WAYCROSS - Hundreds of southeast Georgia residents were unable to return to their homes Friday morning as wildfires that have already blackened more than 95 square miles threatened to spread in the area and jump a major highway.
Like the raging wildfire that has been consuming much of Ware County this week, rumors surrounding a conflict between Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield and a Waycross fire department official have run rampant. However, Merrifield said the conflict was merely a "difference in opinion."
Police charged a woman in a missing persons case after locating a 16-year-old Statesboro girl in Screven County.
Walker Pharmacy was honored Wednesday as Statesboro-Bulloch County's Small Business of the Year at a luncheon hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Retail Committee.
ATLANTA - Two Atlanta police officers, one of them now retired, pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 92-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a drug raid.
ATLANTA - While the Georgia State Patrol is tasked with keeping highways safe, its presence on roads drops significantly around the state in the late night and early morning hours.
Bulloch County firefighters joined in the fight this week against the largest wildfire in Georgia history. Twenty Statesboro firefighters and 15 Bulloch County firefighters, plus others who volunteered on an unofficial basis, worked long hours to help battle the blaze.
Facilities updates were the main focus at last week's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting. Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent of Business and Finance, presented a brief overview of the progress at school construction projects around the county.
Statesboro police are seeking information about a teenage Statesboro High School student whom they said is missing. Detectives hope citizens can provide information about the teen's whereabouts so her family can know she is safe.
WAYCROSS - Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate for a few hours and authorities closed a highway early Wednesday after a wildfire that has spread rapidly through the Okefenokee Swamp crossed a highway and began moving toward a community south of Waycross.
WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.
Thousands of country music fans will descend upon Paulson Stadium Friday night and the Georgia Southern University Police are working with other agencies in the county to ensure a good time for everyone.
At the request of the Statesboro City Council, the Georgia Legislature approved the annexation of Monster Storage, located on the Veterans Memorial Bypass, into the city limits, over the objections of the business' owner.
Country superstar Brad Paisley will bring his every-man lyrics and down-to-earth attitude to Statesboro's Paulson Stadium Friday night as part of the "Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour."
Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.
Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.
Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide online K-12 charter school, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will conduct in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state.
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.