The next step on Sunday sales of package alcohol in Portal remained unclear Wednesday. It was a 70-70 tie Tuesday as Portal residents cast votes to decide on the issue. City Clerk Mike Arrieta is scrambling to learn what this means for the town. "We're not sure yet" whether the town will hold another election, he said Wednesday. "I'm talking to the secretary of state and to our city attorney. It's not very common for ...
PORTLAND, Ore. - With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law's earliest beneficiaries.
Metter police hope citizens can identify a man they said robbed a fast-food restaurant employee at gunpoint.
Phil Boyum is two for two. Less than a year after earning the District 1 seat on Statesboro City Council, Boyum prevailed again, this time defeating challenger Kelly Dabbs in a race settled Tuesday. Voters overwhelmingly agreed to grant Boyum a second term - his first full one - in the council office. The incumbent councilman garnered 381 of the 526 votes cast by District 1 voters - approximately 72 percent. Dabbs received 144 votes ...
Four candidates entered and, after Tuesday, two remain. In a race to determine the next mayor for the city of Statesboro, no one candidate received the 50 percent plus one amount of votes required to secure the office, resulting in a runoff election to be held next month. When all ballots were tallied, Jonathan McCollar and Jan Moore emerged as leading vote-getters, and will again compete for the mayor's chair in an election Dec. 3, ...
Sunday package alcohol sales proved to be a divisive issue Tuesday in Register and Portal. Register voters rejected the measure by a 16-10 margin. Those 26 ballots represented 24.5 percent of the city's registered voters, according to unofficial results from the Bulloch County Board of Elections and Voter Registration. In Portal, the result was a tie: 70 voted for Sunday sales and 70 against, City Councilwoman Jerry Lanigan said, adding that it wasn't immediately clear ...
Statesboro City Council District 1 unofficial results Boyum 381 (72.43%) Dabbs 144 (27.38%) Write-in 1 (0.19%) And in City Council District 4 John Riggs 169 votes (97.69%) - unopposed Write-in 4 votes (2.31%) Portal Sunday package alcohol sales is a stalemate Yes 70 (50%) No 70 (50%) Portal City Council Seat 3 Lanigan 87 votes Woods 61 votes Seat 4 Carter 60 votes Finch 81 votes Statesboro Mayor unofficial results Brannen 238 (20.69%) McCollar 563 ...
The newest walking/biking trail in the City of Statesboro was officially named Tuesday in honor a longtime educator and preacher.
Plans for an unused downtown building, further expansion of another and an oversized check will all be unveiled Thursday at a special downtown Statesboro event highlighting economic development.
Today, Statesboro voters will not be the only ones going to the polls. Portal and Register voters will decide whether package alcohol will be sold on Sundays in those towns. Statesboro and Bulloch County residents voted in 2011 to allow Sunday package alcohol sales, but Brooklet voters denied Sunday sales that year and the city won't have the subject on the ballots today. Both Brooklet and Portal voters will decide city council seats up for ...
Speaking in Statesboro, new Georgia NAACP President Dr. Francys Johnson and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson described an NAACP which does not see everything in "black and white" and which Johnson says in 2013 is fighting for justice on fronts ranging from threatened voting rights and education to civil rights for gays and immigrants.
A 10-year-old girl was killed Sunday when she was struck by a truck after being thrown by a horse.
A man faces DUI and other charges after a woman was critically injured Friday morning when he ran her over, police said.
SAVANNAH - With the midterm elections a year away, U.S. Rep. John Barrow has $1 million stashed away to defend his seat during a 2014 campaign in which the east Georgia Democrat is expected to be a top target of Republicans.
Cierra Crowe, a Register teen, has learned a valuable lesson in the art of giving. "I was searching for scholarship opportunities online last spring and found the American Red Cross BloodStock scholarship," Crowe said. "I decided to participate in the BloodStock scholarship because I enjoy planning and organizing events, especially those that benefit others." "Of course, the most important reason to donate blood is to help save lives," she continued. "There is always a need ...
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.
Local leaders of nearly every sort gathered in one place Thursday to review and discuss ongoing issues affecting Bulloch County.
A 30-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed after a vehicle wreck Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 80 East near Prather Road, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Thursday.
An alert neighbor helped Bulloch County sheriff's deputies find a man suspected of trying to break into a home Wednesday morning, the sheriff's office said.
ATLANTA - Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats coming off a 2010 election in which the GOP claimed every statewide office.
A dozen police vehicles responded to a high-speed chase initiated on northbound Georgia Highway 67 just outside of Statesboro and ending on South Main Street where three suspects were arrested in a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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