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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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Friday the last day to vote early

At the end of voting hours Thursday, 1,144 Bulloch County residents had voted early in the Education SPLOST referendum, while 782 Statesboro residents had ...

November 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Troopers stop 20 speeding Lamborghinis

How many state troopers does it take to stop a pack of speeding Lamborghinis? In Bulloch County, only two.

November 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No injuries in school bus accident

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday, a Bulloch County Schools bus that was transporting nine Transitions Learning Center students and their counselor was involved ...

November 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Meet 7 authors for free at The Write Place

Readers and writers can meet eight authors, including award-winning mystery author Nancy Pickard, and hear stories and advice from them Friday evening and Saturday morning ...

November 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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November 02, 2017 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Chief of staff’s memoir highlights rise of Sam Nunn

Roland McElroy's latest book, "The Best President the Nation Never Had: A Memoir of Working with Sam Nunn" was released by Mercer University Press ...

November 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Heating assistance available for eligible residents

Elderly, homebound and low-income residents in Bulloch County may be eligible for assistance with energy costs through a program offered through the state Department of ...

November 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A ‘sand mandala’

They lean over the table, closely concentrating on what lies in front of them. They use rulers to sketch the lines just right, because the ...

November 01, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Woman arrested after frying pan attack

A woman rescued from a homeless situation by a former girlfriend attacked her and another woman with a frying pan Tuesday, according to Bulloch County ...

November 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School officer OK after student attack

A Statesboro High School resource officer was hospitalized after being injured Monday breaking up a fight.

October 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


ER visits for diabetes on the rise in Georgia

Roughly twice a month, a charitable clinic in rural South Georgia gets a referral from a local hospital regarding a patient with diabetes.

October 31, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Reward offered in murder arson

A $10,000 reward is offered in a murder and arson case where a woman was found dead in a burned mobile home in Cooperville ...

October 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 charged in gang-related shooting

Police arrested three men Friday linked to a gang-related shooting Oct. 6 where a person suffered "non-life-threatening" injuries in a shooting at a Lanier Drive ...

October 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Connecting with youth through baseball

Statesboro's police chief plans to build a baseball program that he hopes will inspire, encourage and entertain Statesboro's youth.

October 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Briggs & Stratton bringing jobs back to Gateway plant

Over the next year Briggs & Stratton intends to move production of commercial-use Vanguard V-Twin engines from Japan to its manufacturing plants in Statesboro, Georgia and ...

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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