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Four decades of serving residents

The City of Statesboro and its Public Works department will honor one of its longest tenured employees with a drop-in retirement party Tuesday afternoon.

August 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City manager's resignation sought?

Three Statesboro City Council members requested a special called meeting for Monday to discuss the possibility of asking City Manager Shane Haynes to resign. But since the mayor and two council members cannot attend, no action is expected at the meeting.

August 20, 2010 | Phil Boyum | Local


Brothers behind bars

An open container of alcohol was the break the Statesboro Police Department needed to catch two men accused of a series of automobile break-ins.

August 17, 2010 | Phil Boyum | Local


McKinney wins GOP nomination for Ga.'s District 12

Following up a first place primary with a runoff win, Republican candidate Ray McKinney will face incumbent John Barrow this November in the race for Georgia's 12th congressional district.

August 10, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


This plaque's for you

I got a plaque in the mail the other day.

August 09, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists/Editorials


McKinney, Smith in 12th District runoff Tuesday

Georgia's 12th District Republicans will determine Tuesday who will face incumbent John Barrow in the congressional race come November.

August 09, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Hopefuls spar in Boro

Ray McKinney and Carl Smith want to unseat incumbent John Barrow as Georgia's District 12 representative in Congress, but one of them needs to win the Aug. 10 runoff first.

August 05, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


McKinney, Smith face off in Boro Thursday

With the August 10 run-off approaching, Thursday may be the last chance for voters to meet the Republican congressional candidates from Georgia's 12th district vying to face Congressman John Barrow in November.

August 03, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Open meeting's lawsuit hearing postponed

The hearing for a lawsuit filed against the Statesboro mayor and City Council by a group of local businessmen was postponed due to scheduling conflict with some of the plaintiffs.

July 31, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City votes to settle with former city engineer

The City of Statesboro will once again dip into its revenue-strapped coffers to settle a lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.

July 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


McKinney, Smith head to runoff in GOP District 12

Two Republicans in Georgia's 12th Congressional District will meet in a runoff Aug. 10 to determine who will face incumbent Congressman John Barrow in November.

July 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GOP Congressional debate at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Statesboro High

Four Republican candidates seeking the nomination for Georgia 12th congressional district will face each other in Statesboro Friday evening for the final debate of the primary season.

July 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local businessmen file suit against city

A group of local businessmen filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the members of the Statesboro City Council, alleging they violated Georgia Open Meeting laws when they held meetings to discuss the 2011 city budget and the restructuring of the police and fire departments.

June 30, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro Flea Market reopens

The Statesboro Flea Market reopened its doors Friday after the owners complied with city requirements to pave their parking lot.

June 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Homes found for all shelter cats that needed to be moved

It was a happy ending for more than two dozen cats at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter as the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County was able to find temporary and permanent homes for the animals.

June 17, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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