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Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

July 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill & Pub in Statesboro with five days to go in the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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Keel foreshadows GSU’s ‘next chapter’

Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.

August 13, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd suspect arrested in Bulloch County burglaries, thefts

A second suspect has been arrested in a series of burglary and theft cases across Bulloch County, authorities said.

August 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson appointed to state panel

Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson is one of 16 members who will serve on the Georgia House of Representatives' Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education.

August 13, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore appointed to Georgia Municipal Association committee

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore has been appointed to serve on a Member Services Advisory Council for the Georgia Municipal Association.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern University gears up for Operation Move-In

More than 3,000 incoming students will call Georgia Southern University their new home away from home on Friday during the university's annual tradition, named Operation Move-In.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Georgia Southern professor to nursing board

Dellarie Shilling, an assistant professor in Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Board of Nursing.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Foreman: Missing Feed the Boro funds ‘available’

Jeremy W. Foreman said that Feed the Boro's supplies, such as meal trays and canned food, are in storage in Statesboro and that funds turned over to him by the little charity will be "made available."

August 12, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival celebrates 25 years

Every August for the past 25 years, the town of Brooklet has gone a little nutty in the name of fundraising - and just plain fun.

August 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 arrested after woman witnesses burglary in Statesboro

Less than an hour after a woman witnessed a burglary Monday, Bulloch County sheriff's deputies had the suspects in custody.

August 12, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Federal report: Georgia’s Medicaid enrollment jumps 16 percent

Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October - the highest percentage increase among states that have rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

August 12, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Choices of the Heart to host fundraiser

Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting its fourth annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church of Statesboro.

August 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hirsch, ERA step into real estate future

Pat and Nate Hirsch have been an instrumental couple in shaping the growth of our community for decades.

August 11, 2014 | | Local


Georgia Southern stores make debut

Electronics brands are so interested in the Tech Corner, a new store operated by Georgia Southern University's Auxiliary Services Division, that more than 20 plan to send representatives to the shop Friday, student move-in day.

August 11, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Georgia Southern University engineering programs receive national accreditation

Georgia Southern University's Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology has been granted full accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro dries out after Sunday's torrential rain

Statesboro was able to dry out for the most part Monday after torrential rains Sunday evening left the city underwater in several areas.

August 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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