Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Airplane enthusiasts, thrill seekers and history buffs alike will want to be at the Statesboro Municipal Airport this weekend, where the History Flight Barnstormer Tour will be offering rides in a historical World War II airplane - for a good cause.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Ogeechee Technical College's 2008 record setting fundraising campaign, iGot, collected more than $313,000 for the school in March. Included in that total was a $100,000 gift by a family that had decided to remain anonymous until they decided what special project or scholarship they would fund.
John Hunter Bowen was looking for a bigger challenge when he transferred to Statesboro High School last year.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 7, 2008
Ogeechee Technical College is closing its Child Enrichment Center due to concerns for children's safety on a college campus as well as financial issues. However, some parents are unhappy with the decision.
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
ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.
Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.
A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.
The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.
Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.
Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.
Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.
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.
The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.
Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.
Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.