The statistics are startling. Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. Approximately 1.3 million women are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. About 50 percent of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse kill their victims. Yet research shows that a woman will leave her significant other seven times before actually staying away.
The 26th annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival drew hundreds to Portal for a weekend of family fun.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Bulloch County Commissioners decided to move forward with the proposal to extend water and sewer infrastructure to the I-16 and U.S 301 South interchange, in order to facilitate a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development.
During the third day of early voting for the Statesboro City Council, 210 individuals came out to cast their ballots - about the same as Tuesday's total. City Election Superintendent Judy McCorkle said voting was a little slow in the morning, picking up after 1 p.m. with a bit of a rush between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The Bulloch County School system will send letters out Monday warning parents of the dangers of an antibiotic-resistant staph that has infected at least two students in the county.
For the first time in many years, the Catface Country Turpentine Festival in Portal will last two days, not just one.
Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:
The 16th Annual American Diabetes Association's (ADA) only fundraising campaign in Bulloch County is still under way with fundraising events taking place through December in the hopes of hitting the audacious $100,000 goal set by the organizing team. The campaign is currently sitting at roughly $66,000.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County hosted Pet Fun Day Saturday at Memorial Park on Fair Road.
Full, uncut performance of the SEB band's award-winning show - presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.
The Portal I.G.A. grocery store was robbed early Friday morning in what appears to be a professional job.
The Town of Register has called for a referendum to determine if package sales of distilled spirits - liquor - will be allowed in the city limits. The vote is scheduled for Nov. 6 and requires a simple majority in order to pass.
The Southeast Bulloch High School Marching Band went down to Blackshear Saturday to take part in the 2007 annual Sound of Silver Marching Band Competition. The Yellow Jackets came home loaded with gold medals, sweeping top honors, including the Grand Champion award.
ALBANY, Ga. - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.
SYLVANIA – While waiting for the meal at the Republican 12th Congressional District Fish Fry, the party's nominee, Rick Allen, cited a forecast that gives him a better than even chance of unseating U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the Democrat who has held the seat for almost 10 years.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.
WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
A man who had been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home was found on Interstate 16 near mile marker 117 "safe and sound," according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
The Statesboro Police Department is seeking a suspect in a rape investigation.
ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.
NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.
Rural health care - and what to do about it - has emerged as a political issue during this election year.
Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.
A man who has been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home "walked away voluntarily," and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators say they are seeking to find him for "his own safety."
WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.
A man was arrested having a new kind of drug, known on the street as "ear wax," after leading officers on a short vehicle chase Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
The passenger of car was arrested on drug charges after officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Saturday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.