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.
ATLANTA - Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.
Ogeechee Technical College has added three new members to the college's local Board of Directors. Mark Anderson and Yolanda Tremble, both of Statesboro, will represent Bulloch County, and Tammi Hall of Claxton will be an Evans County representative.
The Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host a miniature golf fundraiser at The Clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.
Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.
Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.
More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.
Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.
The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.
A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.
With about 125 miles of fiber optic cable now being laid to serve Statesboro and Hinesville, Hargray Communications will become the fifth provider of fiber-based, high-speed Internet service in the Statesboro market.
An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.
CARTERSVILLE - As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.
A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.