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Vidalia man arrested after 2 smartphones are stolen in Bulloch County

A Vidalia man was arrested after two smartphones were stolen from two people just minutes apart Tuesday night, authorities said.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Snooky’s bricks fuel Leadership Bulloch fundraiser for Fostering Bulloch

Fostering Bulloch received a $21,000 boost to its efforts to help foster children transition to adulthood.

June 03, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro budget changes little; public hearing Thursday

Statesboro city officials aren't expecting a big crowd for Thursday's 4 p.m. public hearing on the fiscal year 2015 budget. No tax increases are proposed.

June 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2014 Emma Awards celebrate Statesboro-area theater artists

The Averitt Center is rolling out the red carpet for local celebrities. The third annual Emma Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.

June 03, 2014 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


First Friday: Staycation in Statesboro

Are high gas prices keeping you and your family from taking a vacation this summer? First Friday has the answer this month: Join the Statesboro Staycation.

June 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bond denied for Statesboro High coach

Bond was denied Tuesday for a Statesboro High School assistant coach charged with sexual misconduct with a female student.

June 03, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Traffic stop in southern Bulloch County leads to meth possession charges

A routine traffic stop Monday afternoon led to the arrest of the driver and her passenger on methamphetamine possession charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern Police: Man robbed while walking in Herty Woods

Georgia Southern University Police are searching for two men who reportedly robbed another man as he was walking in Herty Woods early Monday morning.

June 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


McNeal sworn in as Bulloch County clerk of courts

Heather Banks McNeal choked up a bit after being sworn in as the new Bulloch County clerk of courts.

June 02, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


WWII vet beats obstacles to visit France for D-Day

ATLANTA - A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport.

June 02, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


2 charged with trafficking heroin in Statesboro

Two Atlanta residents were arrested on heroin trafficking charges Saturday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team conducted a narcotics investigation.

June 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Train makes return for Evans County Centennial

Singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall recorded "God Came Through Bellville, Georgia" about a certain depot where passenger trains haven't stopped in decades. But 580 riders are expected to board the SAM Shortline Excursion Train there Saturday during the June installment of the yearlong Evans County Centennial Celebration.

May 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tea party still at the table

ATLANTA - When Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue advanced to a Republican runoff in Georgia's Senate race, the tea party was left without a favored candidate.

May 31, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro bestselling author Maya Van Wagenen speaks at Averitt Center

Maya Van Wagenen, Statesboro's own bestselling teen author, will read from her recently released book, "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek," at the Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Monday.

May 30, 2014 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's Liz Johnson sets sights on November

Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a Bulloch County resident who once represented Georgia on the Democratic National Committee but ran unsuccessfully for local offices such as clerk of court, is now her party's nominee in the statewide race for insurance commissioner.

May 30, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro getting lots of fiber

With about 125 miles of fiber optic cable now being laid to serve Statesboro and Hinesville, Hargray Communications will become the fifth provider of fiber-based, high-speed Internet service in the Statesboro market.

July 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New 'Mugs and Movies' is very impressive

Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.

July 21, 2014 | | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

CARTERSVILLE - As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.

July 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.

July 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

With shoppers and employees of Ken's IGA in Brooklet cheering her on, Janina Jones of Statesboro filled her shopping cart with $557 of meat and frozen food on Saturday as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first 60-second Grocery Grab contest.

July 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


A growing problem

Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

July 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

July 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


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