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DHS announces approval to replace stolen SNAP benefits

DHS announces approval to replace stolen SNAP benefits

SNAP recipients who believe they are victims of fraud should request a new EBT card and PIN by calling 1-888-421-3281. To request replacement benefits, SNAP recipients must complete and return the Request for Replacement of Stolen Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits. Individuals can complete and submit the form on the DFCS website, or they can visit a local DFCS office to obtain a printed copy.
Bulloch NAACP hosting City Council candidate forum Monday

Bulloch NAACP hosting City Council candidate forum Monday

The Bulloch County and Georgia Southern chapters of the NAACP will co-host a City Council candidate forum on Monday, October 23, at 7pm in the Williams Center at GSU.
City Council serious about recruiting police officers; Approves immediate signing bonus up to $10,000

City Council serious about recruiting police officers; Approves immediate signing bonus up to $10,000

At the last meeting of City Council, Chief Mike Broadhead told the council the department was down by 17 officers. On Tuesday, he presented a plan to help their recruiting efforts including signing bonuses up to $10k. In addition, the Council honored heroic actions by some of SPD's finest officers. Read about this and other City business covered in the meeting by clicking on the image.
Commissioners clear the way for sewer service expansion to Brooklet

Commissioners clear the way for sewer service expansion to Brooklet

An agreement that has been in the works since August was approved by the Bulloch County Commissioners to allow for the extension of sewer from the City of Statesboro to the City of Brooklet. Click the picture to read about this and other business covered at the meeting.
Early voting for municipal elections begins Monday in Bulloch

Early voting for municipal elections begins Monday in Bulloch

The City of Statesboro, Town of Register, and City of Brooklet will elect municipal positions on November 7. Incumbents in the Town of Portal drew no opposition. The City of Brooklet will also vote on a Package Sale Referendum. EARLY VOTING begins Monday, October 16. See the article for early voting times and locations, along with a sample ballot.
Bulloch Commission marks Red Ribbon Week and approves BigDog's zoning request

Bulloch Commission marks Red Ribbon Week and approves BigDog's zoning request

The Bulloch County Commission met for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, October 3. The Commission recognized the upcoming Red Ribbon Week, and several zoning requests were approved. Public comments were at times heated, addressing issues such as new wells in the county and the recent property tax increase. Brad Deal provided an update on the intersection of 119 and Mud Road.
City Council prioritizes recruiting more police officers at Tuesday meeting

City Council prioritizes recruiting more police officers at Tuesday meeting

The Statesboro City Council discussed multiple matters at their regular bi-monthly meting on Tuesday morning, October 3, 2023. Among those matters were talks of a coordinated push to help recruit police officers, an update on the Johnson/Spruce Street shooting investigation, public transit, and available CARES Act funds.
Statesboro-Bulloch County holds first public transportation plan meeting seeking public input

Statesboro-Bulloch County holds first public transportation plan meeting seeking public input

The City and County held their first joint public hearing to gather information from the public for the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan. Click on the story to learn more and view the presentation slides.
VIDEO | Karen Jones makes history as Bulloch County's first African American Judge

VIDEO | Karen Jones makes history as Bulloch County's first African American Judge

History was made in Bulloch County as Chief Superior Court Judge Gates Peed swore in the County's first African American Judge, Karen Riggs Jones as Chief Magistrate Judge.
City still accepting applications for Planning and Greener Boro Commissions

City still accepting applications for Planning and Greener Boro Commissions

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, September 29, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.