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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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Bulloch County man jailed after woman is attacked

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic call Sunday evening said they found a man holding a woman down as he struck her.

July 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


New author exposes Brooklet background in steamy ‘thriller’

Successful, hybrid-published erotic romance author Alessandra Torre, or A.R. Torre, for her latest book, "The Girl in 6E," has set bits of it in Brooklet, with a character from Statesboro. Released July 8 by the Hachette Book Group under its Redhook imprint, it is her first thriller and first book in hardcover.

July 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

Why is there so much gridlock in Washington? Why is Congress so messed up?

July 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Gun ban still in effect at local colleges, university

Georgia's new gun law may allow licensed citizens to take their guns into bars, churches and some government buildings, but colleges reserve the right to ban firearms from their campuses.

July 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU to go tobacco free

Georgia Southern University will be tobacco free starting Friday, in accordance with a new policy by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents.

July 26, 2014 | BY JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


School board rolls back millage

The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.

July 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Atlanta fugitive arrested in Claxton

A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

The arrest of a man hauling drugs and a stolen ATV led sheriff's investigators to two other suspects believed to be responsible for a recent home invasion, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro tourism office set to move to new home

Next week will be moving week for the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose new visitors center will feature a Georgia Southern Museum on Main and a parking area large enough for a camper trailer or bus.

July 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With Georgia GOP Senate runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA - Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Technical College adds new members to Board of Directors

Ogeechee Technical College has added three new members to the college's local Board of Directors. Mark Anderson and Yolanda Tremble, both of Statesboro, will represent Bulloch County, and Tammi Hall of Claxton will be an Evans County representative.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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