Like mail carriers, Santa works in rain, snow, sleet or hail, and Friday was no different as the jolly fellow and his cheerful Mrs. Claus helped deliver happiness and joy to area families who may not have had a Merry Christmas otherwise.
Note: This is the second in a series of three stories offering guidelines regarding notable holiday displays in the area. Check out the Statesboro Herald Sunday for more directions to homes decorated for Christmas.
Vidalia-based McDonald Construction won the bid Thursday for the construction of the second phase of the new Statesboro High School.
Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com will ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.
Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man Wednesday to life in prison plus 20 years for a conviction on cocaine charges.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of three stories offering guidelines regarding notable holiday displays in the area. Check out the Statesboro Herald Saturday and Sunday for more directions to homes decorated for Christmas.
Even with gas prices and hotel rates higher than last year, more than 64.9 million Americans are expected to hit the roadways or the airways during the Christmas and New Years holidays, including 2.1 million Georgians.
Bulloch County attorney Charles Brown told the board of commissioners that, in his opinion, a proposed adult novelty shop would fall under the county's Adult Entertainment ordinance and require a conditional use variance before it could open.
A jury convicted a man Tuesday of molesting a girl in a parked car last December while her mother shopped.
Detectives are still seeking a man they said robbed Mighty Mike's Hot Stop on East Main Street Extension Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Murders and robberies continued to rise across the country during the first six months of 2006, on pace for an increase in violent crime for a second straight year, preliminary FBI data released Monday show.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two climbers still missing on Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths over a treacherous cliff by howling winds of more than 100 mph after they left their possibly injured companion behind in a snow cave to get help.
ATLANTA - Georgia could see fewer than 100 fire deaths this year - the lowest toll in nearly a decade - thanks to warm weather that is expected to last for rest of the year, according to statistics from the state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Defense attorneys and death penalty opponents were outraged Thursday over an execution in which the condemned man took more than half an hour to die, needed a rare second dose of lethal chemicals, and appeared to grimace in his final moments.
More than 20 railroad cars left the tracks Thursday in a train derailment near Millen. No one was hurt, but the Norfolk-Southern Railway had " a mess" to clean up, said Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields.
The Development Authority of Bulloch County is receiving some professional guidance from Boyette Strategic Advisors for how it should be funded and fixed with land, buildings and incentives to bring more jobs to Statesboro and Bulloch County.
Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.
SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.
ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.
A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.
Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.
A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.
Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.
An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.
Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.
RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.
Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.
Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday
SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.
STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.