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Blind Willie McTell becomes Statesboro’s second Legend in the Arts

The Statesboro Arts Council named their second Legend in the Arts during a ceremony held at the Averitt Center. Blind Willie McTell was inducted into the local "hall of fame," and an exhibition was opened in the Legend's Gallery in his honor Thursday evening.

September 24, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Group forms to register GSU students to vote

A group has organized in Statesboro aimed at getting more students at Georgia Southern University registered to vote.

September 22, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City wants new fire services contract

Statesboro City Council members voted Wednesday to send a letter to Bulloch County requesting a renegotiation of the fire services contract. City officials believe the existing agreement is no longer sufficient to pay for the level of service provided to residents living within five miles of the city limits.

September 21, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Who is eligible to vote?

Who is eligible to vote in the upcoming city of Statesboro election and the responsibilties and restrictions of voter registrars has caused confusion recently in the wake of a grass roots group forming to register voters.

September 21, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


New group aims to register student voters

A group has organized in Statesboro aimed at getting more students at Georgia Southern University registered to vote.

September 19, 2007 | PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro teen embraces her place in the spotlight as advocate for cancer

Madison Merrifield is definitely not the typical freshman at Statesboro High School. She was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of eight. Then the second time at 10. Then the third time at 11.

September 19, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Splash wraps up solid summer

With any luck, this weekend's rain won't dampen the last weekend Splash in the Boro is open.

September 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


'Love' fest at Mill Creek

It was truly a "Love Fest" Friday at Mill Creek Elementary. In a morning assembly, all the students, faculty and staff paid tribute to one of their own, Janice Love, as they crowned her "Queen for the Day."

September 17, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Langston Chapel Middle failed to meet AYP standards

Forty-five students to date have transferred out of Langston Chapel Middle School.

September 16, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local woman wins national beauty pageant

Statesboro has its own nationally crowned beauty queen.

September 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Georgia Special Olympics to be held in Statesboro starting in 2008

The Statesboro Visitor's and Convention Bureau, in conjunction with the Georgia Special Olympics, announced Tuesday that the Georgia Fall Games will be held in Statesboro starting in 2008.

September 12, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


All council incumbents draw opposition

On the first day of election qualifying, everybody's got competition.

September 12, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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