After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.
The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.
Statesboro Police, responding to a call from Bulloch County Central 911, met with a man who said two juveniles robbed him of $14 and a cell phone. Within minutes Advanced Patrol Officer John Jones took the two juveniles into custody, charging them with strong arm robbery, battery, false imprisonment and unruly juvenile before taking them to jail.
Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are teaming up with officers from other counties to solve a rash of church burglaries in Southeast Georgia. Three area churches were victimized recently, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.
Statesboro Police arrested five men Saturday they said are responsible for a rash of burglaries in the area.
Bulloch County residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas Tree can once again "Bring One for the Chipper" and turn their tree into mulch.
NEW YORK - A white, horse-drawn carriage carried the body of music legend James Brown through the streets of Harlem on Thursday to the Apollo Theater, where a sea of people waited to say farewell to the ''Godfather of Soul.''
Suspects in a Jan. 16 hostage incident that gained national attention will face Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed for a trial next month.
WASHINGTON - Gerald R. Ford was a man of limited ambition who, through bizarre circumstances never before experienced by the country, achieved an office that others win through the greatest determination and calculation.
A rule of thumb for New Year's Eve festivities: if it goes "bang" or "kaboom," it's likely illegal.
Forget last-minute shopping for Christmas. For a Sylvania man Friday, it was more like last-minute robbing.
Officials at DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group outside Detroit knew they had a problem when studies showed, year after year, a quarter of Chrysler owners were interested in sport utility vehicles. And, a majority of these SUV-minded owners were leaving Chrysler to get an SUV from a competitor.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Gerald R. Ford, who declared ''Our long national nightmare is over'' as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, has died. He was 93.
NEW YORK - James Brown's music career will come full circle when his body is brought to rest on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where he made his explosive debut, and the world changed to his beat.
Armando Moran missed the after Thanksgiving sales earlier this year, so he wasn't going to pass up a second chance to save some money as he and others hit the stores early Tuesday morning looking for after Christmas sales.
Statesboro Police are looking for a man they said snatched a handful of cash from KFC Sunday.
A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers' Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.
Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.
Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
For the past two years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's sixth film festival.
City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.
State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.
A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.
Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?
BROOKLET - City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.
Every now and then it is good to get out of the Boro and get a different perspective. One of my favorite places to get a feel of how the "ordinary Georgians" are doing is Bennie's Red Barn on St. Simons Island.
Work recently began on The Clubhouse grounds to add not only an eco-friendly, electronically controlled go cart track, but also fields for soccer training and competition.
SAVANNAH - No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.