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Barrow, Stone win District 12 primaries

With 90 percent of Georgia precincts reporting, two-term Democratic Congressman John Barrow will face Republican challenger John Stone for the U.S House District 12 seat in November.

July 31, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


Jones, Martin to meet again in August 5 runoff

A runoff appears to be in the cards for two candidates vying to be the Democratic choice in the race for a seat in the United States Senate.

July 31, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch officials expect 35 percent turnout for today's primary

With interest in the U.S. Senate and District 12 Congressional races peaked, Bulloch County citizens return to the polls today to participate in the general primary election.

July 30, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Averitt Center names Sue Oliver its Volunteer of the Year

When Sue Oliver came to Statesboro in 1969, she was unaware of the impact she would make on the community. Her efforts have helped those around her understand and appreciate the value of art and ithe influence it can have on life. Oliver's support, dedication and passion for the visual arts and the Averitt Center for Arts have earned her the recognition as the 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

July 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


New general takes command at Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART - Though he spent the past two years at the Pentagon, the new commanding general at Fort Stewart sees his latest assignment as a homecoming of sorts.

July 30, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Military Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Kingdom Builders; Bulloch History Moment: Transporting Goods

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday July 15, 2008

July 30, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch voter turnout 'steady but slow'

Bulloch County polls were unusually quiet Tuesday, as less than 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Georgia's General Primary Election.

July 30, 2008 | By EMILY EISENHART | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Republican Forum; Downtown Festival

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday July 14, 2008

July 29, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


National Summer Learning Day keeps young minds sharp

Last week, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with Georgia Southern University's Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement to help Statesboro children keep their minds sharp by celebrating National Summer Learning Day.

July 27, 2008 | By EMILY EISENHART Special to the Herald | Local


Ogeechee Tech participates in Boys & Girls Club fair

Through the collaborative effort of Bulloch County Health Department, Children's Medical Services, and Ogeechee Technical College, a health fair was conducted recently at the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Watch U.S. House Republican debate live

U.S. House Republican candidates Ben Crystal, Ray McKinney and John Stone meet at Ogeechee Technical College for a political forum

July 26, 2008 | | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Bulloch Academy Wrestling Camp; The Phil & Jake Show: Short Film

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday July 11, 2008

July 26, 2008 | mgbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Youngsters wrestle up a good time at BA camp

Bulloch Academy held a summer wrestling camp for local kids interested in the sport.

July 26, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Oil sets new trading record above $147 a barrel

NEW YORK - It's only July, but it might be time to start loading up on blankets and sweaters. Oil spiked to a new trading record as hostilities rise between the West and Iran - raising the likelihood that this winter's heating bills will be the priciest yet.

July 26, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | Local


Three U.S. House District 12 hopefuls meet at OTC Friday

Nuclear energy, trade with China and illegal immigration were the hot topics Friday night at Ogeechee Technical College as three candidates faced off in a bid for votes in the United States House Republican Primary. Voting in the primary is Tuesday.

July 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro woman Tasered after grabbing officer's weapon

A woman who grabbed a police officer's weapon during a brawl at a bar early Saturday morning was subdued by Taser, reports stated.

April 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Extreme stress relief

Some college students are happy to climb walls to relieve their stress and stay fit, and about 70 of them could be found at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, for the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


150 years ago, Lee surrenders to Grant

EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.

April 04, 2015 | | Local


Dual enrollment on the rise

(Note: First of two parts. Coming Tuesday, a closer look at how Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College are focusing more on attracting dual enrollment students.)

April 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local




Alabama frees man after 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

April 03, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Local


Past midnight, Georgia Senate OKs Mercedes-Benz tax break

ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.

April 03, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU’s police chief retires

Georgia Southern University's police Chief Mike Russell is retiring in May, and a female officer, Maj. Laura McCullough, will serve as interim chief until the vacated position is filled.

April 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mainstreet Farmer’s Market opens

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch man charged in December murder

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

April 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Armed robbery suspects arrested, extradited

Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate Metter robberies

Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lightning, winds cause no damage

Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Morning wrecks on 80, 25 cause delays

Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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