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During summer break, few students like to think about school. They relax or get a job and forget about academics. But things are different for Georgia Southern's incoming freshmen. They aren't just thinking about college; they're experiencing it.
With little discussion, the Statesboro City Council approved sweeping changes to the city's occupational tax structure at its meeting Tuesday morning after months of work by a panel assembled by Mayor Bill Hatcher.
With the sizzling heat of summer ahead and as the state falls deeper into a drought that has gripped much of the southeast, Georgia officials have enacted outdoor watering restrictions in an effort to conserve water.
OMEGA - The sky above Randy Scarbor's cantaloupe fields was overcast last week, but the clouds were from the massive wildfires to the east. No rain was forecast on the last day of May, a month that set records for dry conditions across Georgia.
METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.
Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering three men for the Bulloch County school superintendent position about to be vacated by Dr. Jessie Strickland, who resigned from the position. Strickland has accepted a position with Ogeechee Technical College as vice president of student affairs. Her tenure ends June 30.
The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.
In 2005, members of Statesboro's Temple Baptist Church voted unanimously to sell their property to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Little did they know construction delays on their new church would force them to spend about 30 months in the steel building that was originally their gym.
For the past few months, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church – a forward-looking group – has been looking back at its first 100 years.
A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.
Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...
FRUITHURST, Ala. - The huge hog that became known as ''Monster Pig'' after being killed by an 11-year-old boy was raised on a farm where it had another name: Fred.
SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in Alabama.
The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.
This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.
Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.
The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.
ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.
Having lost all of its cash to an alleged theft by a trusted volunteer, Feed the Boro, which distributes free meals each Thanksgiving, has placed itself under the umbrella of Food Bank Inc., also known as the Statesboro food bank.
Georgia Southern University nursing professor Kathryn Anderson, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities course "Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research."
Metter police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a July 30 home invasion and kidnapping attempt.
ATLANTA - A roomful of reporters and TV cameras tracked every word that Emory physicians said at a Friday news conference preceding the arrival of two Americans stricken with Ebola.
For a number of years, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County has conducted the annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.
MARIETTA, Ga. - People across the country who want to memorialize the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris have created a fundraising campaign online to build a park in his memory.
LONDON - As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.
The investigation into whether city officials violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the tenure of former City Manager Frank Parker probably will take until mid-September or later to complete, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore told City Council during its regular public meeting Tuesday.
An elderly woman's EBT card was stolen, and her caregiver was later caught on video using the card, police said.
The Georgia Southern University Police Department recently received an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant was awarded to purchase a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000, which will replace the current Intoxilyzer 5000.