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Work camp inmates charged in attempt to obtain contraband

Work camp inmates charged in attempt to obtain contraband

Three inmates of the Bulloch County Correctional Institute face felony charges for involvement in a plot to obtain contraband while incarcerated – mainly tobacco.

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In need of ‘forever’ homes

In need of ‘forever’ homes

Four hundred ninety-nine children across the state of Georgia who don’t know each other have one thing in common: they want a forever home ...

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Kiwanis Pancake House sees 48th year

Kiwanis Pancake House sees 48th year

Lines of hungry people wrapped around the Statesboro Kiwanis Pancake House Tuesday night as the smell of fresh sausage and fluffy pancakes wafted over the ...

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Statesboro council affirms county-city TAD agreement

Statesboro council affirms county-city TAD agreement

In two actions Tuesday involving the city-county relationship and taxes, Statesboro City Council affirmed an agreement bringing county revenue into the South Main Street TAD ...

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2017 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Renovations to old memories

2017 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Renovations to old memories

Its dedication to agricultural history is one of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair’s most unique characteristics, and the fairgrounds would not be complete without the ...

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Bulloch ESPLOST, Boro mayoral voting begins

Bulloch ESPLOST, Boro mayoral voting begins

By early Tuesday afternoon, 68 people had cast in-person advanced ballots in the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, while 51 had voted in Statesboro’s mayoral ...

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Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

               Two men were shot, with one seriously injured, early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge on James Street, off Martin Luther King Dr.

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Plenty of entertainment ensures never a dull moment at the Fair

Plenty of entertainment ensures never a dull moment at the Fair

               Fair week in Statesboro brings a great deal of excitement to the area, but the week-long event isn't just thrill rides and fair food ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.C. group buys Statesboro Holiday Inn

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.C. group buys Statesboro Holiday Inn

               Statesboro's premier full-service hotel, Holiday Inn sold on Monday to LRP Hotels based out of Greensboro, N.C.

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Renasant names consumer relationship officer

Renasant names consumer relationship officer

               Renasant Bank announced the recent appointment of Judd Skinner as consumer relationship officer at the bank's Northside location in Statesboro.

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Statesboro Kiwanis Club installs new officers, board members

Statesboro Kiwanis Club installs new officers, board members

               The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently installed the 2017-18 slate of officers and board of directors, with one of their own club members, Jim Campbell ...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $90,000

Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $90,000

    Friday night’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mill Creek Park saw 195 participants and 29 teams register to take part in the fund ...

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Jimmy Franklin's labor of love

Jimmy Franklin's labor of love

Statesboro native Jimmy Franklin has been practicing law since 1966. While his expertise is mainly as a trial attorney for civil matters, Franklin recalled a ...

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Kemp advocates cap on state spending

Kemp advocates cap on state spending

As a step toward cutting taxes, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp proposes to put a cap on state spending, adjusted to population growth and ...

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GBI raids 4 Statesboro stores

GBI raids 4 Statesboro stores

Four Statesboro area convenience stores were targeted Thursday in a gambling sting conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Commercial Gambling Unit.

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Six arrested on gang-related charges

Six arrested on gang-related charges

Six suspects believed to be members of the “Mobb” street gang face charges after Statesboro police linked them to two armed robberies and a burglary.

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GBI raids Bulloch convenience stores

GBI raids Bulloch convenience stores

                On Thursday, the GBI's Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Team, and in cooperation with the Georgia ...

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Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor

Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor

This is the last in a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro’s three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

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Fireball won’t return to Fair

Fireball won’t return to Fair

The Fireball, one of Amusement of America’s most popular thrill rides, won’t be featured this year during the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. After a ...

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Parade to kick off 2017 Fair

Parade to kick off 2017 Fair

This year, there will be more rides, more food and more fun to be found at the 56th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

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Bobby Jones, Face of Manufacturing in Ga.

Bobby Jones, Face of Manufacturing in Ga.

When state and local officials came to Koyo Bearings in Sylvania to honor Bobby Jones as one of Georgia’s Faces of Manufacturing, he passed ...

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McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge

McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge

This is part of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro’s three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email. 

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Suicide rates on the rise

Suicide rates on the rise

While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals.

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Homicide victim identified

Homicide victim identified

A woman found in her South Mulberry Street home Sunday was stabbed to death. Statesboro Police said the death of Deborah Miles is being ruled ...

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1 shot, 2 arrests in four weekend gunshot reports in Statesboro

1 shot, 2 arrests in four weekend gunshot reports in Statesboro

               One victim was shot and two suspects arrested in separate cases as Statesboro police investigated several reports of gunfire over the weekend.

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Grotheer offers a fresh face in Statesboro mayoral race

Grotheer offers a fresh face in Statesboro mayoral race

               This is the first of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

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Statesboro woman confesses to killing father

Statesboro woman confesses to killing father

               A Statesboro woman charged last week with killing her father confessed to the murder, and hid the victim's body in a closet for months ...

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GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

               Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability hosted its 2017 GreenFest, a festival that celebrates ways people can be more environmentally responsible, in downtown Statesboro ...

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Claxton man charged in Statesboro homicide

Claxton man charged in Statesboro homicide

               A Claxton man was arrested Monday, charged with the felony murder of a woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in a South Mulberry Street ...

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Updated: oct. 09, 2017 7:52 p.m.
Restoring a Claxton beauty

Restoring a Claxton beauty

               He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Christian Social Ministry needs our help

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Christian Social Ministry needs our help

                Christian Social Ministry thrift stores and food pantry are one of the best kept secrets in Bulloch County. The ministry was started in 1998 by ...

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GSU earns honor for commitment to sustainability

               Georgia Southern University has been named a finalist for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards by Second Nature.

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Slain in 1910, memorial to honor Claxton marshal

Slain in 1910, memorial to honor Claxton marshal

More than a century after a town marshal was killed near a street corner in Claxton, his sacrifice will be remembered with the unveiling of ...

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Old municipal court office up for bids

Old municipal court office up for bids

With an ad beginning in today’s paper, the city of Statesboro is seeking offers for the Municipal Court office’s former home at 125 ...

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Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton ...

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GS faculty senators propose panel on consolidation’s consequences

GS faculty senators propose panel on consolidation’s consequences

The Faculty Senate at Georgia Southern University will consider naming a committee to deal with unforeseen consequences that arise after the consolidation with Armstrong State ...

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Annual GreenFest set for downtown Saturday

Annual GreenFest set for downtown Saturday

Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability will hold its fifth annual GreenFest event today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown ...

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Brooklet proposes 32 percent tax increase

Brooklet proposes 32 percent tax increase

The city of Brooklet will hold a series of public hearings this month regarding a proposed tax increase of over 32 percent.

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Noncompliant sex offenders charged

Noncompliant sex offenders charged

Two registered sex offenders from other states, but living in Bulloch County, failed to comply with mandated laws and were recently arrested for those violations ...

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Local woman charged with father’s murder

Local woman charged with father’s murder

A Statesboro woman faces several charges, including murder, in the death of her father, whose body was found Monday in the woods near Palmetto Court ...

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AG Night Out set for Friday downtown

AG Night Out set for Friday downtown

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, AgriSupply and Main Street Statesboro invite the public to come out Friday for the 5th annual AG Night Out from ...

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NASA history maker Frederick Gregory speaks tonight at Georgia Southern

NASA history maker Frederick Gregory speaks tonight at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University hosts Col. Frederick “Fred” Gregory, the first African-American man to pilot and command a space mission and serve as the deputy administrator ...

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Frontier execs congratulate Blue Mile volunteers

Frontier execs congratulate Blue Mile volunteers

Frontier Communications, lead sponsor of the America’s Best Communities competition in which Statesboro won the $1 million third prize earlier this year, saluted supporters ...

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County and city agree on TAD

County and city agree on TAD

Bulloch County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allocate taxes from revenue growth to the city of Statesboro’s South Main Street Tax Allocation District, or TAD.

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Council rescinds insurance broker choice

Council rescinds insurance broker choice

After hearing appeals from two other insurance firms that pitched for the contract, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday rescinded its decision to make ShawHankins the ...

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Food bank needs cash for bills

Food bank needs cash for bills

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Food Bank needs help, but not just food donations and volunteers – the organization is in desperate need of cash.

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Police investigate suspicious death

Police investigate suspicious death

Police are awaiting autopsy results and are seeking to identify a white male found dead Monday at an East Parrish Street apartment.

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Man charged in shooting at local party

Man charged in shooting at local party

A Midway man was jailed Monday after reportedly firing a shot into a crowd at a party in Bulloch County Sunday.

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Animal shelter to open some Saturdays

Animal shelter to open some Saturdays

In order to increase adoption opportunities, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter will start opening, for adoptions only, two Saturdays out of the month.

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Jobs are available in Ga. prison system

Jobs are available in Ga. prison system

               The Georgia Department of Corrections struggles to fill some of its more than 11,000 employee positions statewide and also has an interest in preparing ...

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