More than 400 elementary school students from Bulloch County entered the America-Where Eagles Soar coloring contest. The winners were announced and presented with awards yesterday at a reception held at Sea Island Bank.
After hearing Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch give a presentation including reasons why he proposed county commissioners approve a tax increase, a handful of citizens attending the public hearing Tuesday night countered with arguments against raising taxes.
For students just out of high school, life at college can be overwhelming. Newfound independence, a vibrant social scene and advanced academics force freshmen to adjust quickly.
Organizers are hoping to administer free HIV/AIDS tests to at least 100 people on Wednesday as part of National HIV Testing Day.
Congressman John Barrow urged that a Veterans Affairs medical clinic be built in Statesboro during debate last week in Washington on the 2008 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - How did a trash fire in an outdoor bin manage to spread to a furniture store and explode into a raging inferno that killed nine firefighters? And why were as many as 16 firefighters inside the place when the roof came down?
Every Wednesday at noon, a group of volunteers comes to Georgia Southern Botanical Garden to help keep the grounds looking good for visitors. The Garden relies on volunteers to help with maintenance, plant sales, and festivals, but this group of volunteers is special: they come from High Hope, a facility in Statesboro for people with mental retardation and developmental disability (MRDD).
Amateur radio operators around the country, including locally in Bulloch County, will be taking part in a communications drill to practice in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.
Emergency repairs to the bridge over Upper Lotts Creek on U.S. 80 west of Portal were completed Wednesday afternoon and the road reopened to traffic.
The Statesboro City Council approved the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night following a discussion of the potential impact of funding from Bulloch County for the unincorporated fire tax district.
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This evening, Bulloch County citizens will have the opportunity to review the county budget and offer input and opinions. Likely some will also offer views on Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's recommendation to commissioners that taxes be increased to accommodate county needs.
Note: This is the second of a three-day series looking more in depth at Bulloch County's proposed budget and a possible tax increase.
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is adopting an 8-month-old orphan orangutan from an Indiana children's zoo, officials said Tuesday.
The proposed budget does not include a tax increase and the city will roll back the millage rate later in the year to account for the property reevaluations done last year.
SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.
At first, Bulloch County Schools announced Tuesday afternoon that classes would be held as scheduled Wednesday.
David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.
Just a year and a half after Christy Hulsey took over a long-established Statesboro business in Colonial House of Flowers, her company was saluted as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of Georgia graduates.
Charles D. Sikes, honored Monday as the 2014 Citizen of the Year by Statesboro's two Rotary Clubs, has served his country, state and county under special circumstances.
With her sweet little smile, Sa'Diyah "Sadie" Pierce melts the hearts of those around her, and without saying a word, this 4-year-old charmer manages to get her point across.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.
ATLANTA - Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South's bustling business hub.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Six runners from Millen will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House at Fort Gordon.
SAVANNAH - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters may have a tougher time than expected choosing a nominee in the primary.
Two years after an alarming slump in payments, the Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service has improved the revenue it receives from patient billing. So for now, at least, the county government is keeping the billing in-house.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.