Scholar. Teacher. Mentor. Developer. Musician. Historian. Rotarian. Friend. Jack Averitt was known by many names and he carried many titles, but to all people in the Statesboro community who knew him, he was an outstanding gentleman. Jack Nelson Averitt, 85, passed away early Sunday. A lifelong resident of Statesboro, he was a member of the Statesboro First Baptist Church for 66 years, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, ...
A holiday celebration with dinner, dancing, music and operatic entertainment will be put on this week by the Georgia Southern Opera program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Though the District 3 race is still undecided, in reality, it is nearly over.
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.
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