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Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson’s salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.

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Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

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Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. — Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

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EPD eases rules on development near marsh

EPD eases rules on development near marsh

SAVANNAH — The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.

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Shooting victim in critical condition

Shooting victim in critical condition

One man is behind bars and one is in critical condition after a Tuesday night shooting at a B. Stubbs Road residence near Clito.

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Willingway to host 38th annual homecoming

Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.

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School system weighs state flexibility options

School system weighs state flexibility options

The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.

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Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH — Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

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Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA — A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

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Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

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Man, 76, dies in Evans County fire

Man, 76, dies in Evans County fire

The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire in Evans County Monday that took the life of an elderly man.

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Masked men invade home

Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

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GSU again named ‘Green College’

GSU again named ‘Green College’

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Barrow’s industry tour launched from Statesboro

Barrow’s industry tour launched from Statesboro

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.

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Report card: Elementary, middle schools post gains

Report card: Elementary, middle schools post gains

New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains.

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Child struck by car, suffers back pain

A child struck by a car at Plantation Mobile Home Park Monday suffered only minor injuries. The incident was accidental, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Tommy Strickland.

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Woman assaults man with vehicle, deputies say

Woman assaults man with vehicle, deputies say

A Statesboro woman who reportedly assaulted a man with her SUV was charged Friday with aggravated assault.

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Viracon on the upswing

Viracon on the upswing

        After investing $6.1 million on an upgrade of its Statesboro plant during a six-month shutdown in 2012, Viracon continues to rebound and has been hiring. Meanwhile, the architectural glass fabricator also is being recognized for its focus on its employees as people with lives outside work.

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Zaxby's opening second location in the Boro

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Zaxby's opening second location in the Boro

        My dad told me that the best way to prevent ruining any relationship, especially a business relationship, is to never forget who brought you to the dance.

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Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

ATLANTA — Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.

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Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

SYLVANIA — More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.

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Senate hopefuls take on issues in debate

Senate hopefuls take on issues in debate

GROVETOWN, Ga. — Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

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Local VFW post struggling

Local VFW post struggling

Statesboro’s VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.

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Week honors 911 dispatchers

Week honors 911 dispatchers

When most people enjoy Easter dinner and egg hunts with the kids Sunday, a handful of folks will be sitting behind desks, operating radios and taking emergency phone calls.

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‘The kid with the Mohawk’

‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

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‘Stabby Stabby Stab Stab’ wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice

‘Stabby Stabby Stab Stab’ wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice

A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers’ Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

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Man charged in 2013 double fatal crash

Man charged in 2013 double fatal crash

A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.

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GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

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GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Film festival set for Thursday

Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's sixth film festival.

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Stormwater study moves forward

Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

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2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

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GSU football player charged in pot bust

GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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City ponders larger raise for employees

City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

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Choose your favorite film

Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

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Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET — City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

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Georgia officials approve tuition increases

Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

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Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

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Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

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Lawsuit: Factory pollutes Altamaha River

ATLANTA — An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

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2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

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GSU hosts fourth annual ‘No Impact Week’

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability has teamed up with the University Wellness Program to host a number of events throughout April that are designed to improve and protect the environment and change behavior when it comes to food, energy, water and waste.

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Big rig, pickup truck collide

Big rig, pickup truck collide

A tractor trailer and a pickup truck collided early Monday morning after the big rig tried to avoid the pickup, which was traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 301 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

        Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

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Have you registered to vote?

Have you registered to vote?

Spring election season is just about here.

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Connection Church films video for Easter Service

Connection Church films video for Easter Service

    After four days of filming, the 15-minute video Connection Church plans to use during its Easter services is ready.

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Memorial Day restored as school holiday

Memorial Day restored as school holiday

Memorial Day 2015 is back in the Bulloch County Schools' future — or rather, it is no longer on their calendar as a school day.

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Former energy secretary to speak at GSU

Former energy secretary to speak at GSU

Georgia Southern University will host Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize Winner in physics and former U.S. energy secretary, as the keynote speaker for No Impact Week at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

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Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.

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Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.

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