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CCAT charter approval stirs controversy

The principal of the Charter Conservatory for Arts and Technology was both happy and cautious following a decision last week by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission to approve CCAT as one of the state's first two charter commission schools.

June 20, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

Brooklet resident guilty of robbery

A Bulloch County jury found a Brooklet man guilty Thursday of a 2008 armed robbery in Statesboro.

June 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Juggler, Ron Anglin; S.O.A.R. at GSU

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

‘American Idol’ auditions held at Ga. Dome

ATLANTA - When "American Idol" searches for talent, the hit TV show certainly doesn't have a problem finding any in Atlanta.

June 18, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local

Dog days come early

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.

June 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Hearing set in suit against contractor, partner

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.

June 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wii Bowling; Mary-Kate's Entertainment: What's going on this weekend

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Zoo Atlanta seeks $500K to keep giant pandas

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.

June 17, 2009 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local

Suit disputes McCorkle’s return

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.

June 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - U.S. Army celebrates birthday; City Council meeting gets heated

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Britt: Why reinstate McCorkle?

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.

June 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

County plans no tax hikes

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.

June 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Local restaurant helps soldiers; Boro Business: The future of downtown

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Celebrating U.S. Army’s 234th birthday

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.

June 15, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

School bus challenge

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.

June 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local

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Parents, students asked to help rate school climate

Not to be confused with the efficiency rating on air conditioners, the School Climate Star rating is a grade of each Georgia public school's ...

November 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Register hires consultant to correct records

The town of Register has hired a consultant to help unravel what some of the town's council members say is a bookkeeping nightmare.

November 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

“It’s All About the South”

When thinking of a clothing designer, most would not envision a "country boy" who lives in ball caps and tee shirts, but the creator of ...

November 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Christmas show opens Friday night at TMT Farms

What started out as one family's gesture in spreading Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region ...

November 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Community shares reasons for being thankful

Today is Thanksgiving. For what are you thankful?

November 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU multimedia is ESPN3 ready

Georgia Southern University students employed by the Multimedia Development Center, such as James Braswell, have some rare opportunities, and not just because they help ESPN ...

November 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

State Department issues travel advisory

Threats from terrorist groups prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a nationwide travel alert covering the next three months, said Bulloch County Public ...

November 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Helping others feed the hungry

Personally filling 78 bags of groceries and passing along $1,000 worth of gift certificates for turkeys or hams, the East Georgia Regional Medical Center ...

November 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Joe Franklin produces Bulloch citrus crop

A few miles outside of the city limits of Statesboro you will find Franklin Farms which is growing hundreds of Satsuma [sat-SOO-muh] trees. Satsumas are ...

November 23, 2015 | | Local

Local Business Briefs

Optim System names Castleberry new CEO

November 23, 2015 | | Local

'I didn't mean to kill anybody'

"I didn't mean to kill anybody. I did not set out that night to kill anybody, but my choices did," Adam Cochran told students ...

November 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Mike Waters family named 2015 Farm Family of the Year

Nevils area farmer Mike Waters said he "smelled a rat" when his friend Raybon Anderson invited him to the Farm-City Breakfast Friday morning, but he ...

November 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

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