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Tea party still at the table

ATLANTA - When Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue advanced to a Republican runoff in Georgia's Senate race, the tea party was left without a favored candidate.

May 31, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro bestselling author Maya Van Wagenen speaks at Averitt Center

Maya Van Wagenen, Statesboro's own bestselling teen author, will read from her recently released book, "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek," at the Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Monday.

May 30, 2014 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's Liz Johnson sets sights on November

Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a Bulloch County resident who once represented Georgia on the Democratic National Committee but ran unsuccessfully for local offices such as clerk of court, is now her party's nominee in the statewide race for insurance commissioner.

May 30, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch sheriff: Sex offender failed to register

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office issued a "be on the lookout" alert for a sex offender who it says failed to register after being released from prison.

May 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch CST arrests man wanted in several counties

A man whom authorities say was wanted for offenses ranging from probation violations to selling marijuana in several counties was arrested Thursday after officers responded to a large gathering of people at The Cove apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

May 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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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


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


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