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Bulloch helping fight wildfires

Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters headed to Clinch County Friday to help fight raging wildfires that consumed more than 4,000 acres as winds blew the flames out of control.

March 26, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OMG! Online abbreviations make Oxford dictionary

LONDON - OMG! LOL! The venerable Oxford English Dictionary approves of the three-letter, Internet-inspired expressions you use for "Oh, my God!" and "Laughing out loud."

March 26, 2011 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011 | | Local


Mayor calls council meeting

Statesboro City Council will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 29 per a call to order by Mayor Joe Brannen.

March 24, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


State grocery tax on shelf

ATLANTA - Lawmakers said Thursday they've abandoned plans to reinstate the state sales tax on groceries but still want to lower Georgia's personal income tax rate to at least 4.5 percent.

March 24, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Local Food Bank moving

More room, better parking and cold storage is in store for the Statesboro Food Bank as volunteers move the agency from its cramped quarters on Proctor Street Saturday to the old Sallie Zetterower school building at the intersection of Gentilly Road and East Jones Ave.

March 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A fortunate Tybee Island weekend trip

It was a pleasant spring day at Tybee Island last week when Matt Zolan and Emily Larkin strolled down the beach with friends during their spring break.

March 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU benefactor Gene Bishop dies

Gene Bishop, a major benefactor for Georgia Southern University, died Wednesday of natural causes near his home in Dawson County.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro's LeCain named state's top AD in AAAA

Ken LeCain is happy to stay mostly behind the scenes in his duties as athletic director at Statesboro High. Well, LeCain's profile just moved right to the front after he was named Georgia Class AAAA Athletic Director of the Year Monday at the Georgia Athletic Directors Association Conference in Savannah.

March 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Swing into Spring

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball, softball and soccer seasons Friday at Mill Creek Park.

March 23, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Solar power

A company vying to lead a charge toward alternative energy use in Georgia, and known world-wide for its solar products, presented a program in Ogeechee Technical College's Kennedy-Auditorium Tuesday.

March 23, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011 | | Local


Sunday sales up for vote

ATLANTA - After languishing for years in the state Senate, a bill that would pave the way for Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia took just minutes to clear a House panel on Tuesday.

March 22, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Police capture assault suspect

Thanks to anonymous tips and media coverage in the Statesboro Herald and other outlets, Statesboro Police apprehended a fugitive wanted in a violent aggravated battery incident.

March 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff: Citizens need to lock autos

When a potential thief approaches a vehicle and finds an unlocked door, several valuables inside, and no one around, it's as if the victim left an invitation to steal.

March 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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'Steel Magnolias' brings southern sass to the Boro

The second you hear one of Ouiser's zingers or a bit of sassy wisdom from Truvy, you know you're home.

January 25, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot Monday night during a standoff with deputies has been identified as Gary M. Wigley of Highway 119 North, according ...

January 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marijuana found in Sheriff's Office employee's car

It's not a good idea to take illegal drugs to work, especially if you are employed by a law enforcement agency.

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Schools 'Speak Up' forum spotlights accreditation

The Bulloch County Schools five-year accreditation review, now underway with the AdvancED organization, will be one focus of Thursday's annual Speak Up for Education ...

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting update: No id's yet on suspect, or deputies involved in shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Another 'rad tech' student takes GOAL

Amanda Merry, named Ogeechee Technical College's 2017 GOAL winner during the awards luncheon Tuesday, and Melissa Behling, who said her farewell as the 2016 ...

January 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Lawmakers plan bill allowing two Georgia casinos

ATLANTA - Supporters of casino gambling hope to legalize the industry in Georgia after several failed attempts in recent legislative sessions.

January 24, 2017 | | Local


Report: Suspect dead after confrontation with Bulloch, Effingham deputies

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region Five office is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy that occurred Monday night on ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local




Sheriff's Office investigating possible shooting of suspect

Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office are headed to the scene where a deputy was involved in the possible shooting of a suspect.

January 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


'The windows exploded'

ALBANY - A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could ...

January 23, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Bulloch spared tornadoes, storm damage

Statesboro and Bulloch County dodged a bullet over the weekend, escaping damage from tornadoes that ripped across South Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, but several ...

January 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wadley police officer killed in Metter crash

A Wadley police officer was killed early Monday morning in a car accident outside of Metter on his way to police certification training in Statesboro.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Scapes arrives

With the purchase of Wise Nurseries' retail garden center in Statesboro, Brian Powell has expanded his landscaping company, Statesboro Southern Scapes Inc., to include a ...

January 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man arrested after allegedly choking woman holding infant

Statesboro police arrested a man Friday after they say he choked a victim who was holding a baby.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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