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Happy 96th, Chester Williams!

The Snooky's faithful were out in full force Tuesday morning to celebrate the 96th birthday of Snook-PAC's most-favored and long-standing member, Chester Williams.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Christmas festival is Thursday

Downtown Statesboro invites area residents to immerse themselves in the spirit Thursday and Friday with holiday events designed for people of all ages.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch area veterans push for clinic

Members of local American Legion Post #90 gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Honey Bowen Building to present U.S. Representative John Barrow with signatures showing support for a local community based outpatient clinic for veterans.

December 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council to discuss Flying J infrastructure agreement

Statesboro City Council meets today at 6 p.m. with the main topic of discussion likely to be updates and legal agreements relating to the Flying J truck stop development.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City Council passes first Flying J agreement

The Statesboro City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into an agreement toward extending water and sewer lines out to the intersection of Highway 301 South and Interstate 16. The infrastructure, which would facilitate the construction of a new Flying J truck stop project, would open up development along the entire corridor of Highway 301 south of the Gateway Industrial Park.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Travis Chance determined winner in District 5 race, beats John Morris 413-369

Travis Chance, Will Britt and Gary Lewis can now officially be declared the winners in the city council election now that the challenges have been added to the totals from election day. The officials were finally able to count the challenged ballots since the Statesboro Citizens for Good Government withdrew the challenges Wednesday afternoon.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local teen set to graduate from GSU at 18

In most ways, Emily Hager is the typical college senior.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


You should be afraid of this column

Be afraid of this column. This column is toxic to inflammatory rhetoric and could cause spontaneous outbursts of critical thinking and common sense.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Christians should rethink Iraq war

As I rewrote this column on Thanksgiving, my grandmother came to mind. More accurately, she's why I rewrote it.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Annual Mayors' Christmas Motorcade collecting toys

For 49 years, the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade has brought together cities across Georgia to spread the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia's seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Thanksgiving travel expected to be high despite gas prices

Local auto service establishments are seeing more customers at the garage door as people tune-up for the holiday weekend. John Godbee, one of the managers of Express Tune & Lube on Main Street, said business has picked up recently.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch Food Bank working to provide food to needy families

In the season of Thanksgiving, the Bulloch County Food Bank is working to make sure everyone who needs food will have it for the holidays.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Offering their hearts, their home: Local family shares their experiences as foster-to-adopt parents

It was a newspaper article just like this that was the catalyst for Charlie and Angie Howell to become foster parents and eventually adopt their third child.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Madrigal Dinners Thursday

Kicking off the Christmas season, Georgia Southern Opera presents its third annual Madrigal Dinners and Holiday Celebration Thursday and Saturday at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Information Technology Building on GSU's campus. Each evening - which will be filled with dinner, dancing and music - will be topped off with a one-act Christmas opera, entitled "St. Nicholas", to be performed during dessert and coffee.

November 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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