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Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

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Photo gallery: Statesboro Thanksgiving Community Service

Photo gallery: Statesboro Thanksgiving Community Service

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

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Statesboro’s Christian Social Ministries serves record number with food assistance

Statesboro’s Christian Social Ministries serves record number with food assistance

Christian Social Ministries supplied several days worth of food to 160 households on Monday with help from the East Georgia Regional Auxiliary, whose members collected and donated all the fixings for 77 family Thanksgiving meals and purchased 100 gift cards for turkeys or hams.

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1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA — More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

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Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

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Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

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Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

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8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

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Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

A rainy forecast has postponed Shopping by Lantern Light in downtown Statesboro for the second consecutive year.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

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Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 7 and growing

Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 7 and growing

In its seventh season, the Mainstreet Farmers Market has set new records in sales for farmers and other vendors, despite still having no roof over shoppers' heads on rainy days.

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Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

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Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

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6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.

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Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA — Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

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Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.

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Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

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Jackets take 3rd at state cheer championships

Jackets take 3rd at state cheer championships

    Southeast Bulloch High School’s competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.

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Updated: nov. 23, 2014 10:14 p.m.
SEB, SHS earn JROTC honors at state meet

SEB, SHS earn JROTC honors at state meet

    Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools’ JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.

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Updated: nov. 23, 2014 10:13 p.m.
Georgia Southern professor facing complaint about religion in history classes

Georgia Southern professor facing complaint about religion in history classes

Georgia Southern University officials are investigating a complaint that Dr. Tom McMullen crosses the line to preaching in his history classes.

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Updated: nov. 22, 2014 9:33 p.m.
GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

        Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

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Updated: nov. 22, 2014 9:32 p.m.
Statesboro TAD map faces Dec. 31 goal

Statesboro TAD map faces Dec. 31 goal

After voters granted the city of Statesboro redevelopment powers through a Nov. 4 referendum, business leaders, city officials and consultants are scrambling to map a Tax Allocation District, or TAD, for downtown and to adopt a redevelopment plan before Dec. 31.

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200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

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Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Jimmy Skrine is a man of few words.

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Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

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Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

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Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

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Updated: nov. 20, 2014 10:33 p.m.
Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

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Updated: nov. 20, 2014 10:32 p.m.
Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

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Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the “hit style” murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

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Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

The Pilot Club of Statesboro will host its 34th annual fundraiser breakfast on Saturday from 6-11 a.m. at RJ's Steakery.

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Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday

Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday

The Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5K will take over the streets of downtown Statesboro Saturday morning.

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Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.

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Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern University Police officers had to use pepper spray to break up a fight outside a restaurant over the weekend, and one suspect tried to grab an officer's weapon as he was trying to subdue her, police said.

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Traveling exhibit shows photos of children available for adoption

Traveling exhibit shows photos of children available for adoption

While most kids this time of year are making a Christmas list of a host of toys or clothing, these children and teenagers just want one thing: a forever home.

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City report: More than 75 alcohol allegations went unheard by Statesboro City Council

More than 75 alleged violations of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, from July 2011 through August 2013, never went before City Council for hearings on the businesses' alcohol licenses. Overlapping that total, 42 alcohol-related citations police issued against individuals in July 2011 were dropped by City Hall officials and never tried in Municipal Court.

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Updated: nov. 18, 2014 5:44 p.m.
Wet weather gives way to deep freeze

Wet weather gives way to deep freeze

Weather that threatened to be violent, but still packed a powerful, wet punch Monday in Bulloch County, will yield to drier, frigid conditions tonight and Tuesday.

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Brooklet United Methodist Church collecting packed shoeboxes for needy children

Brooklet United Methodist Church collecting packed shoeboxes for needy children

Brooklet United Methodist Church is accepting packed shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child project this week to benefit children in need around the globe.

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Arson suspected at vacant Millen church

MILLEN — State fire officials say a fire that destroyed a vacant church appears to have been intentionally set.

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Updated: nov. 17, 2014 8:57 p.m.
A one-man cattle ranch near Statesboro

A one-man cattle ranch near Statesboro

        Through technological wonders that include cryogenic storage and the bovine equivalent of surrogate motherhood, a one-man ranching operation near Statesboro gives a start to some of the top-rated beef cattle growing up on ranches across the country.

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Statesboro murder trial focuses on texts

Statesboro murder trial focuses on texts

Cellphone records revealed in court Monday showed what police believe to be evidence that a Statesboro woman plotted with others to have her husband killed.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Don't toss those shoes, let W&J repair them

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Don't toss those shoes, let W&J repair them

        In June 1976, when Pope Duncan handed Jimmy Lee Raymond his diploma as he walked across the stage at Georgia Southern College, he had just completed a milestone that would impact his life forever.

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Law firm: Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders dies

Law firm: Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders dies

ATLANTA — Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, one of the first "New South" governors elected during the civil rights movement and known for his work on education and in the state's legal community, died Sunday.

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“The universal language”

“The universal language”

    Dr. Ney Rosauro faced a roomful of rapt, silent band students at Southeast Bulloch High School on Friday, mallets poised over a marimba. He was giving a lecture on composition, walking the students through determining the primary melody for a piece, beating out a Brazilian-inspired melody. As he played, he lectured the students on the importance of keeping their creative muscles in practice.

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Updated: nov. 16, 2014 10:36 p.m.
National preservation group visits Willow Hill

National preservation group visits Willow Hill

About 30 participants in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2014 national conference in Savannah visited the historic Willow Hill School near Portal on Friday as an example of preservation for new uses.

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Claxton Poultry president installed as chairman of National Chicken Council

Claxton Poultry president installed as chairman of National Chicken Council

Jerry Lane, the president of Claxton Poultry, was recently installed as the 2014-215 chairman of the National Chicken Council.

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Santa’s Toy Run set for Nov. 22

Santa’s Toy Run set for Nov. 22

Motorcyclists from Statesboro and surrounding areas will come together Nov. 22 for the 12th consecutive year to help Santa Claus fill his bag with toys for children who might not otherwise find much under their Christmas trees.

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Despite moratorium, former Platinum location draws interest

Despite moratorium, former Platinum location draws interest

Richard T. Zalinsky has submitted an application for an alcoholic beverage pouring license for 2 Proctor St., the former Platinum Lounge location. But, because of City Council’s extended moratorium on the Platinum Lounge and Prime Time Lounge locations, city officials are not processing the application.

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Statesboro murder trial begins

Statesboro murder trial begins

Jurors learned Friday that the gun used to kill a Greenbriar Trail man June 30, 2013, was never found.

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What to expect in Year 2 of Affordable Care Act enrollment

What to expect in Year 2 of Affordable Care Act enrollment

The Affordable Care Act exchange, which begins its second open enrollment period this Saturday, will offer many Georgians lower prices this time around.

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