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Statesboro police hope to reduce crime in apartment complexes

Apartment complex managers interested in reducing crime and making their neighborhood safer might be interested in a training workshop offered by Statesboro police.

May 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Senate: 3 candidates, 3 strategies

ATLANTA - Georgia's Republican Senate primary runoff pits a multimillionaire businessman who's never held public office against a congressman who has spent decades on Capitol Hill, and both worked to frame the match to their advantage Wednesday and draw support from three candidates who didn't make the cut.

May 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal wins GOP primary for Ga. gov.; faces Carter

ATLANTA - For years, leading Democrats predicted that Georgia's increasingly diverse population will weaken a Republican hold on state government in the Deep South.

May 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Allen avoids runoff in 12th District

A plurality of Republican voters in Bulloch County agreed Tuesday with the majority of GOP voters throughout the 12th Congressional District in preferring Rick Allen to four other primary candidates.

May 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


In Ga. Sen., Perdue, Kingston to meet in GOP runoff

ATLANTA - Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue advanced to a GOP runoff after Tuesday's primary, setting up a battle between a veteran congressman and an opponent billing himself as an outsider in a race that will help determine which party controls Congress.

May 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Close Bulloch County school board results signal change in 2 districts

Based on unofficial finals, two districts will have new members on the Bulloch County Board of Education in January, although both races were close.

May 20, 2014 | | Local


Bulloch County commission incumbents win

Incumbent Bulloch County Commissioners William Robert Rushing and Anthony Simmons each held their own Tuesday, keeping seats challenged by newcomers.

May 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McNeal wins clerk of courts seat in Bulloch County

Heather Banks McNeal defeated Alvie Coes III in for the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts seat, garnering 67 percent of the vote to Coes' 33 percent in Tuesday's primary election.

May 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Civic duty’ influences Statesboro, Bulloch voters

Local races were the top draw for several area voters in Tuesday's primary election.

May 20, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


Voters not turning out for Georgia Senate race

ATLANTA - A relatively small slice of the electorate will participate in Republican primaries in Georgia and Kentucky, despite international attention and eye-popping sums of money heaped on races that will help determine which party controls the Senate during the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.

May 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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


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Statesboro Herald’s new online calendar is ‘huge’

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.

July 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

This is the first of two candidate profiles planned ahead of the July 22 runoff.

July 12, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Averitt youth registration starts Monday in Statesboro

Youth programs at the Averitt Center for the Arts are looking forward to a strong year.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County school results in on last-ever CRCTs

Taking the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests for the last time, students at Brooklet Elementary School were Bulloch County's highest achievers in the elementary grades, while William James, Portal and Southeast Bulloch split the middle school honors, excelling at different grade levels.

July 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center season tickets on sale now

If you love seeing live theater, your chance is coming up with the Averitt Center for the Arts' upcoming 2014-15 performance season.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Braille Bible set donated to Statesboro Lions Club

The Statesboro Lions Club recently accepted a precious personal treasure and passed it along to a museum where it can be admired and appreciated by others.

July 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro ER doctor to appear on cable TV shows

Dr. Ruthie Crider, of Statesboro, was invited back to "Untold Stories of the E.R." and will appear in the season premiere titled "Turtle Trouble" at 9 p.m. Friday on the Discovery Fit & Health cable channel and at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on TLC.

July 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kingston leads Perdue in money race

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro woman turns 103

Family, friends and staff surrounded Mrs. Thelva Sharpe as she celebrated her 103rd birthday Thursday in the Rose Café at Gentilly Gardens.

July 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Calif. prostitute a person of interest in overdose of Ga. bar owner

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.

July 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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