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Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

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Georgia Southern's Wendy Denton is Kiwanian of the Year

Georgia Southern's Wendy Denton is Kiwanian of the Year

Wendy Denton was named the 2015 Kiwanian of the Year Thursday night during the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's 55th anniversary celebration.

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

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Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

If you want to install a birdhouse — and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something — the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.

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‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

It was a sad day in August 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left but his legacy, fans held on to his memory.

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Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information on a South Carolina man suspected in a burglary that occurred early Wednesday in far southeastern Bulloch County.

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Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

A Bulloch County mother hopes someone will help find her teenage son.

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Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.

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Updated: feb. 25, 2015 10:53 a.m.
2 STAR students represent Bulloch County

2 STAR students represent Bulloch County

Bulloch County has not one, but two, STAR students this year.

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Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

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WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

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Updated: feb. 24, 2015 5:09 p.m.
2 arrested after car chase into Emanuel County

2 arrested after car chase into Emanuel County

Law enforcement pursuing a car stolen in Statesboro Monday night ended up in Emanuel County, where the suspects fled on foot after state troopers forced the car to a stop, police said.

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4 local schools receive state AP honors

4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

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Georgia Southern professor gives different view of Gen. Sherman

Georgia Southern professor gives different view of Gen. Sherman

The black-and-white photograph of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's glaring countenance appeared on the large projector screen, and some in the audience chuckled, while others talked quietly.

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Updated: feb. 23, 2015 9:59 p.m.
Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

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8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

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Updated: feb. 23, 2015 9:47 p.m.
What’s a döner kebab?

What’s a döner kebab?

Son's Döner Kebab, in College Plaza near Wendy's and Zaxby's, has a complex backstory, but simple and appealing fast food not exactly like anything else in Statesboro.

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Nationally recognized artist to lead workshop

    The Averitt Center for the Arts, through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is proud to bring renowned artist George Snyder to conduct a weeklong residency at Portal Middle School. Mr. Snyder will be working with art teacher Deena Scarborough as well as science teachers, math teachers and students from March 2–5.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 11:59 p.m.
A place in peril

A place in peril

        A demure wooden building in the heart of Portal has been named one of 10 “Places in Peril” by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 9:50 p.m.
Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

Statesboro’s disc golf course to open Friday

    Nontraditional sports are trending in the U.S., and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has responded to one of these trends by constructing a 27-hole Disc Golf Course on Mill Creek Road near Statesboro Airport, just off of U.S. Highway 301 North.

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Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo will arrive in mid-April, providing two nights of bulls, broncs and family entertainment.

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Caution: School zoning ahead

Caution: School zoning ahead

Redrawing attendance zones is a task Bulloch County Schools officials are approaching cautiously but say can no longer be delayed for some schools. The zones decide which schools students attend, or at least where a free school bus ride will take them.

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3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn’t the end of the journey for Statesboro’s first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

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Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

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Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Three men invaded a Clito-area home Thursday night and pistol-whipped a man from whom they stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

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Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.

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Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

This year, the Georgia Soccer State Cup’s Final Four, including 42 games for seven age groups of boys and girls, will be held in Statesboro May 30 and 31, using Georgia Southern University’s soccer fields and fields at The Clubhouse.

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Animal skins, brains and human spit

Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it — rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

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Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Business owners and managers in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

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Police: Intoxicated bouncer invades Statesboro mayor’s home

Police: Intoxicated bouncer invades Statesboro mayor’s home

When a reportedly drunken, underage bar bouncer went looking for the breaker box in a Benson Drive home Feb. 6, he didn't realize he was in the wrong house — the mayor's house.

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Updated: feb. 18, 2015 10:25 p.m.
NPR journalist discusses race in America, her own life

NPR journalist discusses race in America, her own life

There was a time when veteran journalist Michele Norris used to resist covering — even talking about — Black History Month, or even anything to do with race at all.

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Statesboro City Council rejects Fair Road zoning change

Statesboro City Council rejects Fair Road zoning change

Probably surprising nobody, Statesboro City Council has denied a zoning change and a height variance needed for a gas station and a four-story hotel to be built between Georgia Southern University's Garden of the Coastal Plain and First Presbyterian Church.

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Updated: feb. 18, 2015 6:30 p.m.


First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro to provide warming center

A Statesboro church is offering a warm solution for those who may not have adequate heat during the next few nights of sub-freezing weather.

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Neighbor of Metter slaying victim charged with theft, felony firearm possession

Neighbor of Metter slaying victim charged with theft, felony firearm possession

The neighbor of a Metter man found dead Feb. 8 during a house fire investigation was arrested Tuesday.

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Updated: feb. 18, 2015 1:49 p.m.
Statesboro dog wins Best in Breed at Westminster

Statesboro dog wins Best in Breed at Westminster

Lynn Vogel is at it again.

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Charter school backers want exemption from takeover district

Charter school backers want exemption from takeover district

ATLANTA — Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.

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Bulloch County commissioners approve bid to pave Horace Mitchell Road

Bulloch County commissioners approve bid to pave Horace Mitchell Road

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a bid for paving one of several county dirt roads slated for improvement.

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Help Wanted: Lots of it

Help Wanted: Lots of it

        Physically active work, mostly outdoors; experience as a certified lifeguard who can perform first aid and CPR; or alternatively, training and experience in pool maintenance or customer service at a park that will entertain well over 100,000 guests in a four-month season ...

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wells Fargo steps up to help Boys & Girls Club

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wells Fargo steps up to help Boys & Girls Club

        One of my favorite quotes is by Sir Winston Churchill, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Much is required to whom much is given is the way it is explained Biblically. Nothing thrills me more than to learn about successful local businesses heeding those words in remarkable ways.

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Fire damages Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County

Fire damages Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County

Editor's note: This article has been revised to clarify some confusion that had been presented in the initial article posted earlier this afternoon over exactly what parts of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County's building were damaged.

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Scholarship essay contest open

    The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced that, due to the overwhelming response received in 2014, the first-of-its-kind Seventh Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition will return for a second year in 2015.

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance

Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance

(Note: The original headline for this article read "Screven County High to perform 'Last Supper.'" This was incorrect -- the performers are not from SCHS but from the Maritime Ministry Players. The headline has been corrected to "Screven County High to host 'Last Supper' performance to more accurately reflect the content in the story. The editor apologizes for this mistake.)

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 11:59 p.m.
From boys to eagles -- Childhood friends achieve highest Scouting rank together

From boys to eagles -- Childhood friends achieve highest Scouting rank together

    Three young men were recently honored for achieving the highest Boy Scout rank in a triple Eagle Scout ceremony.

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 6:12 p.m.
Calling all filmmakers

Calling all filmmakers

        With entries ranging from a story about a woman falling for a serial killer to a look at why clowns are frightening to some people, the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 5:20 p.m.
‘Speak up’ Feb. 26 about school flexibility

‘Speak up’ Feb. 26 about school flexibility

The annual “Speak Up for Education” session, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, will among other things serve as the public hearing on the Bulloch County Schools’ becoming what people in education circles call an “IE Squared” district.

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Archibald Bulloch DAR to celebrate Georgia Day

Archibald Bulloch DAR to celebrate Georgia Day

Georgia Day will be celebrated on Thursday with a luncheon at noon in the Perry Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Statesboro. 

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CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

    NEW YORK — This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.

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Cost of nuclear plant could reach $8 billion

Cost of nuclear plant could reach $8 billion

    ATLANTA — Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish building a nuclear power plant in Georgia, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis prepared for state utility regulators.

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Portal man dies in wreck

Portal man dies in wreck

A Portal man was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash on Ponderosa Road.

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Updated: feb. 13, 2015 5:49 p.m.

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