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WAYCROSS - All schools in Atkinson County were closed Tuesday as a smaller wildfire about 20 miles west of the massive Ware County blaze grew to 4,200 acres.
People who have their cars towed for parking improperly won't have to pay as much to get it back as they have in the past after action taken Tuesday by the Statesboro City Council.
WAYCROSS - Firefighters have managed to contain about 70 percent of the largest wildfire in Georgia history, which has consumed 82,000 acres of Ware County forest and swampland in nearly two weeks, officials said Sunday night.
Two weeks after tabling the issue, the Statesboro City Council will take up the issue of towing prices for non-consensual tows inside the city limits.
Bulloch County Commissioners are slated to discuss a community entrance sign Tuesday during the evening county commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Bulloch County Annex.
Eight people, all that are left of humanity, have to learn to live together huddled in a small space for nearly a year. With animals. Lots of them.
Brad Paisley electrified Statesboro Friday night with smooth vocals and virtuoso guitar work that thrilled about 11,000 fans at Paulson Stadium.
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.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.
Thirteen years after terrorist planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, local public safety personnel gathered at Bulloch Memorial Gardens Thursday to remember those who lost their lives in efforts to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.
Jenkins County sheriff's investigators are seeking the whereabouts of a third missing person from the area this year.
Statesboro High School's Class of 1964 is celebrating a milestone reunion this weekend, its 50th.
WASHINGTON - Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.
DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer
On Saturday, you might see Pembroke resident Donald Kiltz walking around Statesboro, carrying a large orange cross on his shoulders.
Singer and actress Sandra Reaves-Phillips, who has performed in Broadway musicals, in movies and internationally, will star in "Defining Destiny," a drama concert embracing the 140-year history of the Willow Hill School, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Statesboro High School auditorium.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is reporting an unusual surge of respiratory illnesses in children. Public health officials say it's not yet known whether a rare enterovirus that has struck elsewhere is to blame.
If you think you've seen a lot of Jemelleh Coes, Georgia's 2014 Teacher of the Year from Langston Chapel Middle School, you will see even more of her should you visit a Wells Fargo ATM.
The Technology Association of Georgia, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, announced Wednesday that the Georgia Southern University Molecular Biology Initiative has been named a finalist in the Post-Secondary Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards.
Three convenience store robberies early Tuesday morning have Metter police and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking suspects.
Georgia Southern University's 41st annual "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million. This marks the second straight year the campaign has raised more than $2 million.
Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.
Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.