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Statesboro man charged with manufacturing hallucinogenic drugs

A man was arrested Friday after law enforcement officers received an anonymous tip that he was manufacturing several kinds of hallucinogenic drugs, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

May 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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