By ALEX PELLEGRINO
A gunman who tried to rob a Pizza Hut employee a few days before Christmas now faces 45 years in prison. A Bulloch County jury found Ricky Edward Mock guilty of four felony charges Wednesday after deliberating an hour, said Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Daphne Jarriel.
When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn't spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling "the dark side". While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.
ATLANTA - Women seeking abortions in Georgia will have to cross a few additional hurdles, under one of the dozens of new laws set to take effect on the Sunday start of the new fiscal year.
Nearly four years after the Statesboro City Council and Bulloch County Commission passed a joint resolution asking for the route of the northern arc of the bypass to be determined, the Georgia Department of Transportation appears to be close to identifying a path.
METTER - Crystal Hitt didn't know Sgt. Darren Patrick Hubbell, but she wanted to show her respect and appreciation for the fallen Metter soldier.
Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved a budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2008 that includes a tax increase. Public hearings will be set in July before commissioners vote upon the increase of 1.75 mils – from 8.63 to 10.38 – which translates to about $140 more per year for a property valued at $200,000.
Gerrald Farms grows carrots, a group of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members learned Thursday.
Keep Bulloch Beautiful unveiled its latest effort to encourage recycling last week aimed at encouraging people to reduce their waste in the office.
Residents are invited to show respect for a Metter man killed June 20 in Iraq by forming a line along Broad Street this afternoon, when the body of Sgt. E-5 Darren Patrick Hubbell will arrive in Metter.
ATLANTA - Professional wrestler Chris Benoit met with his personal physician hours before he allegedly killed his wife and son and then hanged himself in his basement, the doctor said Wednesday.
Bulloch County Commissioners are expected to approve the fiscal year 2008 budget this morning, which will mean an increase in county taxes.
Ogeechee Technical College recently played host to 19 high school students who were participating in SEARCH (Students Exploring and Researching Careers in Health). The group included sophomores, juniors and seniors from five counties – Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Emanuel and Screven.
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ATLANTA - Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end - or at least the next round.
While children enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating Friday evening, registered sex offenders on probation or parole in Bulloch County will be spending a few hours at the Bulloch County Jail.
Statesboro police seek the public's help in learning more about a possible hit-and-run incident Wednesday night on Lanier Drive.
Georgia's four-year high school graduation rate continued to climb, reaching 72.5 percent with the Class of 2014, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Education.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, a three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments from attorneys in three real cases in the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.
A Millen man who allegedly had inappropriate contact with a juvenile via the Internet ended up behind bars on child molestation charges.
CLAXTON - Hospital and community leaders are looking for ways to rescue Evans Memorial Hospital, which has been incurring losses averaging more than $200,000 a month and recently reduced staffing to cover just eight of the 49 in-patient beds for which it is licensed.
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.
More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.
One of the highlights of going to a Georgia Southern University football game is watching the Southern Pride Marching Band perform.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has bumper stickers already printed with a new logo for his 2016 re-election bid, but is currently campaigning for shorter-term goals of having Republican candidate David Perdue join him in the U.S. Senate and for Republicans to gain a majority there.
The Statesboro Police Department will participate in No-Shave November and raise money for Alzheimer's research.
A Claude Howard Lumber Co. employee died after an apparent accident while working at the sawmill on Park Avenue, officials said.
COLUMBUS - With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas.