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Big summer season at Splash

The hot, dry weather for the past two months has helped keep the slides busy and the pools full at Splash in Boro this summer, though attendance is a bit off last year's record pace.

July 08, 2011 | By BROCK VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Portal Middle/High switching to 7-period day

While Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch students will continue to take four classes per day in the a 4-by-4 block schedule, Portal Middle/High School is adopting a seven-period day.

July 08, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


US cities cover open drinking water reservoirs

PORTLAND, Ore. - Josh Seater could have done some serious harm when he stepped up to the wrought-iron fence around a Portland reservoir last month if he were holding something more ominous than a full bladder.

July 07, 2011 | By TIM FOUGHT Associated Press | Local


Obesity rates on rise

WASHINGTON - Rural Mississippi is the country's fattest state for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual obesity report issued Thursday. Colorado, a playground for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, is the nation's thinnest.

July 07, 2011 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


High school schedules changing

After five years when Bulloch County's three public high schools all used the same type of daily schedule, with four 90-minute classes, they will go two separate ways in 2011-12.

July 07, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Witness to theft aids police in arrest

A Statesboro Police officer with a keen eye stopped a man on a bike Tuesday night, and ended up arresting him on entering auto charges.

July 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City opens door for new pharmacy, OKs alcohol referendums

In an eventful Wednesday meeting, Statesboro City Council agreed to allow citizens make the ultimate determination regarding Sunday alcohol sales, finalized new voting districts, settled on a mutual-aid fire agreement with Bulloch County and approved an amendment clearing the way for a new shopping center.

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


Bulloch will vote on Sunday sales

On Nov. 8, Bulloch County citizens will be able to vote whether or not alcohol should be sold on Sundays.

July 05, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


CVS part of proposed center on Fair Road

Among a list of motions for Statesboro City Council to consider today, is a zoning amendment that would pave the way for construction of a CVS/Pharmacy on land that includes a renowned local restaurant.

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


Fewer pets killed because of spay, neuter programs

LOS ANGELES - When Stephen Zawistowski got his first dog 50 years ago, she was the only dog in the neighborhood that was spayed.

July 05, 2011 | By SUE MANNING Associated Press | Local


USA: 235 years young

NEW YORK - The U.S. marked the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with parades, fireworks, barbecues - plus presidential campaigning, a White House birthday and competitive eating.

July 04, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. man key to crafting illegal immigration bill

ATLANTA - With the fate of a proposal to crack down on illegal immigration still unknown in the frenetic final days of Georgia's legislative session, the bill's author was spotted several times huddled in hushed discussions in the Capitol hallways with D.A. King.

July 04, 2011 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


US auto sales increase

DETROIT - Gas prices hit a sweet spot for automakers last month. They fell far enough to spur pickup truck sales, yet remained so high that small cars sold well, sometimes just hours after reaching dealers' lots.

July 04, 2011 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writers | Local


Medicaid cuts to have effect on Ga. doctors

ATLANTA - Sandra Reed became an obstetrician because she wanted to deliver babies.

July 02, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


OTC plans short summer quarter

Ogeechee Technical College will begin its last Summer quarter on July 6, and will revert back to a five-day work week just for the five weeks of the quarter. Many classes and most services will be available five days per week during the Summer quarter. The extra day per week will fill the need for additional days of class because of the typically 10-week session being condensed into five weeks, according to vice president for Student Affairs Ryan Foley.

July 02, 2011 | SPECIAL | Local


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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


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Creating easier way to tailgate at Paulson

In the south, football is a way of life.

August 28, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


 James Magazine names OTC top tech college in Ga.

Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro was named recently the top technical college in Georgia by James Magazine.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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