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Blitch announces resignation from Statesboro City Council

Citing growing concern with his health, Statesboro City Councilman Tommy Blitch made the surprise announcement Tuesday that he will relinquish his District 1 council seat.

August 21, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


LCES to try new parental program

In educating students this year at Langston Chapel Elementary School, faculty and staff will not go it alone.

August 18, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Barrow visits local seniors

Medicare, Social Security, and benefits for veterans - a bit of line dancing, too - were on the agenda Thursday for U.S. Rep. John Barrow when he visited residents at the Bulloch County Senior Center.

August 16, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Keel: Bigger can be better

Bigger is not always better, but for an ever-growing Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel believes it can be.

August 15, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


BOE OKs new budget

The Bulloch County Board of Education took the first step to closing a $4 million shortfall in its budget Thursday, adopting a financial plan that saves more than $2 million in the next fiscal year.

August 10, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Viracon reopening Statesboro plant

After shelving production for six months and furloughing more than 300 employees, Viracon is set to resume operations of its newly refurbished Statesboro manufacturing facility.

August 08, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Help wanted: City creates 3 full-time positions

The City of Statesboro has jobs to fill after a Tuesday morning City Council meeting resulted in the creation of new staff positions.

August 07, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


City considering adding trucks, drivers

Statesboro City Councilmen will talk new jobs and new equipment when they meet Tuesday for the group's first scheduled meeting of August.

August 04, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Bulloch students return to school

It had been little more than two months since Bulloch County schools were last open, but when classes resumed Wednesday, students and teachers did not miss a beat.

August 01, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Congressional race is going to be a runoff

After months of campaigning, the race for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 12th Congressional District will continue.

August 01, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


TSPLOST fails in Coastal Region

One of the most contentious issues in recent state history, a regional 1-percent sales tax for potential road and transit projects, was rejected by voters throughout Georgia Tuesday.

August 01, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


GOP voters to choose a candidate Tuesday

While the Democratic congressman representing the 12th Congressional District prepares for a November race to retain his seat, the four Republicans vying to oppose him are working hard to make their cases for area voters now.

July 28, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Wagner, Caiazzo race for District 1 BOE post

Two candidates vying to fill the Bulloch County Board of Education District 1 seat claim the necessary drive and experience to lead.

July 27, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


TSPLOST promises transportation improvements

New bike and pedestrian trails, additional lanes for the area's busiest corridors and more paved roads in rural parts of the county will be at stake when Bulloch County voters decide at the polls whether to support a 1-percent sales tax investing in transportation throughout the region.

July 26, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Working to curb 'summer slide'

Every kid's favorite time of year might be the most detrimental to their academic development, according to the National Summer Learning Association.

July 21, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


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