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Tests show white powder at GSU did not contain hazardous materials

Georgia Southern officials announced Friday that they were notified late Thursday night preliminary test results on the unknown substance removed from Lewis Hall Wednesday were negative. The tests confirmed that the substance did not contain any hazardous materials.

January 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Heidt receives sentence for murders

Craig Heidt was sentenced in Effingham County Superior Court Thursday to two consecutive life terms in prison plus 85 years.

January 06, 2011 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Council OKs $75,000 for Belle House

A Statesboro City Council decision rendered last year will result in up to $75,000 of reimbursements paid to a local business seeking equal treatment.

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


GSU awaits test results on suspicious powder

As Georgia Southern University officials await test results to learn more about a suspicious white powder found Tuesday at Lewis Hall, they are also reviewing policy and procedures regarding the way such suspicious incidents are handled.

January 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nature of suspicious powder reported at GSU unknown

Georgia Southern University public safety officials, along with federal, state and local emergency management agencies, are investigating a "mysterious white powder" found in an envelope sent to the university's admissions building.

January 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man fires shot over land dispute

A man angry about a long-running property dispute fired shots at a man he said made "profane comments" to him, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Uncle Shug's robbed at gunpoint

A man with a gun robbed a U.S. 301 South restaurant Tuesday night, fleeing after he was given money. No one was injured in the robbery, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Water/sewage extension causes controversy

Despite a heated exchange, and warnings of a potential conflict of interest, the city council approved a motion Tuesday to extend water and sewage services to a tract of land on Lakeview Road.

January 04, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Drastic change for Sallie Z. students

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School students will have a drastic change of scenery Thursday as they resume classes in a brand-new school. The Cawana Road campus promises to be an exciting change for students and faculty alike, said Bulloch County Assistant School Superintendent Charles Wilson.

January 04, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC is one of nation's fastest growing

Enrollment at the 26 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia has grown at a record pace during the past few years. Offering programs needed by businesses and individuals, the system has thrived with the addition of tens of thousands of out-of-work and under-employed Georgians who are looking to learn new skills and retool for in-demand careers in today's highly competitive job market.

January 03, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Alumna keeps tech running at SEB

Brooklet native and Southeast Bulloch High School graduate Judy Mincey has worked at her alma-mater for 21 years and counting. What started as a part-time position became a full-time media secretary slot and now she is the "Tech Liaison" at SEB.

January 03, 2011 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Claxton man charged in stabbing

CLAXTON - A Claxton woman suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument with her boyfriend turned violent.

December 31, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Writing program working well at Claxton Middle

CLAXTON - Through a new strategy teachers are implementing from the Whole Faculty Study Group text, "Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning" by Jan Chappuis, Claxton Middle School students are learning how to assess writing.

December 31, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Former Statesboro fire chief Merrifield takes new position

Former Statesboro fire chief Dennis Merrifield will be starting 2011 with a new job. Merrifield announced this week he accepted the position of Barrow County's chief of emergency services.

December 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


WTOC's future on DirecTV to be settled today

Unless an agreement is reached today, area DirecTV customers won't be watching the New Year's Day parade on WTOC Channel 11.

December 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Zika virus: Risk is down, but it's no time to be complacent

Cases of Zika infection have dropped significantly in Georgia and across the United States, public health officials say.

September 01, 2017 | By KELLIE VINAL and ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bus driver charged in child cruelty; no bond

A Bulloch County special needs school bus driver was arrested Wednesday on child cruelty charges after reportedly striking a child on his bus.

August 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Boro eye TSPLOST for May vote

Bulloch County officials are considering putting a TSPLOST, or Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, on the ballot for next May. Revenue from the ...

August 31, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Thrill on the Hill’ to celebrate faith, heritage

Residents from Bulloch County and beyond will join together again for the latest iteration of the Willow Hill Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday at ...

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


GS police investigating series of sexual battery incidents

Georgia Southern University police are investigating three incidents of reported sexual battery involving an unknown male who made "unwanted physical contact" with females on a ...

August 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County trash poses problems

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday evening to discuss a growing problem: trash disposal.

August 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sting nabs Ga. postal workers

ATLANTA - Sixteen postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area accepted bribes to deliver packages of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

August 30, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


City hears no direct objections to tax hike

Last week in the first two of three required hearings, Statesboro's mayor and council members heard no direct objections to a proposed increase of ...

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Register short 2 candidates

During last week's candidate qualifying, Register Mayor Barbara Rushing qualified for election to a full term, but nobody signed up for the two Register ...

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Shooting death unsolved after 5 years

It has been five years since Akeila Rochelle Martin was shot and killed outside a now-closed downtown club, but police are still seeking the person ...

August 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff seeks information in suspicious incident

Two men, covering their faces, approached a woman cutting grass Saturday near Ivanhoe Road and Hwy. 119, asking for money, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel ...

August 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's investigators still tracking leads in rash of burglaries

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators continue to work with law enforcement in other counties to solve a rash of burglaries that has plagued the area ...

August 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Beloved Community' hopes to bridge the gap

The Bulloch County Beloved Community group launched its "Bridging the Gap" series of events Saturday aimed at creating understanding and inclusion across differences in the ...

August 28, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Money donations for hurricane victims needed now

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to wreak havoc on portions of Texas, people across the country are waiting to see how they can ...

August 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Businesses go to campus

Dozens of Statesboro businesses came to the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday of last week to introduce themselves to students.

August 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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