Nine local residents face an initial appearance today before a federal judge regarding their arrests for involvement in a huge auto theft ring that spans several states.
Tempers flared and arguments became heated Tuesday as Statesboro City Council members met with Bulloch County Commissioners to discuss the fate of a 22-year agreement between the two governmental agencies regarding fire service to a specific area outside the Statesboro city limits.
Three separate incidents landed a Pamela Way man in jail on several charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.
Bulloch County Commissioners will meet Tuesday with Statesboro City Council members and Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher to discuss fire protection services.
Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch placed three Bulloch County transportation department employees on administrative leave Thursday pending an investigation regarding road improvements to Vera Lane, a lonely dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South near Register.
Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said is responsible for at least 15 burglaries in the area. Lamars Gavin, 33, Finch's Trailer Park, is behind bars, charged with 15 counts of burglary, theft by taking, and marijuana possession, aid Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.
Two men invaded a Gary Futch Road home Tuesday, beating a woman until she gave them a safe combination and then left her tied after taking the cash, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.
Two masked men police said robbed Park Avenue Bank at gunpoint Tuesday morning were in custody within minutes, thanks to a Statesboro Police sergeant who spotted the suspects' getaway car.
Two Sylvania Police officers and a Sylvania firefighter were disciplined for "off duty conduct unbecoming" of public safety officers after some golf carts were damaged during a private party.
Peke-a-poos and cock- a-poos have been around a while, but the designer dog thing exploded a couple of years ago and suddenly there were Labradoodles and chiweenies, Lhasa-poos, and a host of combinations of dog breeds.
About two months after a Bulloch County Department of Family and Children Services worker reported a suspected child abuse incident, Bulloch County Sheriff's officials are still collecting evidence, said Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.
Newly-elected Statesboro City Councilman Travis Chance sat with the audience Thursday morning as the council meeting began, but after a brief swearing-in ceremony, he joined the other councilmen on the dias with a smile.
County leaders plan to discuss the interim fire budget during tonight's Bulloch County Commission Meeting held at the Bulloch County Annex at 5:30 p.m.
A Brooklet man and his eight-year-old son were killed Thursday in a crash with an 18-wheeler.
(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.)
Statesboro fire officials still don't know the cause of a blaze Aug. 26 that destroyed a restaurant and damaged nearby businesses in downtown Statesboro.