KENNESAW - Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson on Thursday cast himself as the true conservative in the Republican race for president and accused his GOP rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney of being soft on illegal immigration.
The Averitt Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Statesboro Herald, is sponsoring an essay contest on the upcoming play "Blessed Assurance." High school students or college students up to 21 years of age are invited to come and watch the play, then submit a reaction paper to the Averitt Center by November 1st. The winner of the essay contest will receive $75 and have their essay published in the Statesboro Herald.
The Statesboro City Council voted to permanently close the section of Walnut Street between Cherry Street and Bulloch Street after a public hearing was held on the matter Tuesday. The vote came as a response to a request made by the First United Methodist Church, which owns the property on both sides of that section of the street.
Bulloch County area volunteers will wade into the Ogeechee River Saturday as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers and streams.
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MELVINDALE, Mich. - A hydrochloric acid leak at a metal finishing plant Tuesday forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents and schoolchildren, authorities said. At least one injury was reported.
Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County completed its first-ever Build-a-Thon this past weekend with a record number of volunteers.
DESTIN, Fla. - Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead.
A Claxton man was killed Friday when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.
When the fair comes to town, people pay admission and line up to buy tickets as the flashing lights and colorful sights of the Amusements of America midway lure them into an atmosphere of fun. They ride the rides, play the games, and devour the cotton candy and Italian sausages. Sometimes they fall in love.
Admissions and midway ticket sales for the first three days of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair increased over last year. Both Statesboro Kiwanis Club members and Amusements of America officials expect cool, clear weather, paired with the fact that the last three days of the fair are usually the busiest, will lure record numbers out to enjoy the fair.
A man and a juvenile entered a business Thursday and snatched collection containers holding cash before fleeing. They were later apprehended and arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
Three men attacked a man in his own home Wednesday, beating him and stealing a variety of goods including guns before fleeing with a fourth man, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.
Out of his desire to reduce regulation and what he sees as federal intrusion, Eugene Yu, a Republican candidate for Congress in the 12th District, would like to see the U.S. Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency abolished.
Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.
WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.
Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.
The Averitt STARS will perform in their 10th Anniversary musical, "The Music Man," this week.
The city of Statesboro is moving forward with an upgrade of software and networking for its water and sewer control system after City Council recently approved spending up to $250,000 for this purpose.
Statesboro City Council has a work session on the city budget scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. A work session on an overhaul of the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will follow a regular meeting on May 6.
Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.
Police found an assault rifle and handgun in a Statesboro man's apartment Saturday, along with marijuana, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.
When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.
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Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.