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.
Red Cross officials announced the 12 winners for the annual Dress Down Day t-shirt contest Thursday night at the Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, with the overall winner Melissa Jones having her design appear on the back of the t-shirts.
Four Army ROTC cadets at Georgia Southern University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army last week.
Sandra Price bought a dwarf lemon tree, but the fruit of the tiny shrub are giants.
Statesboro residents remembered a man who "fought for what is right" and was a voice for equality as they recalled the life of Donnell "Donnie" Simmons, 67, who died Dec. 9 at Ogeechee Area Hospice from an extended illness.
Attorneys for suspects in a year-old murder case filed motions recently asking that the suspects not be shackled in the courtroom, that law enforcement officers not be in uniform while in court and to block the state from seeking the death penalty.
A former Baptist church pastor and convicted sex offender faced Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William T. Woodrum Monday for a first appearance on child molestation charges.
ATLANTA - Defense lawyers pleaded anew Wednesday for a judge to delay next month's murder trial of accused courthouse gunman Brian Nichols, saying they simply will not be prepared to go forward by then.
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ATHENS, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue warned state lawmakers on Tuesday that Georgia's improving economy is not a license to boost spending or push through politically popular tax cuts.
ATLANTA - Nearly 10 years after the death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, her father says he still believes the case will be resolved.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Nearly 3,000 pilots, their families and other officials gathered Wednesday for a rally to support keeping Delta Air Lines an independent carrier based in Atlanta.
ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia cotton growers braced for a disaster during the hot, dry weeks of June and July, but the crop rebounded in August thanks to some generous rainfall and now is expected to produce some surprisingly good yields.
Rain may have turned some people away from Mainstreet Farmers Market this year, but those who shopped on the market's 34 regular-season Saturdays spent more on fresh produce and other items than ever before.
Reacting to a group of teachers and community members worried that religious freedoms are being stripped from the classroom, the Bulloch County Board of Education held an impromptu meeting Monday to offer support that notion, but reaffirm its obligation to separate church and state.
FORT STEWART - Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead at a campsite on Fort Stewart.
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.