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Statesboro bestselling author Maya Van Wagenen speaks at Averitt Center

Maya Van Wagenen, Statesboro's own bestselling teen author, will read from her recently released book, "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek," at the Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Monday.

May 30, 2014 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's Liz Johnson sets sights on November

Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a Bulloch County resident who once represented Georgia on the Democratic National Committee but ran unsuccessfully for local offices such as clerk of court, is now her party's nominee in the statewide race for insurance commissioner.

May 30, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch sheriff: Sex offender failed to register

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office issued a "be on the lookout" alert for a sex offender who it says failed to register after being released from prison.

May 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch CST arrests man wanted in several counties

A man whom authorities say was wanted for offenses ranging from probation violations to selling marijuana in several counties was arrested Thursday after officers responded to a large gathering of people at The Cove apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

May 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rare alliance of tea party and US Chamber in Georgia

ATLANTA - For all the wrangling between the tea party and establishment conservatives in this midterm election year, key players from both sides are lining up behind one candidate in Georgia's Republican Senate primary runoff.

May 28, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Metter man injured when truck hits train in Millen

A Metter man was injured Tuesday when the tractor-trailer rig he was driving struck a train.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Citizens Police Academy accepting applications

People interested in learning about police work behind the scenes may wish to join the next Citizens Police Academy class.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New Bulloch clerk of courts to be sworn in Monday

Newly elected Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Heather Banks McNeal will be sworn into office at 5 p.m. Monday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

May 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch sheriff: Statesboro male, 17, impregnated girl, 11

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old male Tuesday after an investigation revealed that he is responsible for the pregnancy of an 11-year-old girl, authorities said.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 Statesboro teens arrested in 11 vehicle break-ins

Two teenage boys were arrested for a series of vehicle break-ins over the holiday weekend, police said.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Low-income apartment complex draws opposition in Statesboro

Gateway Development Corp. will apply for tax credits to build a low-income apartment complex on Lester Road despite neighborhood opposition and a lack of endorsement by the city of Statesboro, Gateway Development President Thomas Ward said last week.

May 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Metter High media specialist charged with misconduct with student

A second Metter High School faculty member was charged Tuesday with inappropriate conduct with a student.

May 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro veteran: 'How dare you forget!'

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Several Bulloch County-area Boy Scout troops, including troops 342 and 935, along with scout leader Lovett Bennett Jr. and other volunteers, placed more than 600 American flags on graves of fallen soldiers from Bulloch County who lost lives during war time. Their actions were praised during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony held at the Averitt Center for the Arts, but the troops were not identified during the program, as reported in a front-page article in Tuesday's edition.

May 26, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch commissioners ask: So what exactly is ‘local’?

More than half of last week's Bulloch County Board of Commissioners meeting was consumed by discussion of such heavy equipment items as motor graders and backhoe loaders, and the vendors bidding to provide those services to the county.

May 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Tourism a major economic boost for Bulloch

One morning entering Statesboro on Highway 301 just past the entrance of Georgia Southern, where the speed limit drops quickly, I was welcomed to town by then rookie Statesboro officer Stan York.

May 26, 2014 | | Local


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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


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man shot in leg during Statesboro robbery attempt

A man shot Sunday night at The Lodge Apartments is recovering while police continue to seek information on the armed robbery attempt.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Early voting in Bulloch set to begin on Monday

It's time to vote again.

June 30, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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