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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

CARTERSVILLE - As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.

July 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.

July 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

With shoppers and employees of Ken's IGA in Brooklet cheering her on, Janina Jones of Statesboro filled her shopping cart with $557 of meat and frozen food on Saturday as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first 60-second Grocery Grab contest.

July 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


A growing problem

Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

July 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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


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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


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team targets drug activity

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators rounded up 23 suspects within the past month as part of an effort to reduce drug activity in the area.

August 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

August 11, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Team Building and worship'

Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

August 10, 2014 | Julie Lavender Herald Writer | Local


As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer | Local


Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

August 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GOP’s Perdue, Allen linking opponents to ‘failed policies’

Now the Republican Party's nominees, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rick Allen have come out battling against their opponents while making common cause between themselves.

August 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Scouts make NM trek

Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

August 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office searches for man who threatened family

A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Specialized air company flew Ebola victims to US

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina.

August 08, 2014 | By ERNIE SUGGS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


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