A Southeast Bulloch Middle School special education teacher was fired Thursday for using a racially offensive word toward students. After a called meeting to hear the case, Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously to follow recommendations to terminate Dr. Michael Kellam for violation of school system policy.
Christmas traditions were the topic during a speech by Georgia State Regent Barbara Blakely Chastain Thursday as the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its December meeting.
Georgia Southern University President Bruce Grube isn't retiring.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, December 4, 2008
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Between 50 and 60 people showed up at the public hearing held by Statesboro City Council on Tuesday evening to voice their opinions about proposed modifications to the city's alcohol ordinance.
Bulloch County is one of the largest counties in the state that still has its probate judge handling elections, and Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach feels it's time to make a change.
On Monday evening, the Statesboro mayor and city council met with city staff to review the language of proposed alcohol ordinance changes and to discuss possible alterations to the zoning ordinances affected by the three proposed establishment categories.
A protest planned to take place Tuesday prior to a murder sentencing never happened, but the convicted killer made dramatic statements in the courtroom before a Bulloch County Superior Court Judge handed down his sentence.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The Statesboro Police Department and Statesboro fire Department are investigating an arson and related repeat break-ins at a local gym, and the owner, Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt, has decided to close the business.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, December 1, 2008
Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach doesn't expect a high turnout today for the general election runoff - only about 10 to 15 percent, he said. "It depends on the weather."
Protesters are expected today at the Bulloch County Superior Court Annex, where a man convicted of a 2007 shooting is scheduled for sentencing.
For $50, a 2009 Nissan Rogue is a steal.
The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.
A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.
Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.
Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.
Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.
Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.
With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.
School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.
A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.
Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.
An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.
Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.
The second of two assistant high school coaches accused last year in separate cases of inappropriate contact with students was indicted earlier this month.
Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.
For over 30 years, Elaine McDuffie has been showing children and adults alike the joys of reading.