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School Board looking at new voting districts

The Bulloch County Board of Education is discussing the best way to reapportion five of its eight voting districts after population growth reflected in the 2010 Census made the districts out of compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Board is required by the state to submit a draft reapportionment plan by Aug. 15.

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

Where were you on 9/11?

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sleeping about 9 that morning when I received a call from a reporter at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to turn on the TV. I was the metro editor at the then Gannett-owned newspaper, but we were waiting for a new chief editor to start in two weeks, so I was the acting editor.

July 23, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

What's being discharged into the Ogeechee River?

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization is considering legal action against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division due to possible lack of enforcement regarding wastewater dumped into the Ogeechee River by a Screven County textiles plant.

July 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Bell Road man charged in abuse of elderly father

An elderly man sent to the emergency room Wednesday for bruises and a black eye told Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies his son caused the injuries.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

New Bulloch County teachers undergo orientation

Friday provided an unofficial first day of school for Bulloch County's newest educators.

July 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Statesboro Police Department not recertified

Due to documentation issues, the Statesboro Police Department was denied recertification for a voluntary accreditation with the Georgia Chief's Law Enforcement Certification, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local man charged with arson

Statesboro Police arrested a man Friday they said is responsible for a series of intentionally-set fires on the north side of town.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

BA names new leader

A nine-year veteran of teaching and working as an administrator at Bulloch Academy, Leisa Houghton was named recently the head of school for the 2011-12 school year.

July 22, 2011 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia's videotaped execution sets new precedent

ATLANTA - The video camera that recorded the execution of a Georgia death row inmate did more than give attorneys an account of the man's reaction to a new lethal injection drug. Death penalty experts say it could also lead to a flurry of new legal moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers.

July 22, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local

Man charged with child molestation

A boy's recent disclosure during counseling sessions regarding a long-term series of molestation incidents led to a Newington man's arrest Wednesday on aggravated child molestation charges and more, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Jared Akins.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Police seek TV theft suspects

Police are seeking three men who simply walked out of a local retail store with shopping carts full of TVs and a computer last week.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia execution delayed

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia prison officials on Wednesday delayed the execution of a death row inmate who would have been the subject of the nation's first videotaped execution in nearly two decades.

July 20, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local

Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. - The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them.

July 20, 2011 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local

Averitt Center starts after school program

The Averitt Center for the Arts will offer an after school program this year for children with an emphasis on art, literature, music and theater.

July 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local

Not worried about heat? You should be

CHICAGO - This week's heat wave may be uncomfortable, but you're healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you're over 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn't mean you're safe.

July 19, 2011 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local

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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

Briggs gets Quick Start for new hires

Officials of Briggs & Stratton, the Quick Start program and Ogeechee Technical College signed an agreement Tuesday for training more than 100 new employees Briggs' Stateboro ...

February 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Lawmaker: Georgia GOP working to mend Delta rift over NRA

ATLANTA - Republicans competing to become Georgia's next governor united Tuesday behind a charge to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the ...

February 27, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Delia Mobley is 2018 Citizen of the Year

When Delia Mobley saw homeless people on the streets of Statesboro, her reaction was not to turn away and pretend the problem did not exist.

February 26, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

8th annual Tasting Statesboro is March 1

What could be better than sampling delights from dozens of local food establishments while at the same time helping numerous charities? For the eighth year ...

February 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Candler County fugitive captured in Panama

A man charged with escape in November by Candler County sheriff's investigators is in custody in Miami-Dade County, Florida, awaiting extradition back to Candler ...

February 26, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

It's not over yet, but rough flu season is finally receding

Georgia's latest flu report appears to support statements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the flu season may finally have passed ...

February 26, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Georgia GOP leader threatens Delta over cutting its NRA ties

ATLANTA - Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount ...

February 26, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local

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