It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is land, buildings or any improvements such as the addition of a room, garage or swimming pool. Personal property includes boats, motors, airplanes, business equipment and/or business inventory.
CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days during repair work but can vary depending on conditions.
Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.
Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the 2016 Miss Georgia title in Columbus in June.