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Heated debate turns to Confederate flag

Heated debate turns to Confederate flag

Following an intense discussion with references to the Nazi swastika, the flag of the terrorist group Isis and the U.S. Constitution, people carrying Confederate battle flags inside the Bulloch County Commission meeting room Tuesday were asked to leave after a unanimous vote. Commissioners, however, took no action regarding a petition to remove a Confederate soldier memorial from the county courthouse square.

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Council authorizes city manager search

Council authorizes city manager search

Statesboro City Council launched a search for a new city manager Tuesday, a full year after firing former City Manager Frank Parker. A proposal to create a new deputy city manager post for interim City Manager Robert Cheshire is also on the table.

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Migos rapper seeks reconsideration of bond denial

Migos rapper seeks reconsideration of bond denial

The mother of a rap artist who is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on drugs, guns and other charges testified in court Tuesday during a motion to reconsider her son’s denial of bond.

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Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

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'In support of heritage'

'In support of heritage'

About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.

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Nationally ranked Market in Statesboro

Nationally ranked Market in Statesboro

           Statesboro's Mainstreet Farmers Market shows up in some "best of" lists, and recently moved up in the "101 Best Farmers Markets in America" published by the food and drink website The Daily Meal.

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Boating education course to be held  in Brooklet July 9

Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

           The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

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'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

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A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods

    Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss’ love of nature recently took him a few steps farther — approximately 5 million steps, in fact.

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Updated: jul. 05, 2015 11:19 p.m.
Diverse students, mostly white faculty

Diverse students, mostly white faculty

While 48 percent of the Bulloch County Schools’ students are ethnic minorities, including 37.3 percent who are African-American, only 13.8 percent of the school system’s certified teachers and administrators are minorities, including 12.3 percent who are African-American.

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Updated: jul. 05, 2015 11:05 p.m.
America celebrates 4th of July

America celebrates 4th of July

    A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn’t dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July.                 By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

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Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA — Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

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Moore elected to GMA board

Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA’s annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

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Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

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Economy sees new 'normal'

Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

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Confederate memorial to be discussed at county meeting

Confederate memorial to be discussed at county meeting

A man who initiated a petition to remove the Confederate memorial statue from the Bulloch County Courthouse Square will speak during the Bulloch County Commission meeting Tuesday.

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Bulloch budget OK'd

Bulloch budget OK'd

Bulloch County Commissioners passed the 2016 budget Tuesday, contingent upon the passing of a tax increase proposal next month.

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Bi-Lo to donate Saturday profits to veterans' relief

Bi-Lo to donate Saturday profits to veterans' relief

Shopping at a local grocery store this Saturday will not only fill your pantry but will benefit a charity that helps soldiers who have been wounded in action.

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Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

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Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA — Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

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Puppet camp brings ‘monsters’ downtown

Puppet camp brings ‘monsters’ downtown

Mermaids, goats and a variety of monsters were lurking on Statesboro’s Siebald Street this week as key characters during the Averitt Center for the Arts summer Puppet Camp.

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A party for the Fourth

A party for the Fourth

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank, the annual festival begins at 4 p.m. and last until 11 p.m., said Broni Gainous, marketing and communications coordinator for Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation.

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Bulloch couples apply for same-sex marriage licenses

Bulloch couples apply for same-sex marriage licenses

Since the Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex marriages are legal across the nation, at least two same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in Bulloch County.

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Keel likely headed to Augusta

Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

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Fireworks legal, but not for sale – yet

Fireworks legal, but not for sale – yet

While “real” fireworks are now legal, Statesboro residents likely still will have to travel out of state to buy bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks that fly into the air and go boom.

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Two new alcohol laws take effect

Two new alcohol laws take effect

Two new Georgia laws that take effect today pertain to alcoholic beverages and have Statesboro connections.

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Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to  replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

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Statesboro man charged in child beating

Statesboro man charged in child beating

A Statesboro man who police say beat a 5-year-old girl during a domestic dispute Sunday was arrested and is being held without bond.

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Body found in Savannah  identified as missing man from Statesboro

Body found in Savannah identified as missing man from Statesboro

A man who walked away from a Statesboro-area personal care home Saturday was found dead in Savannah Sunday evening, according to Chatham County authorities.

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Designed for success in Statesboro

Designed for success in Statesboro

           After nine months in business, Salon Cheveux & Spa, at 25 N. Main St. across from the courthouse, has racked up both a Brick Award for Most Improved Interior and a Best in The Boro award as "Best Spa/Salon."

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Mock, Edenfield lead Georgia Young Lawyers

Mock, Edenfield lead Georgia Young Lawyers

           Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC in Statesboro was installed as president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's Annual Meeting on June 19. She was sworn in by Justice Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Local architects merge into single strong firm

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Local architects merge into single strong firm

        A little over a year ago, a mutual friend who knew local architect's Frank D'Arcangelo and Kevin Palmer brought them together and suggested they partner in some way. Each of them brought unique strengths to the table and the friend felt together they could flourish.

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Should Statesboro Confederate monument go?

Should Statesboro Confederate monument go?

For 106 years, the Confederate soldier made of marble has stood, looking out from the Bulloch County Courthouse grounds, his rifle resting vertical in front of him.

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 3:27 p.m.
Rollin' on the river

Rollin' on the river

    “There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 3:17 p.m.
SEB student chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Tech. Leaders

SEB student chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Tech. Leaders

    Cash Owens, a junior at Southeast Bulloch High, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts,  today through Tuesday, June 30.

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 3:11 p.m.
Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 6:30 a.m.
Women had memorial built to honor the dead

Women had memorial built to honor the dead

The tall, thin Confederate soldier in the center of Statesboro fits a historic pattern for monuments built on the losing side of a war while it is still in the memory of the living, notes the coordinator of Georgia Southern University’s public history program.

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Stilson shooting suspect caught

Stilson shooting suspect caught

A Stilson woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the suspected shooter is in custody after a manhunt that ended near Bloomingdale late Saturday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

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Heat sending people to the hospital

Heat sending people to the hospital

It isn’t even July yet, but apparently no one told Mother Nature. The early arrival of intense heat indices soaring above the 100 degree mark is sending people to the emergency room on a daily basis, said East Georgia Regional Medical Center Dr. Alan Scott.

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4 injured after train hits truck

4 injured after train hits truck

A train struck a truck Friday afternoon on Old River Road at Maria Sorrell Road, and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage.

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US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON — Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

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Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA — More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

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Obamacare clears another hurdle

Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

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OTC, GSU agree to link logistics degrees

OTC, GSU agree to link logistics degrees

Officials signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow students who complete an associate degree in logistics at Ogeechee Technical College to progress to Georgia Southern University’s bachelor’s degree program in the same major.

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Going to camp in 3D

Going to camp in 3D

A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.

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Parkers armed robbery suspects behind bars

Parkers armed robbery suspects behind bars

Police arrested the last of four armed robbery suspects Wednesday, all believed to have pulled off the June 10 armed robbery of Parkers’ convenience store on Brampton Avenue.

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Gov. Deal: Confederate flag license plate needs redesign

Gov. Deal: Confederate flag license plate needs redesign

ATLANTA — Georgia's specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn't urge changes.

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GSU and Ocean Exchange launch BIG Pitch

GSU and Ocean Exchange launch BIG Pitch

The BIG Pitch Competition announced Tuesday by Georgia Southern University and the Ocean Exchange may resemble the TV show “Shark Tank” but should be less ego-bruising.

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Boro man charged in child sex case

Boro man charged in child sex case

Statesboro police, working in conjunction with a federal agency, arrested a local man Friday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

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