With little discussion, the Statesboro City Council approved sweeping changes to the city's occupational tax structure at its meeting Tuesday morning after months of work by a panel assembled by Mayor Bill Hatcher.
With the sizzling heat of summer ahead and as the state falls deeper into a drought that has gripped much of the southeast, Georgia officials have enacted outdoor watering restrictions in an effort to conserve water.
OMEGA - The sky above Randy Scarbor's cantaloupe fields was overcast last week, but the clouds were from the massive wildfires to the east. No rain was forecast on the last day of May, a month that set records for dry conditions across Georgia.
METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.
Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering three men for the Bulloch County school superintendent position about to be vacated by Dr. Jessie Strickland, who resigned from the position. Strickland has accepted a position with Ogeechee Technical College as vice president of student affairs. Her tenure ends June 30.
The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.
In 2005, members of Statesboro's Temple Baptist Church voted unanimously to sell their property to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Little did they know construction delays on their new church would force them to spend about 30 months in the steel building that was originally their gym.
For the past few months, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church – a forward-looking group – has been looking back at its first 100 years.
A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.
Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...
FRUITHURST, Ala. - The huge hog that became known as ''Monster Pig'' after being killed by an 11-year-old boy was raised on a farm where it had another name: Fred.
SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in Alabama.
Ray Hendrix has a vision of seeing a Veterans Affairs medical clinic located in Statesboro.
ATLANTA - Two new whale sharks arrived at the world's largest aquarium Friday.
The $7.6 billion purchase of Health Management Associates by Community Health Systems makes East Georgia Regional Medical Center an affiliate of the largest for-profit chain of hospitals in the United States.
Ministers from several Statesboro churches will mark Ash Wednesday by offering "Ashes to Go," a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition.
The homemade, fresh-out-of-the-oven yeast rolls that welcomed you to Isabella's are no more. Owner, Donnie Catrabone made the difficult decision to close Isabella's after a three-year run.
With the retirement of podiatrist Dr. Robert W. Cushner, Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists has purchased his Family Podiatry Center and will now have two locations in Statesboro, but with different schedules.
Two teenagers have been arrested in a series of vehicle break-ins at Statesboro High School, police said.
Monica Easter and Terri Mason know the pain, physical and emotional, of recovering from an abortion.
The city is now advertising for three new firefighters as the Statesboro Fire Department expands its force to 48 paid, certified firefighters. Counting the two administrative assistants, it will be a 50-employee department.
Speak with anyone who knew former state Rep. and retired educator John Godbee Sr., and the word that comes up most often is "fair."
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. One of the criteria the federal government used to determine which states won a share of $4 billion in Race to the Top funding in 2010 was that the states adopted "common, high quality standards." A front-page article Sunday stated that one of the criteria was states adopting the Common Core State Standards. These standards, while the only multi-state standards that meet the criterion in question, were not actually specified by name in Race to the Top instructions given ...
The 2014 campaign season is already well underway, but it officially kicks off Monday with qualifying week.
From her earliest days until her last ones this side of heaven, Mrs. Billie Lane loved music.
By the time you read this, Michael Austin, Bulloch County's 2014 Spelling Bee Champion, might already be taking the stage to compete against champions from 17 other counties at the District 8 Spelling Bee in Waycross.
The local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter reached a milestone Thursday, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding.
Four people whom law enforcement officials say are associated with a long-term heroin and cocaine sales operation were arrested Friday by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a news release.
Randy Morton was named regional director of strategic multimedia initiatives for Morris Newspaper Corporation in Southeast Georgia and Southern California, Morris Multimedia CEO Charles H. Morris announced Thursday.