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3 challengers for council seat to attend Oct. 27 forum

All hopefuls in the District 2 race for the Statesboro City Council said they will attend a candidate forum later this month, except incumbent council member Gary Lewis.

October 07, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


A post card update from Armenia

When Dr. Michael Braz decided to join the Peace Corps after working 24 years in the Music Department of Georgia Southern, he knew the transition would be tough and fulfilling, at the same time.

August 27, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


A hot ride for students

With the heat index topping 110 degrees each day since Bulloch County started the 2011-12 school year Monday, it's a hot ride home for about 40 percent of students on school buses.

August 03, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


Where were you on 9/11?

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sleeping about 9 that morning when I received a call from a reporter at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to turn on the TV. I was the metro editor at the then Gannett-owned newspaper, but we were waiting for a new chief editor to start in two weeks, so I was the acting editor.

July 23, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Getting gouged?

Driving on Highway 80 East one morning last week, motorists may have noticed a gas station at the Burkhalter Road intersection charging $3.45.9 per gallon of regular, while across the street the price was $3.57.9.

July 16, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Schools chief: No cheating in Bulloch

Results released recently show all Bulloch County elementary schools performed well on the 2011 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests Georgia uses to measure progress in state schools.

July 16, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


BOE: Tax hike 'off the table'

Bulloch County Board of Education members will continue discussion tonight on the 2012 fiscal year budget facing hard choices and less funding to deal with the choices.

June 08, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


Council expected to name Parker fulltime manager

With his contract expired, Frank Parker is expected to have the interim tag taken off the Statesboro city manager position he has filled since Shane Haynes was forced to resign in September 2010.

June 04, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Map plan draws fire

The Statesboro City Council is expected to decide Tuesday between two proposed maps that redraw the boundaries for the city's five council districts. But council members Travis Chance and Will Britt both say a map that was not made available to study until Friday afternoon should not be considered because the public has not had a chance to offer input.

June 04, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Ga. court overturns charter schools law

Despite a Georgia Supreme Court decision announced Monday that would cost the Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology about $300,000 per year in state funding, the Statesboro school's assistant director remains optimistic about CCAT's future.

May 16, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


SEB boys romp past Berrien, 7-3

NASHVILLE - With his team trailing 2-1 at halftime on the road to Berrien County in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state soccer playoffs, Southeast Bulloch High coach Bob Massee told his team the offense would come through in the second half.

April 30, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Prep Sports 360


Choose your favorite film

Which film will take the Grand Prize at the 2011 Statesboro Film Festival? Well, it's now in the hands of the voters - you.

April 14, 2011 | by JAMES HEALY | Local


Not too late for film fest entry

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

April 04, 2011 | by JAMES HEALY | Local


Shaq to help Boro man

Searching seemingly in vain for cleats large enough to fit his size 22 feet during the past four months, Brian Easterling now has someone helping him who knows just a little about big feet. And reality TV. And rap. And, of course, basketball.

March 29, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch Special Olympians compete, have fun

Nearly 100 Special Olympians gathered Friday at Statesboro High School's Womack Field for the 2011 Bulloch County Special Olympics.

March 26, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's sixth film festival.

April 16, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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