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City merges utility departments

The city of Statesboro has merged its Water-Wastewater and Natural Gas departments into a single Public Utilities Department under one director.

November 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


McCollar makes history

Around the time the outcome became certain, cheers from Jonathan McCollar's watch party, turned victory party, at Luetta Moore Park could be heard back at the election office in the County Annex off North Main Street.

November 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


City finalizes police raise

Having earlier approved a tax increase to fund a pay raise for entry-level police officers, Statesboro City Council approved the actual pay package Tuesday.

November 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro to pick next mayor

For the three candidates vying to be Statesboro's mayor for the next four years, Tuesday night's vote count could be decisive. Or, this general election result could send two candidates to a Dec. 5 runoff.

November 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


G.H. Tool & Mold expands in Statesboro

G.H. Tool & Mold, whose arrival at Bulloch County's Gateway Industrial Park in 2000 had everything to do with Briggs & Stratton, is expanding along with its larger industrial neighbor.

November 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Stepping up with disaster shelters

After some confusion occurred with Hurricane Irma, volunteers with Bulloch County VOAD, along with the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, recently called on state officials and the American Red Cross for a better understanding about emergency shelters.

November 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


So far, 920 city and 1,362 county votes

With Election Day still to go, 920 people have cast ballots in Statesboro's city election, more than half as many as voted in the general election phase of the last mayoral race in 2013.

November 03, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Friday the last day to vote early

At the end of voting hours Thursday, 1,144 Bulloch County residents had voted early in the Education SPLOST referendum, while 782 Statesboro residents had done so in the city's mayoral race.

November 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Meet 7 authors for free at The Write Place

Readers and writers can meet eight authors, including award-winning mystery author Nancy Pickard, and hear stories and advice from them Friday evening and Saturday morning during The Write Place Writers' Festival.

November 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Chief of staff’s memoir highlights rise of Sam Nunn

Roland McElroy's latest book, "The Best President the Nation Never Had: A Memoir of Working with Sam Nunn" was released by Mercer University Press a month ago today.

November 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Briggs & Stratton bringing jobs back to Gateway plant

Over the next year Briggs & Stratton intends to move production of commercial-use Vanguard V-Twin engines from Japan to its manufacturing plants in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama.

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Manufacturing a future in Statesboro

Each year for Manufacturing Day, the Development Authority of Bulloch County works with schools, local industries and Ogeechee Technical College to show eighth-graders what manufacturing jobs look like firsthand.

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Veterans Day to put music of WWI in context

This Veterans Day, nationally syndicated radio host and song historian Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller and pianist and singer Alan Jones will bring "The Songs of World War I" to the Emma Kelly Theater, courtesy of Statesboro's American Legion Post 90 and co-sponsors.

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local YMCA launches

Statesboro Family YMCA, which celebrated its grand opening Saturday, has programs already available, with an emphasis on fitness activities and family.

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Not arrowheads, and older than you think

In its last regular meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Historical Society heard about the area's Native American prehistory, and saw a collection of artifacts dating back thousands of years.

October 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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Major benefactor removes GSU from will

Karl Peace, Ph.D., endower of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University and one of the university's largest donors ...

December 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


SPD to open substation near stadium

The Statesboro Police Department plans to open a substation adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus in the Paulson Stadium area, and City Council approved ...

December 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police raise sweeps in applicants

The pay raises City Council approved for Statesboro Police Department officers last month produced an immediate rise in the number of would-be and experienced officers ...

December 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Total Tire & Auto Care opens in Statesboro

Total Tire & Auto Care of Statesboro brings a need Jody Rogers perceived through his contracting business together with David Shackelford's knowledge of the tire ...

December 04, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Panels to pursue mayoral goals

Statesboro Mayor-elect Jonathan McCollar has a transition team working on naming three citizen commissions to pursue initiatives in job creation, youth development and diversity and ...

December 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County, cities negotiate TSPLOST

Officials of Bulloch County and the cities of Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro held their first formal meeting Friday toward putting a transportation sales tax ...

December 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Zoning pits charities against meadery

Like many zoning disputes, the one over the proposed Five Hives & Vines meadery involves neighbors with conflicting wishes. But in the case of Five Hives ...

November 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hand bell choir set to perform

Silver bells, silver bells. … Four church handbell choirs are getting ready to perform as one. … It's Christmas time in the Boro.

November 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Town Hall meetings requested before Georgia Southern enfolds Armstrong

Georgia Southern donor and alumnus Burney Marsh asked the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to hold town hall meetings presenting the final plan ...

November 22, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light

Shopping by Lantern Light, 6-8 p.m. tonight - Tuesday, both caps the 10th annual Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market season and launches local holiday shopping.

November 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Bulloch County superintendent gets 1-year contract

By a 5-1 vote after two of the eight members left during a protracted meeting Thursday night, the Bulloch County Board of Education extended Superintendent ...

November 18, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

The Main Street Farmers Market will wrap up its 10th season with a final regular weekly market Saturday morning and then put a bow on ...

November 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC breaks ground for Workforce Training

Contractor crews had real groundwork underway when officials ceremonially turned shovels Wednesday on Ogeechee Technical College's sixth major building, the $10 million, almost 35 ...

November 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police report -11-15-17; A black and red Huffy 26-inch cruiser bicycle was reported stolen Friday.

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 ...

November 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Five Hives & Vines in Bulloch County

If the Five Hives & Vines partners' original vision is realized, their rural Bulloch County property will feature beehives, berry fields and a facility for making ...

November 13, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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