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Hearing schedule for challenged voters to be released by Monday

Bulloch County officials hope to have a schedule of hearings by Monday for voters challenged by the Statesboro Citizens for Good Government in the Statesboro City Council elections. Since the race in District 5 is still undecided, the 93 challenged electors in that district will be the first to be heard, officials said.

January 03, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


All power restored in Nevils area

Nevils Elementary School and 720 other Georgia Power customers in the southeast end of Bulloch County were without electricity Tuesday morning due to a faulty switch and effects of the below-freezing weather.

January 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Fire issues heat up City Council meeting

The Statesboro City Council got heated Tuesday as City Manager George Wood outlined the city's plan for a fire services agreement while questioning the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners decision to cancel their agreement with the city without a formal plan of their own.

January 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Defining his position on the war

I debated this past week whether or not I would continue to press the issue of Iraq and Christians and the war and the appropriate response our government should have had. I must be a glutton for punishment (that or I really like getting yelled at).

January 01, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


City council to discuss fire department issues

Though there are other items on the Statesboro City Council's Tuesday evening agenda, none will garner the attention or go into as much detail as the fire service delivery agreement between Statesboro and Bulloch County.

January 01, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City: Fire change yet to be negotiated

While Bulloch County officials recently voted to form their own fire services department, the Statesboro City Manager George Wood and Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield say that decision has yet to be negotiated.

December 30, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


A ‘win-win’ situation for Boro Guardsman

Most of the folks in Bulloch County are familiar with the Fort Stewart National Guard Training Center located just south of Bulloch in Liberty County. But what many folks may not know is that the Garrison Commander is one of Bulloch's own. His family even has their own road.

December 30, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Statesboro High construction on schedule

Driving down Lester Road, passers by can see that construction site for the new Statesboro High School is crawling with construction workers, heavy equipment and tons of steel, cinder blocks and concrete.

December 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Keep Bulloch Beautiful recognized at national level

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was honored at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, for their outstanding programs to prevent litter, beautify community environments, and reduce waste.

December 26, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


SEB named top achieving school

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox recently named Southeast Bulloch High School a Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement – one of 23 schools statewide to receive the award.

December 23, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Averitt STARS present variety show at Emma Kelly Theater Dec. 14-16

Another burgeoning Statesboro holiday tradition is upon us this upcoming weekend as the Averitt Center for the Arts puts on Emma's Holiday Follies in the Emma Kelly Theater Dec. 14 - 16. Sponsored by the Averitt STARS, this Vaudeville-style variety show promises to be even more exciting and festive than last year.

December 23, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Mortgage bailout far from conservative

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been critical of the president and his administration for the war in Iraq they dragged us into and the trillion or so dollars they have literally spent blowing up nouns - you know, people, places and things. For this, I've have been called a liberal (not to mention a few things I can't put in print).

December 22, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


If I had a trillion dollars

Earlier this week, I was invited to witness the local American Legion Post #90 presenting Congressman John Barrow with over 5,800 signatures supporting Statesboro as a potential future site for a Veterans Administration community-based, outpatient clinic. It was great to see the community come together to work toward fulfilling promises made to our former soldiers.

December 22, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Coin toss decides contract

In an unusual turn of events, the City Council on Tuesday was forced to determine which contractor was awarded the bid for the West Grady Street Culvert Replacement project by flipping a coin.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ga. Speaker of the House speaks in Statesboro

Last Wednesday, Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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