Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, assisting the Georgia Department of Revenue, helped close down a local "lounge" and arrested three for illegal alcohol sales.
Georgia Commissioner of Labor Michael Thurmond spoke at Tuesday's Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Speakers Luncheon at the Quality Inn and Suites. Thurmond told the audience it was hard to find good news in Georgia's 9.7 percent unemployment rate, but he has noticed a slowing in state residents losing their jobs. He also praised Georgia Southern as a vital part of Bulloch's economy. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will be the next Chamber luncheon speaker in August at the Forest Heights Country Club.
Every school in the Bulloch County Public School system has intervention specialists, but only Brooklet Elementary School has "the Two Julies" - Julie NeSmith and Julie Chambers. According to Brooklet principal Marlin Baker, "The faculty here at BES considers the 'Two Julies' to be extremely important to the success of our school."
Georgia Bureau of Investigations agents are still awaiting toxicology test results regarding a man who allegedly hanged himself in the Bulloch County Jail in May.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Statesboro Police are "actively investigating" a crash Saturday night that left a woman in critical condition, said Statesboro Police Capt. Wendell Turner.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank will present Bulloch County's annual Fourth of July celebration - the 2009 Firecracker Fest. The patriotic party is set for Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park from 4-11 p.m.
A Savannah man found dead in Candler County was murdered, said Georgia Bureau of Investigations Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Chuck Sullenger.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, June 29, 2009
It was one year ago to the day on June 28, 2008 when Dr. R. Frank Saunders, Jr. proudly addressed several dozen local friends, neighbors, and GSU colleagues as he emceed the on-site dedication of Portal's Centennial Park .
Big band jazz, Blue Grass banjos, and improvisation comedy are just a taste of the acts that will grace the stage in the 2009-2010 season at the Averitt Center for the Arts. The upcoming season at the Emma Kelly Theater will feature artists from all over the state of Georgia, as the Averitt Center looks to keep "Georgia Artists on Our Minds."
It's a case of hurry up and wait for Anthony Mann. The Statesboro citizen filed a claim June 16 against the city, arguing that the city's charter does not give the council authority to hire and fire employees.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 26, 2009
Former Statesboro City Clerk Judy McCorkle was hired to act as the temporary city administrator for the City of Sandersville at a called Sandersville council meeting Thursday.
Police investigating Michael Jackson's death looked into his medical treatment Friday, seeking to interview one of the pop king's doctors and seizing a car that they said may contain drugs or other evidence.
As medical examiners began an autopsy on Jackson, police towed a BMW from rented home "because it may contain medications or other evidence that may assist the coroner in determining the cause of death," police spokeswoman Karen Rayner said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.
Statesboro police arrested a Metter man Tuesday, charged with sexual battery against a child.
While walking in downtown Statesboro Friday, you might see characters from your favorite childhood book walking around as "The Jungle Book" is brought to life by local youth.
After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, effective July 20.
Following an intense discussion with references to the Nazi swastika, the flag of the terrorist group Isis and the U.S. Constitution, people carrying Confederate battle flags inside the Bulloch County Commission meeting room Tuesday were asked to leave after a unanimous vote. Commissioners, however, took no action regarding a petition to remove a Confederate soldier memorial from the county courthouse square.
Statesboro City Council launched a search for a new city manager Tuesday, a full year after firing former City Manager Frank Parker. A proposal to create a new deputy city manager post for interim City Manager Robert Cheshire is also on the table.
The mother of a rap artist who is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on drugs, guns and other charges testified in court Tuesday during a motion to reconsider her son's denial of bond.
ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.
About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.
Statesboro's Mainstreet Farmers Market shows up in some "best of" lists, and recently moved up in the "101 Best Farmers Markets in America" published by the food and drink website The Daily Meal.
Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."
The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.
For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.
Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss' love of nature recently took him a few steps farther - approximately 5 million steps, in fact.