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Students return for spring semester

Georgia Southern junior Haley Clayton returned to Statesboro a week ago to begin working at her job.

January 23, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City officials try to model parking ordinances after other cities

When Statesboro officials were asked to try to address the problem of people parking all over their front yards, they looked at other cities' ordinances and took from them the portions they thought best addressed the issue.

January 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Farming exhibit opening at Averitt Center

Agricultures impact on Statesboro and Bulloch County will be the focus of a month-long exhibit opening this Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


MLK celebration in Statesboro

The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at Georgia Southern on Tuesday, January 16, to culminate the celebration of her father's life in Bulloch County.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Council tables parking proposal

Wanting to take more time to look the potential impact, the Statesboro City Council voted Wednesday to table a proposed ordinance that would restrict parking in front yards

January 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council to consider zoning changes

The city will consider four changes to its zoning ordinance at their meeting Wednesday morning, including regulating parking in front yards and allowing electronic, or "animated" signs for the Statesboro Mall.

January 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Goals accomplished in last year

As New Year's approaches, columnists everywhere are dancing with glee as they don't have to strain to come up with something to write about this week.

January 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Columnists


Tis the season – to recycle your Christmas tree

Bulloch County residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas Tree can once again "Bring One for the Chipper" and turn their tree into mulch.

January 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Shoppers hit stores looking for post-Christmas sales

Armando Moran missed the after Thanksgiving sales earlier this year, so he wasn't going to pass up a second chance to save some money as he and others hit the stores early Tuesday morning looking for after Christmas sales.

January 10, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Record number of travelers expected

Even with gas prices and hotel rates higher than last year, more than 64.9 million Americans are expected to hit the roadways or the airways during the Christmas and New Years holidays, including 2.1 million Georgians.

January 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


County commissioners consider a proposed adult novelty store

Bulloch County attorney Charles Brown told the board of commissioners that, in his opinion, a proposed adult novelty shop would fall under the county's Adult Entertainment ordinance and require a conditional use variance before it could open.

January 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Christmas tree farm goes from seedling to success

When Robert Wiggins bought four acres of land fronting Highway 80 in 1978, he wasn't exactly sure what he was going to do with it.

January 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Business


Nutcrackers for the holidays

Mozelle Blankenship never set out to have a collection of Nutcracker figurines when she got her first few nearly 10 years ago.

January 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Life


And the winning T-shirt design is ...

Red Cross officials announced the 12 winners for the annual Dress Down Day t-shirt contest Thursday night at the Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, with the overall winner Melissa Jones having her design appear on the back of the t-shirts.

December 30, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday mail expected to be busy

The remainder of this week and next Monday are expected to be the busiest time of the year for the Statesboro Post Office as people hurry to mail off presents to friends and family.

December 26, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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