A team of law enforcement officers captured a man Friday morning investigators said used a screwdriver Thursday to kidnap a corrections officer and four other inmates, hijack a truck and head to Claxton.
PORT WENTWORTH - A powerful explosion that ignited in a storage silo at a sugar refinery killed at least four people, injured dozens of the more than 100 employees working the night shift and all but demolished the plant that's been a core part of this small community's economy for 90 years.
Two men charged with rape in August have been cleared by a Bulloch County grand jury. Charges against Quentin Antonio Young, 21, Chandler Road, and Jermaine Denardo Thomas, 20, G. W. Oliver Spur, were dropped, said a spokesman for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office.
Statesboro Police responded to Statesboro High School Friday morning after school officials received a tip that a student may have a weapon.
In the event of an emergency, Georgia Southern University will be getting the word out quickly with newly launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency text messaging system designed to warn students and employees of potential threats or emergencies.
Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are looking for a woman they say defrauded the American Red Cross, and hope citizens can provide information as to her location.
The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board is considering changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which would allow for the creation of bars and permit restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday afternoons.
Longtime Brooklet resident George Allen Roebuck, known by many as "Coach Roebuck," is remembered as being a compassionate "pillar of the community" who cared a great deal about young people.
A substantial amount of cocaine is off the streets and four offenders are behind bars after Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit officers raided a College Lane residence Saturday.
The presidential primary has finally come to Georgia, along with over twenty states and American Samoa, in a day that has become known as Super Tuesday. Though it is mathematically impossible for any candidate in either party to secure their nomination by Wednesday, today's voting could annoint someone a clear frontrunner, spell the end of a campaign or possibly even further muddle the picture.
Statesboro City Manager George Wood proposed a plan Wednesday that would redraw the city's five council districts and fundamentally change the way citizens elect council members.
A local boy is combining his Georgia roots and Washington experience to challenge U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss for his seat in the upcoming election.
John uses Adderall every day. "I probably shouldn't have gotten on it," he said.
The Development Authority of Bulloch County will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the Chamber of Commerce to consider a bond resolution on the application by the Georgia University Housing Foundation Four LLC for its 2008 student housing project.
A dinner and dance, maybe some romance, and the chance to help three people with unfortunate situations comes up tonight in Portal.
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.
The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.
Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.
During Thursday night's debate in Statesboro, Republican challenger Rick Allen and the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, came out verbally swinging, each accusing the other of misrepresenting his own and the other's past and positions.
The Bulloch-Candler Service Center, more commonly known as High Hope, recently initiated a project that they hope will benefit the individuals served by the center, as well as the community.