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Wanted: Your input on alcohol sales

City officials announced Thursday that the City of Statesboro will host public hearings next week to solicit input from the community in regard to referendums allowing the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

June 30, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Penny tax may mean $200M boost

Bulloch County stands to be a major beneficiary of a regional one-cent sales tax to raise monies for transportation projects, if the revenue-generating levy passes next year.

June 30, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

County to review City’s fire district counter-proposal

Bulloch County commissioners will review a proposal made late Thursday by Statesboro city officials regarding an agreement for fire services to areas within a five-mile radius outside the city limits.

June 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Celebrate the 4th of July safely

Although fireworks are illegal in Georgia unless one has a permit, there is still danger in using the "legal" sparklers and other novelties.

June 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

What's the new worry at river?

Environmentalists are still awaiting test results for sediment, fish tissue and residue samples from the Ogeechee River after an enormous fish kill in May, while attorneys who filed a class action suit last month are awaiting answers as well.

June 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man accused of molesting teen

A Portal man is behind bars after his teenage girlfriend's mother pressed charges of child molestation, said Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp.

June 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU cancels radio contract

Georgia Southern University is taking the broadcast of athletic events into its own hands.

June 29, 2011 | By MATT YOGUS | Local

1 killed, others injured in crash

A Millegdeville man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 16, caused by a tire blow out. Four others, including the driver of the vehicle, were seriously injured, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

June 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Strange odor leads to 2 meth arrests

An unusual odor in the air Monday led a Register resident to call Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, who discovered a meth lab - and two men suspected of making methamphetamine - in a barn.

June 28, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

State gives charter schools reprieve

ATLANTA - About a dozen Georgia charter schools, including Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology in Statesboro, that were affected by a recent court ruling can keep their doors open after the state Board of Education granted them approval Tuesday during a special meeting.

June 28, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local

Averitt Center opens 'Calm and Clamor' exhibit

The Averitt Center for the Arts' "Calm and Clamor" exhibit will open in the main gallery on July 1. The exhibit will feature the paintings of Christopher Paul and the sculptures of Duke Oursler. Both artists address similar concepts but in very different media.

June 28, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local

Statesboro history comes to life

Maude Edge Brannen came to life Monday night as she entertained the Bulloch County Historical Society during its 38th Annual Meeting at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

June 27, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

City responds to county's claims

With a pair of released statements Friday, the City of Statesboro responded to claims by Bulloch County officials that city leaders have been unresponsive in discussions to address a soon-to-be-expired fire services agreement.

June 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Judge blocks parts of Ga. immigration law

ATLANTA - A federal judge has granted a request to block parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.

June 27, 2011 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local

Swap, Buy or Sell - June 27, 2011

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June 27, 2011 | | Local

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Morris Lupton dies

Former Statesboro resident Morris Lupton, known by many as the driving force behind the creation of the Georgia Southern Eagles football program, died Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of ...

February 20, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local

Juveniles charged in church vandalism

Five juveniles were arrested Monday after members of an Ellabell church found chaos and destruction to the church property.

February 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Swainsboro man charged with statutory rape

A Valentine's tryst between a runaway juvenile and a Swainsboro man ended in his arrest for statutory rape and other sex offenses.

February 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Run, Hide, Fight'

The day after a loner with reported behavioral problems opened fire at a South Florida school, killing 17 and wounding a dozen more, Bulloch County ...

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Body found behind Kmart

Two juveniles exploring the area behind Statesboro's Kmart on Friday discovered the body of a man investigators said could have been homeless.

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Second Five Points and More store coming

Site preparation has begun at 419 Northside Drive West across Williams Road from Bulloch Telephone for the construction of the second Five Points Store and ...

February 19, 2018 | | Local

Woman killed in collision with tanker truck

A Statesboro woman was killed Sunday night when a tanker truck pulled into her path on Highway 301 South.

February 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

At mid-session, Ga. lawmakers take on taxes, transit

ATLANTA - Activity at Georgia's Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018's 40-day legislative session.

February 17, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Barrow back campaigning, this time for secretary of state

John Barrow, the former 12th District congressman, is now seeking the office of Georgia secretary of state. Visiting Statesboro on Friday, he said he hopes ...

February 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Flu deaths hit 79 in Ga.

Georgia public health officials have now confirmed a total of 79 influenza-related deaths this flu season, including three children.

February 17, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Flu shot only 36 percent effective

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

February 15, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local

A history lesson at Georgia Day lunch

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its 20th annual Georgia Day luncheon Thursday in the Perry Fellowship ...

February 15, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Local schools prepared for danger

In the wake of a mass school shooting that took the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida, Wednesday, Bulloch County Schools officials are reviewing ...

February 15, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Jen’s TOP TEN resolutions for 2018

So, be honest. How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you are like me, you have been slacking a little. (Ok, slacking a ...

January 15, 2018 | | Local

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