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Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

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Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA — The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

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Firefighters battle mulch blaze

Firefighters battle mulch blaze

Bulloch County firefighters battled a blaze at a mulch plant east of Brooklet for more than 12 hours on Wednesday.

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Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA — Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure ...

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Confederate History and Heritage

Confederate History and Heritage

A wreath-laying ceremony is set for Saturday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in front of the Confederate Memorial statue.

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BOE looks at ‘local values’ funding, raises

BOE looks at ‘local values’ funding, raises

As the Bulloch County Board of Education begins to look at its budget for 2017-18, assigning money based on “local values” to even out and ...

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Third arrest made in March 9 murder

Third arrest made in March 9 murder

Statesboro police arrested a third man Friday who they say was involved in the March 9 shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments.

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Updated: mar. 27, 2017 11:46 p.m.
Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time ...

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DSDA glows Blue, 'Brick'

DSDA glows Blue, 'Brick'

               The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's annual luncheon took on a strong Blue Mile tint this year, but with a stack of awards in the ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

               Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.

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Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

               A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the ...

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As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS — Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

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City and DOT respond to traffic signal issues

City and DOT respond to traffic signal issues

In November, a traffic signal on a second lane for left turns from Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as the U.S. 301 Bypass, onto ...

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Legislative session nears end

Legislative session nears end

ATLANTA — Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.

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County seeks grant for new senior center

County seeks grant for new senior center

Bulloch County commissioners hope to win a grant that will fund construction of a new senior citizens center to be built adjacent to the former ...

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Statesboro declares itself a welcoming city

City Council adopted a resolution this week declaring Statesboro a “Safe and Inclusive Welcoming City for All People.”

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iGOT campaign raises $397,752

iGOT campaign raises $397,752

When the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation’s 2017 iGOT campaign concluded Thursday evening, the total $397,752 resolved on a screen at the celebration.

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BCCI inmates charged with smuggling tobacco

BCCI inmates charged with smuggling tobacco

Two inmates at the Bulloch County Correctional Institute can probably expect extended sentences after being caught smuggling contraband Wednesday.

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Faulty sensor caused fire alarm at Statesboro High

Faulty sensor caused fire alarm at Statesboro High

               A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools ...

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Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...

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Man arrested in GATE armed robbery

Man arrested in GATE armed robbery

A man police said robbed a Northside Drive East convenience store March 6 was arrested Tuesday in Warner Robins on traffic charges but will face ...

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Local foundation funds SPD ‘active shooter’ armor

Local foundation funds SPD ‘active shooter’ armor

The Statesboro Police Officers Foundation, led by local business people and civilian professionals, has granted the Statesboro Police Department $8,000 for additional body armor ...

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In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA — The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

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Rodeo bringing new acts to town

Rodeo bringing new acts to town

Fall may mean fair time around Statesboro, but when spring rolls around, everyone knows it’s rodeo time.

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Please have a cup of coffee with me

Please have a cup of coffee with me

              For the past month and a half, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to ...

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Updated: mar. 20, 2017 7:10 p.m.
Blue Mile investment

Blue Mile investment

               As the deadline approaches for a final progress report in the America's Best Communities competition, Statesboro's Blue Mile committee is pointing to evidence ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Flight Factory officially taking off Saturday

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Flight Factory officially taking off Saturday

               Jerome Davis will cut the ribbon Saturday on the much anticipated Flight Factory Entertainment Center located at 158 East Parrish Street.

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Statesboro Realtors attend Legislative Day in Atlanta

Statesboro Realtors attend Legislative Day in Atlanta

               Several Realtors from Statesboro Board of Realtors gathered alongside hundreds of their fellow Georgia Realtors for a day of advocacy and education at the Georgia ...

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2 men arrested in drug-related murder

2 men arrested in drug-related murder

A Statesboro man faces murder charges for the drug-related shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments March 9.

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Blueberry, peach crops hit hard by late-season freeze

Blueberry, peach crops hit hard by late-season freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches ...

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A ‘historic’ debut in the Boro

A ‘historic’ debut in the Boro

The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro Friday and Saturday as the very first film festival in the United States ...

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Celebrating the gift of life

Celebrating the gift of life

There was a celebration of the gift of life Thursday.

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Mayor: I’m running for re-election

Mayor: I’m running for re-election

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore and the two City Council members up for election this year, Phil Boyum in District 1 and John Riggs in District ...

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Fire destroys home on Whippoorwill Drive

Fire destroys home on Whippoorwill Drive

               Statesboro firefighters responded to a house fire on Whippoorwill Drive Thursday evening, but the structure was a total loss after hours of fighting the blaze.

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Post 90 celebrates American Legion’s 98th birthday

Post 90 celebrates American Legion’s 98th birthday

American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 celebrated the Legion’s 98th birthday with appreciation awards, a cake and guest speakers on the Georgia Southern University ...

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Senate committee approves 'campus carry' bill

Senate committee approves 'campus carry' bill

ATLANTA — Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation backed by a Senate committee Thursday evening, with a new exemption ...

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Murder suspect arrested in Statesboro

Murder suspect arrested in Statesboro

A man wanted in connection to a murder in Swainsboro was apprehended in Statesboro Thursday.

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Boyer winning Manufacturing Week poster artist

Boyer winning Manufacturing Week poster artist

With her poster depicting a conveyor belt moving industries into Georgia, Bethany Boyer, a William James Middle School seventh-grader, captured the statewide grades 6-8 prize ...

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Collins man indicted for post office burglaries

Collins man indicted for post office burglaries

A federal grand jury indicted a Collins man last week, charging him with several counts of burglarizing Tattnall County post offices.

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Businessman charged again with insurance fraud

Businessman charged again with insurance fraud

A Statesboro businessman was arrested Tuesday for the second time in four years on charges of insurance fraud.

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Freeze may affect fruit crops

Freeze may affect fruit crops

What may be winter’s last gasp – an icy blast of below-freezing temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday nights – may have a harmful impact on fruit crops ...

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Bulloch and Chatham STARs tie at region

Bulloch and Chatham STARs tie at region

Bulloch County STAR Student Neha Aggarwal, a senior at Statesboro High School, and Chatham County STAR Student Harrison West, a senior at Savannah Country Day ...

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New police chief arriving April 17

New police chief arriving April 17

Mike Broadhead, now scheduled to begin work April 17 as Statesboro's police chief, says the heart of his mission will be to promote the ...

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Updated: mar. 14, 2017 10:08 p.m.
Portal man sought on drug charges

Portal man sought on drug charges

Sheriff's investigators are seeking a Portal man wanted on marijuana distribution charges.

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Updated: mar. 14, 2017 10:08 p.m.
'Common Clay' currently on display

'Common Clay' currently on display

Georgia Southern University graduate student Annamarie Kistler has worked meticulously to convey the stories of folk potters in the region through her historical exhibit, "Common ...

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Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is March 30

Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is March 30

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 ...

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School accreditation brings bonus

School accreditation brings bonus

After a visiting team from AdvancED approved the Bulloch County Schools last week for a five-year extension of the school system's accreditation, the Board ...

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Police: Drug deal leads to murder

Police: Drug deal leads to murder

Statesboro police identified a man killed Thursday in a "drug transaction gone bad" as Deniro Smith, 22, of Rincon.

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Circus comes to Portal

Circus comes to Portal

Lewis & Clark Circus is bringing a taste of the Big Top to Portal this week, with daredevils, exotic animals and familyoriented fun, said Portal Heritage ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'new' Free Spirit

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'new' Free Spirit

                Last year I shared with you about Free Spirit Pottery's impact on downtown and how owner Ann Walsh was looking for an apprentice to ...

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