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Film festival set for Thursday

Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two 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 sixth film festival.

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Stormwater study moves forward

Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

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2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

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GSU football player charged in pot bust

GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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City ponders larger raise for employees

City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

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Choose your favorite film

Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

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Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET — City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

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Georgia officials approve tuition increases

Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Masters gives Statesboro hotels a nice 'bump'

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Masters gives Statesboro hotels a nice 'bump'

        Every now and then it is good to get out of the Boro and get a different perspective. One of my favorite places to get a feel of how the "ordinary Georgians" are doing is Bennie's Red Barn on St. Simons Island.

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Clubhouse adding racing

Clubhouse adding racing

        Work recently began on The Clubhouse grounds to add not only an eco-friendly, electronically controlled go cart track, but also fields for soccer training and competition.

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Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

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Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

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Lawsuit: Factory pollutes Altamaha River

ATLANTA — An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

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2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

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GSU hosts fourth annual ‘No Impact Week’

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability has teamed up with the University Wellness Program to host a number of events throughout April that are designed to improve and protect the environment and change behavior when it comes to food, energy, water and waste.

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Big rig, pickup truck collide

Big rig, pickup truck collide

A tractor trailer and a pickup truck collided early Monday morning after the big rig tried to avoid the pickup, which was traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 301 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

        Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

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Have you registered to vote?

Have you registered to vote?

Spring election season is just about here.

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Connection Church films video for Easter Service

Connection Church films video for Easter Service

    After four days of filming, the 15-minute video Connection Church plans to use during its Easter services is ready.

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Memorial Day restored as school holiday

Memorial Day restored as school holiday

Memorial Day 2015 is back in the Bulloch County Schools' future — or rather, it is no longer on their calendar as a school day.

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Former energy secretary to speak at GSU

Former energy secretary to speak at GSU

Georgia Southern University will host Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize Winner in physics and former U.S. energy secretary, as the keynote speaker for No Impact Week at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

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Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.

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Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.

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Online charter school accepting new students

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide online K-12 charter school, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will conduct in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

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Deal backs medical marijuana trials

Deal backs medical marijuana trials

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

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Yu wants  to downsize government

Yu wants to downsize government

Out of his desire to reduce regulation and what he sees as federal intrusion, Eugene Yu, a Republican candidate for Congress in the 12th District, would like to see the U.S. Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency abolished.

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GSU Relay to ‘Candy Crush Cancer’

GSU Relay to ‘Candy Crush Cancer’

Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.

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Abduction was act of retaliation

Abduction was act of retaliation

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.

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Bulloch County discusses paving dirt roads

Bulloch County discusses paving dirt roads

Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.

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'Music Man' at the Averitt Center

'Music Man' at the Averitt Center

The Averitt STARS will perform in their 10th Anniversary musical, “The Music Man,” this week.

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Statesboro upgrading water system remote control

Statesboro upgrading water system remote control

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with an upgrade of software and networking for its water and sewer control system after City Council recently approved spending up to $250,000 for this purpose.

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City schedules work meetings on budget, alcohol ordinance

City schedules work meetings on budget, alcohol ordinance

Statesboro City Council has a work session on the city budget scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. A work session on an overhaul of the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will follow a regular meeting on May 6.

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Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.

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Assault rifle, handgun, marijuana seized

Assault rifle, handgun, marijuana seized

Police found an assault rifle and handgun in a Statesboro man's apartment Saturday, along with marijuana, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

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Powerful storms hit Southeast

Powerful storms hit Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

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Miss Rodeo USA is in town

Miss Rodeo USA is in town

When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.

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Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

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A note to subscribers

Because of scheduled system maintenance, we will not be able to make any changes to customers' accounts on Tuesday or Wednesday, April 8 and 9. Customers wishing to make a payment, schedule a start or stop or have their papers held for vacation should do so by 3 p.m. Monday, April 7. We anticipate being able to process customer transactions again starting after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10. Customers who have questions should call Customer Service at (912) 489-9460.

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Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

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Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Tina Williams knows how special her orange-and-white cat is. But Odie, her “laid-back, ginger boy,” doesn’t seem to let fame go to his head.

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Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education — including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel — to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

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Bulloch's Unsung Heroes

Bulloch's Unsung Heroes

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about “unsung heroes” in the Bulloch County school system.

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Study: Fee needed to fix storm drainage

Study: Fee needed to fix storm drainage

City Council is taking a pause on voting to fund the second phase of a study that would lead to a stormwater fee expected to collect about $1 million a year from Statesboro residents, businesses and owners of other properties.

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Crime Suppression operations result in 6 arrests

Crime Suppression operations result in 6 arrests

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.

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Man shot in leg on Frink Road

Man shot in leg on Frink Road

A man was shot early Friday morning, but the wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Coach Boone to speak at OTC commencement

Coach Boone to speak at OTC commencement

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

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ArtsFest set for Saturday

ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

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Starlights orchestra to highlight First Friday

Starlights orchestra to highlight First Friday

Get ready to hear the trumpets playing and see the people swaying as music fills the air in Downtown Statesboro.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans to observe heritage month

Sons of Confederate Veterans to observe heritage month

Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941, Sons of Confederate Veterans, plans to observe Confederate Heritage and History Month throughout April.

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4 Bulloch principals to change schools

4 Bulloch principals to change schools

When students walk through the doors to their school Aug. 1, some will meet new principals. But the principals know Bulloch County Schools well.

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