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Prayer vigil to be held in honor of Statesboro shooting victim

A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.

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Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

RALEIGH, N.C. — NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

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Healthy snack rules apply to fundraisers during school

Healthy snack rules apply to fundraisers during school

New federal rules that took effect over summer break have driven higher-fat and sugar-laden items from Bulloch County Schools vending machines. Now the schools are waiting for the other whole-grain muffin to drop regarding fundraisers during school hours.

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East Georgia hospital patients offered free protection after hacker attack

East Georgia hospital patients offered free protection after hacker attack

About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.

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Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.

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Statesboro police trade in their handguns

Statesboro police trade in their handguns

The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A painter in Hopeulikit

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A painter in Hopeulikit

        Just a little past Hopeulikit sits a non-descript metal building. Most people never even notice it.

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Georgia Southern to create apparel with own recyclables

Georgia Southern to create apparel with own recyclables

        Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world's leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from GSU's own recycled plastic bottles.

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Nephew: Statesboro shooting victim was ‘family man,’ about to get married

Nephew: Statesboro shooting victim was ‘family man,’ about to get married

Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.

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New brick-look crosswalks going in overnight at West Main and College streets in Statesboro

New brick-look crosswalks going in overnight at West Main and College streets in Statesboro

The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.

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Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival Allen is close

Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival Allen is close

SAVANNAH — Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics — candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.

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Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.

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They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

And no, we’re not talking about Poltergeist.

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Updated: aug. 17, 2014 11:06 p.m.
Remaining murder defendants to appear in court

Remaining murder defendants to appear in court

        A man charged in a June 2013 “hit style” murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.

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Updated: aug. 17, 2014 9:40 a.m.
Bulloch County school board confirms millage rollback

Bulloch County school board confirms millage rollback

        The Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday evening confirmed its 1 percent rollback of its property tax millage rate by a 6-1 vote.

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Hirsch back in the booth

Hirsch back in the booth

        Nate Hirsch will announce a football game next week at Paulson Stadium for the first time since “the Voice of the Eagles” described Georgia Southern’s 63-17 destruction of Morehead State on Nov. 12, 2005.

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Statesboro police: 17-year-old charged with murder in Park Place shooting

Statesboro police: 17-year-old charged with murder in Park Place shooting

A 17-year-old Statesboro youth faces charges of murder in connection with the Friday night fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man at Park Place Apartments, police said.

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UPDATED: 1 dead after Friday night shooting

UPDATED: 1 dead after Friday night shooting

According to Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch, at least one victim was killed after a shooting that occurred Friday night at Park Place Apartments on Lanier Drive near Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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Woman catches burglar in the act

Woman catches burglar in the act

A man is behind bars after a woman caught him in the act of burglarizing her home Thursday. A man is behind bars after a woman caught him in the act of burglarizing her home Thursday.

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Election board addresses concerns about letter sent to certain Bulloch voters

Election board addresses concerns about letter sent to certain Bulloch voters

    Bulloch County election officials have replaced a letter asking certain voters to update their registration after some who received it expressed discomfort and local Democratic Party members warned it might be seen in terms of vote suppression.

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Missing man found dead

Missing man found dead

A man reported missing Thursday was found dead Friday morning of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Boy’s 1st birthday gift: Donations for migrant workers

Boy’s 1st birthday gift: Donations for migrant workers

Birthday parties usually see guests bringing presents for the person's birthday. But one boy's 1st birthday was a little different on June 5.

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Clito mom invites people to ‘Strike Out Heart Disease’

Clito mom invites people to ‘Strike Out Heart Disease’

Almost everyone has either been affected by heart disease or knows someone who suffers from heart-related problems.

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It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

WASHINGTON — It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.

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East Georgia State College announces need-based scholarships

East Georgia State College announces need-based scholarships

East Georgia State College announced the availability of need-based scholarships for students attending this academic year.

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Statesboro Superhero 5K to benefit Georgia Child Care Association

Statesboro Superhero 5K to benefit Georgia Child Care Association

The Georgia Child Care Association is hosting its first Superhero 5K Run & Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at Statesboro City Hall, 50 E. Main St.

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Barrow to hold Statesboro job fair

Barrow to hold Statesboro job fair

On Saturday, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., will hold his annual veterans' job fair in Statesboro.

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Georgia Southern University HIV conference to bring new strategies to rural health care

Georgia Southern University HIV conference to bring new strategies to rural health care

Georgia Southern University will host health-care professionals from around the Southeast for the third annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference next month.

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Keel foreshadows GSU’s ‘next chapter’

Keel foreshadows GSU’s ‘next chapter’

 

Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles’ move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.

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2nd suspect arrested in Bulloch County burglaries, thefts

2nd suspect arrested in Bulloch County burglaries, thefts

A second suspect has been arrested in a series of burglary and theft cases across Bulloch County, authorities said.

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Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson appointed to state panel

Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson appointed to state panel

Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson is one of 16 members who will serve on the Georgia House of Representatives' Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education.

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Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore appointed to Georgia Municipal Association committee

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore appointed to Georgia Municipal Association committee

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore has been appointed to serve on a Member Services Advisory Council for the Georgia Municipal Association.

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Georgia Southern University gears up for Operation Move-In

Georgia Southern University gears up for Operation Move-In

More than 3,000 incoming students will call Georgia Southern University their new home away from home on Friday during the university's annual tradition, named Operation Move-In.

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Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Georgia Southern professor to nursing board

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Georgia Southern professor to nursing board

Dellarie Shilling, an assistant professor in Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Board of Nursing.

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Foreman: Missing Feed the Boro funds ‘available’

Foreman: Missing Feed the Boro funds ‘available’

Jeremy W. Foreman said that Feed the Boro's supplies, such as meal trays and canned food, are in storage in Statesboro and that funds turned over to him by the little charity will be "made available."

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Brooklet Peanut Festival celebrates 25 years

Brooklet Peanut Festival celebrates 25 years

Every August for the past 25 years, the town of Brooklet has gone a little nutty in the name of fundraising — and just plain fun.

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2 arrested after woman witnesses burglary in Statesboro

2 arrested after woman witnesses burglary in Statesboro

Less than an hour after a woman witnessed a burglary Monday, Bulloch County sheriff's deputies had the suspects in custody.

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Updated: aug. 12, 2014 12:25 p.m.
Federal report: Georgia’s Medicaid enrollment jumps 16 percent

Federal report: Georgia’s Medicaid enrollment jumps 16 percent

Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October — the highest percentage increase among states that have rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Choices of the Heart to host fundraiser

Choices of the Heart to host fundraiser

Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting its fourth annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church of Statesboro.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hirsch, ERA step into real estate future

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hirsch, ERA step into real estate future

        Pat and Nate Hirsch have been an instrumental couple in shaping the growth of our community for decades.

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Updated: aug. 11, 2014 6:34 p.m.
Georgia Southern stores make debut

Georgia Southern stores make debut

         Electronics brands are so interested in the Tech Corner, a new store operated by Georgia Southern University's Auxiliary Services Division, that more than 20 plan to send representatives to the shop Friday, student move-in day.

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Georgia Southern University engineering programs receive national accreditation

Georgia Southern University engineering programs receive national accreditation

Georgia Southern University's Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology has been granted full accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

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Statesboro dries out after Sunday's torrential rain

Statesboro dries out after Sunday's torrential rain

Statesboro was able to dry out for the most part Monday after torrential rains Sunday evening left the city underwater in several areas.

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Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team targets drug activity

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team targets drug activity

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators rounded up 23 suspects within the past month as part of an effort to reduce drug activity in the area.

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Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA — The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

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Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

      A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.

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Updated: aug. 10, 2014 11:59 p.m.
'Team Building and worship'

'Team Building and worship'


    Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University’s campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

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Updated: aug. 10, 2014 11:59 p.m.
As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

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Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND — The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

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GOP’s Perdue, Allen linking opponents to ‘failed policies’

GOP’s Perdue, Allen linking opponents to ‘failed policies’

Now the Republican Party’s nominees, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rick Allen have come out battling against their opponents while making common cause between themselves.

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