The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to grant a request for a setback variance on property located at the corner of Northside Drive and Lee Street. Currently owned by Dr. Stephen Jordan, the move would make way for O'Reilly Auto Parts to purchase the property and build a new 7,200 square foot store on the site. The property is currently zoned C-1, appropriate for a retail store.
By PHIL BOYUM
The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.
A Statesboro man found dead Saturday first appeared to be a victim of an automobile accident, but investigations and crime lab reports later determined his death to be suicide.
The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to take the first step towards installing infrastructure that would support a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. This includes entering into a agreement between the council, the Bulloch County Board of Commisioners, the Bulloch County Board of Education and the Flying J Corporation.
A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Janice Love is on the road to recovery after successful kidney transplant surgery Sept. 9. She and her son Leamon, who donated one of his kidneys, are back home in Statesboro and both doing fine.
A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.
The Statesboro City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss a number of items including setting the property tax millage rate for the 2007 year.
The second annual Gaels of Music concert will be held Tuesday at the Averitt Center for the Arts. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Metter resident Jacob Bowen, whose family owns Red Wagon Farm and raises American Miniature Horses, was recently selected to participate in the International American Miniature Horse Alliance (IAMHA) "2007 Gelding Mentoring Program."
Power outages caused by a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon rendered several traffic lights useless, and Statesboro Police were busy directing traffic at intersections and checking out false alarms, said Ted Wynn, Bulloch County's public safety director.
A 24-hour recycling center was unveiled at the Statesboro Wal-Mart this past Monday in a joint effort with Keep Bulloch Beautiful.
Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.
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