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Beating victim still in critical condition

A woman brutally beaten by a man under the influence of "spice," a legal alternative to marijuana, remains in critical condition after the attack.

September 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local

EPD: King violated river permit

King America Finishing will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River after a finding that the plant violated discharge permits to dump toxins into the river.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

8 kinds of birth control pills recalled

A mix-up in the sequence of some generic birth control pills has their maker issuing a recall. Users of eight different oral contraceptives made by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals are at risk of becoming pregnant, said a local pharmacist.

September 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Group seeks more legal fees from city

The City of Statesboro could face additional, hefty costs after the Georgia Supreme Court upheld a Bulloch County court ruling requiring the city pay the legal expenses of citizens who sued the city for violating the state's Open Meetings Act.

September 21, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

EPD: King Finishing violated permit with discharge into Ogeechee

King America Finishing, Inc., a textiles treatment plant in Screven County, was found in violation of its discharge permits and will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River.

September 21, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Judge denies Davis' last-minute appeal

JACKSON - A Georgia judge has refused to halt the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis after a last-minute appeal by his attorneys.

September 21, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local

Local bank patrons report fraudulent charges

The United States Secret Service is investigating a rash of financial transaction fraud incidents affecting customers of several area banks.

September 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Troy Davis denied clemency

ATLANTA - Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit.

September 20, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local

Festival of music set for this weekend

Boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 are invited to join the Statesboro Youth Chorale Friday and Saturday for a festival of music.

September 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local

Pardons Board denies Troy Davis' appeal

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected clemency for Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite high-profile support from figures including an ex-president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | Local

Ga. pardons board considers Troy Davis case

ATLANTA - Supporters of Troy Davis made a last-ditch effort Monday to stop his execution for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, asking the Georgia pardons board to grant him clemency.

September 19, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local

Parade marks fair's 50th year

Everyone loves a parade, but how many area residents love it enough to participate? That's what the Statesboro Kiwanis Club wants to know.

September 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Relamping seeks to enlighten public

Like the bulbs themselves, consumers need some time to brighten to the idea of compact fluorescent light bulbs.

September 19, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local

Man killed in fire; identification pending

Authorities are awaiting positive identification of a man killed early Friday morning in a mobile home fire off U.S. 301 North.

September 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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Two incumbents, two newcomers ready to qualify for county commission

As qualifying for upcoming elections begins Monday, two incumbent Bulloch County commissioners plan to run again, one said he will not run again and two ...

March 02, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Morris Multimedia, Statesboro Herald tech director passes

The Statesboro Herald and Morris Multimedia lost a dear friend and treasured employee with the passing of Charles Hilton "Charlie" Joiner, director of technology.

March 01, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Suspect arrested for GSU threat

A threat involving the Statesboro campus of Georgia Southern University on Wednesday landed a Macon man in jail, but university officials said the threat was ...

March 01, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

It’s ‘Green Grits’ First Friday

With March, the First Friday event in downtown Statesboro is the Green Grits Festival, infused with the dominant color of spring two weeks before St ...

March 01, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Averitt Lecture Series brings David Hurst Thomas

Eminent archeologist David Hurst Thomas will talk about his work of discovery at the Spanish mission site on St. Catherines Island as speaker for the ...

March 01, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Principal: SHS threat unfounded

A rumor of a possible threat at Statesboro High School Thursday was unfounded, said Dr. Ken LeCain, principal.

March 01, 2018 | | Local

Congressional candidate forum Thursday evening at GSU

The Georgia Southern University Political Science Club is hosting a forum for candidates for Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local

Georgia governor criticizes 'unbecoming squabble' over Delta

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor on Wednesday criticized the "unbecoming squabble" that has engulfed the state Capitol since fellow Republicans threatened to punish Delta Air Lines ...

February 28, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Teacher barricades himself in class, fires gun

ATLANTA - A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun in what may have ...

February 28, 2018 | By JEFF MARTIN and ALINA HARTOUNIAN Associated Press | Local

Statesboro city H.R. director lands Savannah job

As the city of Statesboro's human resources director for the past seven years and 10 months, Jeffery Grant has conducted numerous job searches. Now ...

February 28, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Briggs gets Quick Start for new hires

Officials of Briggs & Stratton, the Quick Start program and Ogeechee Technical College signed an agreement Tuesday for training more than 100 new employees Briggs' Stateboro ...

February 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Lawmaker: Georgia GOP working to mend Delta rift over NRA

ATLANTA - Republicans competing to become Georgia's next governor united Tuesday behind a charge to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the ...

February 27, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Delia Mobley is 2018 Citizen of the Year

When Delia Mobley saw homeless people on the streets of Statesboro, her reaction was not to turn away and pretend the problem did not exist.

February 26, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

8th annual Tasting Statesboro is March 1

What could be better than sampling delights from dozens of local food establishments while at the same time helping numerous charities? For the eighth year ...

February 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Candler County fugitive captured in Panama

A man charged with escape in November by Candler County sheriff's investigators is in custody in Miami-Dade County, Florida, awaiting extradition back to Candler ...

February 26, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

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