A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.
Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...
Georgia Southern University spokesperson Loretta Brandon verified Wednesday that a man killed Tuesday in Marietta was enrolled at the university.
In an especially emotional Memorial Day Celebration, participants recalled fond memories of the late Dr. Kemp Mabry, a well-known veteran and historian who always had an active role in Statesboro's and Bulloch County's Memorial Day and Veteran's Day observations.
The largest class to ever graduate from Statesboro High School listened Saturday morning as their salutatorian and valedictorian offered words of wisdom and encouragement.
After warning for several years Bulloch County's revenue wasn't keeping pace with its growth, County Manager Tom Couch believes a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year is the only way to deliver services residents expect.
During a brief meeting Thursday, the Bulloch County Board of Education announced three finalists in the search for a school superintendent to replace Dr. Jessie Strickland, who retires in June.
The three candidates in the running for the position are Dr. Jose Gilberto Bosa Jr., executive director of Instructional Services with Clarke County School District; Dr. Lewis Dale Holloway Jr., the current Clark County school superintendent; and Dr. Michael Scott Winstead, director of curriculum and accountability with the Knox County, TN. school system.
A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy arrested a man and woman suspected of armed robbery after the victim, who was riding with the deputy, spotted his assailants' car.
Statesboro Police are seeking a man they say was growing marijuana in his apartment.
An herbicide leak sent a truck driver to the hospital Thursday after fumes from the spilled chemical overcame him when he checked his load.
Employees at a dozen local retailers sold alcoholic beverages this week to underage buyers, and law enforcement officers were there to nab offenders as they conducted a compliance check.
Residents in the area of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital site will be glad to see the remainder of the old building demolished next month. Bulloch County officials signed a contract to have the building, which has long been a topic of controversy, taken down.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating why two boats collided Friday night, leaving Statesboro's Charles Deal dead. Two men died and three people were injured in the boating accident on the Altamaha River in Glynn County. Deal, 67, was killed, along with another man, Ronnie Dan Metts, 33, of Hazlehurst.
Bonnie Deal graduated from Georgia Southern University last week after a long college career. It took her a while to achieve her degree in special education because marriage and children interrupted her educational pursuits, but Deal, 55, went back to school after her children grew up and eventually attained her goal.
The Statesboro Fire Department is understaffed and in serious need of new equipment, including replacement of ancient fire trucks including a 1968 fire engine still being used, said Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield Thursday as he spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.
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.