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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

July 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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


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Ellen Murkison shares story of tragedy, miracle

Almost three years after a traffic accident in Statesboro led a family through a series of miracles, the mother of a young boy injured in the crash has written a book about the ordeal.

July 31, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Eagles’ Coca-Cola wealth to flow to scholarships

Decorative tubs of iced Cokes were available at 9:30 a.m. Thursday as the Coca-Cola Co. and Georgia Southern University announced a 10-year, multimillion-dollar continuation of Coke's exclusive marketing deal on campus and for Eagles athletics.

July 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Just two days before the new school year starts for students, Bulloch County held open houses throughout the district, introducing parents and students to new grades, new teachers and even some new principals.

July 30, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GBI investigates 3 Brooklet burglaries

Three burglaries Tuesday night and Wednesday morning have Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents looking for answers.

July 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Disappearing crosswalks will be back in downtown Statesboro

Traffic was blocked around the intersection of West Main and College streets Monday night and Tuesday morning as contractors removed the brick pavers from the four crosswalks. By afternoon, the pavers had been replaced with fresh asphalt.

July 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man, 21, charged with molesting girl, 14

A 21-year-old Statesboro man has been arrested on charges he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, and the teen also faces charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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