A parade heralding the opening of the 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair starts today at 5 p.m. through downtown Statesboro. From dignitaries to floats, antique tractors and cars to horses, the 105-plus entry parade will meander from East Olliff Street along North and South Main Streets to Fair Road at its intersection with Zetterower Avenue.
Two women armed with a crowbar robbed an elderly man of his money early Wednesday, but Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies caught the women and arrested them, along with a man they picked up after the robbery.
At 55 years of age, many people dream of the day they will retire. Some make plans to travel and see the world. Still others in their golden years want to continue working in their careers.
As a sergeant in the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department, Todd Mashburn knows about the levels of domestic violence in the county. As an instructor in Krav Maga, he is in a position to help prepare women to defend themselves.
Voter registration rolls in Statesboro are growing, with nearly 1,200 new voters signing up since Aug. 1.
The Georgia Southern University's Student Government Association will sponsor a forum for Statesboro City Council candidate's Tuesday at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on campus. There will be a "meet and greet" with the candidates at 5:30 p.m. giving attendees the chance to informally talk with the candidates over light food and drink. The program starts at 6 p.m.
Out of more than 1,200 new voter registration forms processed since Aug. 1, an official with the Bulloch County voter registrar's office said approximately 10 percent were filled out incorrectly.
The defendants in an upcoming double-murder trial filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the death penalty.
More than 400 families received bags of food Saturday as the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, the Original First African Baptist Church and Second Harvest of Savannah joined in a partnership that provided food for those in need.
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Today at 9 a.m., the city council will entertain a motion to schedule a hearing on the alcohol license revocation of the Orient Express - more commonly known as the Woodin Nikel.
The Bulloch County commissioners are feeling warm but not quite fuzzy about a proposal that would extend water and sewer infrastructure to a proposed Flying J truck stop development at the intersection of 301 South and Interstate 16.
The Technical College System of Georgia recently announced graduate placement rates for colleges within their system. With 34 technical colleges and four Board of Regents colleges with technical divisions reporting, there was an average in-field placement rate of 86.5 percent. Total placement rate, for graduates employed in-field or in a profession other than that from which they graduated, was 98.5 percent. Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro achieved a 95.5 percent in-field placement rate, with a 99.7 percent overall placement rate – a considerable improvement over the state average for in-field placement.
She spent her lifetime in service to others. Forty years in the classroom teaching math and science. Another 10 years as a substitute teacher after retirement.
Award-winning author and producer David Fulmer will offer his insights into the life of a Statesboro legend at the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.
Two Bulloch County public schools were among those recognized by the state this week for their Advanced Placement exam results.
SAVANNAH - Two police officers won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting a southeast Georgia man inside his home after the man's fiancée called 911 seeking an ambulance to help him, the prosecutor reviewing the case said Wednesday.
Before receiving her high school diploma in May, Bulloch County's 2014 STAR student, Nidhi Aggarwal, will have earned more than a full year's college credits. Her SAT score, at a single sitting, was 2280 out of a possible 2400. She is a National Merit Finalist.
The Second Annual Chocolate 5K Run/Walk had ended successfully with a whopping $25,000 raised for Open Hearts Community Mission for the homeless of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Participants and volunteers were back home; media and paparazzi were relinquished of duties, and city workers were ready to reopen downtown streets for traffic.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.
Nothing creates a buzz in Statesboro like grocery store talk.
ATLANTA - Environmental regulators in Georgia would have to consult with local officials on how best to handle toxic spills under a proposal backed by House lawmakers.
Hundreds of high school students packed into the Russell Union Ballroom on Georgia Southern University's campus Saturday.
ATLANTA - More than half of this year's legislative session was already over when the House leadership filed a bill with little fanfare but big political ramifications.
At University Plaza, the face of the "Rumrunners Plantation Room" sign with the old Georgia state flags on it was no longer visible Friday. Some observers said the sign appeared to still be there atop the building, but face-down.
The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested 20 people Thursday night and early Friday on drug violations, outstanding arrest warrants and other charges.
Georgia Southern University officials, specifically from the Dean of Students' Office and the Multicultural Student Center, plan to meet today with students leading efforts to change the sign and symbolism used by Rumrunners Plantation Room, a bar and music venue near campus.
Commissioner Roy Thompson took 10 minutes of a Bulloch County Board of Commissioners' meeting that fell on his birthday to react to a letter to the editor that criticized the commissioners.
SAVANNAH - A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.