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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


Bulloch sheriff: Sex offender failed to register

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office issued a "be on the lookout" alert for a sex offender who it says failed to register after being released from prison.

May 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch CST arrests man wanted in several counties

A man whom authorities say was wanted for offenses ranging from probation violations to selling marijuana in several counties was arrested Thursday after officers responded to a large gathering of people at The Cove apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

May 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rare alliance of tea party and US Chamber in Georgia

ATLANTA - For all the wrangling between the tea party and establishment conservatives in this midterm election year, key players from both sides are lining up behind one candidate in Georgia's Republican Senate primary runoff.

May 28, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Metter man injured when truck hits train in Millen

A Metter man was injured Tuesday when the tractor-trailer rig he was driving struck a train.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Citizens Police Academy accepting applications

People interested in learning about police work behind the scenes may wish to join the next Citizens Police Academy class.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New Bulloch clerk of courts to be sworn in Monday

Newly elected Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Heather Banks McNeal will be sworn into office at 5 p.m. Monday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

May 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch sheriff: Statesboro male, 17, impregnated girl, 11

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old male Tuesday after an investigation revealed that he is responsible for the pregnancy of an 11-year-old girl, authorities said.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 Statesboro teens arrested in 11 vehicle break-ins

Two teenage boys were arrested for a series of vehicle break-ins over the holiday weekend, police said.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Low-income apartment complex draws opposition in Statesboro

Gateway Development Corp. will apply for tax credits to build a low-income apartment complex on Lester Road despite neighborhood opposition and a lack of endorsement by the city of Statesboro, Gateway Development President Thomas Ward said last week.

May 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Metter High media specialist charged with misconduct with student

A second Metter High School faculty member was charged Tuesday with inappropriate conduct with a student.

May 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro veteran: 'How dare you forget!'

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Several Bulloch County-area Boy Scout troops, including troops 342 and 935, along with scout leader Lovett Bennett Jr. and other volunteers, placed more than 600 American flags on graves of fallen soldiers from Bulloch County who lost lives during war time. Their actions were praised during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony held at the Averitt Center for the Arts, but the troops were not identified during the program, as reported in a front-page article in Tuesday's edition.

May 26, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch commissioners ask: So what exactly is ‘local’?

More than half of last week's Bulloch County Board of Commissioners meeting was consumed by discussion of such heavy equipment items as motor graders and backhoe loaders, and the vendors bidding to provide those services to the county.

May 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

July 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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


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


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