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2 Shot, 1 Killed In Georgia Shooting Near High School: Reports
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA— One woman died from a gunshot wound, a second was wounded and a pregnant woman was trampled near a Clayton County high school south of Atlanta, reports say. Witnesses say that shots were fired outside, possibly across the street from Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, where gra
Signing Day for Four Statesboro High Student-Athletes
STATESBORO, Ga. —It was a big day at Statesboro High School.Four Blue Devil student-athletes celebrating signing day, including a young lady wrapping up a historic senior year.AdvertisementStatesboro wrestling standout Kasey Baynon signed with Emmanuel College.Baynon became the first female wrestler
Body found in woods off Dell Drive
Thomson Police Chief Seay said the body found at 2:45 p.m. is suspected to be the missing Daekwon Hines. “It fits the description, but I am waiting on the autopsy to confirm,” he said. The body has been taken to the GBI crime lab near Atlanta.
Some Kinda Good: Grilled Panzanella for Memorial Day menu
Last Saturday, I had the great privilege of cooking out at the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market as the guest chef, and meeting many of you who read my column and cook my recipes. To those who stopped by my tent to introduce themselves, thanks so much; I really enjoyed seeing so many familiar fa
Reeling in a good time at Mill Creek
The 37th Bulloch Bass Club family fishing tournament was held May 12 at Mill Creek Pond at Mill Creek Regional Park. Baker Holland, 13, hauled in an attention-getting bass, which was tagged. The catch garnered him $50. Catching a tagged fish is always a highlight of the annual tournament.The tournam
Lady Jackets ready for state golf finals
This year’s group placed second in the area tournament, which was in Statesboro at the Georgia Southern Golf Course where the Jackets shot a 288, and while they have potential for an even lower round, coach Aimee Civalier is happy about how the Jackets enter the state.
Boys and Girls Club hosting fundraiser
Tickets for the event begin at $100, with balcony seating available for a small additional charge. While slots are available, an additional $75 donation will also provide a ticket holder with a personal photo opportunity with both guests.
Eagles Take 2-1 Series vs. Georgia State
STATESBORO, GA —Senior Day in Statesboro Saturday for the final game of the three-game series at J.I. Clements Stadium.The Panthers scored early with a 3-0 lead by the top of the 5th inning, but the Eagles would bounce back with two of their own in the bottom of the 5th.AdvertisementThe 6th inning w
Bulloch History: Charles Herty Memorial Highway opens in 1932
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.Carlton Belt Hwy.Named after L. Carlton Belt, the captain of Bulloch County's Civil War military unit Company I “Toombs Guards,” the “Color Guard” of the 9th Georgia Volunteer In
Warrant leads to multiple arrests
A tip about a Sylvania man wanted on armed robbery charges led police to arrest him as well as six others on theft and drug charges.Statesboro Police Det. Ben Purvis and agents from the U.S. Marshal Service served a warrant at a Lanier Drive home this week after getting a tip that Micquel Rayontae T
Kiwanis Club cooks hot dogs at BarkFest
Fifteen local Kiwanians traveled to the old Kiwanis park located at Harmon Park on South Main Street in Swainsboro on Saturday, April 21, to attend the first-ever BarkFest.
FUGITIVE FILES: Wanted, Armed and Dangerous Assault Suspect
"He walks to the boyfriend's side of the car, draws a pistol out of his pants and points it out the window at the ex-boyfriend," says Det. Jacob Hilderbrand of the SPD Violent Crimes. "Jumps out the pasenger side and flees down the street. Joshua Shelton then comes around the car and fires one shot.
2,160 cast early ballots in Bulloch
After 16 days of early voting opportunity including three Monday-Friday weeks and one Saturday, 2,162 Bulloch County residents have cast their ballots in advance of Tuesday’s state, congressional and county primaries and nonpartisan general election.That was the count from Elections Supervisor Patri
Woman injured during car theft
On Saturday, May 13, at approximately 1:44 a.m., officers of the Meter Police Department responded to West Broad Street about a stolen vehicle.
‘Michael’s Law’ author visits on Lt. Gov. trail
Geoff Duncan, who as a state representative authored “Michael’s Law” in response to a tragedy in Statesboro, stopped by RJ’s Grill at lunchtime Thursday on the campaign trail for lieutenant governor.Duncan is one of three candidates for the Republican nomination for the statewide office. If none of
Sheriff issues statement regarding unauthorized use of campaign photo
An advertisement for State Court Solicitor candidate Jess Clifton appeared on Page 2-A of the May 9, 2018 edition of the Swainsboro Forest Blade newspaper. In this campaign ad, a photograph was used that shows myself, Clifton and Governor Deal.
Area honor graduates treated to special luncheon by local bank
More than 120 students and administrators attended the event, along with several Durden Banking Company and Metter Bank employees. Wade Johnson and Zac Frye welcomed the students and expressed Durden Banking Company’s appreciation for their dedication, perseverance, and excellent academic performanc
Two distracted driver crashes, same cause for both
The first crash occurred on Tuesday, May 8, at approximately 1:20 p.m. The male driver of a 2017 black, Toyota Corolla fell asleep while driving westbound on I-16 by Exit 90. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with the large highway sign for 1/2 mile exit of 90 to Lyons, Swainsboro. He sustai
Woman airlifted after dog attack
A Church Street woman was airlifted to Savannah on Wednesday after a vicious dog attack in her own yard. Betty Lovett was transported by Air Evac to a Savannah hospital after a neighbor's pit bulldog ripped "large chunks" of flesh from her body, according to responding emergency medical technicians
Nunez Baptist announces Vacation Bible School
Beginning Tuesday, May 29, young mariners will sail right into the storms of life, and if they run aground, they are sure to be rescued by Jesus. The church will celebrate three days of faith-building fun to demonstrate that God is the anchor in life’s raging seas.