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'Blessed Assurance' opening Friday at Averitt Center

The Averitt Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Statesboro Herald, is sponsoring an essay contest on the upcoming play "Blessed Assurance." High school students or college students up to 21 years of age are invited to come and watch the play, then submit a reaction paper to the Averitt Center by November 1st. The winner of the essay contest will receive $75 and have their essay published in the Statesboro Herald.

November 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Fair workers get medical, dental care

In what has become an annual fair tradition, the First Baptist Church of Statesboro is again sponsoring a dental trailer and medical tent for the workers at the Ogeechee Fair. Free of charge, the workers will be able to obtain basic dental care at the trailer, such as fillings and extractions, as well as some primary medical check-ups.

October 26, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


'Freudian Clips' concert at Averitt Center Friday

This Friday night, Georgia Southern Opera will be breaking out the psychoanalysis during their annual fall scene's program entitled "Freudian Clips." The script centers around the hypothetical, but often comedic analysis of Don Giovanni by Dr. Sigmund Freud and ties together scenes from five different operas. The concert will be held at the Averitt Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. and is free for GSU students. General admission tickets are $5.

October 25, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Candidate forum tonight; last day to register is today

Statesboro city council candidates will gather this evening at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building to discuss local issues at an event sponsored by the Georgia Southern University Student Government Association.

October 24, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


First Friday activities in Downtown Statesboro

October 23, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Love the troops, hate the war

Almost all the things I write about here on Friday come from one of three situations. Sometimes its a personal experience I've had here in Statesboro - a business transaction of some sort. Also, there are the keen observations I make about the inadequacies of government in order to dispel the ridiculous notion that the federal government is, in any way, here to help you. Then, there are those bits of random conversation that happen to stick with me after the talk stops and I walk away.

October 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Voter sign-ups prove effective

Voter registration rolls in Statesboro are growing, with nearly 1,200 new voters signing up since Aug. 1.

October 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro candidate forum set for Tuesday

The Georgia Southern University's Student Government Association will sponsor a forum for Statesboro City Council candidate's Tuesday at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on campus. There will be a "meet and greet" with the candidates at 5:30 p.m. giving attendees the chance to informally talk with the candidates over light food and drink. The program starts at 6 p.m.

October 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


About 10 percent of voter forms sent back for corrections

Out of more than 1,200 new voter registration forms processed since Aug. 1, an official with the Bulloch County voter registrar's office said approximately 10 percent were filled out incorrectly.

October 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Woodin Nikel owner to appeal liquor revocation

Today at 9 a.m., the city council will entertain a motion to schedule a hearing on the alcohol license revocation of the Orient Express - more commonly known as the Woodin Nikel.

October 16, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


County still unsure about Flying J infrastructure

The Bulloch County commissioners are feeling warm but not quite fuzzy about a proposal that would extend water and sewer infrastructure to a proposed Flying J truck stop development at the intersection of 301 South and Interstate 16.

October 15, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Commissioners to meet Friday to discuss Flying J truck stop financing

The County Board of Commissioners will meet today at 1 p.m. to discuss the financial implications to the county of the Flying J truck stop - a proposed 22-acre development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. The project would need a water and sewer infrastructure backbone extended south to the site, along a six mile stretch of 301 from the Gateway Industrial Park to the highway.

October 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County honors two employees at annual Steak and Burger Dinner

On September 20th, the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County held their second annual Steak and Burger Dinner at the First Baptist Church of Statesboro. As part of the festivities, the club's Board of Directors recognized two employees for their outstanding service and dedication to the club.

October 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Freebies too good to be true?

As I sit, listen to and read statements from today's politicians, one thing is absolutely certain: these guys and gals like to promise American's loads and loads of free stuff.

October 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Breast Cancer Awareness tour comes to GSU

On Thursday afternoon, Georgia Southern University hosted the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's community educational outreach tour called "Komen on the Go." Parked near the Russell Union Rotunda, the tour-bus is a traveling display that distributes information about breast cancer prevention to all generations of women.

October 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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