GILMER, Texas - Broad areas of grazing land at Pete Gipson's farm have plow-like scars. But it wasn't an out-of-control mechanical device that left disjointed ruts and holes.
Two brothers – both U.S. Army, both lieutenant colonels – have visited Camp Stryker in South Baghdad, Iraq. One was a brigade chaplain. The other is a brigade commander. In 2004, one lived in a tent; the other now stays in a trailer. In 2004, the violence was just starting to increase. In 2008, the violence is starting to lessen.
Kids, teens and adults alike gathered at Splash in the Boro Saturday for the opening day of the 2008 summer season.
(Note: The following is an account of Thursday's hostage drill at Paulson Stadium by Statesboro Herald reporter Holli Deal Bragg. The drill was conducted as if the situation was very real. Here is the drill reported as if it was real.)
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday May 16, 2008
Apparently, Erk Russell wasn't quite done with his pals in the Snook Pack.
A Statesboro man was killed Wednesday when he lost control of a four-wheeler and struck a tree.
On one hand, it was a drill that tested the skills of local law enforcement and public safety officials. On the other hand, it was role playing at its best and an opportunity for those involved to have a little fun.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday May 15, 2008
Parents, spouses and children were poised to scream for their favorite Ogeechee Technical College graduate, as students lined up for OTC's spring commencement. Held at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse, more than 250 students donned black gowns and tasseled caps to celebrate the completion of their certificate of degree.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 14, 2008
Citizens driving past Paulson Stadium this morning may be concerned about the saturation of law enforcement and public safety officials in the area, but it's only a drill.
Imagine 37 years spent working in education. That's how many years Brooklet Elementary School Principal Priscilla Clifton has dedicated to helping young people, and now she's retiring.
Expected to be completed by the end of May, Bulloch County's new government annex building will provide improved services to the public and more room for county employees.
Five Bulloch County schools were rated "above average" when the Georgia Department of Education released its first School Climate Star ratings for schools across the state earlier this week.
After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.
Bulloch Academy's Zoe Yan Li and Statesboro High School's Alex DiCesare first tied as Bulloch County's STAR students. Now they have won again and advance together, with their chosen teachers, as the Region 8 STARs.
Rocky Ford's newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.
SAVANNAH - For those who could escape work -and thousands of green-garbed tourists and locals did - Tuesday turned out to be a nearly perfect day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.
Eastern Heights Baptist Church will hold a Model Seder Meal, presented by the organization "Jews for Jesus," on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center Fellowship Hall.
Community volunteers will hit the streets next week for Ogeechee Technical College's 2015 iGot campaign.
Under a planned transportation zone shift, about 140 students who would have attended Langston Chapel Elementary School next school year will ride buses to Sallie Zetterower Elementary instead.
A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.
The Averitt Center for the Arts will cut the ribbon on its brand new Center for Performing Arts at 41 West Main Street on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
After 20 years growing his business, Michael Nordeoff is poised to make a hard-to-ignore, barely used former auto dealership on Veterans Memorial Parkway the new headquarters of his Complete Car Care, which will then have three shops, all in Statesboro.
Naomi Neville just turned 100, but that milestone has not dampened her spirit or her memory.
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' (JROTC) color guard teams from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High captured both the boys and girls Region 9 championship titles, and each team won other trophies during the event held last Saturday at Metter High School.
Prompted by the death of 18-year-old Michael Joseph Gatto last summer, the Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to define what bars are, make 21 the minimum age to enter one or work as a bouncer, and place new demands on cities, counties and businesses to report alcoholic beverage violations.