Starting June 16, the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will be teaming up to offer three young artist summer programs. Entitled Summer Studios, the classes will give students from the first through 12th grade an opportunity at hands-on artistic training at Georgia Southern University art facilities.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday June 12, 2008
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday June 11, 2008
If it weren't for irrigation, most of us wouldn't be able to put fresh squash, tomatoes and other summer produce on the table. And even in today's world of pumping water to the plants, the threat of bacterial wilt and white mold hangs over farmers' heads.
Bulloch County Board of Education members plan to discuss the possibility of annexing two Brooklet-area schools into the city, but Brooklet City council members have not addressed the idea, said Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms.
Police arrested a South Dakota man Tuesday they said rammed another man's car, forcing it through a stop sign to be struck by a third vehicle.
The Averitt Center for the Arts is offering a camp that could make childhood dreams of joining the circus come true - at least a little bit.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday June 10, 2008
The Help A Child Smile mobile dental clinic rolled into Statesboro last week and actually left a few kids in tears - after they received first-rate dental care.
Parents of four-year-olds will have more choices next fall thanks to the state education department awarding Southeast Bulloch High School and Mattie Lively Elementary School lottery-funded prekindergarten classes.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Goody's Family Clothing Inc., announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close 69 stores and an Arkansas distribution center. The Goody's store in the Statesboro Mall, however, will remain open.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday June 09, 2008
It's barely a week into June and the temperatures are already soaring into triple digits. Sunday afternoon, the Sea Island Bank sign on East Main Street read 109 degrees.
Statesboro Police are seeking a man they said robbed Speedy Cash on Northside Drive West Wednesday.
After presenting a budget that, if totally funded, would call for a 2-mill increase in property taxes, Bulloch County Schools executives also suggested some middle-ground options.
AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.
Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.
Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.
Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.
Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners "regroup" and review their options.
Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.
Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.
Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University's campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.
It's been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.
Paul Grassey, who piloted a baker's dozen B-24 bombing runs over Europe during World War II and helped get the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force off the ground, talks in detail but focuses on the big picture of war and remembrance.
Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.
The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.