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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


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Tourism a major economic boost for Bulloch

One morning entering Statesboro on Highway 301 just past the entrance of Georgia Southern, where the speed limit drops quickly, I was welcomed to town by then rookie Statesboro officer Stan York.

May 26, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro brewery Eagle Creek expands flow

Eagle Creek Brewing Co., the microbrewery on Savannah Avenue in Statesboro, last week started up an automated canning line, packaging two of its beer varieties in cleverly illustrated, high-graphic aluminum cans.

May 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


A Statesboro soldier's story

Memorial Day holds a special significance to our family as we remember my wife Lori's great uncle, John Gilbert Woodward. Gilbert was killed in May of 1944 during World War II on a training flight in the Gulf of Mexico. He was the son of Henry and Mamie Woodward of Stilson. His sister Edith Hutchison, who turned 90 this week, explained that he was two weeks away from getting his "wings" when the plane went down. He was only 22.

May 25, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Remembering the fallen is Statesboro, Bulloch County

Carl E. Ledbetter Sr., the featured speaker Monday for the Bulloch County Memorial Day service, survived the Korean War in an Army intelligence unit and still will not, or under oath cannot, talk about exactly what he did.

May 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


6 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested six men Thursday after serving search warrants at two Statesboro homes.

May 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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


Statesboro AMBUCS hosts fundraiser and bike giveaway

The Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host a miniature golf fundraiser at The Clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

July 23, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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


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