CHARLESTON, S.C. - How did a trash fire in an outdoor bin manage to spread to a furniture store and explode into a raging inferno that killed nine firefighters? And why were as many as 16 firefighters inside the place when the roof came down?
Every Wednesday at noon, a group of volunteers comes to Georgia Southern Botanical Garden to help keep the grounds looking good for visitors. The Garden relies on volunteers to help with maintenance, plant sales, and festivals, but this group of volunteers is special: they come from High Hope, a facility in Statesboro for people with mental retardation and developmental disability (MRDD).
Amateur radio operators around the country, including locally in Bulloch County, will be taking part in a communications drill to practice in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.
Emergency repairs to the bridge over Upper Lotts Creek on U.S. 80 west of Portal were completed Wednesday afternoon and the road reopened to traffic.
The Statesboro City Council approved the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night following a discussion of the potential impact of funding from Bulloch County for the unincorporated fire tax district.
Roads budget history The following chart is the budget for Bulloch's road maintainence department since 2004: 2008 (proposed) – $3,020,000 2007 – $2,735,725 2006 – $2,932,040 2005 – $2,662,886 2004 – $2,343,839 With almost 800 miles of dirt roads and 450 miles of paved roads, Bulloch County Road Superintendent Eddie Smith stays very, very busy. And when county commissioners asked him (and ...
This evening, Bulloch County citizens will have the opportunity to review the county budget and offer input and opinions. Likely some will also offer views on Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's recommendation to commissioners that taxes be increased to accommodate county needs.
Note: This is the second of a three-day series looking more in depth at Bulloch County's proposed budget and a possible tax increase.
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is adopting an 8-month-old orphan orangutan from an Indiana children's zoo, officials said Tuesday.
The proposed budget does not include a tax increase and the city will roll back the millage rate later in the year to account for the property reevaluations done last year.
A Pennsylvania man found an alternative to buying tires for his car, according to police. He came to Statesboro and stole them from similar vehicles parked at local businesses.
SAN FRANCISCO - On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage.
While most Bulloch County government department heads handle one budget, Sheriff Lynn Anderson juggles four different budgets - for the Bulloch County Jail, the Sheriff's Department, Courthouse Security and the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team.
Members of the Metter High Class of 1966 paid tribute to their beloved principal, Chester Williams of Statesboro, during a special tree dedication ceremony in the MHS Commons on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. More than 60 classmates, local officials, family and friends attended the event.
In an effort to reduce the amount of dangerous elements found in electronic equipment making its way to landfills, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be hosting an electronics recycling event on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.
Tuesday is the day.
There's never a dull day for the athletic director of a Football Bowl Subdivision program.
The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint.
After a third bank burglary in Statesboro in recent months, police arrested a man they said is responsible for the crimes.
It was just another ordinary Saturday for Dale Lick.
NEW YORK - Gobble down the turkey and save the pumpkin pie for later.
WALKER COUNTY, Ga. - In a case that could renew the debate over stand-your-ground laws, authorities in northwest Georgia say one man shot and killed another after the shooter felt threatened by a 72-year-old who turned out to be a wandering Alzheimer's patient.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A wet and blustery storm along the East Coast made driving hazardous and tangled up hundreds of flights Wednesday but didn't cause the all-out gridlock many Thanksgiving travelers had feared.
With Christmas approaching, many people will be out and about shopping for gifts, decorating, and going home for the holidays. It's a time for cheer and good will, but local law enforcement officials warn citizens to be safe while enjoying the season.
Editor's note: Because of ongoing computer system problems at the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, the mug shots of the suspects were not available Tuesday.
Editor's note: Because of ongoing computer system problems at the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, the mug shots of the suspects were not available Tuesday.Local law enforcement officers have arrested 29 people so far as part of a joint investigation into drug trafficking that began in September.
Georgia Southern's 26-20 win over the Florida Gators at the Swamp on Saturday was the biggest win in program history. Not the football program's history - the history of the whole athletics department.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Wednesday's print edition.In an article about the groundbreaking of the Natural Resources Building at Ogeechee Technical College that appeared in the Business Tuesday section, the name of the general contractor was incorrect because of a reporter's error. Pope Construction Company is the general contractor. Also, Ogeechee Tech is in the process of seeking regional accreditation. Because of a reporter's error, ...
One of my favorite local charitable fundraisers is spearheaded by Statesboro artist Beth Sands. Sands is the owner of Barefoot Angel Designs, and her Christmas tree ornament fundraiser is affectionately known in and around Statesboro as Paul's Angel.