Carl Swearingen, chair of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education for Georgia, visited Ogeechee Technical College recently to address college employees, as well as local OTC Board members. Following a luncheon in Swearingen's honor, a tour of the campus was conducted to allow Swearingen to see the various programs available at Ogeechee Tech. The chairman met with a number of college administrators and faculty members one-on-one to discuss first-hand the needs of the college, and the chairman's vision for the college and the system in general.
Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County has a new leader, and Bruce R. Waldron expects to continue the mission of those who led before him as he steps into the position of executive director/construction manager.
Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.
Buddies Brandon Connely, center, and Chris Hendrix, both 7, participate in one of Wonda Jenkins' word games at the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County during Family Day Thursday. The club held special activities all week to highlight all the programs offered by the club. Some of the activities included Teacher's Day and an Ice Cream Social on Friday.
The threat of rain has forced the 26th annual ArtsFest indoors. The Art Stops, youth art exhibits and stage performances will be held in the arts building. The Center for Arts and Theatre will hold the artists' market.
A Statesboro Herald newspaper carrier narrowly escaped being robbed early Friday morning, then followed the man he said threatened to shoot him as he dialed 911.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 4, 2008
After a lengthy investigation during which Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents made a number of undercover drug buys, a Bulloch County man is behind bars without bond.
First Friday, which is fast becoming a staple of downtown Statesboro, will feature the artistic photography of Georgia Southern professor Jessica Hines.
Georgia Southern University will host its 26th annual celebration of the arts Saturday when ArtsFest '08 takes place on Sweetheart Circle. Running from noon until 5 p.m., the event is free of charge and open to the public.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 3, 2008
Eastern Heights Baptist Church will host a community blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center Sat., April 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to supply blood for victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion. For 25 years, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has been the only provider of all blood products to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta where the victims are being treated.
A man investigators said struck a woman and her 12-year-old son with a pipe during an argument is behind bars, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.
A new interactive exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum gives visitors the opportunity to negotiate a maze that celebrates the state's ecological diversity.
What do a group of boys singing for their supper and Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights have in common?
Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a child molestation incident reported in November.
City Council received a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that, if approved, will create a monthly fee on virtually every address in Statesboro for the improvement and maintenance of storm drains.
The "weapon" reportedly carried by a masked man who caused a lockdown on parts of Georgia Southern University's campus Dec. 5 turned out to be an umbrella, police said.
In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.
Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.
A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.
Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.
An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.
The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is asking local residents, motorists and property owners for their opinions on a $5.3 million project to add passing and turn lanes on U.S. Highway 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro.
Respite care in a personal care home, or through an at-home personal care service, can be an option for some senior adults and their family caregivers during the holidays, suggests Mary Anderson, executive director at Willow Pond Personal Care.
Growing up as a chubby kid certainly creates limitations both mentally and physically.
United States Army Cadet Command, which oversees all Army ROTC programs nationwide, recently announced the top 10 Cadets on the 2015 Fiscal Year's national Order of Merit List.