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No property tax increase for Statesboro residents; no public attended city budget meeting

Statesboro City Manager George Wood reiterated the fact that there will not be a property tax increase for residents of Statesboro at a public hearing on the city's budget Tuesday afternoon.

June 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Police searching for two men for robbing Sonic Drive-In

Police are searching for two men who were able to steal an undisclosed amount of money from a drive-in restaurant early Tuesday morning.

June 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Public hearing for city budget to be held Tuesday

A public hearing to allow residents to express concerns they may have over the proposed Statesboro budget is set for 5 p.m. today in the council chambers of City Hall.

June 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Terry Hand named OTC 2007 Instructor of the Year

Terry Hand is normally an enthusiastic teacher. In fact, Ogeechee Technical College President Dawn Cartee said she's never seen anyone with more energy than Hand, a computer information systems teacher at the school.

June 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


GSU’s Frank Fortune earns award

Frank Fortune wasn't sure what to expect when he entered several of his photographs in the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education contest.

June 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Business


Friends, family celebrate Dr. Michael Guido at Guido Gardens this weekend

METTER - Dr. Michael Guido sat in his golf cart just to the left of the stage Saturday morning, watching a gospel singing group perform in front of a few hundred people at the gardens which share his name.

June 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Seymour named DSDA/Main Street director

Heath Seymour didn't set out to become a downtown development authority director. An art major in college, Seymour spent several years working as an artist before deciding he wanted to go back to school.

June 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council approves new business license

With little discussion, the Statesboro City Council approved sweeping changes to the city's occupational tax structure at its meeting Tuesday morning after months of work by a panel assembled by Mayor Bill Hatcher.

June 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro and Bulloch County officials urge residents to abide by state water restrictions

With the sizzling heat of summer ahead and as the state falls deeper into a drought that has gripped much of the southeast, Georgia officials have enacted outdoor watering restrictions in an effort to conserve water.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Barrow, Ag chair listen to farmers’ concerns

METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council Preview

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro vet starts petition to establish local VA clinic

Ray Hendrix has a vision of seeing a Veterans Affairs medical clinic located in Statesboro.

June 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Traffic light at Highway 80 and Savannah Avenue to begin working Tuesday

Two months after the redesigned intersection of Highway 80 and Savannah Avenue was completed, the traffic light at the location will be activated early next week.

June 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Memorial Day observance to be held Monday at Averitt

Between 250 and 300 people are expected for Monday's Memorial Day observance at the Emma Kelly Theater to pay homage to those who lost their lives in military service during America's wars.

June 12, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Memorial Day travel to be up despite current gas prices

Even though gasoline prices are at record highs, travel will be up slightly over the Memorial Day weekend, according to figures from AAA.

June 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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