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Police Report 5-28-11 - MIDTOWN COFFEE HOUSE – A man reported the theft of an aluminum exhaust fan

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

May 27, 2011 | | Local


Gas tanks draining budgets

NEW YORK - There's less money this summer for hotel rooms, surfboards and bathing suits. It's all going into the gas tank.

May 27, 2011 | By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer | Local


GSU summer enrollment reaches 10,000

Student enrollment for Georgia Southern University was 19,691 for the 2010-2011 academic year and more than half of those students are expected to remain in Statesboro this summer.

May 27, 2011 | By BROCK VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


EPD lifts swim advisory for river

An advisory recommending people not swim in the Ogeechee River was lifted Friday according to a news release issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

May 27, 2011 | | Local


Official: Bacterial disease killed fish

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parents charged with child cruelty

When a childcare worker spotted bruises and marks on a five-year-old child Friday, reports to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office led to the arrests of the child's parents.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chamber honors local businesses

A residential construction company and two men responsible for a multi-million dollar family entertainment center were honored Thursday at the Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year luncheon sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee.

May 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Breaking news: Official says bacterial disease killed fish

Environmentalists claim the Ogeechee River fish kill this week is due to a bacterial disease caused by environmental stress, but don't yet know what is causing that stress, said Kevin Chambers, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Divison.

May 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hazy smoke in Bulloch from Okefenokee fire

According to officials with Bulloch County 911, the hazy smoke wafting around the area today is coming from a huge fire that started earlier this month in the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia.

May 26, 2011 | From Staff, Wire Reports | Local


Ogeechee River official test results still out

Although results are still out on government tests seeking reasons for a massive fish kill in the Ogeechee River, local citizens conducting tests on their own found "high levels of sodium hydroxide" in water samples, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.

May 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local youth pastor charged with child molestation

A complaint by a 14-year-old girl led Statesboro Police to arrest the youth pastor of a local church Tuesday.

May 25, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SEB parents host grad celebration

Students of Southeast Bulloch High School will gather Saturday to keep with tradition and experience the final highlight of their high school careers; they will graduate, too.

May 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Boro youth pastor charged with molestation

The youth pastor of Merrywood Baptist Church was arrested Tuesday by Statesboro police on child molestation charges.

May 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Coping with the heat

Unusually toasty temperatures have people switching on the air conditioning, hitting the beaches and irrigating crops earlier than usual. Statesboro has been roasting in the high 90s, and weather experts say no real relief is coming anytime soon.

May 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A commitment to Ag

SYLVANIA - After leaving his mark on the agriculture program at Screven County High School, 2011 graduate Brandon Wiley of Sylvania is now set to continue his pursuits in agriculture through the help of a $1,500 Commitment to Ag Scholarship he was awarded during ceremony earlier this month.

May 24, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Goin' nuts at annual Peanut Festival

For 28 years, the Bulloch County town of Brooklet has celebrated its rich agricultural heritage by recognizing, promoting and glorifying the mighty goober at the ...

August 27, 2017 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Primitive Baptist drops Boy Scout troop

With a decision by Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church as sponsoring organization not to renew the charter of Boy Scout Troop 342, a relationship going back ...

August 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


‘At the foot of the cross’

Hundreds of college students put aside studying, or perhaps partying, Thursday evening to gather on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University for the second annual ...

August 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro gets a mayoral race

In the final day of qualifying, a three-candidate race emerged for mayor of Statesboro. The election will be held Nov. 7.

August 26, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Harvey rolls over Texas coast, smashes homes and businesses

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Hurricane Harvey rolled over the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, smashing homes and businesses and lashing the shore with wind and rain ...

August 26, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press | Local


Statesboro strategic plan nears completion

A strategic plan intended to guide the city of Statesboro for five to 10 years in maintaining and extending streets, sidewalks and utilities and improving ...

August 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Grocery Grab hopefuls set strategies

It will be over in 60 seconds. But one lucky winner will have a hefty load of groceries at the end of that minute.

August 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Akins joins SPD

After serving as chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office for more than three years, Jared Akins is looking forward to getting back ...

August 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


It's time to play Pigskin Pickem' 2017

Sponsored by Seasons of Japan restaurant, the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com bring you the 11th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest.

August 24, 2017 | | Local


Mayor, council incumbents running

The three incumbents up for election on Statesboro's Nov. 7 city ballot - Mayor Jan Moore and City Council members Phil Boyum and John Riggs ...

August 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Boro man charged with trafficking ecstasy

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office has charged Corey Lashawn Durden, 37, of Pinemount Boulevard, Statesboro, with trafficking MDMA, the drug known by the street ...

August 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The 10th season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local


Five cars burgled at 67 Ride Share lot

After five vehicles were damaged in a cluster of break-ins on the rideshare parking lot at Georgia Highways 67 and 46, the Bulloch County Sheriff ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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