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City looks to rework Alcohol Control Board

The Statesboro City Council is planning to significantly change the structure and responsibilities of the Alcohol Control Board including the removal of their authority to recommend punishment for establishments cited for alcohol violations.

February 03, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council hears pleas about flea market, Club Zone

Representatives for two local businesses asked the Statesboro City Council to reconsider the city's decision to revoke their business licenses, which forced them to close Jan. 22.

February 02, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Streetscape update: City prepares for future resurfacing

City of Statesboro workers dug up part of Railroad Street Thursday in anticipation of future work related to the Downtown Streetscape Project.

January 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


2010 Regional Economic Forecast shows recovery coming to area

Economic recovery in the Coastal Georgia region is expected to build momentum throughout 2010 and into 2011, according to economic experts from Georgia Southern University.

January 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City shutters Club Zone, flea market

Actions taken by the City of Statesboro have left two local businesses closed and more than 50 angry and confused, part-time vendors looking for a place to sell their wares.

January 24, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Celebration Tuesday honoring retiring Public Works Director Bobby Colson

Those Statesboro citizens who have enjoyed boiled peanuts and watermelon at the city's Public Works Department Annual Peanut Boil Appreciation Festival will want to come out Tuesday afternoon and thank the man that started it all.

January 18, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Program helps local vets get rides to VA hospitals

A service that provides rides to medical centers in Dublin and Augusta for local veterans who have trouble finding transportation has been going strong since it started a year ago.

January 17, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


MLK celebration Monday

With Martin Luther King Day approaching, the Bulloch County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has a full slate of weekend activities planned.

January 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Barrow in the Boro - Congressman speaks with locals during annual tour

About 50 people showed up at the Bulloch County Agricultural Complex Thursday afternoon to ask questions of Congressman John Barrow as part of his 2010 Rural Listening Tour.

January 07, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Giving a warm donation

With the true spirit of the holidays in mind, a local service organization and a local dry cleaner are teaming up to gather winter coats for needy individuals in the county.

December 10, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Georgia Southern study: Holiday spending will decrease or stay same as ’08

Holiday shoppers will be frequenting discount retailers, shopping close to home and spending less per person on presents for friends and family, according to a consumer poll released by Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration this week.

December 02, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Sons of Jubal in concert at FBC Thursday

Nearly 200 Baptist ministers of music and music educators from across Georgia will descend on First Baptist Church of Statesboro Thursday evening to perform a standing room-only concert.

November 16, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch NAACP to celebrate national 100th anniversary at banquet Saturday

The Bulloch County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is celebrating a national milestone at their annual banquet this Saturday.

November 04, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Blitch reelected; Riggs joins Council

Incumbent earns 2nd term in District 1

November 03, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Controversial Professor William Ayers gives GSU class lecture

Controversial Professor William Ayers made an unpublicized visit to the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday to give a lecture on curriculum and writing.

November 03, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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