By SCOTT BRYANT
His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.
Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.
Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.
The late Erk Russell was named "Businessman of the Century" by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Thursday night at their annual meeting.
"Many names come to mind when we think of the many people who have played a major leadership role in our economic success in this community, but one name always rises to the top of that list – Erk Russell," said Bruce Yawn as he made the announcement.
ATLANTA - Drivers stopped repeatedly without a license in Georgia could face prison time under a bill passed by the state Senate on Friday.
The Bulloch County area will be introduced to the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program during a presentation Tuesday at Ogeechee Technical College,
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The sergeant major calls the name, Staff Sgt. John L. Hartman Jr., as it's unveiled on a granite marker at the root of a new eastern redbud tree on Warriors Walk - where hundreds of these living memorials have been planted to honor the wartime dead.
Carmen Sandiego's whereabouts may be a mystery, but Rockapella will be in Statesboro tonight at 7:30 in a concert at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.
Attorney Michael Hostilo Hostilo appeared to be calling the shots in a video showing a thwarted surrender where he and a couple accused of holding him hostage walked out of an office hand in hand.
Dawn Cartee wasted no time getting started as the new president of Ogeechee Technical College, scheduling a meeting at 7:15 a.m. on her first day.
The Statesboro Regional Library will be filled with the sounds of both music and children when the library plays host to members of the Southern Georgia Symphony for the Magic of Music, a special "hands on" program designed to introduce area children to the instruments and musicians on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Red Cross officials say they are facing a critical blood shortage that is causing them to cut blood shipments to local hospitals.
Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.
During a heated argument, a man grabbed a broken beer bottle and stabbed another man in the chest, police said.
Cotton Patch Bakery delivers sweet things based on traditional recipes but with considerable creative flair - such as 15-layer cakes in seven different flavors of icing, from chocolate and caramel to Orange Dream Sickle - well beyond its home base in Portal.
If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.
The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.
ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.
This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.
Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.
When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.
EVANS - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.
Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.
ATLANTA - The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.