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Dog survived gas chamber, now up for adoption in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. - Unnamed and unwanted, the young beagle mix was left anonymously in a drop box outside an Alabama pound. His life was supposed to end in a gas chamber.

October 28, 2011 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press | Local


Swamp wildfire defies firefighters

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A wildfire that scorched hundreds of square miles since last spring continues to creep through the Okefenokee Swamp as it burns underground fueled by dead and decaying plants - and the cost to taxpayers so far is $52.7 million and rising.

October 28, 2011 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


City council District 2 hopefuls discuss issues at forum

With less than two weeks remaining until District 2 voters determine the area's representative on Statesboro City Council, challengers for the seat had an opportunity to state their cases for election Thursday.

October 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mill Creek Park hosts Trick or Treat, Scare in the Boro

Mill Creek Park will be filled with the Halloween Spirit Friday night during the annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek. There will be games, inflatables and a large candy trail and it's all free. A costume contest for kids and pets starts at 6 p.m., which is hosted by Gateway Animal Hospital.

October 27, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Study: Casinos may net $1B for Georgia

ATLANTA - Casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion annually, a study released Thursday by the Georgia Lottery Corp. shows.

October 27, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


GSU to students: ‘txtl8r’

Aided by a car equipped with virtual reality software to hammer the point home, Georgia Southern University launched an anti-texting and driving campaign Wednesday at the school's outdoor rotunda.

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


Learning from Langston

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's 2011 Bus Tour stopped Wednesday at Langston Chapel Elementary School.

October 26, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Can secrets of long life be found in DNA of the elderly?

NEW YORK - George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he's going to hand over some of his DNA.

October 26, 2011 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Local


Fatal accident involving trooper still under investigation

A fatal accident in September, involving a Georgia State Patrol trooper is still under investigation, said GSP Capt. Kirk McGlamery.

October 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested, two sought in armed robbery

A group of men broke into a Georgia Avenue home Monday, armed with guns. They fled when one victim yelled, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

October 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. pastor sues city over demon mascot protest

ATLANTA - A pastor has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a Georgia city violated his rights when he was arrested for protesting a high school's demon mascot.

October 25, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Get scared on the Square

Ghosts, zombies and other creatures that go bump in the night will do their bumping in downtown Statesboro Saturday.

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


Undercover cocaine sale leads to chase, arrest

A sale of cocaine to an undercover drug agent Tuesday led to a car chase, then a foot chase, a couple of blows to law enforcement officers and ended with a man in jail.

October 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested on meth charges

A drug complaint from a citizen ended in two arrests Monday by Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents.

October 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mayor: Post office vital to Daisy

DAISY - Mayor Junior Brown and his "first lady" remain willing to go up against the U.S. Postal Service to protect what they see as a bastion of their town's identity.

October 24, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


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Billy Hickman named Humanitarian of the Year

Touted for a genuine love for his hometown, the 2018 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Billy Hickman credited his friends and family for helping ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Felton challenger for District 5 BOE seat

Mary Felton, Ed.D., a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to be a "voice for the voiceless ...

April 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards tonight

The 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will be held tonight at the Nessmith-Lane Building on the campus of Georgia Southern ...

April 03, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


SPD officer, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Statesboro Police Department officers are wearing shrouded badges this week after the death of an advanced patrol officer and his wife early Sunday in what ...

April 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Business and friendship in Statesboro

Lisa Hanna retired from cutting, perming and coloring hair Thursday, closing The Haircutters in downtown Statesboro after doing the hair of some of her first ...

April 02, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Downtown's top supporters receive 'Bricks'

Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at The Hall last week.

April 02, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro police officer killed in apparent murder-suicide

An advanced patrol officer with the Statesboro Police Department was shot to death early Sunday morning in what police officials say is an apparent murder-suicide.

April 01, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Martin seeks re-election to BOE in District 5

Glennera Martin, facing a challenge for a second term on the Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to continue work ...

March 31, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Reflections on Ga. legislative session

ATLANTA - While giving his retirement speech Thursday on the Georgia House floor, Republican Rep. Brooks Coleman reflected on a lesson he learned from Speaker David ...

March 31, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local


Missing man’s family pleads for information

The family of Willie James Jackson observed his birthday Friday, but there was no celebration. Jackson disappeared Sept. 10, 2015, and investigators are still searching ...

March 31, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rules for school volunteers a topic at ‘Speak Up’

While the schools are being more careful about access to students and classrooms, they could use more volunteers. That is the point behind the Bulloch ...

March 30, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro icon, mentor passes

When Charlie Olliff Square was dedicated in 2014 in the parking lot of then Sea Island Bank in downtown Statesboro, Garrett Nevil, who was chairman ...

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Last day of Legislature brings successes, disappointments

During the frenetic last-day activity Thursday at the General Assembly, state lawmakers failed to agree on a way to curb surprise medical billing.

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Duke runs for quality of life, public safety

Derek Duke, a candidate for City Council in District 5, says he wants to help protect and build on the quality of life that has ...

March 29, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Gov. Deal to speak at OTC commencement

Gov. Nathan Deal will be the keynote speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's 2018 commencement exercises to be held on Thursday, May 10, at Georgia ...

March 29, 2018 | | Local


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