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Job fair attracts thousands

A job fair expected to attract 1,500 people to Ogeechee Technical College Wednesday, had already processed that many applicants by noon. By 6 p.m., 3,500 people had filled out employment applications to be part of Great Dane's initial workforce when its 450,000-square-foot manufacturing plant opens in Statesboro early next year.

December 14, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bi-Lo unveils renovations, donations

After several months of renovations, Bi-Lo officially unveiled the new look of the inside of its store off Northside Drive Wednesday, and the grocery chain also used the occasion to announce about $32,000 in grants to area groups.

November 16, 2011 | Jim Healy | Local


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


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Hirsch back in the booth

Nate Hirsch will announce a football game next week at Paulson Stadium for the first time since "the Voice of the Eagles" described Georgia Southern's 63-17 destruction of Morehead State on Nov. 12, 2005.

August 16, 2014 | Jim Healy | Local


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