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An agritourist magnet in Bulloch County

An agritourist magnet in Bulloch County

             Hunter Cattle Company didn't start out to be a magnet for agritourism, but it didn't start out to be an award-winning natural-fed meat business, either.

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A choir's debut

A choir's debut

The Boys and Girls Club Choir will offer its debut performance Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. inside the First United Methodist Church of Statesboro on South Main Street. The free concert is open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend the inaugural display of musical talent from the Statesboro club.

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Founder of Feetz to speak at Georgia Southern

Founder of Feetz to speak at Georgia Southern

Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Room 1004, the Georgia Southern College of Business Administration Business Innovation Group will host the Entrepreneur Lecture Series with speaker Lucy Beard as she discusses her adventures in starting Feetz, the digital cobbler for the new era.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Optim Healthcare merger becomes official

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Optim Healthcare merger becomes official

            Optim Healthcare has made official the long anticipated partnership with National Surgical Healthcare, an owner and operator of surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers based in Chicago.

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This ain't our first rodeo

This ain't our first rodeo


    The bulls and broncs have all gone home to pasture, relaxing after their 8–16 seconds of work.

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Updated: apr. 26, 2015 10:04 p.m.
Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia will play host Tuesday to the Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at Eagle Creek Brewery in Statesboro.

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Updated: apr. 26, 2015 9:50 p.m.
Summer camp sign-ups start Wednesday

Summer camp sign-ups start Wednesday

       The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department begins summer camp registration Wednesday, with sign-ups available through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

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Updated: apr. 26, 2015 9:31 p.m.
Teacher takes learning outdoors

Teacher takes learning outdoors

In a time when many young people spend free time in front of a computer screen or playing video games, Statesboro High School environmental science teacher Lee Bratton brings a bit of the outdoors into the lives of every student in her classes.

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PD to get body cameras

PD to get body cameras

Statesboro's proposed city budget earmarks $42,063 to buy body-worn video cameras for use by all Police Department patrol officers.

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Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

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Man convicted in fatal 2013 wreck

Man convicted in fatal 2013 wreck

A Bloomingdale man involved in a fatal crash that killed a Brooklet couple on Interstate 516 near Savannah in 2013 was found guilty Thursday of felony vehicular homicide.

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Attorney evaluating wrongful death suit after I-16 crash

Attorney evaluating wrongful death suit after I-16 crash

An attorney representing the mother of one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed Wednesday in a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 said he has previously sued the trucking company whose driver is responsible for the crash.

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Chase through Register ends with meth arrest

Chase through Register ends with meth arrest

A woman trying to evade a safety checkpoint in Register Thursday ran four stop signs during a short chase through the streets of the tiny town. Two small children were in the vehicle, along with an assortment of drugs and a loaded gun.

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I-16 crash survivors in stable condition

I-16 crash survivors in stable condition

One of two surviving Georgia Southern University nursing students involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that left five fellow nursing students dead, was moved to another hospital Thursday, while the second surviving student is still being treated at a Savannah hospital.

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 8:42 a.m.
Georgia Southern vigil remembers lost 'sisters'

Georgia Southern vigil remembers lost 'sisters'

A hurting Eagle Nation turned out in force Thursday evening to remember, honor and cry together over the five "sisters" lost in Wednesday's tragic accident on Interstate 16.

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 8:41 a.m.
American Legion cookout to honor vets

American Legion cookout to honor vets

The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, with assistance from the 2015 Leadership Bulloch class, will hold an "All-American Cookout" on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor veterans in the Bulloch County area.

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Testing in progress at Bulloch schools

Testing in progress at Bulloch schools

This week and next, the pencils meet the paper - and the fingertips the keys - as more than 4,500 Bulloch County students in third through eighth grades take the Georgia Milestones test for the first time.

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Register man charged in attack on 90-year-old woman

Register man charged in attack on 90-year-old woman

           Register police arrested a man Tuesday on charges he physically attacked his 90-year-old aunt over money.

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Updated: apr. 23, 2015 9:18 a.m.
City alcohol law drafts would limit under-21 entry

City alcohol law drafts would limit under-21 entry

           Statesboro City Council received two versions of a draft of a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance from its attorney Tuesday night and released them to the public.

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Register police make drug arrests

Register police make drug arrests

           Register police arrested a woman Friday on drug charges after a high-speed chase into another county.

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Georgia Southern students help each other cope with loss

Georgia Southern students help each other cope with loss

With a flurry of text messages, Facebook posts and lots of heart-to-heart talks, nursing students at Georgia Southern University shared first the uncertainty of who was involved in the deadly accident on Interstate 16, and then comforted each other in dealing with the tragic loss of their friends and colleagues.

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Updated: apr. 22, 2015 8:19 p.m.
Five Georgia Southern students killed in I-16 crash

Five Georgia Southern students killed in I-16 crash

           The Georgia Southern campus was sent reeling Wednesday after an early-morning accident took the lives of five students and left two others injured.

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Updated: apr. 22, 2015 7:29 p.m.
Former ECI football standout arrested

Former ECI football standout arrested

           A former standout Emanuel County Institute football player who signed briefly with the NFL Baltimore Ravens was arrested by Register police after they said a large amount of marijuana, a stolen gun and other drugs were found in his car.

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Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

HOUSTON — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

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Little girl, big heart

Little girl, big heart

Four-year-old Miraya Raval emptied her piggy bank to help others in need when she presented a check for $500 Tuesday to Mr. Joe Bill Brannon of the Statesboro Food Bank.

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OTC to teach mechatronics at Statesboro High

OTC to teach mechatronics at Statesboro High

Beginning Aug. 3 with the new school year, high school students will be able to earn an engineering-related Basic Mechatronics Certificate in courses taught by Ogeechee Technical College faculty on the Statesboro High School campus.

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Survivor of fatal accident in stable condition

Survivor of fatal accident in stable condition

A man who survived a single-vehicle crash Friday that killed a passenger in his vehicle is listed in serious but stable condition, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

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New Willow Pond exec

New Willow Pond exec

           Bruce Yawn, who retired as a restaurateur in February 2012 after 41 years operating Snooky's, now has a new job as executive director of Willow Pond Senior Care, the personal care home on Country Club Road.

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Updated: apr. 20, 2015 8:03 p.m.
Inside Bulloch Business - Kennedy Realty to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Inside Bulloch Business - Kennedy Realty to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

           Many of us are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we "grow up."

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Two Migos rappers post bond; one held in jail

Two Migos rappers post bond; one held in jail

           Two of three members of the rap group Migos were released on bond Monday after being arrested on drug and gun charges during a Saturday night concert at Georgia Southern University.

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Migos rap group members arrested at Hanner show

Migos rap group members arrested at Hanner show

        The three members that make up the Migos rap group face drug and firearm charges after their concert Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse was interrupted and they were arrested.

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Updated: apr. 20, 2015 3:26 p.m.
ArtsFest 2015: Express yourself

ArtsFest 2015: Express yourself

       Here in Statesboro, we really know how to paint the town.

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Updated: apr. 19, 2015 6:06 p.m.
Rodeo crowd fills the stands

Rodeo crowd fills the stands

The stands were filled to capacity Saturday night as the second round of the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo drew people from all over the world to compete or watch the fun.

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Palmetto Pipeline fight goes to Richmond Hill

Palmetto Pipeline fight goes to Richmond Hill

Along the proposed Palmetto Pipeline route, from places such as Sylvania and Springfield, concerned residents will drive Tuesday to Richmond Hill for the first real Georgia Department of Transportation hearing on the project.

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Updated: apr. 18, 2015 6:36 p.m.
'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

             A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

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Updated: apr. 18, 2015 8:50 a.m.
Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

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GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

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Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

        For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2015 3:10 p.m.
Brunson to file appeal after termination

Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client’s behalf.

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Portal races to save historical sites

Portal races to save historical sites

With historic buildings and sites at risk and in need of repair, the Portal Heritage Society is seeking ways to raise money and breathe new life into the town’s annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

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Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

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Saying thanks to 911 operators

Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn’t mean the work load will lighten.

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Local man suffers copperhead bite

Local man suffers copperhead bite

An elderly man bitten on the hand by a venomous snake Wednesday afternoon was flown to Savannah for treatment.

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Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA — Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

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Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

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Woman burned before buried

Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

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Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

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2 men arrested after officers find  a variety of drugs

2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

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Man flagging down traffic arrested  on drug charges

Man flagging down traffic arrested on drug charges

A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.

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Armed teen arrested in burglaries

Armed teen arrested in burglaries

An armed teen suspect was arrested Sunday when a sheriff's deputy reportedly caught him with a stolen utility vehicle and a stolen handgun.

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