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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Metter man was injured Tuesday when the tractor-trailer rig he was driving struck a train.
People interested in learning about police work behind the scenes may wish to join the next Citizens Police Academy class.
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.
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.
Two teenage boys were arrested for a series of vehicle break-ins over the holiday weekend, police said.
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.
A second Metter High School faculty member was charged Tuesday with inappropriate conduct with a student.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.
Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.
No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.
ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.
An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.
A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.
ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.
So you're looking for something to do this weekend in Statesboro, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.
This is the first of two candidate profiles planned ahead of the July 22 runoff.