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Smith made permanent city attorney

Smith made permanent city attorney

Statesboro City Council last week solidified I. Cain Smith's appointment as city attorney. He has been serving on an interim basis since mid-December.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A Boro restaurant update

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A Boro restaurant update

               When the college students return in August, they better come back very hungry. Here is an update on new restaurant options they will have in ...

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G&R Farms partners with FFA

G&R Farms partners with FFA

              G&R Farms in Tattnall County has finalized an agreement with the National FFA Organization to support scholarships for students in production agriculture. Under the ...

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Inmate mistakenly released re-captured shortly after escape

Inmate mistakenly released re-captured shortly after escape

               A man mistakenly released Saturday night from the Bulloch County Jail was recaptured less than an hour after he was let go, according to a ...

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Wal-Mart fight was over sagging pants

Wal-Mart fight was over sagging pants

It was sagging pants, not falling prices, at Statesboro’s Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Wednesday night that caused two men to fight.

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Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY — Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

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City adopts hands-off approach on Blue Mile winnings

City adopts hands-off approach on Blue Mile winnings

Instead of pursuing an agreement with the new Blue Mile Foundation, Statesboro’s city government agreed Tuesday to hand the portion of America’s Best ...

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County sets new budget

County sets new budget

It's another year of no tax increase for Bulloch County residents, as Bulloch County commissioners approved an overall balanced budget Tuesday of around $55 ...

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Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

DUNWOODY, Ga.  — Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the ...

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Explosive destroys Portal man’s mailbox

Explosive destroys Portal man’s mailbox

An unidentified explosive left a Portal man’s mailbox in pieces last week, and now he is concerned that the culprit may target another mailbox.

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Buyer saves Millen hospital from closing

Buyer saves Millen hospital from closing

Set to close in June, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins announced Monday that it had been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp.

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Pizza Hut, Hardee's robbed

Pizza Hut, Hardee's robbed

Statesboro police are unsure if two armed robberies at fast food restaurants over the weekend are related.

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Splash's wave pool ready to open

Splash's wave pool ready to open

The delays caused by finicky weather, complicated construction and other factors are over: The wave pool at Splash in the Boro will be ready for ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Low Country now full-service Kubota dealer

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Low Country now full-service Kubota dealer

               Since introducing its first tractor to the United States in 1969, Kubota products have continued to gain popularity. Kubota filled a product void in the ...

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Local Business Briefs

Local Business Briefs

Susan Cox is re-elected to Georgia Bar board

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Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race

Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race

ROSWELL - Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview ...

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NAACP wants superintendent out

NAACP wants superintendent out

               The executive board of the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP voted last week to ask the Bulloch County Board of Education not to renew ...

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Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week

Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week

    An often quoted saying, “bloom where you’re planted,” extols a timely message, but perhaps the adage could add an additional thought: “Once you’ve ...

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Updated: jun. 17, 2017 8:23 p.m.
Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: From the pond to the pan — here's to you, Dad

Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: From the pond to the pan — here's to you, Dad

    I’ve often been called “a chip off the ol’ block.” I am my father’s daughter, there’s no doubt about it. We’re ...

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Updated: jun. 17, 2017 8:23 p.m.
Mental Health Court funding boost comes with local support requirement

Mental Health Court funding boost comes with local support requirement

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court will receive a 13 percent boost in its state grant, to $163,814, with the new fiscal year starting ...

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Hail behind courthouse repairs

Hail behind courthouse repairs

Hail damage from recent storms is the reason huge cranes began appearing last week outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

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Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday ...

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Rabies warning in Bulloch

Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to ...

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Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

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Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the ...

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Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

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Updated: jun. 14, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Escaped inmates still on the run

Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

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Setting the scene

Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

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Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

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Police: Woman raped at laundromat

Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

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Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

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Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

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Updated: jun. 12, 2017 11:07 p.m.
Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

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Updated: jun. 12, 2017 11:07 p.m.
Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

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Taking the journey of a lifetime

Taking the journey of a lifetime

    There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the ...

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Updated: jun. 12, 2017 5:53 p.m.
Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

               With the recent uptick in real estate sales, especially in the commercial sector, I thought it would be a good time to take a look ...

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School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

The Board of Education hasn’t voted on a resolution yet, but an ESPLOST committee has been meeting since December, evaluating projects for a Nov ...

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Local historical society meeting set for June 26

Local historical society meeting set for June 26

The Bulloch County Historical Society’s 44th annual meeting will take place on Monday, June 26 at the Fellowship Hall of Pittman Park United Methodist ...

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Ogeechee advocacy group seeking new executive director

Ogeechee advocacy group seeking new executive director

The environmental defense and advocacy organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is seeking a new executive director, also known as a Riverkeeper, following the May 31 departure of ...

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'Dutch' joins K9 unit

'Dutch' joins K9 unit

There’s a new dog in town. Dutch, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, joins Bulloch County Sheriff’s K9 officers Max and Gismo to make a ...

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Pence tries to shore up Georgia GOP candidate

Pence tries to shore up Georgia GOP candidate

SMYRNA — Vice President Mike Pence says suburban Atlanta Republicans must elect Karen Handel to Congress to help President Donald Trump or risk a loss that ...

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Teen charged again with statutory rape

Teen charged again with statutory rape

A teen who was arrested in early May on statutory rape charges is back in jail after a second offense with the same girl, said ...

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City proposes change to alcohol laws for hotels

City proposes change to alcohol laws for hotels

With the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance enacted in 2016, Statesboro City Council unintentionally outlawed buying beer at a hotel’s front desk and drinking that beer ...

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Two arrested digging for artifacts at Tuckahoe

Two arrested digging for artifacts at Tuckahoe

Two people caught digging for artifacts in a state park are in the Screven County Jail, charged with drug offenses as well as illegal digging ...

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Bulloch public safety director to serve on 911 advisory board

Bulloch public safety director to serve on 911 advisory board

Bulloch County Public Safety and Emergency Management Director Ted Wynn is one of 15 people selected by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to participate in a ...

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Reward upped in Emanuel cold case

Reward upped in Emanuel cold case

A reward for information about a 2002 deadly hit-and-run incident in Emanuel County has been more than tripled after an Arizona man pledged to add ...

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Millen man charged with rape

Millen man charged with rape

A Millen man was arrested Monday and charged with rape regarding a sexual assault on West Inman Street the previous Friday.

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City seeks representation on Blue Mile Foundation

City seeks representation on Blue Mile Foundation

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore postponed a decision Tuesday on transferring America’s Best Community’s competition winnings from city control to the ...

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Bulloch County Schools K-12 registration underway

Bulloch County Schools K-12 registration underway

The Bulloch County Schools’ first registration opportunity for new students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those transferring from other systems, is now underway, June ...

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Local law agencies seeing more opioid abuse

Local law agencies seeing more opioid abuse

With prescription drug abuse becoming a major health concern across the country and investigations into at least three local cases of suspected opioid overdoses, the ...

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