The World Cup, soccer's biggest event, kicked off Thursday.
The SECME teams at Statesboro High School and Langston Chapel Middle School will vie for national titles later this month during the 38th Annual National SECME Student Competition. The teams won first place in their regional events in Savannah on April 19. They will compete against other winning elementary middle and high school teams from across the United States June 25–28 at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Sea Island Bank and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 Firecracker Fest's "Every Heart Beats True for the Red, White and Blue" coloring contest. Three local community members judged more than 450 entries last week to select this year's winners.
The 2014 Bulloch Bass Club Youth Fishing Tournament drew families to the pond at Mill Creek Regional Park on Saturday, May 31.
Two Boy Scouts from Troop 340 recently received their Eagle Scout Awards in a double-Eagle ceremony held at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Both boys are students at Trinity Christian School.
At almost 90 years young and less than 5 feet tall, Mrs. Lottie Johnson has seen her share of growth and change in small-town Statesboro. In fact, her entrepreneurial thinking brought about some of that change.
Izell Scott, a 2013 graduate of Statesboro High School, has been awarded the SECME ExxonMobil Scholarships' Overall Academic Scholar award from a slate of three finalists and a highly competitive pool of nationwide Class of 2013 applicants. The honor comes with a one-time $4,000 scholarship.
Three Stilson Elementary School third-graders received top honors in the 2014 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Chazz Shuman and Jayce Frutos each received first-place ribbons, and Laci White placed third in the kindergarten–third grade category.
Faculty promotions at East Georgia State College have been approved and are effective as of Aug. 1, 2014. They include the following: Alan Brasher promoted to professor, Paul Cerpovicz to professor, Pat Homer to assistant professor, Jing Kersey to assistant professor, Walt Mason to professor, Dana Nevil to professor, Carmine Palumbo to professor, Jessica Palumbo to assistant professor, Sandra Sharman to professor, Breana Simmons to associate professor, Mina Vora to associate professor, Jimmy Wedincamp to professor and Shawna Williams to assistant professor.
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Ethan Peacock, a sixth-grader at Southeast Bulloch Middle School, would work with the community to improve safety and emergency care if he were mayor. The essay in which Peacock expressed those ideas was selected as a winner of the Georgia Municipal Association's statewide "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay contest.
An estimated 25,000 people packed into Paulson Stadium last Saturday, May 10, to watch more than 2,500 undergraduate students graduate from Georgia Southern University. Gov. Nathan Deal was the keynote speaker.
Dr. Michael Moloney, a Global Distinguished Professor of Music at New York University, recently delivered two lectures at Georgia Southern University.
The St. Philip's Parish Chapter of the National Society of the American Colonists recently met at the Statesboro Regional Library, where Jeanette W. Peterson of Metter, Ga., presented historical books from her private collection to the chapter to be given as a gift to the library.
The Grammy award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum made a stop in the Boro on Friday, May 2, to headline Georgia Southern University's Spring Concert at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Currently on its Take Me Downtown Tour 2014, Lady Antebellum, featuring Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, is known for hits including "I Run to You," "American Honey," "Just a Kiss" and "Need You Now," the single that claimed five of the group's seven career Grammy wins in 2011.
DLocal officer completes DUI training course
On June 18, 25 members of the Statesboro Youth Chorale serenaded passengers of the 11:38 a.m. Jet Blue flight from Savannah to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Soccer - or football, as it's known in the rest of the world - is deadly serious business in the United Kingdom.
Candler County and Evans County may not be identical twins, but they have more in common than many siblings, and they remain joined at the hip. Created by acts of the Georgia Legislature in the summer of 1914 with ratification by voters that fall, both are now celebrating their 100th birthdays.
Four recent graduates received $1,000 scholarships from Bulloch County's Georgia Association of Educators chapter on June 13 during a special banquet to honor their achievements. Sydney Davis and Andreas Ward of Statesboro High School, Brantley Spence of Portal Middle High School and Preston Smith of Southeast Bulloch High School each attended the event with their families and shared their future plans.
Eric Riggs, a rising 10th-grade student at Southeast Bulloch High School, was selected as the winner of the Georgia Forestry Foundation's 2014 "Forestry: A Foundation for Our Future" artwork and slogan contest in the ninth–12th grade category. GFF awarded Riggs and SEBHS a prize package valued at $35,000. More than 1,000 students statewide participated, and Riggs' artwork was selected from 56 entries that were chosen to be judged.
Headline news stories across the globe recently touted the abdication of Spain's 76-year-old King Juan Carlos and the ascension to the thrown by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe. Of interest to local residents, however, might be Statesboro's connection to the newly crowned king of Spain.
Until just a few years ago, Sarah Black Johnson could be found in her little country store in Herndon, a Jenkins County community, helping customers and keeping track of what was going on with everybody.
Man of the Decade
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