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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


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


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Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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


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