(Each Tuesday though Saturday, Statesboro Herald correspondent Roger Allen will write about newsmakers on Phil Boyum's "Mornings unPHILtered" Web audio and radio program.)
A year ago, Kelsey Fincher would have laughed if anyone said she'd be an ROTC student at Georgia Southern University, but thanks to the effort of William Roberts, she joined the ranks at a swearing in ceremony Monday.
Two more victims were robbed at gunpoint Saturday, adding to a number of armed robberies Statesboro Police are investigating.
Lt. Col. William Roberts (USA, retired) will be presented with the U.S. Army's Recruiting Operations Officer award during a ceremony Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Georgia Southern University's ROTC building lobby.
Portal Mayor Larry Motes recently received a $489,840 federal grant for the city from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the state's Community Development Block Grant Program and Community Home Investment Program .
The Statesboro Humane Society is one of the most active civic groups in the area and also is one of the most imaginative when it comes to fundraising.
Last month, 13-year-old Torin Danilowicz, a first class scout and a member of Boy Scouts of America Troup #342, saved the life of his mother Kay from choking with the Heimlich Maneuver.
The 2010 Bulloch County Relay for Life is more than 200 days away, but a Fall rally Thursday evening kicked off the fundraising effort. In 2009, the annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society raised more than $200,000. The 2010 Relay for life is scheduled for April 23 at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds. To find out more about the Relay for Life, call 764-7410.
It may be surprising to learn of a Master's degree student attending a technical college, but students in Georgia Southern University's Master of Arts in Social Science with a concentration in Anthropology students are doing just that at Ogeechee Technical College.
Two of four suspects in an armed robbery Wednesday night are behind bars, and police are seeking information on the others, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
After a rash of recent break-ins in downtown Statesboro, business owners are left wondering whether there is anything to be done to prevent business burglaries.
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