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‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

Most people love the fair, and some people may even visit it several times during the week it is in town. For some, however, the fair is more than an annual diversion; it’s a way of life.

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Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

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Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

One choice 12th Congressional District voters do not have is a candidate who promises to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” as it is. But there are clear differences in the two candidates’ positions.

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Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act faces legal challenges that could derail it, and major changes to the legislation are likely and warranted, says Dr. James Stephens, the Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership at Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.

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Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program.

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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

At 98 years old, Leland Riggs isn’t quite a charter member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, but he has been an active member for 35 years.

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Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

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Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.

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Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

A Statesboro man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for soliciting child pornography images over the Internet, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Friday.

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Attendance strong at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Attendance strong at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Crisp fall temperatures and the lure of delicious food, fun games and thrilling rides have brought area residents out in droves to the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, and Statesboro Kiwanis Club members expect the strong attendance to continue as the fair lasts through Saturday.

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Updated: oct. 23, 2014 7:46 p.m.
'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

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Bond denied in Rude Rudy’s beating death

Bond denied in Rude Rudy’s beating death

Ogeehcee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William Woodrum Jr. denied bond Thursday for a man charged in the felony murder of a fellow university student.

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Statesboro City Council pauses annexation for drainage, density concerns

Statesboro City Council pauses annexation for drainage, density concerns

Asked by developers to annex 14 more acres along S&S Railroad Bed Road near Cawana Road and the S&S Greenway trail, Statesboro City Council hit the pause button with questions about housing density and drainage.

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A special day at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

A special day at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

For people with disabilities, dealing with the fair's crowded midway, loud noise and general confusion can be a challenge.

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Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

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Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

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Scare on the Square set for Saturday

Scare on the Square set for Saturday

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

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'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

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Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA — Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

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Behind the scenes at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Behind the scenes at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

When people think of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, usually it's the rides, the food, and the exhibits that come to mind.

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Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

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Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

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Statesboro police: Man waved gun, tried to pull porch off restaurant

Statesboro police: Man waved gun, tried to pull porch off restaurant

A man accused of waving a gun in two local restaurants on the same day was arrested Monday for his actions, police said.

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Portal bakery reaches out

Portal bakery reaches out

        Cotton Patch Bakery delivers sweet things based on traditional recipes but with considerable creative flair - such as 15-layer cakes in seven different flavors of icing, from chocolate and caramel to Orange Dream Sickle - well beyond its home base in Portal.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Medicaid expansion would help Ga. economy

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Medicaid expansion would help Ga. economy

        If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.

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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.

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Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA — Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.

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Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

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Statesboro police: Arrest clears 2 burglary investigations

Statesboro police: Arrest clears 2 burglary investigations

The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.

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Parks and Rec. department honored

Parks and Rec. department honored

            The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.

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Updated: oct. 19, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

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Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new rides, annual fun

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new rides, annual fun

Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.

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'Miracle' baby saved Statesboro mom's life

'Miracle' baby saved Statesboro mom's life

When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.

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Nunn, Perdue reach out to Georgia women

Nunn, Perdue reach out to Georgia women

EVANS — You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.

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Halloween takes over Statesboro Regional Library

Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.

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The politics of Ebola: A juggling act in Georgia

The politics of Ebola: A juggling act in Georgia

ATLANTA — The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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Authorities: Vehicles’ marijuana odor leads to arrests

Authorities: Vehicles’ marijuana odor leads to arrests

The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.

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Man flees; 7 arrested in Statesboro

Man flees; 7 arrested in Statesboro

Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.

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Allen, Barrow disagreeably agree in debate

Allen, Barrow disagreeably agree in debate

During Thursday night's debate in Statesboro, Republican challenger Rick Allen and the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, came out verbally swinging, each accusing the other of misrepresenting his own and the other's past and positions.

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High Hope initiative seeks community work outlets for clients

High Hope initiative seeks community work outlets for clients

The Bulloch-Candler Service Center, more commonly known as High Hope, recently initiated a project that they hope will benefit the individuals served by the center, as well as the community.

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Georgia Southern to hold MBA open house in Savannah

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration, Office of Graduate Programs will host a Master of Business Administration Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at the Savannah Airport Hilton Garden Inn, 80 Clyde E. Martin Drive in Savannah.

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Another investigation at City Hall?

Another investigation at City Hall?

City employees are looking into why no alcoholic beverage license holders were brought to hearings before City Council for more than three years.

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Updated: oct. 16, 2014 9:24 a.m.
‘Count …The Legend of Dracula’ to be staged at the Averitt

‘Count …The Legend of Dracula’ to be staged at the Averitt

Following a well-received performance last spring, Neos Dance Theatre will reappear at the Emma Kelly Theater with an original, multimedia ballet “Count … the Legend of Dracula” on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Statesboro police: Alcohol compliance checks revealed 9 violations

The Statesboro Police Department found nine businesses in violation of the prohibition against selling alcohol to underage customers during Alcohol Beverage Control Operations that took place Thursday through Saturday.

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Judge delays bond decision in Rude Rudy’s beating death

Judge delays bond decision in Rude Rudy’s beating death

After a bond hearing Wednesday lasting nearly three hours, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. said he would review the testimony before deciding whether to grant bond for a bouncer accused of beating another man to death in August.

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Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau exhibit honors troops killed in action

Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau exhibit honors troops killed in action

A traveling exhibit honoring military personnel killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is currently at the Museum on Main, inside the new Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau on South Main Street.

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OctoberQuest on Saturday benefits United Way

OctoberQuest on Saturday benefits United Way

The Second Annual OctoberQuest benefiting United Way of Southeast Georgia is set for Saturday at The Clubhouse. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local United Way, which serves Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins and Tattnall counties.

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2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS — A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill.

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