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Impacting the future

Piercing dirt with gold-painted shovels, Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel and a host of local leaders signaled the beginning of a large-scale effort Tuesday to construct the University's newest state-of-the-art facility.

June 09, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Law allows police to check legal status

A new immigration law coming into effect next month will allow law enforcement officers to check whether citizens are in the country illegally.

June 09, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Student CRCT scores improve

ATLANTA - Georgia students have performed better on state standardized tests for the third year in a row, data released Thursday show.

June 09, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


Suit filed against King America

A class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court alleges King America Finishing, a textiles plant in Screven County, is responsible for a massive fish kill that left more than 33,000 fish rotting on the Ogeechee River banks last month.

June 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE: Tax hike 'off the table'

Bulloch County Board of Education members will continue discussion tonight on the 2012 fiscal year budget facing hard choices and less funding to deal with the choices.

June 08, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


‘The Art of the Mask’

With faces and clothing spotted with plaster and papier-mâché, students in "The Art of the Mask" workshop can't say they weren't warned. The final sentence in the brochure description for the workshop at the Averitt Center for the Arts reads, "Please wear cloths suitable for getting messy."

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


EPD investigates textiles plant

Government officials pointed the finger at a textiles industry plant Tuesday night during a meeting regarding a fish kill in the Ogeechee River, and an Atlanta attorney announced a class action suit has been filed against the company.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Council tables vote on new districts

Unsatisfied by a pair of proposals outlining changes to the city's five voting districts, Statesboro City Council rejected a motion to move forward with redistricting Tuesday in its first scheduled meeting of June.

June 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Council picks Parker

A divided City Council determined Tuesday that the City of Statesboro need look no farther than city hall for a permanent solution to its vacant city manager position.

June 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Deal nixes funds for OTC building

Planning for a new Natural Resources building at Ogeechee Technical College is on hold after Gov. Nathan Deal took $730,000 from the college's budget.

June 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris wraps up Georgia Southern's trip to the NCAA Regionals in South Carolina and begins a series on the greatest Georgia Southern athletes ever with Adrian Peterson.

June 07, 2011 | | Local


Reward offered for information

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information proving responsibility for the massive fish kill that left thousands of dead and rotting on the banks of the Ogeechee River last month.

June 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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 jharrison@statesboroherald.com | 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


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GBI, Screven sheriff’s department investigate body found in burned home

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, along with Screven County sheriff's investigators, are looking into the death of a woman whose body was found in ...

October 24, 2017 | | Local


Bo Ginn Fish hatchery set to reopen near Millen

Although the Bo Ginn Fish Hatchery has been idle for many years, the Georgia Southern Department of Biology will soon put it to use to ...

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sniffing out the bad guys

Law enforcement K9s and their handlers honed their skills Tuesday as the National Narcotics Dog Detector Association (NNDDA) held an annual certification exercise in Bulloch ...

October 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Scare on the Square returns Saturday

The event now known as Zaxby's Scare on the Square in recognition of a major sponsor will haunt and enliven Bulloch County's Courthouse ...

October 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Meeting on emergency shelters is tonight

Bulloch VOAD and Bulloch EMA are hosting a Shelter presentation featuring Daniel Pitchford on behalf of DHS and ESF-6 with Chris Baker from American Red ...

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro mayoral candidates stake out positions

The three candidates placed different things first when asked during Monday evening's forum to name two accomplishments they would like to be noted for ...

October 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man is attacked near Park Place Apartments in Statesboro

Statesboro police are investigating an attack Saturday afternoon that sent the victim to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

October 23, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Dental healthcare thriving in Statesboro

The healthcare market in Statesboro continues to be very strong. Over the past few years there has continued to be extraordinary growth in all sectors ...

October 23, 2017 | | Local


Boro SHRM earns 'Best Project' award

The Statesboro-Area SHRM chapter in Statesboro recently was awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State Council at the Council's ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal FFA wins area evaluation; teams advance to state

Portal Middle High School's National FFA Organization Chapter competed in the Area IV Meats Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) at Toombs County High School ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Lodge at Bethany receives 2 grants

The Lodge at Bethany, an Assisted Living Community that offers services in Traditional Assisted Living and Secured Mem ory Care Assisted Living, as well as ...

October 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Early voting simpler option for Statesboro residents

For Statesboro residents who plan to vote in both the mayoral election and the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, advanced voting is the simpler option.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Youth gangs become issue for mayoral candidates

During a forum Wednesday evening, Statesboro's three candidates for mayor responded to a question about youth gangs involved in criminal activity here.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cagle asserts he’s ready to shape Georgia’s growth

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle asserts that having been lieutenant governor through an economic downturn and into a recovery prepares him to lead, as governor, in ...

October 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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