In spite of the circumstances, the atmosphere Monday night at the visitation for former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was not typical of most funeral home viewings.
Two separate armed robberies within two hours at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University Saturday are likely unrelated, according to reports.
Arnold Ray Akins, a local legend in the law enforcement world and former sheriff of Bulloch County, died Saturday morning after an extended illness at the Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville.
A man facing Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston Tuesday apparently didn't like the sentence handed down for probation violation, so he bailed.
It was a false alarm Saturday for Statesboro's 17-year-old Kadi Hodges. Suffering from cystic fibrosis and in need of a double lung transplant, she expected to undergo surgery only to learn the lungs were not good.
A rainy spring and summer has local farmers reaping bumper crops this fall. Fields are exploding with fluffy white cotton, peanuts are looking good and some farmers are baling a third cutting of hay.
When local drug agents confiscated a cell phone from a man arrested on drug charges, they likely didn't anticipate finding text messages from the man's customers.
Rain throughout the week made a negative impact on the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, beginning with a rained-out parade on Monday and ending with a soggy Saturday. This means there will be less money to send back into the community through donations in the upcoming year, said Statesboro Kiwanis Club President Barbara Price.
A man who told police he had been injured in a shooting incident Wednesday at Foxridge Apartments had not been shot, police said.
Before visitors to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair can get to the midway, they pass by a part of the fairgrounds that represent the fair's origin and theme. It's not just about rides and cotton candy; the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is an agricultural fair that celebrates and preserves the rich heritage of the region's agricultural industry.
In spite of rainy weather that nixed the fair parade Monday and dampened the fairgrounds Wednesday, record attendance Tuesday, paired with hopefully decent weather the rest of the week, could help recoup any losses, said Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Chairman Darrell Colson.
Sunday, when the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, and carnival workers have finished taking down rides, Statesboro Kiwanis Club members will begin planning next years' fair.
While screams echo from the midway outside, the atmosphere in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair arts and crafts display building is calm and soothing. People browse among chicken wire structures containing treasured artwork, hand painted rocks, crocheted clothing, intricately designed ornaments and more.
Claxton Police arrested a man suspected in four Bulloch County armed robberies after he robbed a Claxton convenience store clerk at knife point Sunday afternoon.
Floats were soggy, marching bands were soaked and fire trucks used their windshield wipers Monday as they waited in line for the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Parade to begin. But, it never did.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
A man trapped Tuesday after a crash with a tanker on Highway 67 in Statesboro remains in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.
In less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, some parts of Bulloch County were drenched with up to two inches of rain.
A man who kidnapped a taxi driver in Statesboro Tuesday is in jail, and police are still investigating reasons why the man hijacked the taxi at gunpoint.