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‘Raise the Woof’

‘Raise the Woof’

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

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Deal, Carter, Nunn, Perdue make closing pitches

Deal, Carter, Nunn, Perdue make closing pitches

ATLANTA — Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end — or at least the next round.

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Authorities: Sex offenders can’t participate in trick-or-treating

Authorities: Sex offenders can’t participate in trick-or-treating

While children enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating Friday evening, registered sex offenders on probation or parole in Bulloch County will be spending a few hours at the Bulloch County Jail.

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Statesboro police seek information on possible hit-and-run

Statesboro police seek the public's help in learning more about a possible hit-and-run incident Wednesday night on Lanier Drive.

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Graduation rate rises in Bulloch County, state

Graduation rate rises in Bulloch County, state

Georgia's four-year high school graduation rate continued to climb, reaching 72.5 percent with the Class of 2014, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Education.

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Georgia Court of Appeals in session at Averitt Center

Georgia Court of Appeals in session at Averitt Center

Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, a three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments from attorneys in three real cases in the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

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Social media interchange ends in child molestation arrest

Social media interchange ends in child molestation arrest

A Millen man who allegedly had inappropriate contact with a juvenile via the Internet ended up behind bars on child molestation charges.

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Claxton hospital on life support

Claxton hospital on life support

CLAXTON — Hospital and community leaders are looking for ways to rescue Evans Memorial Hospital, which has been incurring losses averaging more than $200,000 a month and recently reduced staffing to cover just eight of the 49 in-patient beds for which it is licensed.

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Updated: oct. 30, 2014 9:09 a.m.
Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

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East Georgia band festival packs Womack

East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

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Investment adviser, former fugitive gets 30 years in prison

Investment adviser, former fugitive gets 30 years in prison

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.

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GSU band impresses in Atlanta

GSU band impresses in Atlanta

One of the highlights of going to a Georgia Southern University football game is watching the Southern Pride Marching Band perform.

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Isakson running for 2016 re-election, but wants GOP Senate majority now

Isakson running for 2016 re-election, but wants GOP Senate majority now

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has bumper stickers already printed with a new logo for his 2016 re-election bid, but is currently campaigning for shorter-term goals of having Republican candidate David Perdue join him in the U.S. Senate and for Republicans to gain a majority there.

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Statesboro police to participate in No-Shave November

Statesboro police to participate in No-Shave November

The Statesboro Police Department will participate in No-Shave November and raise money for Alzheimer's research.

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Man dies after accident at Claude Howard Lumber

Man dies after accident at Claude Howard Lumber

A Claude Howard Lumber Co. employee died after an apparent accident while working at the sawmill on Park Avenue, officials said.

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Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms

Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms

COLUMBUS — With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas.

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Keep those feeders up

Keep those feeders up

Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That's the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers make the state their winter home and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide.

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Rick Bragg: ‘Pretension murders writing’

Rick Bragg: ‘Pretension murders writing’

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg took the stage at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center for the annual Statesboro The Write Place event earlier this month.

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Aglow with innovation

Aglow with innovation

When the Fab Lab, devoted to developing ideas for new products and businesses, opens in the building next to Georgia Southern University's existing City Campus in downtown Statesboro, the alley between the two will be transformed into an open-ended "outdoor room" with a glass roof.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice — Vote 'yes' for Boro redevelopment powers

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice — Vote 'yes' for Boro redevelopment powers

For nearly 30 years, my wife, Lori, and I have operated Lori Grice Photography on East Main Street in downtown Statesboro. We have seen the ebb and flow of businesses in the core of downtown. We understand the struggle of operating a small business, especially on Main Street. There are both challenges and rewards in doing so. Each of us who chooses to operate a businesses in the core of downtown has made a special commitment to our community to invest in, and continue to work toward, maintaining a thriving downtown.

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Statesboro rape suspect arrested in NC

Statesboro rape suspect arrested in NC

The suspect in a Statesboro rape was recently arrested in North Carolina and is now in Bulloch County Jail, Statesboro police said.

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Educator honored for years of service

Educator honored for years of service

    A group called Women Acknowledging Community Service recently presented Dr. Charles Bonds, as “A Trailblazer in the Education Field,” a check for $1,000 for his leadership and community service in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

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Updated: oct. 26, 2014 11:59 p.m.


Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

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Updated: oct. 26, 2014 6:00 a.m.
‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

Most people love the fair, and some people may even visit it several times during the week it is in town. For some, however, the fair is more than an annual diversion; it’s a way of life.

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Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

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Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

One choice 12th Congressional District voters do not have is a candidate who promises to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” as it is. But there are clear differences in the two candidates’ positions.

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Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act faces legal challenges that could derail it, and major changes to the legislation are likely and warranted, says Dr. James Stephens, the Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership at Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.

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Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program.

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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

At 98 years old, Leland Riggs isn’t quite a charter member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, but he has been an active member for 35 years.

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Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

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Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.

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Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

A Statesboro man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for soliciting child pornography images over the Internet, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Friday.

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Attendance strong at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Attendance strong at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Crisp fall temperatures and the lure of delicious food, fun games and thrilling rides have brought area residents out in droves to the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, and Statesboro Kiwanis Club members expect the strong attendance to continue as the fair lasts through Saturday.

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Updated: oct. 23, 2014 7:46 p.m.
'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

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Bond denied in Rude Rudy’s beating death

Bond denied in Rude Rudy’s beating death

Ogeehcee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William Woodrum Jr. denied bond Thursday for a man charged in the felony murder of a fellow university student.

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Statesboro City Council pauses annexation for drainage, density concerns

Statesboro City Council pauses annexation for drainage, density concerns

Asked by developers to annex 14 more acres along S&S Railroad Bed Road near Cawana Road and the S&S Greenway trail, Statesboro City Council hit the pause button with questions about housing density and drainage.

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A special day at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

A special day at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

For people with disabilities, dealing with the fair's crowded midway, loud noise and general confusion can be a challenge.

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Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

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Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

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Scare on the Square set for Saturday

Scare on the Square set for Saturday

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

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'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

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Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA — Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

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Behind the scenes at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Behind the scenes at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

When people think of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, usually it's the rides, the food, and the exhibits that come to mind.

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Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

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Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

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Statesboro police: Man waved gun, tried to pull porch off restaurant

Statesboro police: Man waved gun, tried to pull porch off restaurant

A man accused of waving a gun in two local restaurants on the same day was arrested Monday for his actions, police said.

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George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.

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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.

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Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA — Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.

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Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

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