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Jack Averitt remembered

Scholar. Teacher. Mentor. Developer. Musician. Historian. Rotarian. Friend.

November 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Madrigal dinners bring in holiday season

A holiday celebration with dinner, dancing, music and operatic entertainment will be put on this week by the Georgia Southern Opera program.

November 26, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mill Creeks holds Veterans Day Parade

Mill Creek Elementary School was awash in red, white and blue as about 50 veterans showed up to watch the students and faculty march in its annual Veterans Day parade. Principal Trey Robertson said they took about a week and half to prepare all the events and music for the parade.

November 24, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Members of local church work to get building on National Registry of Historical Places

On a small rise on the banks of Lotts Creek, which forms the boundary between Bulloch and Candler counties, stands the Upper Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Built in 1881, the church has been a fixture in Portal for well over 100 years and traces its ownership to participants in the Revolutionary War.

November 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Life is hopeless - so smile

I struggled a bit this week with the topic I wanted to cover. I've been so caught up in the middle of this city election fiasco, my mind is a bit muddled. Both sides of this thing are slinging so much mud, we could have a monster truck rally in the middle of town.

November 17, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Bulloch NAACP to hold annual banquet

Saturday night is the annual Freedom Fund Banquet for the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP. With the theme "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great," the night will be capped with a keynote speech from Reta Jo Lewis, former Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton and Statesboro native.

November 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


County votes to move forward with Flying J proposal

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Bulloch County Commissioners decided to move forward with the proposal to extend water and sewer infrastructure to the I-16 and U.S 301 South interchange, in order to facilitate a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development.

November 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Election Day is here

Election Day is finally here in Statesboro with both candidates and election officials expressing relief the long campaign process soon will end. City Election Supervisor Judy McCorkle said the city and poll workers are ready to go.

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


Final city election preparations underway

Tuesday is Election Day and it's the last chance to cast a ballot in one of the three district races for the Statesboro City Council. In one of the most contentious races in city history, the outcome of each district may well depend on which candidate's supporters come out to vote Tuesday.

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


Early Voting Wrap-up

Early voting finished up Friday with 926 voters coming out and casting ballots during the week. Out of a total of 7,912 registered voters, that amounts to 11.7 percent of eligible voters.

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


Herald Analysis - City elections tarnished by controversies

It may be obvious to call the Statesboro City Council elections contentious as Election Day looms on Tuesday – some might say this year's contest will go down as the most contentious in city history – but it also has been a fascinating study in small town politics.

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


132 cast ballots on fourth day of city council advance voting

During early voting for the Statesboro City Council on Thursday, 132 individuals came out to cast their ballots – the lightest turnout for the week so far. As in days past, the morning traffic was light with the afternoon picking up as the voter shuttles, picking up students in front of Retreiver's Bar And Grill, dropped off electors by the van load.

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


Britt likely winner in District 3

Though the District 3 race is still undecided, in reality, it is nearly over.

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


210 vote on third day of advance city council voting

During the third day of early voting for the Statesboro City Council, 210 individuals came out to cast their ballots - about the same as Tuesday's total. City Election Superintendent Judy McCorkle said voting was a little slow in the morning, picking up after 1 p.m. with a bit of a rush between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Candidate forum held at GSU

Over 200 people showed up to hear the city council candidates talk about the issues, at an event sponsored by the GSU Student Government Association and held at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building. The crowd

November 10, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


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