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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Celebrate 5 weekends in July

Families looking for excuses to celebrate need hunt no farther than this month's calendar page. July 2011 offers five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays …an extra weekend to treasure with family and friends. This phenomenon occurs only once every five to six years, unless leap year ciphers the math differently. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and make extra family memories. Celebrate with some of the holidays below or create your own festivities.

July 01, 2011 | | Local

Prisons face roadblock to get execution drugs

ATLANTA - A Danish drug maker moved Friday to curb the increasing use of one of its sedatives in U.S. executions by requiring distributors to sign an agreement that they won't sell it for that purpose. The change represents yet another obstacle for states that have struggled recently to revamp their lethal injections.

July 01, 2011 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local

Protest brewing over new Ga. law

ATLANTA - As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration took effect Friday, a Latino community group organized a "day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

July 01, 2011 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local

Suspect caught in video behind bars

A man caught on video last month as he burglarized a Stilson-area home is now behind bars, thanks to joint investigations by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department and neighboring agencies.

July 01, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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.

July 01, 2011 | | Local

Wanted: Your input on alcohol sales

City officials announced Thursday that the City of Statesboro will host public hearings next week to solicit input from the community in regard to referendums allowing the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

June 30, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Penny tax may mean $200M boost

Bulloch County stands to be a major beneficiary of a regional one-cent sales tax to raise monies for transportation projects, if the revenue-generating levy passes next year.

June 30, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

County to review City’s fire district counter-proposal

Bulloch County commissioners will review a proposal made late Thursday by Statesboro city officials regarding an agreement for fire services to areas within a five-mile radius outside the city limits.

June 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Celebrate the 4th of July safely

Although fireworks are illegal in Georgia unless one has a permit, there is still danger in using the "legal" sparklers and other novelties.

June 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

What's the new worry at river?

Environmentalists are still awaiting test results for sediment, fish tissue and residue samples from the Ogeechee River after an enormous fish kill in May, while attorneys who filed a class action suit last month are awaiting answers as well.

June 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man accused of molesting teen

A Portal man is behind bars after his teenage girlfriend's mother pressed charges of child molestation, said Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp.

June 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU cancels radio contract

Georgia Southern University is taking the broadcast of athletic events into its own hands.

June 29, 2011 | By MATT YOGUS | Local

1 killed, others injured in crash

A Millegdeville man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 16, caused by a tire blow out. Four others, including the driver of the vehicle, were seriously injured, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

June 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Strange odor leads to 2 meth arrests

An unusual odor in the air Monday led a Register resident to call Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, who discovered a meth lab - and two men suspected of making methamphetamine - in a barn.

June 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

State gives charter schools reprieve

ATLANTA - About a dozen Georgia charter schools, including Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology in Statesboro, that were affected by a recent court ruling can keep their doors open after the state Board of Education granted them approval Tuesday during a special meeting.

June 28, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local

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Lewis and Clark Circus returns to Portal

The Portal Heritage Society will host the Lewis and Clark Circus again this year, inviting families to enjoy a taste of the big top during ...

March 07, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Gov. Deal: Facebook to build $750M data center near Atlanta

ATLANTA - Facebook is investing $750 million over the next five years to build a huge data center outside of Atlanta as the demand for data ...

March 07, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Bill aims to lower Georgia’s infant, maternal death rates

A House bill aims to lower Georgia's high rates of infant and maternal mortality by creating a designation reflecting the level of care offered ...

March 07, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Chance resigns City Council, aims for county commission

Travis Chance resigned Tuesday from the District 5 Statesboro City Council seat he has held for more than 10 years and announced his candidacy for ...

March 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

2 juveniles charged in break-ins

Two middle school juveniles admitted to breaking into two Denmark-area businesses and trying to enter three more, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

March 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Middle School student arrested for making threats

Candler County sheriff's deputies arrested a Metter Middle School student on Tuesday for making threats of harm.

March 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Raise funds while having fun at annual SPD Tactical Challenge

For the third year, the Statesboro Police Department Foundation invites the public to participate in an event that offers physical and mental challenges and team-building ...

March 06, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Flu lingers, but drops in Georgia

The latest Georgia data continue to show the flu epidemic trending downward in the state.

March 06, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Bulloch candidate qualifying continues

Only one additional candidate qualified locally Tuesday. Glennera Martin, Bulloch County Board of Education member in District 5, qualified to seek re-election, as she said ...

March 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Student arrested for threats at Southeast Bulloch High School

Note: The following story has been corrected to indicate Hayley Greene made the Facebook post on the Southeast Bulloch High School website.

March 05, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Candler jailer jailed for sexual battery against inmate

A Candler County jailer was arrested last week, accused of sexual battery against an inmate.

March 05, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

First day's qualifying yields BOE, commissioner races

Monday, the first day of candidate qualifying for the May 22 election, yielded two confirmed contests for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners ...

March 05, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

FIT Statesboro goes 24/7

After seven years growing a personal-training business, Jason Wolfe recently expanded FIT Statesboro to include general gym memberships allowing members 24/7 access.

March 05, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Real help to get your business off the ground

Pretty much everyone dreams of starting or owning a small business at some point in her or his life. Doing it successfully can be very ...

March 05, 2018 | | Local

Bulloch cotton producers eligible for USDA program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture is ...

March 05, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local

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