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Brooklet annexes 278 acres to be used for single-family developments

Brooklet annexes 278 acres to be used for single-family developments

Council approves Security Enhancement funds for three apartment complexes, Phil Boyum announces resignation date

Council approves Security Enhancement funds for three apartment complexes, Phil Boyum announces resignation date

The Statesboro City Council approved $20,000 each for three apartment complexes to enhance security. Councilman Phil Boyum announced his resignation after 12 years effective August 1st. Continue reading for all business covered by City Council tonight.
Bulloch County commissioners approve $13 million bond for new STEAM school

Bulloch County commissioners approve $13 million bond for new STEAM school

In a significant move to bolster local education, the Bulloch County Commissioners have approved up to $13 million in bonds for the construction of a new Statesboro STEAM Academy. This decision was made during their regular bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2024.
Gov. Kemp appoints Statesboro's Paula Mooney to State Board of Accountancy

Gov. Kemp appoints Statesboro's Paula Mooney to State Board of Accountancy

Paula Mooney, a senior lecturer at Georgia Southern, will serve a four year term on the Board.
Bulloch BOE purchasing 5 modular classrooms for two middle schools

Bulloch BOE purchasing 5 modular classrooms for two middle schools

Two Bulloch middle schools will see new modular classrooms, updates to the student code of conduct were approved, and most students will now receive free lunch. Read about this and more from Thursday night's BOE meeting.
Brooklet City Council appointed Carter Crawford as Interim City Manager and take steps for large residential development

Brooklet City Council appointed Carter Crawford as Interim City Manager and take steps for large residential development

Brooklet City Council approved Thursday night several first readings of several key ordinances including annexation of nearly 300 acres for development, discussed the Brooklet Farmers Market, city sanitation fees, and approved Carter Crawford as the Interim City Manager. Read more for all business covered at the meeting.
Bulloch Schools to provide free lunch to all students in 12 schools

Bulloch Schools to provide free lunch to all students in 12 schools

All students in the system will continue to receive free breakfast, but six additional schools have qualified for free lunch for all students, regardless of family income and with no application process, under the Community Eligibility Provision.
EPD issues draft water permits for Bryan and Bulloch counties

EPD issues draft water permits for Bryan and Bulloch counties

Residents of Bryan and Bulloch counties are gearing up for a crucial public meeting hosted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to discuss draft groundwater withdrawal permits that will impact water resources in the region. With concerns raised over potential impacts and environmental considerations, stakeholders are encouraged to participate in shaping the future of water usage in the two counties.
TAD Committee approves The Garage Fitness application for funding

TAD Committee approves The Garage Fitness application for funding

The Statesboro Downtown Tax Allocation District Committee held a brief meeting on Monday, at which they approved Christina Gipson's application for $50,000 of funding to be used for the beautification of the property behind the post office, which will soon be the new site of "The Garage Fitness." Read here for more details about the TAD Committee meeting.
BOE approves FY25 budget; Rep. Franklin guiding board in pursuit of state funds for new SEBHS

BOE approves FY25 budget; Rep. Franklin guiding board in pursuit of state funds for new SEBHS

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved the FY25 budget after months of preparation. Representative Lehman Franklin was also invited to the work session to help provide some clarity and guidance on the board's pursuit of state funding for the slated new Southeast Bulloch High School.