During the summer and fall of 1943, German and Italian prisoners of were brought in to help harvest the bumper crops in Bulloch County. These prisoners must have volunteered for this duty, as any forced labor would have violated the terms of the their surrender. Several groups of these laborers, between the ages of 18 and 38 years of age, were being used in various locations throughout Bulloch County under the supervision of the military authorities.
Sunday, Nov. 5, is Retired Educators Day. Churches all over Georgia will be recognizing retired educators in their congregations.
By BOBBY NESMITH
Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Anita Ranee Anderson and Robert Jerry Hutcheson.
Gretchen Melissa Green and Patrick G. Blanchard Jr., both of Augusta, were united in marriage at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2006, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. Dr. Jack L. Snellgrove and the Rev. Dr. Sidney Austin Gates Jr. officiated.
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Statesboro police have arrested three men in connection with an attempted armed robbery early Friday morning.
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It's time to fall back, Bulloch County! Remember to set your clocks back one hour.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue failed to disclose his 2004 purchase of more than 100 acres in Houston County, which ultimately masked an apparent conflict of interest when the state decided not to purchase an adjacent wildlife preserve, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - After a hastily arranged video conference with George Bush, Iraq's prime minister said Saturday that the U.S. president promised to move swiftly to turn over full control of the Iraqi army to the Baghdad government.
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SYLVANIA - Eight first quarter offensive plays netted three scores with the defense adding another as the SCHS Gamecocks scored 27 first stanza points enroute to a 54-7 victory over still-winless Metter's Tigers. With the win in the annual Hall of Fame game, the Gamecocks finished their regular season at Kelly Memorial Stadium at 5-0.
Georgia Southern University will be tobacco free starting Friday, in accordance with a new policy by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents.
PHILADELPHIA - Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.
WASHINGTON - The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.
Mrs. Thelva Horton Sharpe
TIFTON - The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team sent 25 swimmers to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet on July 18 and 19.
ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.
INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.
Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)
When Georgia Southern's Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.
The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.
As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.
MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.
ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.