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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Celebrate 5 weekends in July

Families looking for excuses to celebrate need hunt no farther than this month's calendar page. July 2011 offers five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays …an extra weekend to treasure with family and friends. This phenomenon occurs only once every five to six years, unless leap year ciphers the math differently. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and make extra family memories. Celebrate with some of the holidays below or create your own festivities.

July 01, 2011 | | Local


Prisons face roadblock to get execution drugs

ATLANTA - A Danish drug maker moved Friday to curb the increasing use of one of its sedatives in U.S. executions by requiring distributors to sign an agreement that they won't sell it for that purpose. The change represents yet another obstacle for states that have struggled recently to revamp their lethal injections.

July 01, 2011 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Protest brewing over new Ga. law

ATLANTA - As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration took effect Friday, a Latino community group organized a "day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

July 01, 2011 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Suspect caught in video behind bars

A man caught on video last month as he burglarized a Stilson-area home is now behind bars, thanks to joint investigations by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department and neighboring agencies.

July 01, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt

Listen to the latest Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt, as Brian plays the latest in contemporary Gospel music, while also honoring the tradition of past Gospel greats.

July 01, 2011 | | Local


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 jharrison@statesboroherald.com | 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 jharrison@statesboroherald.com | 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 myogus@statesboroheald.com | 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


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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


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's goodbye

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and Special Agent Chester McBride laid to rest at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery after his funeral at Hanner ...

January 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's Homecoming

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride, who was killed on duty while serving in Afghanistand on Dec. 21, arrives home and is honored ...

January 01, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: Scare on the Square

See how downtown Statesboro is transformed by Halloween fun.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

Check out pictures from the 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The annual fundraiser added a second permance this year and raised $107,000 to ...

October 06, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Honoring Our Veterans

The Statesboro Herald and members of the community would like to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans ...

November 11, 2014 | Scott Bryant | Local


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