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Bulloch County sheriff warns someone is impersonating a deputy

At least three people reported falling victim Sunday to a phone scam by a man claiming to be a sheriff's deputy.

May 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


50 years of community action in Statesboro

On Tuesday, May 6, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore signed a proclamation that recognizes May 2014 as Community Action Month in honor of the 50th anniversary of community action agencies nationwide.

May 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Historical Society set for annual meeting

Dr. Del Presley will deliver the keynote address next month at the 40th annual meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society.

May 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro chapter of hearing loss group in works

A couple with ties to Statesboro plan to start a local chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America for the Southeast/CSRA area.

May 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Early votes in; primary day Tuesday

Georgia's earliest general election primary in recent memory is set for Tuesday.

May 17, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Former radio personality charged in Millen standoff

A Millen man and former Statesboro-area radio personality remained behind bars Friday after a four-hour standoff Thursday during which police said he held his wife at gunpoint in their home.

May 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five Republicans fighting to replace Barrow

A metro Atlanta congressman faces a one-on-one battle for re-election against a former sheriff who's a fellow Democrat, while primary races to fill three open U.S. House seats in Georgia have turned into sprawling contests between 19 total Republicans.

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


GSU grad approaches end of coast-to-coast cycling trip

One journey is almost over, and another one is about to begin.

May 16, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Local officers recognized during Police Week

Area law enforcement officers were recognized this week as the nation observed Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week.

May 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parole board names new Statesboro chief parole officer

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has promoted James Kopp to chief parole officer in Statesboro.

May 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Remember the Titans’ coach inspires OTC graduates

Near the end of his commencement speech to the more than 350 Ogeechee Technical College graduates gathered Thursday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse, Coach Herman Boone shared one of the stories that he told his famous high school football team during its storybook 1971 season.

May 15, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Perdue promises only two Senate terms if elected

David Perdue, the U.S. Senate candidate whose best-known ad depicts his opponents with governmental experience - his fellow Republicans - as crying babies and who uses the Twitter hashtag #outsider, promises to limit himself to two terms if elected.

May 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jain hopes to continue putting insights to use on BOE

Editor's note: This is the second of two candidate profiles for Bulloch County Board of Education District 6. Anshul Jain is featured today. Jimmy "Jay" Cook Jr. was featured Thursday.

May 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Cancer survivor wants to help others

Four years ago, Statesboro resident Lori Wiggins knew there was something wrong when she kept coughing and losing her voice. She visited doctor after doctor, with no answers, until one day a physician gave her the grave news; she suffered from a disease linked to cancer.

May 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cook asserts he’d bring fresh perspective to school board

Editor's note: This is the first of two candidate profiles for Bulloch County Board of Education District 6. Jimmy "Jay" Cook Jr. is featured today. Anshul Jain will be featured Friday.

May 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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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


Storm blows through Bulloch County

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.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

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.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. ethics chief: Deal aide made threat over complaints

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.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

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.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care

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.

July 14, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Kingston, Perdue hone attacks in Ga. Senate debate

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.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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