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Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

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City open meetings investigation cost $27,500

City open meetings investigation cost $27,500

The city-ordered investigation into whether Statesboro City Council members violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the tenure of former City Manager Frank Parker has cost roughly $27,500.

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Photo gallery: Holiday Songfest

Photo gallery: Holiday Songfest

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School stages their annual Holiday Songfest before heading home for break. Lots of kiddie cuteness.

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Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

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Updated: dec. 19, 2014 2:25 p.m.
East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.

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Statesboro City Council approves TAD map as presented

Statesboro City Council approves TAD map as presented

City Council unanimously approved the Tax Allocation District, or TAD, map and redevelopment proposal for downtown Statesboro — including South Main Street and additional areas — Tuesday.

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Statesboro resident competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Statesboro resident competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Statesboro resident Jeannette Bryant and her sister, a former dispatcher for the Statesboro Police Department and current resident of Atlanta, Ranada Royal, placed second on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune."

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Georgia Southern’s Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus

Georgia Southern’s Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus

Georgia Southern University's Small Business Development Center, currently located in the Market District, will soon relocate to City Campus in downtown Statesboro, 58 E. Main St.

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Blount Boys Home Singers to perform at Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights

Blount Boys Home Singers to perform at Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights

What do a group of boys singing for their supper and Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights have in common?

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Georgia Southern police charge man, 19, with molesting girl, 15

Georgia Southern police charge man, 19, with molesting girl, 15

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a child molestation incident reported in November.

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Fee to support storm sewers back on tap in Statesboro

Fee to support storm sewers back on tap in Statesboro

City Council received a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that, if approved, will create a monthly fee on virtually every address in Statesboro for the improvement and maintenance of storm drains.

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Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

The "weapon" reportedly carried by a masked man who caused a lockdown on parts of Georgia Southern University's campus Dec. 5 turned out to be an umbrella, police said.

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New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

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Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.

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Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

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Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

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Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

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Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.

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Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.

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DOT to unveil plan for more lanes between Brooklet and Statesboro

DOT to unveil plan for more lanes between Brooklet and Statesboro

The Georgia Department of Transportation is asking local residents, motorists and property owners for their opinions on a $5.3 million project to add passing and turn lanes on U.S. Highway 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro.

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A respite for the holidays in Statesboro

A respite for the holidays in Statesboro

        Respite care in a personal care home, or through an at-home personal care service, can be an option for some senior adults and their family caregivers during the holidays, suggests Mary Anderson, executive director at Willow Pond Personal Care.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Country Store's Revell is living his dream

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Country Store's Revell is living his dream

Growing up as a chubby kid certainly creates limitations both mentally and physically.

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Georgia Southern University ROTC cadet is No. 4 in US

Georgia Southern University ROTC cadet is No. 4 in US

United States Army Cadet Command, which oversees all Army ROTC programs nationwide, recently announced the top 10 Cadets on the 2015 Fiscal Year's national Order of Merit List.

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Photo gallery: A Wild Christmas

Photo gallery: A Wild Christmas

The Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County are introduced to many of the animals who make their home at the Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education through a special adaptation of "The Night Before Christmas" where Santa must find new animals to help him out on Christmas Eve when his reindeer fall ill.

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Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

    When Ja’Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, “Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race.”

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Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch County is poised to join a regional economic development consortium that hopes to capitalize on the soon-to-be-deepened Savannah harbor.

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2 officers shot near Atlanta

2 officers shot near Atlanta

DECATUR, Ga. — Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured and a lengthy manhunt by heavily armed authorities.

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Local author offers hope, healing in new book

Local author offers hope, healing in new book

She was abused by her stepfather, threatened by her half-brother, teased by classmates and rejected and abandoned by her mother.

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Graduating Eagles spread their wings

Graduating Eagles spread their wings

If you didn’t know that STEM in educational jargon is an acronym for “science, technology, engineering and math,” Georgia Southern University’s fall graduation services, especially the one at midday, were a good time to learn.

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Statesboro Regional Art Association members re-create famous paintings

Statesboro Regional Art Association members re-create famous paintings

The Statesboro Regional Art Association recently debuted a collection of artwork at an exhibit called "The Artful Copy" with a reception and viewing at the Honey Bowen Building.

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Statesboro woman charged with selling narcotics from her home

Statesboro woman charged with selling narcotics from her home

A woman was arrested after officers investigated the possible sale of narcotics from her apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Statesboro man arrested in connection with shooting of teen in South Carolina

Statesboro man arrested in connection with shooting of teen in South Carolina

A man wanted on an attempted murder charge in South Carolina was arrested early Thursday in a Statesboro home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Man arrested in connection with Friday’s ‘suspicious person’ incident at GSU

Man arrested in connection with Friday’s ‘suspicious person’ incident at GSU

A man has been arrested in connection with the scare that led police to lock down portions of Georgia Southern University's campus for a few hours Friday morning.

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Updated: dec. 10, 2014 7:51 p.m.
Statesboro police charge 2nd male with molesting teen

Statesboro police charge 2nd male with molesting teen

A second male has been charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl whose mother has been charged with lying about the girl's age, police said.

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Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to open in Statesboro next week

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to open in Statesboro next week

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will open Wednesday, Dec. 17, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

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Twin City to hold Christmas Tour of Homes

Twin City to hold Christmas Tour of Homes

Besides being "twice as friendly, twice as nice," Twin City, just 35 miles west of Statesboro and 13 miles west of Portal on U.S. Highway 80, is a "Little City (with a) Big History."

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Photo gallery: How the Penguins Saved Christmas

Photo gallery: How the Penguins Saved Christmas

Second and third graders at Mattie Lively Elementary School performed "How the Penguins Saved Christmas."

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Georgia Southern University student robbed

Georgia Southern University student robbed

Georgia Southern University officials warned students to be cautious after a victim was robbed early Tuesday morning.

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Bulloch County man arrested after stolen vehicles found on his property

Bulloch County man arrested after stolen vehicles found on his property

Deputies seeking a wanted person on Rocky Ford Road Thursday found a four-wheeler and dirt bike they said were stolen.

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Proposed Statesboro TAD reaches way beyond South Main

Statesboro's proposed Tax Allocation District is not restricted to South Main Street.

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Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

A wild chase through the Middleground community early Monday evening ended with deputies finding a meth lab and having to subdue the fleeing driver via Taser.

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GBI: Candler County man killed wife, self

GBI: Candler County man killed wife, self

A domestic dispute led to the murder/suicide of a Candler County couple Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

The former Rocky Ford town clerk, who submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 18, did not list a reason why she vacated the position.

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‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is coming to 33 East Main Street

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is coming to 33 East Main Street

The Averitt STARs are at it again, this time bringing the heartwarming holiday favorite "Miracle on 34th Street" to the Emma Kelly Theater.

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Statesboro dentist to offer free service on Friday

Statesboro dentist to offer free service on Friday

The office of Dr. Richard F. Marz, DDS, Comprehensive and Family Dentistry, will host a Free Day of Dentistry with Dentistry from the Heart on Friday in Statesboro.

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Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Autopsies on a Candler County couple found dead in their home Saturday morning with gunshot wounds were scheduled to be performed Monday, authorities said.

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Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

    ATLANTA — It's fall, and the Leafs are turning left and right.

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Policing the police?

Policing the police?

    NEW YORK — At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer should face criminal charges.

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More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

ATLANTA — After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.

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Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

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