Wading into murky waters of a litter-filled creek, Nicole Deafenbaugh poked a sharpened stick into a piece of sodden paper. She grimaced as she placed the debris into a trash bag, then waded a bit deeper towards some more floating garbage.
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Ogeechee Technical College has announced two recent appointments to key positions at the college. Beth Mathews was named executive director of Institutional Advancement, while Dr. Ben (Benjy) Thompson was named vice president of Economic Development. Both started in their new roles Feb. 1.
MIDWAY - Standing outside his home 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean, John T. Woods III has a hard time imagining it - a towering tidal wave one day crashing over the dock where a lone fisherman recently cast his line.
Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Jessie Strickland plans to retire this summer, resigning from her position before her contract expires.
The Statesboro City Council is expected to set a public hearing to allow residents express their thoughts on the proposed front-yard parking ordinance being considered by the city.
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was in Statesboro Friday for the tenth annual Subway Challenge. Fogle made appearances at all six restaurant locations in Bulloch County, where sales from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. were donated to the American Heart and Stroke Association. "This is something that's pretty new actually," Fogle said of the fund raiser. "This whole thing here is really neat to see people from the community behind the counter and all ...
Firefighters from Portal, Clito and Statesboro battled a blaze Thursday night that lit up the sky as an old wood frame house in Portal burned to the ground.
Jared Fogle, star of the Subway advertising campaign, will be in Statesboro on Friday promoting the chain during the tenth annual Subway Challenge.
LILBURN, Ga. - Georgia's groundhog is predicting an early spring. Awoken by the ringing of bells, TV camera lights and cheering, General Beauregard Lee emerged from his antebellum mansion at 7:35 a.m. Friday, went around to the back of his house before a crowd of 100 people and saw no shadow. Beau's northern colleague, Punxsutawney Phil, saw no shadow either. Tradition holds that it means spring will come early. If the groundhog ...
No one was shot, but Statesboro Police responding to a reported shooting Saturday met with a tangle of incidents including an armed robbery, a stolen car and a man suffering a superficial wound to the head.
ATLANTA - An overnight winter storm dumped snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain across north Georgia on Thursday, causing about 30 county school systems to close their schools for the day.
Homeowners over age 65 on January 1, 2007 may be entitled to an exemption of the state portion of Property Tax on their personal residence, said Bulloch County Tax Assessor's Chief Appraiser John Scott.
Police arrested a man they said sexually assaulted a three-year-old male relative. Statesboro Det. Kelphie Lundy said Wednesday he could not divulge the relationship between Timothy Bryan Gordon, 38, Shuman Road, and the three-year-old boy he is accused of molesting because to do so may reveal the victim's identity. Lundy and Statesboro Police Det. Terry Briley opened an investigation Friday after the child's mother reported the crime, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. ...
Staff members at the Ombudsman School on Northside Drive East found marijuana, a large amount of cash and a condemning note that led to the arrest of two juvenile students. Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams said school officials called police, who arrested two 15-year-old males. Officers recovered $940 in cash, the marijuana and a note containing evidence, according to police reports. One teen, listed as having a West Grady Street address, was charged with ...
About 90 minutes before the shots were fired that killed one man and wounded a second outside one Statesboro nightclub, shots were fired in a separate incident outside another, nearby nightclub in which no one was injured, police said.
On a day reserved to celebrate America's veterans, retired U.S. Army Major Tom McElwee urged everyone to remember what servicemen and women fight for, and why they do.
An outpouring of community care and support was shown to a wounded warrior and his family Sunday evening at the Olive Garden restaurant in Statesboro.
In three years, 18 authors with local ties have been honored for their success by Statesboro: The Write Place.
A man was killed and a second was wounded after shots were fired early Sunday morning at Primetime Lounge, police said.
From a rising star to a Songwriters Hall of Famer, the six authors of this year's Statesboro: The Write Place festival will turn the Emma Kelly Theater into a national stage or writing talent.
Representatives with the American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 say Monday will offer cause to celebrate; and they hope the community will join them.
The widening of Georgia Highway 67 - Statesboro's Fair Road - to four lanes down to Interstate 16 shows up as a $36.4 million item in the proposed Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, with right-of-way purchases funded in 2016 and construction "after 2017." It's Bulloch County's biggest project in the $4 billion, four-year improvement program.
A small brick church at the end of a dirt road in Brooklet recently commemorated an event that no other church in Bulloch County can boast of. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church traces its roots back to September 1863 and recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. "It has been my pleasure and still another blessing from the Almighty God to serve as pastor of the oldest and one of the best churches in Bulloch ...
Stilson Elementary School's well pump stopped working, leaving the school without water, at about 9:50 a.m. Friday, the Bulloch County school system said.
Two people were arrested Thursday in connection with a recent armed robbery and kidnapping, and six others in the same apartment were charged with drug-related offenses, police said.
A 39-year-old man exposed himself as students boarded a Bulloch County school bus Thursday morning, and then undercover sheriff's investigators caught the suspect doing the same thing Friday, the sheriff's office said.
The SUV that a Richmond Hill woman was driving ran off U.S. Highway 80 East "for an unknown reason" before it crashed and killed her, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
New indictments have been filed against Sherri Akins, the former Bulloch County clerk of courts, and Teresa Tucker, the current, suspended clerk of courts.
New businesses create new jobs, and lead to economic prosperity.