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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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Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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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