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.
Most people do their best to avoid being arrested, but that wasn't the case for one woman who didn't want to see her friend arrested alone.
For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.
New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains.
A child struck by a car at Plantation Mobile Home Park Monday suffered only minor injuries. The incident was accidental, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Tommy Strickland.
A Statesboro woman who reportedly assaulted a man with her SUV was charged Friday with aggravated assault.
After investing $6.1 million on an upgrade of its Statesboro plant during a six-month shutdown in 2012, Viracon continues to rebound and has been hiring. Meanwhile, the architectural glass fabricator also is being recognized for its focus on its employees as people with lives outside work.
My dad told me that the best way to prevent ruining any relationship, especially a business relationship, is to never forget who brought you to the dance.
ATLANTA - Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.
SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.
When most people enjoy Easter dinner and egg hunts with the kids Sunday, a handful of folks will be sitting behind desks, operating radios and taking emergency phone calls.
A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.
A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers' Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.