When Ogeechee Technical College received a donation of watermelons, they wanted to find a way to use them to help the community. After holding a lunch for Joseph's Home for Boys last week and then a faculty appreciation watermelon cutting this week, they still had watermelons left over.
Southeast Bulloch High School students are in for a treat Wednesday when they return to school. The newly constructed building is going to be a delight, officials say.
Bulloch County was awarded a $35,000 state grant to assist in earning a designation as a Certified Work Ready Community at an accelerated rate.
Volunteers at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Statesboro helped box up school supplies for area schools Sunday afternoon at the church. Members of the church and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans donated supplies to each area public school to help needy children. Classes at Bulloch County public schools begin Wednesday for the 2007-2008 school year.
While construction of both the new high school and adjacent roads and parking lots may seem like a mess, parents of Statesboro High School students need not worry. School will open Wednesday and classes will be uninterrupted, school officials say.
Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously Thursday to keep the same millage rate in the 2007-08 budget as last year, but county property owners will see a 20-percent increase in their school tax bill due to rising property valuations.
When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.
The United States House of Representatives has approved $350.000 for the widening of Highway 67 from Interstate 16 to Veterans Memorial Parkway in Statesboro.
While the new Nevils Elementary School may lack the historical charm the old school holds, it makes up for it in modern design and the latest in technology.
WASHINGTON - Georgia's newest congressman wasted no time in showing that he's willing to buck his party's leadership now that he's made it to Washington.
It's not everyday that you can gather talented people from across Bulloch County and put them into one building for one night, but that's just what's going to take place Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.
While work continues on the new Statesboro High School, work is also being done on a new road that hopes to alleviate traffic problems at the school once the new facility opens.
Two men arrested on charges of making pipe bombs won't talk about reasons why they did so, said Candler County Chief Investigator Melvin Ivey.
ATLANTA - Close to 10 million turtles are traded each year in Asian food markets despite global efforts to stem the practice that many experts say is causing rapid extinction of some species of the shelled reptiles.
The "Help is Here Express" bus tour will be in Statesboro Saturday, stopping at the Statesboro Regional Library from 10-11 a.m. to assist uninsured residents find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.
Bulloch County's recent public high school graduates posted impressive gains on the ACT, one of the two major college-entrance exams, but there is a catch.
A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.
RALEIGH, N.C. - NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.
New federal rules that took effect over summer break have driven higher-fat and sugar-laden items from Bulloch County Schools vending machines. Now the schools are waiting for the other whole-grain muffin to drop regarding fundraisers during school hours.
About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.
A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.
The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.
Just a little past Hopeulikit sits a non-descript metal building. Most people never even notice it.
Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world's leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from GSU's own recycled plastic bottles.
Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.
The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.
SAVANNAH - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.
Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.
And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.
A man charged in a June 2013 "hit style" murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.