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Commissioners review 2024-2025 proposed budget with tax rollback

Commissioners review 2024-2025 proposed budget with tax rollback

No tax increase were welcome words for Commissioners and citizens at the presentation of the proposed 2024-2025 budget. The proposed budget includes a proposed rollback to take into account inflationary growth of property valuations to keep property taxes the same as they were last year.
City Council puts apartment complexes on notice after violent crimes

City Council puts apartment complexes on notice after violent crimes

City Council put high crime apartment complexes on notice at their meeting on Tuesday morning. They are offering grants and other assistance to improve security in the complexes. Read about this and all city business covered during the council meeting.
Bulloch's legislative delegation emphasized growth and opportunity at luncheon

Bulloch's legislative delegation emphasized growth and opportunity at luncheon

The Bulloch County legislative delegation for the Georgia legislature praised local elected leaders, business leaders and community leaders for helping position Bulloch County to take advantage of opportunities created by economic development. With Statesboro and Bulloch County ranked with some of the highest poverty rates in the state, high paying jobs will help lift many from poverty.
Bulloch BOE begins FY25 Budget discussions at meeting

Bulloch BOE begins FY25 Budget discussions at meeting

The Bulloch County Board of Education reviewed the tentative FY 25 general fund and capital project expenditure budget at its Thursday, April 25, 2024 meeting. Read here for a summary of the expected costs and for links to presentations/video recording of the meeting.
Gallery | Portal celebrating long awaited staffed Bulloch Fire and EMS station

Gallery | Portal celebrating long awaited staffed Bulloch Fire and EMS station

Bulloch County firefighters and paramedics held an open house on Tuesday, April 30th, for their newly expanded fire station in Portal. The station now houses a staffed ambulance and fire engine.
Voter Guide: Make your plan to VOTE in the primary election

Voter Guide: Make your plan to VOTE in the primary election

Advanced/Early voting begins on Monday, April 29, 2024 for the General Primary Election. Grice Connect is providing you with a one stop guide to answer any of your questions regarding voting in the election. Make a plan and VOTE.
Introducing Bulloch County Primary Election Candidates

Introducing Bulloch County Primary Election Candidates

Early voting in local races begins on April 29, 2024 for the May 21st general primary election. Grice Connect reached out to each local candidate in a contested race to learn more about their priorities, if elected or re-elected. Review the candidates and make plans to vote.
Brooklet PD Hires Part Time Officer, Council Discusses Subdivision Improvements at meeting

Brooklet PD Hires Part Time Officer, Council Discusses Subdivision Improvements at meeting

Brooklet City Council met on Thursday April 18, 2024, and discussed approval of the preliminary Smart Bulloch 2045 joint comprehensive plan. They also heard from local business owner Tiffany Guerrero about her ideas for downtown revitalizations and proclaimed the week of April 21-27, 2024 as Garden Week. Read more in this coverage of the meeting.
BOE honors LCMS basketball champions and commends LEAP Program

BOE honors LCMS basketball champions and commends LEAP Program

The Bulloch County Board of Education met April 11, 2024. They recognized the Langston Chapel Middle School basketball team and got an update from the school. Marty Holder also updated the Board on the county's LEAP program to address extreme behavioral issues.
City of Statesboro selected for the GICH Senior Year Program

City of Statesboro selected for the GICH Senior Year Program

Out of 51 eligible alumni communities, 4 communities were selected for the second phase of review, which consisted of a site visit. After the site visit, Statesboro was selected as one of the inaugural communities. GICH Senior Year will allow the City of Statesboro to receive technical assistance from the Carl Vinson Institute, Georgia Municipal Association, and Department of Community Affairs on several housing and development-related grants.