

September 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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