Ogeechee Technical College's 2008 record setting fundraising campaign, iGot, collected more than $313,000 for the school in March. Included in that total was a $100,000 gift by a family that had decided to remain anonymous until they decided what special project or scholarship they would fund.
John Hunter Bowen was looking for a bigger challenge when he transferred to Statesboro High School last year.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 7, 2008
Ogeechee Technical College is closing its Child Enrichment Center due to concerns for children's safety on a college campus as well as financial issues. However, some parents are unhappy with the decision.
Carl Swearingen, chair of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education for Georgia, visited Ogeechee Technical College recently to address college employees, as well as local OTC Board members. Following a luncheon in Swearingen's honor, a tour of the campus was conducted to allow Swearingen to see the various programs available at Ogeechee Tech. The chairman met with a number of college administrators and faculty members one-on-one to discuss first-hand the needs of the college, and the chairman's vision for the college and the system in general.
Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County has a new leader, and Bruce R. Waldron expects to continue the mission of those who led before him as he steps into the position of executive director/construction manager.
Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.
Buddies Brandon Connely, center, and Chris Hendrix, both 7, participate in one of Wonda Jenkins' word games at the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County during Family Day Thursday. The club held special activities all week to highlight all the programs offered by the club. Some of the activities included Teacher's Day and an Ice Cream Social on Friday.
The threat of rain has forced the 26th annual ArtsFest indoors. The Art Stops, youth art exhibits and stage performances will be held in the arts building. The Center for Arts and Theatre will hold the artists' market.
A Statesboro Herald newspaper carrier narrowly escaped being robbed early Friday morning, then followed the man he said threatened to shoot him as he dialed 911.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 4, 2008
After a lengthy investigation during which Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents made a number of undercover drug buys, a Bulloch County man is behind bars without bond.
First Friday, which is fast becoming a staple of downtown Statesboro, will feature the artistic photography of Georgia Southern professor Jessica Hines.
Georgia Southern University will host its 26th annual celebration of the arts Saturday when ArtsFest '08 takes place on Sweetheart Circle. Running from noon until 5 p.m., the event is free of charge and open to the public.
When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.
After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.
Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.
A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.
ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food.
Starting next week, Georgia Southern University will cater to some very special guests: moths.
A Statesboro bar where a man recently was beaten, and who later died, settled a lawsuit regarding a 2010 incident in which a victim suffered a brain injury when he slipped and fell on a wet floor, according to a Savannah lawyer.
Former City Manager Frank Parker filed suit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials Wednesday in Bulloch County Superior Court, alleging that he was wrongfully fired and asking that he be reinstated and awarded unspecified damages.
The Statesboro Police Department is looking for witnesses and/or video of a fight that occurred at Rusty's Tavern, 15 University Plaza, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Aug. 20.
The death of 18-year-old Michael Gatto after a beating last week at Rude Rudy's prompted Mayor Jan Moore to propose Wednesday that City Council consider specific changes in its existing Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance, in advance of the replacement ordinance slated to take effect next July 1.
Statesboro fire officials still don't know the cause of a blaze Aug. 26 that destroyed a restaurant and damaged nearby businesses in downtown Statesboro.
The "Broadway in the Boro" event, which benefits two worthy causes, is set for Saturday evening at Statesboro High School.
A man accused of beating another to death last week now faces a murder charge.
The fact that Willow Hill School was established in 1874 testifies to the desire of the founding families, nine years out of slavery, to educate their children. But the existing building, built in 1954, stands as an example of then-modern schools built by the state of Georgia in a last-ditch attempt to justify segregation.