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Chemicals found in Ogeechee River

Government tests of water samples from the Ogeechee River showed unusual levels of formaldehyde, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, according to Environmental Protection Agency reports.

June 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Council to decide on city manager, district lines

Pending the inclinations of city council members, Statesboro may have a full-time city manager in place for the first time since the resignation of Shane Haynes in September 2010.

June 06, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

GSU sets up shop downtown

Georgia Southern University will showcase its new City Campus in downtown Statesboro during a special event from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday on East Main Street next to City Hall.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Herald | 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.

June 06, 2011 | | Local

Hundreds meet to discuss Ogeechee River fish kill

Hundreds of concerned citizens gathered Sunday to discuss the recent Ogeechee River fish kill. The crowd met at Dasher's Landing near Blitchton to hear from legislators and talk about the river's pollution.

June 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Averitt camp season begins

If you are looking for a way to entertain the kids this summer, the Averitt Center for the Arts has a few ideas. Every week during the summer the Averitt Center offers different kinds of camps for all age groups.

June 05, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local

Agency uses fun event to raise funds, awareness

Bouncing around the bowling alley, running through laser tag and tearing up the arcade, the Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Center focused on a night of fun and relaxation with family at The Clubhouse.

June 05, 2011 | By BROCK VICKERS Herald Intern | Local

Council expected to name Parker fulltime manager

With his contract expired, Frank Parker is expected to have the interim tag taken off the Statesboro city manager position he has filled since Shane Haynes was forced to resign in September 2010.

June 04, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

Map plan draws fire

The Statesboro City Council is expected to decide Tuesday between two proposed maps that redraw the boundaries for the city's five council districts. But council members Travis Chance and Will Britt both say a map that was not made available to study until Friday afternoon should not be considered because the public has not had a chance to offer input.

June 04, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

Eagles fall to USC, 2-1

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Both pitchers were at their best, but the only earned run of the game turned out to be the difference.

June 03, 2011 | By MATT YOGUS | Local

Couple arrested for meth; copper theft

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Thursday who they say admitted stealing copper from Portal area homes.

June 03, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Farmers need more than mercy drops as crops wither

Just a sprinkling of rain now could do Evans County farmers more harm than good. It's showers they need, says their county agent.

June 03, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local

EPD: Ogeechee fish OK to eat

It's safe to eat fish caught from the Ogeechee River, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division said Friday.

June 03, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

'If I were mayor'

SYLVANIA - "A mayor needs to be smart, fair, polite, and a good listener," wrote Stephen Thompson of Sylvania in his winning essay for the "If I Were Mayor" essay contest. He continues, "If I were mayor I would try to be all these things."

June 03, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local

Metter fugitive is caught and killed in Florida

METTER - Two months after fugitive William Jimmy Page, Jr. allegedly cut his ankle monitoring device in his hometown of Metter and fled the state, U.S. Marshals located him near St. Petersburg, Fl., where a shooting ensued that took the life of Page.

June 03, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local

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A lesson in war

Mention the word "history" and many students and adults cringe with thoughts of memorizing dates for a test or visions of old and boring details ...

March 03, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Spelling bee champ memorizes scripture

For Southeast Bulloch Middle School eighth-grader Worlanyo Gato, 13, who won the district spelling bee in Brunswick Feb. 24 and now advances to the GAE ...

March 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Fundraising concert set for next Saturday

A fundraising concert featuring familiar tunes of the Eagles band takes place Saturday, March 10, in the Statesboro High School auditorium and benefits the Village ...

March 02, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Hein won’t seek re-election to BOE

Steve Hein, in his eighth year representing District 4 on the Bulloch County Board of Education, has decided not to seek re-election. But District 4 ...

March 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

'Naked politics' of punishing Delta could haunt Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge.

March 02, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

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

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