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Women march for more than poll power

Some 200 or more people taking part in the second annual Women's March in Statesboro rallied for "Power to the Polls" Sunday afternoon, but not just for electoral clout and electing more women.

January 22, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


County and cities agree on T-SPLOST

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners and Statesboro City Council on Tuesday both unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement for what would be the county's first sales tax specifically for transportation projects.

January 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Women’s March downtown Sunday

For the second annual Statesboro Women's March, organizers are bringing the event downtown to places where votes count and are counted, in keeping with the national theme "Power to the Polls."

January 16, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


MLK speaker: 'Leave it better than you found it'

Sounding the keynote at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service in Statesboro, Dr. Torian White called on listeners to leave their community better than they found it.

January 15, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Fox funds light up Emma Kelly

A nearly $40,000 project to add color-programmable LED lighting above the Emma Kelly Theater's stage represents the first third of about $120,000 in updates proposed for the historic theater, says Averitt Center for the Arts Executive Director Jamie Grady.

January 15, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Hospital completes ‘E.R.’ expansion

An expansion and renovation of East Georgia Regional Medical Center's emergency department, completed in December, added 10 treatment rooms plus a sub-waiting area designed for emergency patients with less urgent needs.

January 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


No school make-up days this year

No weather make-up days are planned for the current school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson said Thursday night.

January 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Retired teacher, former student lead BOE in 2018

Meeting Thursday evening, the Bulloch County Board of Education unanimously chose Mike Sparks as its chair and Heather Mims as vice chair for 2018.

January 12, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


BOE to choose school calendars

The Bulloch County Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and is slated to approve calendars for the next two school years.

January 10, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Insurance broker moving forward with city coverage

After a much-disputed process that initially awarded the business to another vendor, Glenn-Davis & Associates continues as health insurance broker for the city of Statesboro.

January 09, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City insurance controversy

Statesboro City Council's decision to reverse course and stay with Glenn-Davis & Associates as broker for the city's partially self-insured employee health coverage followed a contentious path that began last September with a staff recommendation to switch to another company.

January 09, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Council to have input on mayor’s commissions

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar will begin introducing his transition team's proposals for three citizen commissions soon, possibly at the next City Council meeting, he said this week.

January 04, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Jones also resigns from TAD board

Former Mayor Jan Moore's resignation from the TAD board was already in hand when Statesboro City Council met Tuesday, but Councilman Sam Lee Jones also resigned his appointment to the new advisory board.

January 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


McCollar calls for unity

Outside, the temperature hovered barely above 20 Fahrenheit, but in the warm and crowded council chamber, new Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar called for unity immediately after being sworn in.

January 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


The business of Bulloch bees

In these winter days honey bees are clustered in their hives keeping warm. But now is the time for beekeepers to get equipment ready and plan for spring, say some Bulloch County beekeepers who make a business of getting other people involved.

December 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Tankersley seeks re-election in District 160

Rep. Jan Tankersley, the Republican from Brooklet who represents District 160, is seeking a fifth two-year term in the Georgia House of Representatives. She will ...

February 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Barrow back campaigning, this time for secretary of state

John Barrow, the former 12th District congressman, is now seeking the office of Georgia secretary of state. Visiting Statesboro on Friday, he said he hopes ...

February 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Yu again challenges Allen within GOP

In his third run for Congress as a Republican from Georgia's 12th District, Eugene Yu promises to help President Donald Trump fulfill his "America ...

February 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Police report -2-14-18; Police responded to eight reports of traffic accidents Monday.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review ...

February 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Food truck, Caribbean style

Ryan Brunner and Imani Augusma, fiancé and fiancée, on Monday opened the first self-propelled food truck currently based in Statesboro, Brunner Burritos & Bowls.

February 12, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Schools employee recruitment fair a first

The Bulloch County Schools will hold an employee recruitment fair, believed to be the first in the school system's history, Saturday, Feb. 24, for ...

February 10, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro ‘Tree City USA’ for 25 years

Every year for Arbor Day, the city of Statesboro unfurls a Tree City USA flag. But this year, the flag is a special one marking ...

February 08, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


SPD getting $400,000 worth of new vehicles

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday approved spending $400,000 to buy and equip nine new vehicles, including seven patrol SUVs, one unmarked SUV and a ...

February 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


For Joyner, YMCA a family tradition

Tory Joyner came to the job of executive director of the Statesboro Family YMCA with a family legacy in YMCA management and career experience deeper ...

February 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


A farewell to Scout Troop 342

Dissolved after 54 years of service, Boy Scouts of America Troop 342 will reminisce with present and past Scouts, adult leaders, parents and other supporters ...

February 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Congressional candidate Nesmith backs Medicare for all

Roofing company co-owner Trent Nesmith is running for Congress, carrying a warning against the influence of campaign money in American government and, among other things ...

February 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Johnson challenging labels as Democrat for Congress

In his campaign for Congress, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys Johnson is running as a Democrat and acknowledged progressive but challenging narrow labels and noting ...

February 01, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidates, from school board to governor, qualify March 5-9

Candidates will qualify March 5-9 for Georgia's May 22 election, which includes both the party primaries and the general election for nonpartisan offices.

January 30, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Historic building turned ‘eyesore’ comes down

None too soon for officials at Statesboro City Hall, property owner Garland Nessmith is tearing down the century-old warehouse-type building on East Main Street at ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Bloomingdale CCC boys worked in area’s forests

From 1933 until 1942 through the Great Depression, more than 3 million unmarried young American men worked mostly outdoors and earned money for themselves and ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


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