Christmas traditions were the topic during a speech by Georgia State Regent Barbara Blakely Chastain Thursday as the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its December meeting.
Bulloch County is one of the largest counties in the state that still has its probate judge handling elections, and Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach feels it's time to make a change.
A protest planned to take place Tuesday prior to a murder sentencing never happened, but the convicted killer made dramatic statements in the courtroom before a Bulloch County Superior Court Judge handed down his sentence.
The Statesboro Police Department and Statesboro fire Department are investigating an arson and related repeat break-ins at a local gym, and the owner, Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt, has decided to close the business.
Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach doesn't expect a high turnout today for the general election runoff - only about 10 to 15 percent, he said. "It depends on the weather."
Protesters are expected today at the Bulloch County Superior Court Annex, where a man convicted of a 2007 shooting is scheduled for sentencing.
For $50, a 2009 Nissan Rogue is a steal.
Most farmers can tell you the main reason they farm; it's in the blood. The phrase "family farm" means a great deal to Alan and Stacy Spence, brothers who farm together and whose family was chosen as the 2008 Farm Family of the Year by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce agribusiness committee.
Lower gas prices mean more traveling, and the possibility of more accidents, said Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Cpl. Robert Balkcom.
Two men robbed a local fast food restaurant just after midnight early Monday morning and took money from an employee counting the night's deposit.
A police standoff ended peaceably Thursday around 6 p.m. when a man eluding arrest gave himself up to police at his mother's request.
Statesboro Police don't think three armed robbery incidents this week are related, but warn citizens that the holiday season also brings the crime season, with an increase in robberies, burglaries and other crimes.
Lines won't be likely today as some voters get in early to cast ballots for the run off elections. Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach said he only expects about 15 percent of the county's voters to show up at the polls.
When it's all said and done, the Georgia Southern University Festival of Trees hopes to raise $3,000 for the local Toys for Tots campaign.
With holidays upon us, the Statesboro Food Bank is facing the same kind of dilemma the economy is casting on everyone. With fewer supplies and an increase in demand, the local food bank board is facing possible cutbacks in how many times a person can receive a week's worth of balanced meals per year.
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 Police Department leaders shared plans, ideas and crime statistics with about 40 people Tuesday during the department's inaugural town hall meeting, held at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
Members of the Rocky Ford Town Council hope an upcoming special election will bring new leadership to the town riddled with financial and legal challenges.
Three suspects traveling in a stolen truck were arrested Sunday, an incident that drew a large number of officers to South Main Street, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Georgia Department of Revenue agents cited three Statesboro bars last month for allowing underage patrons to drink alcohol. Two alcohol compliance checks conducted last month by revenue agents resulted in a number of violations where individuals were cited for infractions as well.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A public hearing concerning the path of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline through Screven County is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Screven County Library, 106 S. Community Drive in Sylvania. The time was listed incorrectly in a front-page article Saturday.
A man and woman seen smoking methamphetamine in a convenience store parking lot ended up in jail on drug charges, while the small child with them was turned over to a grandparent, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.