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Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

    Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state’s best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands. 

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New Zaxby’s opens Monday

New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby’s is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

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Rick Allen to speak at Deen Day Smith banquet

Rick Allen to speak at Deen Day Smith banquet

The 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Congressman Rick W. Allen as the keynote speaker.

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Budding Brooklet author earns high honor

Budding Brooklet author earns high honor

Breaking into the publishing world is hard work, but a Brooklet mother of soon-to-be two has done it in a big way.

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Giving back to the Boro

Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph’s Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

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Boro man charged with 16 auto break-ins

Boro man charged with 16 auto break-ins

Statesboro Police investigating 16 vehicle break-in reports solved the cases Tuesday with two arrests.

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Portal’s field house, other schools’ projects move forward

Portal’s field house, other schools’ projects move forward

Plans for a new field house at Portal Middle High School will move forward, along with 11 other projects from a recently prioritized list. Six of these, including the field house, will be ready for bids soon, the Bulloch County Board of Education heard Thursday.

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Baby death ruled accidental

Baby death ruled accidental

The death of an infant Thursday was ruled accidental, according to autopsy results.

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School budget talk involves local values, more counselors

School budget talk involves local values, more counselors

In deciding how much money to budget to each school, Bulloch County Board of Education officials are discussing a formula that would provide more money for counselors than the state does.

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Bus driver OK after accident

Bus driver OK after accident

The driver of a school bus involved in a crash Wednesday night was released from the hospital, but will remain out of work a couple days in order to recuperate from her minor injuries, said Bulloch County Schools spokesperson Hayley Greene.

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Suspect held in Claxton man’s murder

Suspect held in Claxton man’s murder

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a man in connection to a Tuesday homicide in Evans County.

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Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro PD investigating infant death

        Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

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5 children taken to ER after bus accident

5 children taken to ER after bus accident

Five children from Langston Chapel Elementary School were transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center following a school bus accident early Wednesday evening, but there were no reports of serious injury and all were later released.

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Updated: mar. 25, 2015 11:26 p.m.
Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet “Coppélia” tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

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Clito man’s appeal affects murder case

Clito man’s appeal affects murder case

A Bulloch County man charged with murder has appealed a Toombs County judge’s decision denying his request to have a previous felony conviction set aside.

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'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual “Swing into Spring” celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

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Adversity part of leading and life, says Manning

Adversity part of leading and life, says Manning

Archie Manning, College Football Hall of Famer, former pro quarterback and father of two of the most accomplished quarterbacks in the NFL today, says that football gave him a jump start on understanding leadership and that we all learn from adversity.

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Statesboro woman struck by car

Statesboro woman struck by car

A Statesboro woman was critically injured Friday night after being struck by a car on Highway 301 North near Clito.

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Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning press conference at Georgia Southern

Watch the former NFL quarterback and father to two of today's great quarterbacks, Eli and Peyton Manning, speak to the media at Georgia Southern University Tuesday afternoon.

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Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

A man was transported to a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a local restaurant.

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Program offers help for the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients

Program offers help for the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients

A new program for caregivers and families of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease offers relief and assistance through a partnership with a home health company and a charity promoting awareness of the disease.

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Local woman wins big with scratch-off

Local woman wins big with scratch-off

A Statesboro woman bought a $5 lottery ticket at a West Main Street convenience store recently and scratched the ticket to find she won $400,000.

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Hunter Cattle earns 'Best Meat Product' award

Hunter Cattle earns 'Best Meat Product' award

        Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet took home the prize for best meat product at the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

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Updated: mar. 23, 2015 7:58 p.m.
Portal Clyde's to return

Portal Clyde's to return

        The Clyde's Market in Portal will soon do a vanishing act, but should reappear over the next four months as an all-new store with a full-size deli and state-of-the-art gas pumps.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ogeechee Tech success gaining statewide notice

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ogeechee Tech success gaining statewide notice

        When Dr. Dawn Cartee took over Ogeechee Technical College nearly eight years ago as the institution's fourth president, she created a pretty impressive "to-do" list. At the top of the list was one large goal - accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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Tickets still available for Archie Manning at Georgia Southern

Tickets still available for Archie Manning at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

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Updated: mar. 22, 2015 8:59 p.m.
The 'dog'tor will  see you now

The 'dog'tor will see you now

Caregivers and those who serve others come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes the person in need just wants a little

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Updated: mar. 22, 2015 8:48 p.m.
Pink Power Run next Saturday

Pink Power Run next Saturday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation will hold the Pink Power Run next Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Recreation Activity Center Pavilion on Georgia Southern’s campus and is the organization’s fourth running of the 5K series.

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Two Statesboro clubs cited in alcohol check

Two Statesboro clubs cited in alcohol check

        Agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted an alcohol compliance check in Statesboro March 5, resulting in in two clubs and seven people being cited involving underage alcohol possession.

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University Plaza, with all its bars, up for sale

University Plaza, with all its bars, up for sale

        Known as the site for bars within walking distance of the Georgia Southern University campus, University Plaza is for sale with a list price of $5.5 million.

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Spring brings blooms, tornadoes

Spring brings blooms, tornadoes

Along with pollen, colorful blooms and rain, spring can bring violent weather. The peak season in the South for tornadoes is March through May, and volatile weather changes can mean storms pop up unexpectedly.

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Averitt’s center on West Main dedicated

Averitt’s center on West Main dedicated

Friday afternoon when the new Center for Performing Arts ceremonially opened in a renovated building at 41 West Main Street, the theater inside was revealed as the Mical Whitaker Black Box Theater.

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Famed Civil War submarine on display

Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

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Lucky ‘boot’ could win car at Rodeo

Lucky ‘boot’ could win car at Rodeo

Visitors to the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may get a chance to win a brand new car.

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County annex set for late May opening

County annex set for late May opening

Expected to be completed by the end of May, Bulloch County’s new government annex building will provide improved services to the public and more room for county employees.

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Five Bulloch schools grade above average

Five Bulloch schools grade above average

Five Bulloch County schools were rated “above average” when the Georgia Department of Education released its first School Climate Star ratings for schools across the state earlier this week.

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VFW post seeks help for public service

VFW post seeks help for public service

After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro’s VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.

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Bulloch’s tied STARs take region honors

Bulloch’s tied STARs take region honors

Bulloch Academy’s Zoe Yan Li and Statesboro High School’s Alex DiCesare first tied as Bulloch County’s STAR students. Now they have won again and advance together, with their chosen teachers, as the Region 8 STARs.

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Election brings hope to Rocky Ford

Election brings hope to Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford’s newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.

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Savannah celebrates St. Patrick's Day in springtime sunshine

Savannah celebrates St. Patrick's Day in springtime sunshine

SAVANNAH — For those who could escape work —and thousands of green-garbed tourists and locals did — Tuesday turned out to be a nearly perfect day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.

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Eastern Heights Baptist Church hosts Passover Seder

Eastern Heights Baptist Church hosts Passover Seder

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will hold a Model Seder Meal, presented by the organization “Jews for Jesus,” on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center Fellowship Hall.

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iGot hits the streets March 24

iGot hits the streets March 24

Community volunteers will hit the streets next week for Ogeechee Technical College’s 2015 iGot campaign.

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Schools plan first rezoning move

Schools plan first rezoning move

Under a planned transportation zone shift, about 140 students who would have attended Langston Chapel Elementary School next school year will ride buses to Sallie Zetterower Elementary instead.

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Statesboro man wanted for SC murder

Statesboro man wanted for SC murder

A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Help Averitt Center continue growing the arts

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Help Averitt Center continue growing the arts

        The Averitt Center for the Arts will cut the ribbon on its brand new Center for Performing Arts at 41 West Main Street on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

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Updated: mar. 16, 2015 7:07 p.m.
Complete Car Care expands in Statesboro

Complete Car Care expands in Statesboro

        After 20 years growing his business, Michael Nordeoff is poised to make a hard-to-ignore, barely used former auto dealership on Veterans Memorial Parkway the new headquarters of his Complete Car Care, which will then have three shops, all in Statesboro.

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The secret to living a century

The secret to living a century

    Naomi Neville just turned 100, but that milestone has not dampened her spirit or her memory.

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Updated: mar. 15, 2015 8:53 p.m.
Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch drill teams capture region titles

Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch drill teams capture region titles

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ (JROTC) color guard teams from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High captured both the boys and girls Region 9 championship titles, and each team won other trophies during the event held last Saturday at Metter High School.

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Updated: mar. 15, 2015 8:52 p.m.
Georgia House votes to raise minimum age for bouncers, bar patrons

Georgia House votes to raise minimum age for bouncers, bar patrons

        Prompted by the death of 18-year-old Michael Joseph Gatto last summer, the Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to define what bars are, make 21 the minimum age to enter one or work as a bouncer, and place new demands on cities, counties and businesses to report alcoholic beverage violations.

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Updated: mar. 15, 2015 12:05 p.m.
Southern Food: What it is, why it still matters

Southern Food: What it is, why it still matters

Damon Lee Fowler, a noted authority on Southern cooking and its history, will deliver the 2015 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

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