ATLANTA - When "American Idol" searches for talent, the hit TV show certainly doesn't have a problem finding any in Atlanta.
If you've never fried an egg on a sidewalk, Saturday may be your chance to try. Today's forecast is hot - around 101 degrees - but Saturday, temperatures may reach 103 degrees Fahrenheit and the heat index could approach 110 degrees, experts said.
A hearing is scheduled Tuesday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's courtroom in the Bulloch County Judicial Annex regarding a lawsuit filed by Bulloch County against a local contractor and his partner.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday June 18, 2009
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta says it needs $500,000 to keep its giant pandas, the irresistibly adorable exotic creatures that have been the zoo's biggest draw for the past decade.
As of Wednesday afternoon, none of Statesboro's five City Councilmen had received a copy of a "declaratory judgment action" filed Tuesday evening against the Statesboro City Council.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday June 17, 2009
In the middle of a motion during Tuesday night's Statesboro City Council meeting, Councilman Will Britt asked council members to address their decision to rehire former City Clerk Judy McCorkle, drawing heated comments from other councilmen.
The council was preparing to vote on an item after a motion was made when Britt abruptly changed the subject, bringing up citizens' concern for City Manager Shane Haynes and controversy surrounding McCorkle's rehiring.
No tax hikes and a balanced budget brought words of praise Tuesday as Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved the FY 2010 work plan and general appropriations budget. Tax payers won't see a rise in the millage rate, although, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday June 16, 2009
Georgia Southern's ROTC commander Lt. Col. George Fredrick led a two-centuries old tradition Monday with the observance of the Army's birthday. According to tradition, the first pieces of cake were given to the oldest veteran and the youngest cadet attending the ceremony. The observance was held inside Georgia Southern's Student Union.
Bulloch County public school bus drivers face many challenges, including the fact that there are more dirt roads in Bulloch than anywhere else in the state. Elizabeth Byrd, a veteran of 20 years of driving buses in Bulloch, is the person entrusted by the Bulloch County Public School System Transportation Department to make sure that each of Bulloch's 111 drivers becomes master of their own route.
Bulloch County Commissioners are expected this morning to approve a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 that will not see a rise in the millage rate. However, although taxes will not increase, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday June 15, 2009
Due to tight fiscal conditions throughout the city, the Statesboro City Council will be faced with a slew of proposals to raise a number of different fees in various departments, when they meet Tuesday evening.
A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.
SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.
Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority with its latest rehab project.
Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.
The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?
Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.
About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.
The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed increase in property taxes of 18.1 percent.
With a vote Thursday night that also included other items under "old business," the Bulloch County Board of Education quietly took the final step to keep its property tax rate the same as last year's.
Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.
ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?
Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a man Thursday who they say had inappropriate involvement with a juvenile.
Two men suspected in a July 6 home invasion are now behind bars. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the men ransacked the house on Bella Terra Road near Brooklet while an elderly couple hid in a locked bedroom during the robbery.
The music of one of the most popular bands of all time will be the centerpiece of a fundraising concert staged by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education.