DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Standing on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse, the Rev. Al Sharpton embraced the mother and sister of Genarlow Wilson, joining hundreds of supporters Thursday in continuing to demand Wilson's immediate release from prison.
The grandmother of a woman reported missing over a month ago recently received a cryptic phone call that gave no comfort that her granddaughter is safe, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.
A brilliant fireworks display will light up the night sky as the highlight of the annual Firecracker Fest held at Mill Creek Regional Park today.
A "Reading to Rover" session was held at the Statesboro Regional Library Tuesday. The session was done in conjunction with members of Pawsitive Connections, a new therapy dog group in Statesboro. The program is designed to encourage children ages six and older to read and learn about therapy dogs. The summer program will end on Tuesday, July 17, but will continue in the fall as an evening program.
Thousands made the trip to Mill Creek Regional Park Wednesday to celebrate the Fourth of July at the annual Firecracker Fest. A breeze blew over the myriad of events - a frog jumping contest, a Subway sandwich eating contest, demonstrations - that took place throughout the day. As the day came to a close, people rushed to stake claim of the best spots to watch the fireworks. Thunderous and brilliant, the pyrotechnics lit up the sky over people in chairs, in truck beds and on blankets. For more photos of Fourth of July events, see Sunday's Lifestyles section.
Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators and family members of a missing mentally challenged man hope citizens can help them find 41-year-old Quient Garbett.
Teenagers plundering an abandoned house in Candler County found a handful of pipe bombs, and charges are pending in the case, said Candler County Sheriff's Investigator Melvin Ivey.
Hosting your own fireworks show in your back yard may be tempting, but is it worth Regoing to jail?
One man was killed and another airlifted to Savannah Monday after a single-vehicle accident on Brooklet-Leefield Road where a truck caught fire after overturning and striking a tree.
The Statesboro City Council will hold a public hearing at their first meeting in August to allow pubic comments on its proposed restrictions on front yard parking.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 74-year-old judge remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, a week after he was found severely beaten inside his law office in Jesup.
Fun, games and a dazzling fireworks display are all scheduled for the annual Firecracker Fest on Wednesday at Mill Creek Regional Park beginning at 4 p.m.
People who found strange-looking manila envelopes on their porches or elsewhere on their property over the weekend shouldn't be alarmed, police said. The suspicious packages many victims reported finding were only "rambling documents" from a man disgruntled with the government.
In its continuing efforts to collect as much as possible of the taxes levied, Statesboro's annual tax sale will be this morning beginning at 10 a.m. on the porch of city hall.
More than 41 million Americans, including nearly 1.2 million Georgians, will be traveling somewhere for this Fourth of July holiday, according to information from AAA. That total represents a modest 0.8 percent increase from last year, but for the southeast, it's only a 0.4 percent increase.
After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.
A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.
One man is behind bars and one is in critical condition after a Tuesday night shooting at a B. Stubbs Road residence near Clito.
Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.
The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.
SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.
ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.
The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire in Evans County Monday that took the life of an elderly man.
A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.
For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.
New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains.