PORTLAND, Ore. - With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law's earliest beneficiaries.
Metter police hope citizens can identify a man they said robbed a fast-food restaurant employee at gunpoint.
Phil Boyum is two for two. Less than a year after earning the District 1 seat on Statesboro City Council, Boyum prevailed again, this time defeating challenger Kelly Dabbs in a race settled Tuesday. Voters overwhelmingly agreed to grant Boyum a second term - his first full one - in the council office. The incumbent councilman garnered 381 of the 526 votes cast by District 1 voters - approximately 72 percent. Dabbs received 144 votes ...
Four candidates entered and, after Tuesday, two remain. In a race to determine the next mayor for the city of Statesboro, no one candidate received the 50 percent plus one amount of votes required to secure the office, resulting in a runoff election to be held next month. When all ballots were tallied, Jonathan McCollar and Jan Moore emerged as leading vote-getters, and will again compete for the mayor's chair in an election Dec. 3, ...
Sunday package alcohol sales proved to be a divisive issue Tuesday in Register and Portal. Register voters rejected the measure by a 16-10 margin. Those 26 ballots represented 24.5 percent of the city's registered voters, according to unofficial results from the Bulloch County Board of Elections and Voter Registration. In Portal, the result was a tie: 70 voted for Sunday sales and 70 against, City Councilwoman Jerry Lanigan said, adding that it wasn't immediately clear ...
Statesboro City Council District 1 unofficial results Boyum 381 (72.43%) Dabbs 144 (27.38%) Write-in 1 (0.19%) And in City Council District 4 John Riggs 169 votes (97.69%) - unopposed Write-in 4 votes (2.31%) Portal Sunday package alcohol sales is a stalemate Yes 70 (50%) No 70 (50%) Portal City Council Seat 3 Lanigan 87 votes Woods 61 votes Seat 4 Carter 60 votes Finch 81 votes Statesboro Mayor unofficial results Brannen 238 (20.69%) McCollar 563 ...
The newest walking/biking trail in the City of Statesboro was officially named Tuesday in honor a longtime educator and preacher.
Plans for an unused downtown building, further expansion of another and an oversized check will all be unveiled Thursday at a special downtown Statesboro event highlighting economic development.
Today, Statesboro voters will not be the only ones going to the polls. Portal and Register voters will decide whether package alcohol will be sold on Sundays in those towns. Statesboro and Bulloch County residents voted in 2011 to allow Sunday package alcohol sales, but Brooklet voters denied Sunday sales that year and the city won't have the subject on the ballots today. Both Brooklet and Portal voters will decide city council seats up for ...
Speaking in Statesboro, new Georgia NAACP President Dr. Francys Johnson and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson described an NAACP which does not see everything in "black and white" and which Johnson says in 2013 is fighting for justice on fronts ranging from threatened voting rights and education to civil rights for gays and immigrants.
A 10-year-old girl was killed Sunday when she was struck by a truck after being thrown by a horse.
A man faces DUI and other charges after a woman was critically injured Friday morning when he ran her over, police said.
SAVANNAH - With the midterm elections a year away, U.S. Rep. John Barrow has $1 million stashed away to defend his seat during a 2014 campaign in which the east Georgia Democrat is expected to be a top target of Republicans.
Cierra Crowe, a Register teen, has learned a valuable lesson in the art of giving. "I was searching for scholarship opportunities online last spring and found the American Red Cross BloodStock scholarship," Crowe said. "I decided to participate in the BloodStock scholarship because I enjoy planning and organizing events, especially those that benefit others." "Of course, the most important reason to donate blood is to help save lives," she continued. "There is always a need ...
Months of campaigning will end this week when voters can take to the polls for a Statesboro city election deciding three offices.
During a six-hour hearing Tuesday, the owner of a nightclub gave reasons why the business, temporarily closed by a judge's order, should remain open.
When Joe Brannen began his service as a Statesboro city councilman in 1998, the city had a population of about 20,000 and an annual operating budget of about $17.5 million.
Six juveniles, ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle break-in, police said.
Five women, four from Statesboro, pleaded guilty last week in federal court for their involvement in a stolen identify tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced Tuesday in a news release.
A young man who chooses to wear a smile on his face every day, just below the glasses he has to wear every day, recently had an extra reason to smile.
Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Cambridge at Southern apartments on Dec. 3.
Yes, those pipes being laid along U.S. Highway 301 near Interstate 16 are Statesboro water and sewer mains. Nearby, a million-gallon water tower is rising. Expect to see more in 2014, but for the payoff in businesses and industries, think 2015 and beyond.
When I decided to run for mayor this past August, I knew my relationship with the Statesboro Herald would change and it did. For almost 10 years, I had written an "Inside Bulloch Business" column each week as well as a business news story.
Editor's note: Because of ongoing computer problems at the Bulloch County Jail, arrest photos for the two suspects were not available Monday.
Computer system upgrades have caused some growing pains at the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and Jail, but it's a necessary inconvenience that other offices and agencies have dealt with as well.
A special sendoff will be held for Statesboro mayor Joe Brannen Tuesday to celebrate his many years of service to the city.
The debate concerning religious expression in Bulloch County public schools could soon enter the courts.
An impassioned group of teachers, preachers and community members filled the William James Educational Complex Thursday night to express dissatisfaction over a perceived assault on religious expression in area schools.
An escapee from Colquitt County Correctional Institute, convicted of committing several burglaries and other crimes in Bulloch County, was apprehended Thursday in the Portal area.
JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.