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Bulloch County seeking absconded sex offender

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking a convicted sex offender they say is believed to have fled to another state without notification.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wild chase through Bryan, Bulloch counties ends in 2 arrests

A man fleeing from the law Saturday night led officers on a chase that reached speeds as high as 124 mph, rammed into a patrol car, drove wildly through yards in a neighborhood near Georgia Highway 67 and struggled with deputies after he tried fleeing on foot, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 16, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


New phase in preserving black sea island culture

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - After almost 15 years, the effort to preserve the culture of slave descendants along the coast of the Southeast is entering a new phase.

June 15, 2014 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Historical Society set to celebrate 40 years

The Bulloch County Historical Society will celebrate its first 40 years at its annual meeting on Monday, June 23.

June 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Statesboro on the rise

The "State of Downtown" is strong and looking up, Downtown Statesboro Development Authority officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Not enough books for all students?

After several Bulloch County Board of Education members reported hearing from teachers and parents about a lack of enough books for students to take home, two members voted against tentative approval of the school system's budget.

June 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bond denied in shooting death

A man charged with murder will have to remain in jail after Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed denied him bond.

June 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bat watchers wanted for Georgia DNR summer monitoring project

You've probably seen bats feeding around lights in your neighborhood or dipping across a country road in front of your headlights.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man again charged with manufacturing steroids

Officers responding to a reported domestic disturbance arrested a man for manufacturing steroids - an offense with which he had previously been charged - according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County drug complaint, pursuit lead to 6 arrests

An investigation into a drug complaint and stolen property led to the pursuit of one suspect and six arrests, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Humane Society Silent Auction returns

Bidding on items from pet treats to handmade benches and weekends at St. Simons, participants in the 12th Annual Silent Auction can enjoy themselves while helping the Humane Society carry on its mission to rescue animals and control their population.

June 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kingston releases tax returns

ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston this week released five years of his federal tax returns, with just over a month to go before his July 22 runoff with former Dollar General CEO David Perdue for Georgia's open Senate seat.

June 12, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Work begins on new Claxton City Hall

CLAXTON - A site work crew is preparing the pad for the new City Hall, a $1 million project the city government has been saving for, for years.

June 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


CRCT: Georgia students post mixed results

Georgia's elementary and middle school students posted mixed results on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in the recently completed 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

June 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Before going out on a boat, hit the books

From staff reports

June 11, 2014 | | Local


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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


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill & Pub in Statesboro with five days to go in the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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