Splash in the Boro opens Saturday, May 17 and workers are filling pools, putting out chairs and touching up the water park for its fifth season. After the May 17-18 weekend opening, Splash will be open every day from May 24-Aug. 3 and then weekends though Labor Day. Go to www.bullochrec.com or call (912) 489-3000 for more information.
A man arrested for battering his wife tried escaping from the Bulloch County Jail Wednesday, but failed and was captured in the ceiling.
It wasn't a bird, plane nor even Superman flying over Statesboro Wednesday morning. But if you looked up in the sky about 10:45 a.m., you would have seen the AVICTA Complete Cotton Blimp floating over the Boro and Bulloch County as part of its blimp tour of the Cotton Belt. The tour began Feb. 29 at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn. The 128-foot blimp will travel more than 3,000 miles over 10 states until the end of May.
Bulloch County leaders will be using water to fight fire.
The Fourth Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County trail ride will be held Saturday and Sunday at Clark Farms near Portal.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 7, 2008
"A Life Done Right: The Living Legacy of Erk Russell" play celebrates the enduring impact of legendary Georgia Southern University football coach Erk Russell. Based largely on oral histories that are being collected from people who were acquaintances of the late coach, the play is a collaboration between the Averitt Center and the Department of Communication Arts.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday May 6, 2008
Two men are behind bars after a Statesboro Police investigation that netted omore than $7,000 worth of steroids and other dangerous drugs, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
A woman whose purse was snatched early Saturday morning gave chase, and the offender handed the purse back when he learned she had no money, police said.
Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men whom they said crashed their way into an elderly woman's home, knocked her down and took her purse.
City council unanimously agreed Tuesday to jointly fund a mobile unit designed to support the victims of a fire tragedy immediately after fire professionals are called to an emergency. Working in conjunction with Fire Corps, a new volunteer and donation sponsored arm of the Statesboro Fire Department, the city will pay for on-going expenses including insurance, fuel-costs and maintenance.
Three Metter residents were killed Saturday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 16 near Exit 116, according to reports from Georgia State Patrol Post 45 in Statesboro
Once long ago, being a farmer was the dream of many an American child. Nowadays, many students see that career as one of hardship and little financial reward. One young man, however, has planned since he was young to be a farmer – Southeast Bulloch High School senior Jarrod Creasy. And his plans are starting to pay off.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, May 5, 2008
In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.