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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


King has new owner

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Numerous Bulloch County property owners along the Ogeechee River claimed that their property values were adversely affected by the 2011 fish kill. "King America has been able to make peace with the vast majority of its neighbors and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper. The change in ownership at King America will not affect the few cases that are still pending in Bulloch County courts," said Christy Hull Eikhoff of the Atlanta law firm Alston and Bird. Because of a reporter's ...

May 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Southern Cruisers Car Show to benefit boy with rare condition

Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles may be the main attraction Saturday at the 23rd Annual Southern Cruisers Car Show, but a child with a progressive disease is the main reason for the event.

May 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Willingway launches new family workshop program

Willingway announce the launch of its newest program, the Willingway Family Workshop.

May 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Off-duty officer arrested for public indecency

An off-duty Statesboro police officer caught exposing himself in public was fired at the scene before being taken to jail Wednesday morning, according to a Statesboro Police Department news release.

May 14, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man shot in leg during Statesboro robbery attempt

A man shot Sunday night at The Lodge Apartments is recovering while police continue to seek information on the armed robbery attempt.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Early voting in Bulloch set to begin on Monday

It's time to vote again.

June 30, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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