Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said entered a South Main Street residence through a window and took a "large amount of money." Capt. L. C. Williams said David Frederick McGill,34, Parker Apartments, is charged with burglary after evidence collected during an investigation by Det. Terry Briley indicated he was connected to the crime. When McGill was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, officers discovered he was also wanted on a probation warrant, Williams said. A "substantial amount" of the money was recovered and returned to the victim, he said.
A report issued recently by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) estimates that American elementary and secondary schools will need 280,000 new science and math teachers between now and 2015. A recent government-commissioned study concluded that the United States' advantage in science and technology has begun to disappear because fewer people are choosing college majors in these areas.
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An 88-year-old Newington man was jailed on drug charges after authorities found 71 marijuana plants they said he was growing in Screven County.
The search is ongoing for a Statesboro man believed to have been killed Saturday night in a boating accident in Lake Sinclair. Searchers were still looking Wednesday evening for Chris Thompson, 25, whose father-in-law Steven Lewis, 50, Adrian, was killed in the accident.
A young male black bear struck by a vehicle on Langston Chapel Road Friday night died from its injuries, and authorities say the animal was likely just passing through the area in search of another bear population.
Statesboro City Manager George Wood reiterated the fact that there will not be a property tax increase for residents of Statesboro at a public hearing on the city's budget Tuesday afternoon.
Police are searching for two men who were able to steal an undisclosed amount of money from a drive-in restaurant early Tuesday morning.
A public hearing to allow residents to express concerns they may have over the proposed Statesboro budget is set for 5 p.m. today in the council chambers of City Hall.
A man whom police say stole a car last month returned to the scene of the crime Saturday. He stole a wallet from a car before burglarizing a church, then forged a check taken during the crimes and tried to cash it, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.
Terry Hand is normally an enthusiastic teacher. In fact, Ogeechee Technical College President Dawn Cartee said she's never seen anyone with more energy than Hand, a computer information systems teacher at the school.
METTER - Dr. Michael Guido sat in his golf cart just to the left of the stage Saturday morning, watching a gospel singing group perform in front of a few hundred people at the gardens which share his name.
During a special called meeting tonight, Bulloch County Board of Education members expect to vote to appoint one of three candidates for the county school superintendent position.
Governor Sonny Perdue will be a special guest this weekend as the City of Metter shows appreciation and honor for Dr. Michael Guido, who is celebrating 50 years of evangelism in the area.
Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.
TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.
Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.
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A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.
Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.
No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.
ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.
An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.
A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.
ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.
So you're looking for something to do this weekend in Statesboro, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.
This is the first of two candidate profiles planned ahead of the July 22 runoff.