When the fair comes to town, people pay admission and line up to buy tickets as the flashing lights and colorful sights of the Amusements of America midway lure them into an atmosphere of fun. They ride the rides, play the games, and devour the cotton candy and Italian sausages. Sometimes they fall in love.
Admissions and midway ticket sales for the first three days of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair increased over last year. Both Statesboro Kiwanis Club members and Amusements of America officials expect cool, clear weather, paired with the fact that the last three days of the fair are usually the busiest, will lure record numbers out to enjoy the fair.
A man and a juvenile entered a business Thursday and snatched collection containers holding cash before fleeing. They were later apprehended and arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
Three men attacked a man in his own home Wednesday, beating him and stealing a variety of goods including guns before fleeing with a fourth man, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
Stilson native Ronald E. Douberly Jr. and Xochith Herrera Garcia were married Thursday morning by Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee Deloach. The bride wore white, guests threw rice, and they spoke their vows underneath a tent at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.
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In what has become an annual fair tradition, the First Baptist Church of Statesboro is again sponsoring a dental trailer and medical tent for the workers at the Ogeechee Fair. Free of charge, the workers will be able to obtain basic dental care at the trailer, such as fillings and extractions, as well as some primary medical check-ups.
Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible for burning a mobile home in the Register area could be worth up to $10,000.
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This Friday night, Georgia Southern Opera will be breaking out the psychoanalysis during their annual fall scene's program entitled "Freudian Clips." The script centers around the hypothetical, but often comedic analysis of Don Giovanni by Dr. Sigmund Freud and ties together scenes from five different operas. The concert will be held at the Averitt Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. and is free for GSU students. General admission tickets are $5.
A search for a stolen car in Ellabell led to the arrest of five suspects after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies found a suspected methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding.
The livestock barn was packed Tuesday night while young 4-H and FFA members tried their best to please the judge as they showed their hogs at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.
Statesboro city council candidates will gather this evening at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building to discuss local issues at an event sponsored by the Georgia Southern University Student Government Association.
Want to try something new and adventurous? The 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair opened Monday, and there are some exciting new rides in the midway
SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.
ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.
The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire in Evans County Monday that took the life of an elderly man.
A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.
For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.
New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains.
A child struck by a car at Plantation Mobile Home Park Monday suffered only minor injuries. The incident was accidental, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Tommy Strickland.
A Statesboro woman who reportedly assaulted a man with her SUV was charged Friday with aggravated assault.
After investing $6.1 million on an upgrade of its Statesboro plant during a six-month shutdown in 2012, Viracon continues to rebound and has been hiring. Meanwhile, the architectural glass fabricator also is being recognized for its focus on its employees as people with lives outside work.
My dad told me that the best way to prevent ruining any relationship, especially a business relationship, is to never forget who brought you to the dance.
ATLANTA - Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.
SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.